2-4 December 2014
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center
CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand
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Success of “JITMM2014 & FBPZ8”
On the 2nd – 4th December 2014, Southeast Asia’s largest Tropical Medicine conference, the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, JITMM, was held in Bangkok.   JITMM is organized by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, in collaboration with SEAMERO TROPMED Network, the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, the TROPMED Alumni Association of Thailand, and the Parasitology and Tropical medicine Association of Thailand.   This year’s theme was “3D Perspectives on Tropical Medicine: Drivers, Diversity and Determination”, and during the three days over 160 oral presentations, 70 poster presentations and 12 Turbo talks covering the latest research in tropical medicine were conducted. Highlights include sessions on Dengue Vaccine development, malaria elimination, and HIV prevention.   The Opening Keynote was held by Dr. B.T. Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund – the first public-private partnership fund for global health R&D. He spoke about the challenges we face in public health today and about Asia’s key role in tackling these.   The closing Keynote was conducted by Prof. Alan Cowman, the winner of the prestigious Sornchai Looraeesuwan Medal, which is given annually to an outstanding researcher who has significantly contributed to our understanding of malaria. He talked about his group’s work on potential P. falciparum vaccine candidates.   This was the 18th JITMM conference, and it was the biggest to date. Over 800 researchers, policy makers, health personnel, and students gathered at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center in the heart of Bangkok to share their knowledge and build a foundation for future collaborative projects.   Next year the conference will be held at the same time and place, 2nd – 4th of December 2015 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre. We hope to make that meeting even better than this year’s, and welcome you to join us at JITMM 2015!
Mobile Application Scientific Program List of Poster/Turbo Presentation Abstracts Book Program at a Glance
Conference Information
  Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2014   December 2-4, 2014   Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok Thailand     Dear JITMM 2014 Participants, Below, please find some information regarding the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2014. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.   Meeting Venue 22nd Floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Phone: +66 (0) 2100 1234 Fax: +66 (0) 2100 6165 E-mail: cgcw@chr.co.th Website: www.centarahotelsresorts.com   Public Transport – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Centara Grand Hotel   Road Airport limousines and taxi services are available on the ground floor and on Level 1 Taxi counters are near to the following exits: 3, 4, 7 and 8 Taxi fare: metered taxi fare plus 50 Baht airport surcharge, and expressway fees Limousine fares vary from 1,200-2,900 Baht, depending on type of car For more info, please visit: www.bangkokairportonline.com   Rail The Airport Rail Link is another option for travelling to the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. There are 2 lines, the SA Express and SA City Line. The SA Express takes 15-minutes and runs direct from Suvarnabhumi Airport to, first, Makkasan Station, and then Phaya Thai Station. From Phaya Thai, the conference venue is approximately 2.5 km and takes 15-minutes by taxi (depending on traffic); from Makkasan Station, it is approximately 2 km and 10-minutes by taxi. The SA City Line runs between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phaya Thai Station. It takes 25-minutes and stops at 6 stations along the way. From Phaya Thai Station, you can travel to the Centara Grand using the main BTS Skytrain network. Take the train headed for Bearing; alight 3 stations from Phaya Thai at Chit Lom. From Chit Lom Station, you can walk to CentralWorld in approximately 5-minutes via the skywalk (exits 1 and 2). Both the Airport Rail Link and BTS Skytrain network operate from 06.00 to 24.00 every day. For more information, please visit: http://airportraillink.railway.co.th/en/index.html A map of the Hotel, which includes information in Thai language to show taxi drivers, is available for download at: http://www.jitmm.com/TH_Map.jpg   Registration The Registration Counter, located on the 22nd Floor at the entrance to the Convention Center, will be open from 08.00-12.00 on Tuesday 2 through Thursday 4 December, 2014. Member registrations are sorted by name and registration ID. All guests receive a name badge and Meeting schedule upon arrival. Chairpersons and Invited Speakers, register at the ‘Chairperson/Invited Speaker Registration Counter If you are not a Chairperson/Invited Speaker, register at the ‘Participant Registration Counter If you have not registered or have not paid for your registration in advance of the Meeting, please register and pay at the ‘Onsite Registration Counter Please wear your name badge clearly at all times during the Meeting, for ease of entry to Meeting Rooms, Evening Reception etc.   