The first virtual European Congress
on Tropical Medicine
and International Health
28 September - 1 October
Local organising
View of Bergen Bryggen

Main focus:

Global challenges in health, migration and equity


We welcome expertise from persons with interdisciplinary collaboration, as we need interdisciplinarity to solve the health challenges in the world. In this congress, we invite persons with competence in global health and tropical medicine; from research as well as from clinical practice.  We will focus on migration, a global challenge caused by inequality between countries and between populations.


Welcome to the official website for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH). Here you will find all the information you need on the conference, the host city and anything practical.

The Center for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB are proud to host the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health from Bergen, Norway 2021 CIH was established in 1988 and undertakes research, education and leadership development aimed at improving the health situation in low- and middle income countries. Read more about CIH here.

We thank the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) for an excellent Congress in Liverpool. ECTMIH 2019 will be a tough act to follow. We are excited for the opportunity to host the worldwide community on tropical medicine and global health. 

We are going virtual for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health:
Global challenges in health, migration and equity

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the ever changing situation in the world we have decided to host ECTMIH 2021 online. We hope you will join us in the first virtual European congress on tropical medicine and international health.

ECTMIH 2021 will be a four day virtual congress. We dedicate one full day on the Coronavirus pandemic in collaboration with The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). In addition we will offer a free day for young professionals participating in the congress.

The congress will be held on an interactive digital platform that allows participants to engage in breakout rooms, ask questions during sessions, network and much more. We will provide additional information on our digital platform in the coming months.


Important dates

Calls for organised sessions and panels will open in October 2020 -  Read more about organised sessions here

Calls for abstracts for posters will open in November 2020

Even though the congress will be virtual we still welcome you to explore Bergen.

The host city for ECTMIH 2021 is Bergen, a UNESCO world heritage city. Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has roots to the Viking Age and beyond. As one of the main offices of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was for several hundred years the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, ("The Hanseatic Wharf") is the most obvious remnant from this time and is today home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums. Bergen is also known for its diverse culture – hosting international festivals in music, film and literature.

A visual orientation on Bergen can be found here: This is Bergen

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