ITM Colloquium: Understanding the global landscape of disease burden in the context of climate change
21/11 - 23/11/2023

The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp and the Nepal Health Research Council would like to invite you to the 64th ITM Colloquium, held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 21 to 23 November.

This will be a great opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and perspectives to discuss the global landscape of disease burden in the context of climate change.

Climate change is already having a significant impact on global health, with more effects on low- and middle-income countries such as Nepal, with rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and increased frequency of extreme weather events leading to a range of health issues. The rise in temperatures has also contributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases as well as respiratory diseases like asthma and allergies.

Urgent action is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change. The developments in Nepal may foreshadow the rapidly increasing threat of climate change as well as its indirect impact on health at global scale, and underline the need to provide climate-resilient health systems for an expanding world population.

The conference programme includes lectures from outstanding international experts on climate change impact research. The colloquium contains six sessions:

  1. Climate Change and Planetary Health
  2. Uncovering the Complex Relationship Between Infectious Diseases and Climate Change
  3. Climate Change and Mental Health
  4. Addressing Non-communicable Diseases and Climate Change
  5. Climate Change, Child Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health
  6. Global and National Response to address Health Risks of Climate Change

Registrations are now open!

The goal is to gather scientists from around the globe and provide a unique opportunity to exchange information and to communicate research results upfront at the next UN Climate Change 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At the ITM colloquium, you will meet scientists from diverse backgrounds as well as policy makers from around the globe that share a common interest to learn more about the consequences of climate change on global health and improve our adaptive strategies and resilience in the context of climate change.
To find out more, please visit the colloquium website.

Call for abstracts – Deadline 30 June 2023

The Scientific Committee now welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contributions to the topic ‘Understanding the global landscape of disease burden in the context of climate change’. Authors may submit abstracts relevant to the sessions either as an oral or as a poster contribution. The abstracts submitted will be assessed, peer reviewed and grouped by topic. 
You can find all the instructions to submit your abstract on the colloquium website.

Submit your abstract!