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International Workshop "University Cooperation for UMAP Joint Study Program & Research"



      The Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, in collaboration with the SEAMEO TROPMED Network, the Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand, TROPMED Alumni Association, and the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, organized the 12th Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM 2008), 13-14 October, which was held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the meeting was "Tropical Medicine in the –omics Era". Dr. Pratap Singhasivanon, Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Dr. Somsak Akkasilp, Acting Deputy Director-General, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health participated in the Opening Ceremony. Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Senior Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, gave the keynote 14th Chamlong-Tranakchit Harinasuta Lecture on “Trop MoMe - Tropical Molecular Medicine in the -omics Era”. The Meeting was opened by Assoc. Prof. Sansanee Chaiyaroj, Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs, Mahidol University. This 2-day event attracted over 700 participants from 32 countries. More information about the annual Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting can be found at In 2009, the 6th Seminar on Food and Water-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses (FBPZ6), 3rd International Meeting on Gnathostomiasis, and JITMM 2009, will be held at the Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall, Bangkok, during 2–4 December 2009.





Post date: October 17, 2008

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