11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health
16-20 September 2019

Liverpool, UK

Organized by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH), the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) aims to bring together scientists and experts to share research and innovation in the field of tropical medicine and global health.


Free public side event

Better than boiling oil or amputation? Stories behind the treatment needs of two of the world’s most neglected tropical diseases, cutaneous leishmaniasis and mycetoma

Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
Time: 14:00-15:30
Venue: Foresight Centre

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis: Global burden, mental consequences, and treatment opportunities

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 17.00 – 18.30
Room: Room 1A

Co-chairs: Jorge Alvar, Senior Leishmaniasis Advisor, DNDi and Byron Arana, Head of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, DNDi

Leishmaniasis epidemiology, burden, and stigma
Álvaro Acosta Serrano, Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Parasitology and Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Cutaneous leishmaniasis: Clinical myths and realities
Sevim Uzun, Turkey
The psychosocial burden of localised cutaneous leishmaniasis – A point of view.
Issam Bennis, University of Antwerp and National School of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Morocco
Psychological and psychosocial consequences of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis among women in Tunisia
Hedia Bellali, University of Medicine of Tunis, Tunisia

The future of global treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis
Byron Arana, Head of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, DNDi


Mycetoma: An update on new evidence, approaches and tools for managing one of the most neglected NTDs

Co-organized by DNDi and the Mycetoma Research Centre, Sudan

Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Time: 8:30-10:00
Room: Room 11

Co-chairs: Fahal, Mycetoma Research Centre, Sudan and Roderick Hay, King’s College, University of London

A holistic approach to mycetoma management
Sahar Mubarak Bakhiet, The Mycetoma Research Center, University of Khartoum, Sudan,
What can we learn from sequencing mycetoma fungi?
Anastasia Litvintseva, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Mycetoma and integrated skin NTD management.
Roderick Hay, King’s College, University of London
Molecular diagnosis in mycetoma: From development to implementation.
Wendy Van de Sande, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands


Panel discussion

The future of research and development

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time: 08:40-9:30
Room: Room 1 – The Auditorium

Chair: Dan Bausch, Director of the United Kingdom Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), LSHTM

Speakers include:

  • John Amuasi, Executive Director, African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) and Co-Chair of the Lancet One Health Commission
  • Janet Hemingway, Professor of Vector Biology at LSTM
  • Precious Lunga, CEO and Co-Founder Baobab Circle
  • Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Head of the Global Health Institute, Switzerland
  • Allan J Saul, Institute Director of GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi


Satellite symposium

Commitment of multiple Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) management. Focus on human African trypanosomiasis

Organized by Sanofi

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time: 13:00-14:00
Room: Room 3B

Speakers include:

  • Guillermo Doll, Director, Tuberculosis and NTDs Programmes, Sanofi
  • Gerardo Priotto, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
  • Erick Mwamba Miaka, Director of PNLTHA, DRC
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi



Exploring barriers to an effective supply of leishmaniasis drugs and diagnostics in eastern Africa: A qualitative study
Sunyoto T, Potet J, den Boer M, Ritmeijer K, Postigo J.A.R, Ravinetto R, Alves F, Picado A, Boelaert M



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