JITMM2014 & FBPZ8
2-4 December 2014
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center
CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand
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Awards

1. Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2014

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 2014.

 

 

2. Best Student Presentation Award

An award will be offered at JITMM2014 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 2013 or 2014). The top 5 abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit for oral presentation.

 

The 5 awardees will receive:        

 

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

 

3. Poster Presentation Award 

All poster presentations at JITMM2014 will be considered for the ‘Poster Presentation Award’. Selection for the 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 award will be judged on 3 December 2014 from13:00 to 15:30. Presenters are required to stand by their posters during this period. 

 

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 a total amount of 500,000 Baht for Travel Awards. These awards will cover several costs associated with the conference, such as the registration fee, accommodation and airfare. To qualify for the award, applicants must meet the criteria detailed on the JITMM website.