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 / Turbo Talk

- Poster Presentation Award

The Poster Presentation Award is selected among Turbo Talks and poster presentations between 18.00-18.30 on 2 December and 13:15-14:00 on 3 December. The JITMM Scientific Committee will score each poster according to the following criteria:

  • Knowledge (information contained in the poster) 30%
  • Communication (comprehensibility and ease of understanding) 30%
  • Aesthetics (layout/graphics/appearance) 20%
  • Presentation (based on the oral description by the presenter) 20%

Posters will be on display in the foyer of the Meeting hall. The poster-board surface available for each presenter is 90 cm wide x 180 cm high. Posters should therefore be about 85 cm x 150cm. Presenters should be present at their posters between 18.00-18.30 on 2 December and 13:15-14:00 on 3 December, during which time the JITMM Scientific Committee will score each poster for the Poster Presentation Award.

- Turbo Talk

Based on the poster abstract submitted during online JITMM registration, 10-12 interesting posters will be invited to be presented as Turbo Talks. These talks are brief 5 minute presentations using only one slide, aimed at conveying key information and findings in a concise way. If your poster has been selected to be presented as a Turbo Talk, you will be informed before the start of the conference.


4. Travel Award

Researchers from low & middle 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 award will provide funding for airfare, accommodation & registration fees associated with the conference.



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