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Since 1959, the Colloquium is ITM’s yearly flagship scientific conference, funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation. Every other year the Colloquium takes place in a partner country of ITM. This year the Colloquium is taking place in Antwerp.
On 9 and 10 October we will be connecting the dots between some of the most pressing issues facing the tropical medicine and international health community. We are delighted to announce that Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians will inaugurate the Colloquium.
Climate change, increasing population pressures, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity affect more places and people than ever before.
The pressure on our planet is affecting food production and land use, but also human and animal disease patterns, adding to the challenges for health systems, programmes and services.
Policy makers, researchers and health professionals face unprecedented challenges, while technology promises plenty of new opportunities. If used wisely these might be strong allies towards achieving health for all.
ITM colloquia bring together experts from all continents to discuss the most pressing scientific questions in tropical medicine and international health. The 60th edition will build on this tradition by addressing the current challenges of global health, with a specific focus on migration, climate change and technological innovation.,
Former Minister of Health, Republic of Indonesia
Head of Medical Anthropology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp
Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians
Cathy Berx, Governor of Antwerp
Nafsiah Mboi: Global Challenges in Public Health: Relevance, Equity, and Embracing the Future
Ngozi Erondu: Tired of tokanism - towards local ownership and representative leadership in global health
Roeland Scholtalbers - Marc Geenen
Bouke de Jong
Koen Peeters: The broken clock - ambiguous research practices in global health science
Diana Pou Ciruelo: Migration through the Mediterranean
Meghnath Dhimal - Ralph Huits - Dissou Affolabi - Maria Eugenia Toledo
John Nkengasong: Disease threats in 21st century Africa and the need for a new public health order
Theresa Ochoa - Erika Vlieghe - Yodi Mahendrathata
Ama de-Graft Aikins: Communities, chronicity and non-communicable disease (NCD) control
Christian Seelos: How to create impact from investing in social innovation
Nandini D P Sarkar: Integrated mental health care and using innovation to make reality
Nuno Faria: Moving towards real-time genomic surveillance of arboviruses
Lieselotte Cnops - Emmanuel André - Ibukun Abejirinde
Bouke de Jong
Vlaamsekaai 81, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
The venue is located at 10 minutes walking distance from the Institute of Tropical Medicine.