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 David Warrell, University of Oxford
- Freddie Bailey, University of Edinburgh
- Professor Gail Davey, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
- Jeremy Astill-Brown, Acacia Development Associates
- Raji Kant Singh, Lepra Society, India
- Mike Turner, Wellcome Trust
- Richard Allen, The MENTOR Initiative
- Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, ARCHIVE Global
- Professor Steve Lindsay, Durham University
- Professor Chris Whitty, LSHTM
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.
CPD accreditation: 11 points
There are many and varied accommodation options within walking distance of the venue.
Since we have unfortunately not been unable to secure special rates this year, we would advise that the most effective way to find well-priced accommodation would be by visiting a site like booking.com or trivago.
Here is a sample of some of the hotels and guest houses which currently have some rooms available over 18-21 September, and are within walking distance of the venue:
- Fitzroy London /5-10 mins walk/ from £89
- Studios2let /10-15 mins walk/ from £110
- Hotel La Place /10-15 mins walk/ from £112
- Villa Fitzrovia /10-15 min walk/ from £128
- Regency Hotel Parkside /10-15 mins walk/ from £150
- Holiday Inn Regents Park /5-10 mins walk/ from £224
- Melia White House /less than 5 mins walk/ from £229
Submissions for abstracts and travel grants are now closed
Early bird tickets have been extended until 14 August
* those who purchase student (non-RSTMH member) tickets will be asked for proof of student status