INVITATION: Special Pre-meeting event- Case Studies of Tropical Health

 JITMM2018 Special Pre-meeting event- Case studies of Tropical Health


DATE: 11 December 2018

TIME: 13.00-17.00 followed by a networking reception

LOCATION: RoomC@7- Level 7  Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Join us for a special Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2018 (JITMM2018) pre-Meeting event that explores case studies of tropical health – what is working, what hasn’t and what do we hope the future will hold?  Hosted by State of the Tropics alliance partners James Cook University and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, this forum will bring together researchers, policy-makers, doctors, scientists, public-health professionals, and students to discuss shared tropical health challenges and build ongoing partnerships.


This event is free. Please RSVP for catering purposes to  




  • Mr Humpress Harrington - James Cook University, Australia  and Atofi Health Research Group, Solomon Islands.
  • Professor Banchob Sripa - Head of Tropical Disease Research Laboratory (TDRL) at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • Professor Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri - Mahidol Vivax Research Unit (MVRU)
  • Associate Professor Narisara Chantratita - Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
  • Dr Masum Billah - International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • Professor Maxine Whittaker (Chair) - Dean, Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences James Cook University, Townsville


About the State of the Tropics:


Led by James Cook University, the State of the Tropics project brings together leading research institutions from across the tropical world to assess the state of the region and to examine the implications of the immense changes the region is experiencing. In doing so, it aims to build effective partnerships between tropical research institutions, build local research capacity and argue for the critical importance of the tropical zone in achieving a sustainable, prosperous and equitable global future. For more information about the initiative, including our recent successful campaign with the Australian Government to establish a UN endorsed International Day of the Tropics, please visit our website:


This event is supported by the Australian ASEAN Council. The AAC generates opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia.