Video on demand will be made available after the conference from January 1 – November 30, 2021

FULL PROGRAMS

Time (TH)

15 December 2020

Room A

Room B

Room C

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Period 1

S1 Opening Ceremony

8.30-9.30

The 25th Chamlong-Tranakchit Harinasuta Lecture Keynote Speaker: Tedros Adhanom

10 minutes

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Period 2

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

9.40-11.10

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prophylaxis (TH)

Chair: Kesinee Chotivanich and Nicholas Day (TH)

Malaria parasite epidemiology and population dynamics during elimination (FL USA, AUS)

Chair: Liwang Cui (FL, USA)

Neurobehavioral impact of tropical diseases (MO, USA)

Chair: Mathew Reed (TH)

New targets for detection and intervention in melioidosis (WA, USA)

Chair: Narisara Chantratita (TH) and Paul Brett (NV, USA)

New normal of occupational setting in the era of COVID-19 (Thai/Eng)

Chair: Chuleekorn Tanathitikorn

10 minutes

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11.20-12.20

Poster session 1:

COVID-19, travel medicine, others

Free paper I: Malaria

Chair: Wang Nguitragool and Wanlapa Roobsoong (TH)

Translational genomics: finding the needle in the haystack with digital PCR Sponsored by: QIAGEN

Poster session 2: Zoonosis

Lunch session sponsored by MiCAN

10 minutes

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Period 3

S7

S8

S9

S10

S11

12.30-14.00

The research and control of COVID-19 in Taiwan

Chair: Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo (TWN)

Advances in malaria diagnostics (AUS, OR, USA)

Chair: Norman Waters and Mariusz Wojnarski (TH)

Re-emergence of chikingunya virus (TH, JP)

Chair: Pornsawan Leaungwuttiwong (TH)

Future trends in vaccine for melioidosis (NV, USA)

Chair: Narisara Chantratita and Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai (TH)

Community and health system research for malaria elimination (CA, USA, NLD)

Chair: Suparat Phuanukoonon (TH)

10 minutes

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Period 4

S12

S13

S14

S15

S16

14.10-15.40

Free paper II: COVID-19 and bacterial related diseases

Genetic and epidemiological determinants of malaria risk (TH, MYR)

Chair: Mallika Imwong (TH)

Free paper III: Medical entomology

Updates on HIV prevention (TH)

Chair: Punnee Pitsuttithum and Eileen Dunne (TH)

COVID-19 case management (Thai/Eng session)

Organizer: MOPH

Period 5

S17

S18

S19

S20

S21

15.40-17.10

Perspectives on COVID-19 research, surveillance, and treatments (TH, PH)

Chair: Anthony Jones (TH)

Elimination of P. falciparum from Kayin State (Myanmar) (MYR, FRA)

Chair: Francois Nosten (MYR)

The current landscape of tropical diseases vaccine (UK, KOR)

Chair: Punnee Pitisuttithum (TH) and Jerome Kim (KOR)

Melioidosis: Targeting the sources of infection

Organizer: Matthew Reed (AFRIMS)

Social, ethical, and behavioral aspects of COVID-19 (UK, ITA)

Chair: Wirichada Pan-ngum and Phaik Yeong Cheah (TH)

Period 6

S22

S23

S24

S25

S26

17.10-18.40

Tropical disease controls amd the COVID-19 pandemic (TH, CAM)

Chair: Jodi Fiorenzano amd Katie Poole-Smith (TH)

Biology of malaria parasite

Chair: Jacob Baum (UK)

Dengue control amidst challenges of COVID-19: lessons learned for reduction of future threats (UK)

Chair: James Tibenderana (UK)

Global burden of diabetes, infections, melioidosis (UK, IND)

Chair: Narisara Chantratita and Vanaporn Wuthiekanun (TH)

Social dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (FRA and NLD)

Chair: Phaik Yeong Cheah (TH) and Christopher Pell (NLD)

