History of ICTMM & IFTM

Back in 1913, in London, the first International Congress on Tropical Medicine convened. It was attended by historical figures in tropical medicine including Charles Alphonse Laveran, Ronald Ross, and Patrick Manson. Over the years, the Congress has evolved to the International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria or ICTMM.

The 12th Congress in Amsterdam birthed the International Federation for Tropical Medicine (IFTM) with the main purpose of promoting the periodic ICTMM and other relevant meetings. The Federation’s missions include the dissemination and exchange of knowledge in Tropical Medicine and the support of cooperation between the national federated societies.

The year 2020 marks the second time ICTMM will be held in Thailand. In 1992, the first Congress took place in Pattaya, Thailand and was organized by a committee led by Professor Santasiri Sornmani.

The ICTMM2020 in Bangkok will be hosted by the Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and will be led by Professor Jitra Waikagul and Professor Pratap Singhasivanon, respectively.

Join us again for another remarkable event in tropical medicine and malaria; the 20th Congress in Bangkok.

Attendees of the first International Congress on Tropical Medicine in 1913, in London. (Photo courtesy of IFTM: http://www.iftm-hp.org/)

For more information you may visit the IFTM website http://www.iftm-hp.org/