Abstract submissions now open!

We invite you to engage with us, to become part of our movement and to work with us in shaping ECTMIH2023.

The overarching theme of the congress is planetary health, focusing on the health of ‘human civilisations and the national systems on which they depend’ and reflecting the interconnectedness of human health and climate change in a rapidly changing environment. 

Our ultimate aim to accelerate the understanding, appreciation and connections between tropical medicine, global health and the urgent field of planetary health.

Thematic tracks

  • Planetary Health and Health Systems 
  • Infectious Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Child and Adolescent Health 

These six tracks reflect this focus, as we will build on global health traditions to emphasize the importance of health equity and universal health coverage to ensure all populations – and especially those in low(er) resource settings – have optimal chances of health and wellbeing.

Cross-cutting topics

Cross cutting topics in all tracks are:

  • Equity, justice and equitable partnerships
  • Prevention, diagnostic innovation, treatment and care 
  • Public and community health 
  • Universal Health Coverage and health equity
  • Health policy and the role of social sciences in global health research
1Planetary health and health systems Environmental health and exposome;
Climate change and health;     
One health;
Urban health;
Migrant health;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;  
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care;  
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy; 
Surgical care;
2Infectious diseases and (neglected) tropical diseasesPandemics and zoonoses;
NTD-20 list including Buruli ulcer, chagas disease, dengue and chikungunya, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis;
3Non-communicable diseasesChronic diseases;
Cardiovascular diseases;
Chronic respiratory diseases;
Auto-immune diseases;
Neurological disorder and dementia;
4Mental healthCommon mental disorders (anxiety, depression);                     
Conflict, refugees, trauma/PTSD;
Youth mental health;
Perinatal mental health;
LGBTQIA+, gender and mental health;
Climate change and mental health;               
Syndemics (HIV, NCDs, etc);
Other disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, substance abuse, etc.); 
Poverty and mental health;
5Sexual and reproductive health and rightsMaternal and antenatal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn care;
Adolescent pregnancy;
Sexual transmitted infections, including HIV and other reproductive morbidities;
Abortion and post abortion care;
Reproductive cancers;
Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV linkages;  
Gender equality and rights ;
Gender-based violence;
6Child and adolescent healthChildhood cancer;
Child maltreatment;
Children: improving survival and well-being;
Infant and young child nutrition;
Mortality among children aged 5-14 years;
Violence against children and young people;
Adolescent and young adult health;
Adolescent mental health;
Surgical care;

Ready to submit?

Deadline for abstract submissions: Sunday 30 April 2023

Submit your abstract here

Submissions timeline

Organised sessions

Monday 21 November 2022Call for organised sessions opens
Sunday 19 February 2023Call for organised sessions closes


Wednesday 01 February 2023Call for abstracts opens
Sunday 30 April 2023Call for abstracts closes
Saturday 01 July 2023Call for late breaker abstracts opens
Thursday 31 August 2023Call for late breaker abstracts closes
ECTMIH2023 is co-organised by University Medical Center Utrecht, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, Netherlands
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