Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2015

2-4 December 2015
Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand

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1. Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2015

Prof. Sornchai was the former Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand, and Secretary General/Coordinator/Director of the SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine & Public Health Network. Throughout his life, he dedicated himself to the world of research, working on malarial clinical drug trials for over 30 years. Prof. Sornchai made significant advances in the field of malaria, and is perhaps best known for his original work on artemisinin combination therapy. His body of work is a remarkable accomplishment that few, if any, scientists can hope to achieve.


It is in this spirit that the “Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal” is awarded to a researcher whose efforts have been specifically devoted to malaria. His/her work should represent a significant innovation or breakthrough in the field, or be part of a wider success story connected to malaria.


Candidates are required to be nominated by an affiliated organization/parent institution. The recipient will be a keynote speaker at the Meeting’s Closing Ceremony on 4 December 2015.


2. Best Student Presentation Award

An award will be offered at JITMM2015 for ‘Best Student Presentation’ at this year’s Meeting. Eligible applicants must be current M.Sc. or Ph.D. students, or a recent graduate (degree received in either 2014 or 2015). The top 5 abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit for oral presentation.

The 5 awardees will each receive:        

  • Certificate of Recognition
  • 5,000 Baht (1st Prize only)
  • Registration fee waived 


3. Poster Presentation Award 

All poster presentations at JITMM2015 will be considered for the ‘Poster Presentation Award’. Selection for an award is based on the following criteria: originality of the research question; innovativeness and logic of methodology; results, discussion and conclusion; and aesthetic presentation. The poster format must include an introduction, a materials and methods section, a results section, a discussion, and a conclusion.

The JITMM Committee will then score each poster using the following criteria:

  1. Knowledge (information the poster contains) 30%
  2. Communication (its comprehensibility and ease of use) 30%
  3. Aesthetics (its layout and graphics, and general appearance) 20%
  4. Presentation (based on an oral description by the presenter) 20% 


4. Travel Award

Young researchers from low-income countries, who are interested in presenting their research work through an oral presentation or poster, can apply for travel award grants via the JITMM website. The Faculty of Tropical Medicine will provide 10 Travel Awards each worth 50,000 Baht. To qualify to receive the award, applicants must meet the criteria detailed on the JITMM website.



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