RSTMH: Annual Meeting 2020 Travel Scholarships : Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Deadline: Jul 10, 2020

Grant amount: Up to £1,600

Fields of work: Tropical Diseases Epidemiology & Public Health

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Preferred: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, American Samoa Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: United Kingdom

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Overview:

We continue to plan for this event, whilst closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We are currently exploring alternatives to an in-person meeting should this become necessary and will make this decision when we know more.

Emerging disease is one of RSTMH’s strategic priority areas

As we are seeing, this is an extremely current issue. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown how managing emerging diseases and outbreaks encompasses a wide range of professions and specialisms, from policy makers to mathematical modellers and journalists. Only with a multidisciplinary approach can we manage these diseases effectively. With countries and cities going into lockdown with huge economic consequences, and worries for citizens mental health, there is no doubt that we will continue to see the ramifications from this outbreak globally for some time.

This meeting will cover specific emerging diseases such as COVID-19 as well as cross cutting themes including misinformation and infodemics, climate change, One Health, zoonoses and migration. Sessions will take the form of abstract presentations, turbo talks, keynotes and panel discussions with an emphasis on audience interaction.

There will be specific breakout sessions for students and those early in their career, including advice sessions on getting published, mentoring opportunities and speed networking.

Why attend?

  • 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
  • Meet others working in the field and attend networking sessions
  • Feed into a panel developing ideas, views and evidence for RSTMH to take forward in the coming year.

We will also be presenting the Emerging Leaders Award as well as the Chalmers, Donald Mackay and George Macdonald medals.

During the meeting we will hold our AGM for members and host a Presidents' Reception and Presidential address from our new President. Any updates on the meeting due to COVID-19 will be added below.

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Eligibility:

  • Who should attend?
    • Anyone with an interest in tropical medicine and global health, particularly emerging diseases and outbreaks.
    • Students and those early in their career (special rate available).
    • RSTMH members and supporters
  • Researchers, clinicians and professionals working in tropical medicine or global health are invited to apply to receive a travel scholarship to attend the RSTMH Annual Meeting, held 13–14 October 2020.