Annual Meeting 2020: Emerging diseases and outbreaks

13 to 14 Oct 2020, 09:00-17:30
Virtual event
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England speaking at ECTMIH 2019

Join RSTMH for this global conference bringing together our members and supporters from around the world to explore one of our strategic priority areas – emerging diseases and outbreaks.

This meeting will have a particular focus on COVID-19, which will be explored through cross-cutting themes, including misinformation and infodemics, climate change, One Health and migration. Sessions will take the form of abstract presentations, turbo talks, keynotes and panel discussions with an emphasis on audience interaction.

RSTMH Annual Meeting Programme

*This programme is subject to changes and updates

Why Attend?

All delegates will have access to networking sessions, abstract presentations and plenary talks, as well as an on-demand service following the event to watch the content and feed into the discussion in your own time.

Early career networking at ECTMIH 2019
  • Learn from senior experts from across the globe, on a range of subjects around the theme
  • Hear the latest research and lessons from the field
  • Have the chance to ask questions and discuss in plenary
  • Attend virtual networking sessions to get to know your fellow attendees
  • Feed into a panel developing ideas, views and evidence for RSTMH to take forward in the coming year.


  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Department of Health And Social Care and Head of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Professor Daniel Bausch, Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), Scientific Chair of the RSTMH Annual Meeting
  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of International Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, RSTMH Trustee
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Professor Peter Hotez, Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Professor Rosanna Peeling, Chair of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Director of the International Diagnostics Centre (IDC)
  • Dr Santosh Vijaykumar, Senior Lecturer, Health and Communication Risk Scientist, Northumbria University
  • Dr Chioma Dan Nwafor, Incident Manager, National Lassa Fever Emergency Operations Centre, Nigeria CDC
  • Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Infectious Hazards Management Department at World Health Organization
  • Professor George Gao, Director-General of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sean Carrol, Matron at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Royal Free Hospital will be sharing his experiences on the frontline of COIVD-19 care
  • Bhargavi Rao, Clinical Team Lead: COVID focal point and Malaria & Infectious Diseases Specialist, MSF will be joining our final panel on future pandemic preparedness and response
  • Johan Van Hoof, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines, Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D is joining our panel on day two to talk COVID-19 vaccines
  • Kate White, Health Lead: Emergency Desk, MSF will be talking about the Diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh as part of our ‘lessons learnt from outbreaks’ session
  • Janet Hemingway will be delivering her Manson Medal speech


Mwele Malecela speaking at ECTMIH 2019

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Non-member £180
Student / retired LMIC Member £20
Student / retired LMIC Non-member £50
Early Careers Member £50

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