Time (TH)

16 December 2020

Room A

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Period 1

S27

S28

S29

S30

S31

8.30-10.00

Gut microbiota functions and natural products: to fight against COVID-19 (CAN)

Chair: Narisara Chantratita and Pornrutsami Jintaridth (TH)

Malaria transmission: contribution of asymptomatic population (NC, USA)

Chair: Wang Nguitragool (TH)

Scrub typhus animal models and vaccine development (MD, USA, KOR)

Chair: Piyanate Sunyakumthorn and Luis Lugo (TH)

Antibiotic resistance: am overlooked pandemic (MD, USA, TBLISI, GE)

Chair: Samandra Demons (TH)

Risk communication (Thai/ Eng session) (NY, USA)

Organizer: MOPH

15 minutes

Sponsored session: Introducing the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Period 2

S32

S33

S34

S35

S36

10.15-11.45

Clinical management of COVID-19 (TH)

Chair: Usa Thisyakorn

Human challenge for drug and vaccine development (MD, USA, KEN)

Chair: Michele Spring and Norman Waters (TH)

Dengue and other arboviral diseases (TH, SG)

Chair: Stefan Fernandez (TH)

Research work in Lao PDR Under Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Project (Thai session) (TH, LAOS)

Chair: Teera Kusolsol and Prawat Nitiyanant (TH)

Emergency operation center and function in the national response to COVID-19 (Thai/Eng session)

Organizer: MOPH

5 minutes

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11.50-12.50

Free paper IV: Zoonosis

Poster Session 3: Malaria

Poster Session 4: Vector borne diseases

Poster Session 5: Bacterial related diseases

Free paper V: Parasite infection and others

10 minutes

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Period 3

S37

S38

S39

S40

S41

13.00-14.30

New serological tools and approaches for malaria and COVID-19 (SPA, AUS)

Chair: Ivo Mueller (AUS) and Chris Drakeley (UK)

Malaria animal models (WA, USA, MD, USA, AUS)

Chair: Luis Lugo (TH)

Management of severe dengue (TH)

Chair: Terapong Tantawichien

Healthcare and technology innovations (TH)

Chair: Santi Maneewatchararangsri and Supachai Topanurak (TH)

Field epidemiologists fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand

Organizer: MOPH

10 minutes

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Period 4

S42

S43

S44

S45

S46

14.40-16.10

Use of models for policy and decision support in emerging infection (UK, AUS)

Chair: Jodie McVernon (AUS) and Wirichada Pan- ngum (TH)

Residual malaria transmission in the Asia- Pacific: challenges and new opportunities

Chair: Ivo Mueller (AUS) and Leanne Robinson (UK)

Tropical cases highlight (TH)

Chair: Yupaporn Wattanagoon and Wirongrong Chierakul (TH)

TB/MDR-TB is challenging (UK)

Chair: Francois Nosten (MYR)

Capturing of COVID-19 cases travelling from high risk countries at port of entry, state and local quarantine, and development of national laboratory services (Thai/ Eng session)

Organizer: MOPH

Period 5

S47

S48

S49

S50

S51

16.10-17.40

Facing COVID-19 situation around the world by CTM alumni

Chair: Wirongrong Chierakul and Prakaykaew Charunwatthana (TH)

Ivermectin for malaria: characterizing pharmacokinetics, metabolites, and impacts of Anopheles and Plasmodium

Chair: Kesinee Chotivanich and Joel Tarning (TH)

Biologics development for prevention and treatment of viral diseases (UK)

Chair: Pongrama Ramasoota (TH)

Emerging viruses (GER)

Chair: Jonas Schmidt- Chanasit (GER)

COVID-19 response in relation to other disease control program (Thai session)

Organizer: MOPH

Period 6

S52

17.40-18.40

Closing Ceremony

Keynote speaker: Sir Nicholas White

Scientific Program

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