The RSTMH Annual Meeting takes place on the 28th and 29th September as an in-person meeting in London focused on priorities for the next 5 years for global health and tropical medicine.


The meeting is scheduled over two days with two tracks running in parellel. The meeting will include keynotes from senior professionals, panel discussions and mentoring and guidance sessions for all career stages. It will cover topics including climate change, one health, artificial intelligence, malaria, emerging diseases, neglected tropical diseases, the funding landscape and translating research into programmes and policy.


Everyone with an interest in global health or tropical medicine would find this meeting useful, in particular clinicians, researchers, social scientists, early career professionals and students working in this area. Those based at NGOs, and industry, as well as in the public sector and charities.


  • Mr Abu Conteh - Senior Researcher, Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre
  • Dr Adam Roberts - Reader, Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Resistance, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
  • Professor Ahmed Fahal - Professor of Surgery, University of Khartoum and Founding Director, Mycetoma Research Center
  • Dr Alan Dangour - Director of Climate and Health, Wellcome
  • Professor Sir Andy Haines - Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Arjun Panesar - Founding CEO and Head of AI & Ethics, DDM Health
  • Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa - Medical Director, Amsterdam Operational Centre of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Dr Bernadette Abela - Team Leader for Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr Bhargavi Rao - Associate Professor of Humanitarian Public Health, LSHTM
  • Dr Catrin Moore - Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London
  • Professor Sir Chris Whitty - Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health and Social Care, England
  • Dr Craig Tipple - Medical Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
  • Dr David Wilson - Program Director, World Bank
  • Mr Fidel Strub - Director, Elysium Noma Survivors Association
  • Dr Ghada Zoubiane - Head of Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS)
  • Professor Henry Mwandumba - Director, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme
  • Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall - Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO
  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth - Professor of International Public Health, LSHTM
  • Dr John Amuasi - Executive Director, African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD)
  • Professor John Crump - Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Global Health, and Co-Director for the Centre for International Health, University of Otago
  • Dr Julia Kemp - Head of Major International Programmes, Wellcome
  • Dr Kebede Deribe Kassaye - Director for Neglected Tropical Diseases Africa, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Professor Laura Hammond - Pro-Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, SOAS University of London
  • Professor Liam Smeeth - Director, LSHTM
  • Dr Luis Pizarro - Executive Director, DNDi
  • Professor Margaret Gyapong - Director of the Institute of Health Research and Coordinator of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS)
  • Dr Mark Booth - Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
  • Dr Meenakshi Gautham - Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Health Policy, LSHTM
  • Dr Michael Makanga - Executive Director, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Professor Philippe Guérin – Director, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)
  • Rachael Cummings - Global Head of Humanitarian Health, Save the Children
  • Rohit Malpani – Consultant, formerly with INITAID, Oxfam and the WHO
  • Dr Sakib Burza - Medical Director of the international Planetary Health NGO, Health in Harmony.
  • Dr Val Snewin - Head of Global Health Research Partnerships, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Wendy Harrison - Chief Executive, Unlimit Health

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:05 - 28/09/2023 to 17:00 - 29/09/2023
  • Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL, United Kingdom