Annual Meeting 2018
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London
The theme of RSTMH’s 2018 two-day Annual Meeting is intersections of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the Sustainable Development Goals.
We will bring together voices from different sectors, locations and disease areas to showcase the lesser-known problems caused by intersections, and their impact.
We aim to end the meeting with a clearer steer towards what RSTMH should be focusing on operationally and strategically in this space, as one of our priority areas.
Eight plenary talks will cover the most neglected tropical diseases.
Four panels will explore intersections including: mental health, disability, conflict zones and the built environment.
The meeting will also include the screening of a new snakebite film, turbo talks on exciting areas in this field, abstracts from early career researchers and views from patients.
Confirmed speakers and chairs so far include:
- Dr Adrian Hopkins, Consultant and Chair, Scientific Committee, ECTMIH 19
- Professor Ahmed Hassan Fahal, Mycetoma Research Centre in Sudan)
- Dr Bhargavi Rao, MSF
- Professor Betty Kirkwood, LSHTM
- Professor Baron Peter Piot, LSHTM
- Professor David Warrell, University of Oxford
- Freddie Bailey, University of Edinburgh
- Professor Gail Davey, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
- Jeremy Astill-Brown, Acacia Development Associates
- Kecia Rust, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance, South Africa
- Raji Kant Singh, Lepra Society, India
- Richard Allen, The MENTOR Initiative
- Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, ARCHIVE Global
- Professor Steve Lindsay, Durham University
The Manson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Baron Peter Piot, in recognition of his winning the Sir Patrick Manson Medal in 2016. He will be introduced by Dr David Manson-Bahr, great-great-grandson of Sir Patrick Manson.
We will also be presenting the Chalmers Medal, the Sir Rickard Christophers Medal, the Donald Mackay Medal and the Emerging Leaders Award. There will also be a presentation for the recipient of the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy.
During the meeting we will hold our AGM for members and host a Presidents reception and Presidential address from our new President.