The Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM 2013) will bring together the world’s top experts, scientists and other leading innovators in the field of Tropical Medicine to share innovative and breakthrough researches.
For Southeast Asian countries, the year 2015 is not only a milestone for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but is also a significant time as we become “One Community” under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Thus, the theme of JITMM 2013 is “Towards Global Health: an Asian Paradigm of Tropical Medicine”.
This forum will cover conventional tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue and other infectious diseases in all its aspects, including epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. Other areas such as Travel Medicine, School Health, Bioinformatics, One-Health and non-communicable issues, including mental health, trauma, malignancy and chronic diseases will also be highlighted, especially their impact on economic, social and health care interests of Thailand and other Asian countries.
This exciting event will be held on 11-13 December 2013 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World in Bangkok. It is being jointly organized by: Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine and our long-term collaborators, namely SEAMEO TROPMED Network, TROPMED Alumni Association, the Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), and Malaria Consortium.
It is my great honor to invite you to attend JITMM 2013, a worthy cause and excellent opportunity to spread awareness and share wisdom, leading to the global enhancement of international collaboration in health policy development, research, education & training, and healthcare services.
Additionally, I would like to extend an invitation to a Welcome Cocktail Reception, where you can meet and mingle with our distinguished participants, and enjoy a fascinating cultural performance. And while you are visiting the City of Angels, why not discover our beautiful cultural attractions or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage! There are so many choices of things to do!
I look forward to seeing you at JITMM 2013 which I am sure you will find to be a rewarding, enlightening, enjoyable and memorable experience.
Yaowalark Sukthana M.D., D.V.M., D.T.M.&H.
Chair, Organizing Committee
Dean, Faculty of Tropical Medicine