With the theme “Tropical disease control amid the COVID-19 pandemic”, JITMM Virtual 2020 will highlight the impact of the pandemic on our ability to prevent, manage and control tropical diseases and co-existing/ related diseases, and will discuss trends in tropical medicine research post-pandemic.


A variety of online symposia will cover all aspects of tropical medicine, including:

  • COVID-19
  • Malaria
  • Clinical studies
  • Dengue and other arboviral diseases
  • Controlled Human Infection Model Studies (CHIM)
  • Vector control
  • Vaccines
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Melioidosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Research ethics
  • Healthcare and technology innovations
  • Other tropical diseases and related topics