Meeting Rooms Room A (Lotus Suites 1-2) Room B (Lotus Suites 3-4) Room C (Lotus Suites 5-6) Room D (Lotus Suite 7) FBPZ (Convention Centre A1) All Meeting rooms are located on the 22nd Floor.   Scientific Program / Poster Presentation Lists The latest Scientific Program / Poster Presentation lists are available on the JITMM website at: www.jitmm.com *To create JITMM’s Mobile Application please go to http://www.jitmm.com/mb and follow instructions.   Abstract Book Can be downloaded from JITMM Website (no hard copy provided). Download Abstract Here (7.07MB)   Program Book Hard copy of program book will be provided at the meeting.   Opening Ceremony Convention Centre A Tuesday 2 December, 2014 09.00-9.30   Closing Session Convention Centre A Thursday 4 December, 2014 16.15-16.45   Secretariat Room The Secretariat Room is on the 22nd Floor. Secretariat members wear staff badges and JITMM jackets. The Secretariat provides Certificates of Presentation (upon request). If you have any queries or problems during the conference, please consult staff here in the first instance.   Audio-Visual (AV) Room The AV Room is located in Lotus Suite 11 on the 22nd Floor. All presenters are required to send their PowerPoint Presentations here.   Tea / Coffee Conference Organizers provide tea, coffee and other refreshments throughout the Meeting. Facilities are located in Convention Centre A on the 22nd Floor.   Lunches A buffet lunch will be served in the Convention Centre B, on the 22nd Floor. Changes, if any, will be announced in due course. Vegetarian options are available.   Welcome Reception & Cultural Show A welcome reception and cultural show will be held in the Pre-function area on the 22th Floor, on the evening of December 2, 2014. All registered participants are welcome, free of charge. Casual dress is acceptable.   Security Advice Please do not leave any belongings, e.g. laptops / satchels, in the Meeting rooms. The Organizers cannot bear responsibility for any losses incurred. Please wear your badge at all times, and alert staff if you see anyone not wearing one.   Meeting Evaluation Forms After the Meeting, please return completed evaluation forms to the Secretariat (22nd Floor).   Cellular Phones Please switch off your mobile phone or activate silent mode while attending the Meeting.   Credit Cards All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and Master Card. Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating which cards are accepted.   Currency The local currency is Thai Baht. The current exchange rate is approx. THB 31.62 to US $1 (at the time of printing and is subject to change). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports and a number of government-designated banks.   Internet Access There will be free WiFi access at all times during the JITMM Conference. At the registration desk you will be able to connect to Centara's open network without providing login details. At the meeting rooms you will need to login to the networks with a username and password which will be provided. If you have any trouble with logging in - feel free to contact a member of staff at the registration desk.   Dress Code Please be aware that the congress venue will be air-conditioned. We advise that you bring warm clothes.   Information Desk The information desk is located opposite the registration area.   Language English is the official language of the JITMM2014 & FBPZ8.   Liability and Insurance It is highly recommended that all participants carry adequate travel and health insurance as the organizers will not accept liability for any accident, illness and injury that may occur at or during the conference.   Lost And Found Report lost and found items to the Registration Counter.   No Smoking Policy The no smoking policy is strictly enforced inside the venue.   Programme Changes The programme is correct at the time of printing. However, the organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the Programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances. The organizers reserve the right to alter the programme if and as deemed necessary.   First Aid First aid is located opposite the registration area.   Time Zone Bangkok is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (*GMT +7). There is no daylight-saving scheme, so this time difference remains same all year-round.       The Organizers wish you an enjoyable and successful Meeting!   Once again, if you have any questions after reading the material here, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.   JITMM Secretariat Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand Phone: +66 2354 9100 ext. 1524 / 1525, +66 2306 9125 E-mail: jitmm@mahidol.ac.th; Website: www.jitmm.com