Annual Meeting 2020: Emerging diseases and outbreaks

13 to 14 Oct 2020, 09:00-17:30
Virtual event


Registration is now closed for this event. 

Our Annual Meeting is just around the corner - we are looking forward to welcoming you to this virtual event, bringing together our members and supporters from around the world.

RSTMH Annual Meeting Programme


  • Patricia Amira, broadcaster and media personality
  • Professor Daniel Bausch, Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), Scientific Chair of the RSTMH Annual Meeting
  • Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Infectious Hazards Management Department, World Health Organization
  • Sean Carrol, Matron ICU, Royal Free Hospital, UK
  • Dr Chioma Dan-Nwafor, Incident Manager, National Lassa Fever Emergency Operations Centre, Nigeria CDC
  • Professor Rashida Ferrand, Epidemiologist and physician, Parirenyatwa General Hospital, Zimbabwe
  • Professor George Gao, Director-General, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
  • Professor Paul Garner, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
  • Victoria Gill, Science Correspondent, BBC
  • Dorcas Gwata, Nurse and global mental health specialist
  • Professor Janet Hemingway, Professor of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) & Senior Technical Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Professor David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Dr Johan Van Hoof, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines, Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D & Managing Director, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.
  • Professor Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Oxford, and Chair, New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), UK
  • Professor Peter Hotez, Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
  • Dr Benido Impouna, Coordinator, Health Emergency Information, World Health Organisation
  • Dr Sir Michael Jacobs, Clinical Director of Infection, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Professor Helen Lambert, Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of Bristol
  • Professor Heidi Larson, Director, Vaccine Confidence Project
  • Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • David Morens, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
  • Theresa Ochoa, Director, Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Peru
  • Professor Rosanna Peeling, Chair of Diagnostics Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) & Director, International Diagnostics Centre (IDC)
  • Dr Bhargavi Rao, Clinical Team Lead: COVID focal point and Malaria & Infectious Diseases Specialist, Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
  • Melanie Seville, Director of Vaccine Development and R&D, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI)
  • Dr Santosh Vijaykumar, Senior Lecturer, Health and Communication Risk Scientist, Northumbria University
  • Kate White, Health Lead: Emergency Desk, Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of International Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) RSTMH Trustee


Mwele Malecela speaking at ECTMIH 2019

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

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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.

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