Call for proposals for organised sessions 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

We look forward to receiving your proposal for an organised session around a thematic area or topic of interest to you, under the broad congress theme 'Planetary health: shaping the future of equitable and sustainable global health' and within one of the six narrower themes below:

  • Planetary Health and Health Systems 
  • Infectious Disease and Neglected Tropical Disease
  • 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.

As such the thematic sessions will reflect the diversity of the field with for example tracks in non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, maternal and reproductive health, child and adolescent health, and mental health. 

Cross-cutting topics

Cross cutting topics in all tracks are:

  • Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care 
  • Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care 
  • Universal health coverage and health equity
  • Health policy

TrackThemeDetail
1Planetary health and health systems Environmental health and exposome;
Climate change and health;     
One health;
Syndemics;
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; 
2Infectious diseases and (neglected) tropical diseasesPandemics and zoonoses;
Malaria;
Tuberculosis;
NTD-20 list including buruli ulcer, chagas disease, dengue and chikungunya, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;  
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care; 
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy;
3Non-communicable diseasesChronic diseases;
Cardiovascular diseases;
Diabetes;
Cancer;
Chronic respiratory diseases;
Auto-immune diseases;
Neurological disorder and dementia;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care;
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy;
4Mental healthAnxiety Disorders;
Depression;
Bipolar Disorder;
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
Schizophrenia;
Eating Disorders;
Disruptive behaviour and dissocial disorders;
Neurodevelopmental disorders;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care;
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy;
5Sexual and reproductive health and rightsMaternal and antenatal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn care;
Adolescent pregnancy;
Contraception;
Infertility;
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;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care;
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy;
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;
Prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care;
Public health, community health, primary care, inpatient care;
Universal health coverage and health equity;
Health policy;


Ready to submit?

 Session format and guidelines

Sessions are a maximum 90 minutes long and can include keynotes, presentations from abstracts, discussion and debate

When completing your proposal, you will be asked to confirm:

  • A thematic track
  • A session title
  • Details of the organising institution/organisation/consortium
  • Chair and speaker affiliation and contact details
  • Session format and timings
  • Expected number of attendees
  • Special requests (preferred dates, specific AV requirements etc)

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 31 January 2023

Submit your proposal here

Submissions timeline

Organised sessions

Monday 21 November 2022Call for organised sessions opens
Tuesday 31 January 2023Call for organised sessions closes


Abstracts

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 opens
ECTMIH2023 is co-organised by University Medical Center Utrecht, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, Netherlands
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