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 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 2015 from13:00 to 15:30. Presenters are required to stand by their posters during this period. 


4. Travel Award

Researchers from developing 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. The value of each individual award will not exceed 50,000 THB. To be considered for the award, prospective applicants should fill out the online form.



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