1. Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2016

Prof. Sornchai was the Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand, and Secretary General/Coordinator and 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, and the recipient of a host of international research awards. Prof. Sornchai made significant advances in the field of malaria, particularly in drug development, with his original work on artemisinin combination therapy. His work is a remarkable accomplishment that few can hope to emulate.

In the same spirit, the “Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal” will be offered to a researcher whose efforts have been devoted specifically to malaria. His/her work should constitute a breakthrough or an innovation in malaria research.

Award 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 9 December 2016.


2. Best Student Presentation Award

An award for ‘Best Student Presentation’ will be presented at this year’s Meeting. Eligible applicants must be current M.Sc. (equivalent degree) or Ph.D. students, or recent graduates (degree received in either 2015 or 2016). The top 5 abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit for oral presentation.

Terms of Award:        

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


3. Poster Presentation Award

The Poster Presentation Award is selected among Turbo Talks and poster presentations between Poster sessions Time on 7-9 December 2016. 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%


 4. Travel Award

The JITMM conference is a major event in the ASEAN medical research calendar, and the organizers are committed to allow as many delegates as possible to attend. Therefore, the Organizing Committee has set aside funds to support participants’ travel costs to the conference. more detail


Application Deadline: 31 July, 2016