Annual Meeting 2018

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Date and time: 
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 5:00pm

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:

The Manson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Brian Greenwood. 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.

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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 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:

* those who purchase student (non-RSTMH member) tickets will be asked for proof of student status 

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