On December 15, 2020, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, held the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2020 (JITMM Virtual 2020) on the topic “Tropical Disease Control amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” through online platform. Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, the President of Mahidol University, gave an opening speech, and Asst. Prof. Weerapong Phumratanaprapin, the Dean of Faculty of Tropical Medicine, as the committee chairman of JITMM Virtual 2020, gave a briefing.
On this occasion, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, was honored to have Dr. Tedros Adhanom Grebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), as a lecturer in “The 25th Chamlong-Tranakchit Harinasuta Lecture”, and Research Professor Dr. Jetsumon Prachumsri, the Deputy Dean for Research of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, as the committee vice-chairman of JITMM Virtual 2020, introduced the lecturer in this session. Also, Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, the Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, together with Prof. Nicholas Day, the Director of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, delivered welcome speech to the participants. This was the first time of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, conducting whole meeting online on this topic. The meeting was held on December 15-16, 2020.