In our effort to advance global health and travel medicine education, we sponsor lectureship grants for clinicians and researchers to present and discuss the latest research in tropical medicine. The lectureship grants are fully funded by generous donations from IAMAT members.
The Marcolongo Lectures honour Vincenzo Marcolongo, the founder of IAMAT.
Dr. Marcolongo made the medical needs of travellers his life's work. In 1960, he founded IAMAT to coordinate medical services for travellers and to prepare them for their journey. Dr. Marcolongo understood that travellers need comprehensive advice about the health risks and tropical diseases they may encounter. Of particular interest to him was Malaria and preventing the unnecessary illness and deaths it causes among travellers.
Through IAMAT and numerous publications, Dr. Marcolongo worked tirelessly to inform travellers of health risks and raise awareness of travellers' health among travel industry professionals and medical practitioners worldwide. His foresight, compassion and generosity continue to serve as inspiration for our work.
We currently sponsor the Dr. Vincenzo Marcolongo Memorial Lecture held at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)Annual Meetings. Since 1990, we are proud to provide lectureship grants to a distinguished researcher or clinician to present on topics of travel medicine and global health, with the goal of expanding knowledge and best practices in the field.
Recent lectures have covered diverse topics including environmental disease in tropical regions, research on Vibrio cholerae, leptospirosis in the tropics, and snakebite.
Last reviewed and updated: December 17, 2019