On February 13, the President released
his administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget outlining his
priorities for the agencies. This signals the start of the funding
The total budget came in at $3.8 trillion, slightly above an estimated $3.78 trillion in spending for FY 2012. Most of the increases were seen in areas the President highlighted during his State of the Union Address: American manufacturing and infrastructure, jobs and education. Given the spending caps set forth in last year’s budget deal, the Department of Defense faced cuts in many of its programs. Health programs did not see the increases many were hoping for, with the NIH remaining almost level funding and the CDC taking a significant overall cut. Read about the implications on tropical medicine and global health funding.
A live webcast of the event featured Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, WHO; Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the CEOs of nine leading pharmaceutical companies; senior government officials from Tanzania, Mozambique, Brazil and Zanzibar; and leaders in government, business and medicine. View the webcast here.
View the Global Network's END7 video supporting the fight to end NTDs around the world.
For the second year ASTMH is in Lima, Peru, today, February 16. This meeting features Peruvian scientific work presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Society speakers include AJTMH Editor Joseph Vinetz and ASTMH leaders Alan Magill and Daniel Bausch. View the conference agenda in English or Spanish. Read a recap and view photos from last year's Peru conference.
ASTMH members hail from 83 countries across six continents. The global reach of the Society was evident at the Annual Meeting; the 3,787 attendees represented 97 countries and the United States. Outside of the U.S., the following countries were the most-represented: United Kingdom (208); Canada (70); Thailand (68); Switzerland (64); Kenya (55); Ghana (54); Australia (52); France (52); Peru (43); Brazil (42); and Tanzania (40).
Who traveled the farthest? Attendees from Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Singapore traveled more than 9,000 miles to attend the 60th Annual Meeting. Become an ASTMH member today and join a worldwide community of researchers, clinicians and other professionals dedicated to improving the world's health.
Mark your calendar for the 61st Annual
Meeting, November 11-15, 2012 (Sunday through Thursday), at the Atlanta
Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Stay tuned to the ASTMH website and future issues of ASTMH News for the program, faculty and registration details and upcoming deadlines for awards, fellowships and more. See you in Atlanta!
Call for Symposia
--Proposal submission deadline: March 6
--Download the Call for Symposia.
--Submit your symposium proposal.
Call for Abstracts (Call for Abstracts issued mid-March)
--Submission deadline: May 3
--Application deadine: April 10
Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
--Application deadline: March 14
--Submit your application.
Burroughs/Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
--Application deadline: August 2012
Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research
--Application deadline: June 2012
Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award
--Application deadline: July 2012
Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
--Application deadline: May 2012