The Third ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (ACTMP3)

Venue: The Windsor Suites Hotel

Location: Bangkok, -, Thailand

Event Date/Time: May 22, 2008 End Date/Time: May 23, 2008
Registration Date: May 22, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 14, 2008
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Dear Colleague,
It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 3rd ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (ACTMP3) at the Windsor Suites Hotel, 8 Sukhumvit 18-20, Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the Congress is “Parasites: a hidden threat to global health”.
The Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand is extremely proud to host this regional conference. It is our sincere belief that the synergy of our dedicated Thai parasitological Association and the vibrant venue of Bangkok for this important international meeting will make your attendance both informative and enjoyable.
Parasitic infections used to be considered health problems restricted to endemic areas. With globalization, the movement of people has increased and health problems are decreasingly limited to single countries, and have taken on a global dimension, becoming of greater general interest. The growth in international trade in food from animals--the hosts of parasites--may introduce infections to previously non-endemic areas. These infection are considered emerging diseases that cause health problems in the countries concerned, in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

The Congress will discuss the main aspects of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, particularly parasitic diseases affecting communities in Southeast Asia, as well as tourists traveling in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Dr. Jitra Waikagul
The Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand

Bounlay Prommasak, Lao PDR
Chang Moh Seng, Cambodia
Indra Vythilingam, Malaysia
Lillian Delas Llagas , Philippines
Nguyen Van De, Vietnam
Ridad Agoes, Indonesia

Anchalee Tungtrongchit
Chalit Komalamisra
Darawan Wanachiwanawin
Duangduen Krailas
Jitra Waikagul
Kanjana Hongtong
Mathirut Mungthin
Padet Siriyasatien
Peerapan Tan-ariya
Praphatip Eamsobhana
Somjai Leemingsawat
Tawatchai Sakphuaram
Udom Chaithong
Warunya Wongwit
Wichit Rojekittikhun

In this 2-day event, participants will be able to attend presentations by experts in their field, sharing views/ideas, and discussing future collaborations. In the context of economic globalization and intensification of international trade and travel, the health of individuals and nations closely depends on the health conditions existing in other countries. Global warming and environmental change have a direct impact on disease patterns and the health of people around the globe. The topics of the conference will concentrate on these issues, in relation to parasites and other important infectious diseases.

Global climatic change is an important factor causing change in diseases pattern particularly the vector borne diseases such as malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever or Japanese B Encephalitis. Rising of temperature induced blooming of vectors leading to influx of patients. There would be lot of information to share among participants from different countries to come up with recent regional/global current situation.

Food-borne diseases take a major toll on health. Millions of people fall ill and some die as a result of eating food contaminated with infective stage of parasites. The session will discuss the causative agents-bacteria, protozoan and helminthes on their biology, epidemiology, as well as food safety and quality control system.

Recently, avian influenza and other virus represent the major threat to human health. An international surveillance network for immediately reporting the spreading of an epidemic has been set up. There are a lot of on going research on drugs for better treatment, preparing possible vaccines and rapid laboratory diagnosis. The session will discuss the clinical and laboratory features of the main emerging infections such as avian flu, Nipah virus, West Nile fever, SARS or Ebola virus

The molecular biology/bio-informatics of parasites and other pathogens have become a major field of interest among researchers.

Other topics, such as vaccines, global health, chemoprophylaxis and therapy, parasite biology, and health education, are welcome

Call for Abstracts
All participants are invited to contribute to the Scientific Program. Authors may indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation.

Official Language
The official conference language is English

Conference Venue
The Windsor Suites Hotel
8 Sukhumvit 18-20, Bangkok, Thailand

Registration Fee
Before 31 December 2007: 4,000 Baht
After 31 December 2007 or on site: 5,000 Baht

The Registration Fee for participants includes:
Attendance at all sessions listed in the Scientific Program and exhibition, abstract book, conference kit, attendance certificate, lunch and coffee breaks, and reception.

Hotel Accommodation
The Windsor Suites Hotel
8 Sukhumvit 18-20, Bangkok, Thailand

Kanjana Hongtong
Tel.: 089 783 5536
Fax: +662 643 5600
Deadline for Abstract Submission
14 March 2008

When submitting your abstract by e-mail, please indicate the title of the abstract, the authors’ name(s), affiliations, city, state, country, abstract text, telephone and fax numbers, mail and e-mail addresses. Abstracts should not exceed an A4 sheet. The Scientific Committee will review all submitted papers. Selected abstracts will be accepted as oral communications or posters. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive notification of acceptance, together with information regarding their presentation. In order to present an abstract, one author at least must be registered. All accepted abstracts will be printed in a book, which will be available at the time of the conference.

Poster dimensions will be 90 cm x 120-150 cm.

Oral presentations
The Organizing Secretariat will provide computers for Powerpoint presentations. All speakers are requested to check their presentations at the audio-visual center at least one hour before the beginning of the session.

Attendance Certificates
Attendance certificates will be distributed to all registered delegates upon request. Further information on the meeting will be provided on the website:



8 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi18-20

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