Conference on Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Dear Colleagues,


we cordially invite you to the Conference on Tropical Medicine and Global Health in Munich! This year the interdisciplinary conference has a new format and will run once more as a joint annual meeting between the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Internationale Gesundheit, DTG) and the Austrian Society for Tropical Medicine, Parasitology and Migration Medicine  (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin, Parasitologie und Migrationsmedizin, ÖGTPM). We are also honoured to have the following societies taking part



  • The Society for Dermatology in the Tropics e.V.
    (Verein zur Förderung der Dermatologie in den Tropen)


  • The Committee for Women’s Health Issues in Development Cooperation
    (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frauengesundheit in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, AG FIDE)


  • The Society for Paediatrics in the Tropics
    (Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie, GTP) and


  • The German Society for Surgery in the Tropics
    (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tropenchirurgie, DTC)


  • The German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)

Another new feature is that the Symposium for Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation will be held as a parallel track on April 5th.


For the first time, this conference will officially be held in English as well as German, to enable wider international participation. In addition, for the first time we are featuring a partner country, Tanzania, which will be at the focus of our attention. We are very much looking forward to welcoming colleagues from Tanzania and other parts of the tropical world.


Sustainable solutions to Global Health challenges require novel and ever more comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches. We therefore aim to bring together different fields of expertise as well as numerous stakeholders in order to broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary exchange and promote innovation.


Parallel tracks at this conference will address important issues in clinical care of travelers and migrants, novel diagnostics, highlights in basic research and testing of new clinical interventions, as well as their efficient use in improving health care in developing countries. Under the track "Partner Country Tanzania" we recognize that solutions can only be found in cooperation with partners in the developing world and highlight the importance of research driven by our partners. We will also invite presentations of successful examples of research and development cooperation.


Finally, it is a great honour for us that the Bavarian Government Executive (Bayerische Staatskanzlei) will host an official reception for the congress participants in the classical building of the Residenz. An event you should not miss!


We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich from 4th to 6th of April 2019!


Prof. Michael Hoelscher

Conference Chair






Dr. Camilla Rothe

Chair Scientific Committee





Prof. Herwig Kollaritsch

Chairman ÖGTPM







Dr. Dr. Carsten Köhler

Chairman DTG