Presidential Addresses

2016
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 
Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH

2015
Tropical Medicine in War and Peace
Christopher V. Plowe, MD, MPH, FASTMH

2014
The Momentum of Progress: ASTMH and the Grand Convergence (video)
Alan J. Magill, MD, FASTMH

2013
After Malaria is Controlled, What's Next? 
David H. Walker, MD, FASTMH

2012
Evolution and "Near" Future of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Circa 2012
​(not available at this time)
James W. Kazura, MD, FASTMH

2011
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Tropical Medicine in the Fight Against Plague, Death, Famine and War
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, FASTMH

2010
Eyes on the Prize: Lessons from the Cholera Wars for Modern Scientists, Physicians and Public Health Officials 
Edward T. Ryan, MD, FASTMH 

2009
Optimism, Persistence and Our Collective Crystal Ball
Thomas E. Wellems, MD, PhD, FASTMH

2008
Mindshare: What the Heck Is It? Why Do We Need It? How Do We Get It?
(not available at this time)
Claire Panosian Dunavan, MD

2007
Africa Tells Us the Story: What Success in Malaria Control Means, Now and in the Future 
​(not available at this time)
Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, MD, MPH, FASTMH

2006
Once Upon a Time, About 50,000 Years Ago
(not available at this time)
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, FASTMH

2005
Virology and Tropical Medicine: Then, Now and Whither
Thomas Monath, MD, FASTMH 

2004
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(not available at this time)
Peter Weller, MD, FASTMH

2003
America in the World: 100 Years of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
William Petri Jr., MD, PhD, FASTMH
Powerpoint (ppt format)

2002
Diseases without Borders--Globalization's Challenge to the ASTMH: A Call for Public Advocacy and Activism
Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH

2001
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in the Last Half Century: From Apparent Anachronism to International Leader and Innovator
Stephen L. Hoffman, MD, FASTMH 

2000
Prevention and Control of Tropical Diseases in the 21st Century: Back to the Field
Duane J. Gubler, ScD 

1999
Tropical Diseases in the 21st Century: New Perils, New Promise 
​(not available at this time)
Dyann Wirth, PhD

1998
Making the Connection: Perspectives on Tropical Medicine Research in the United States
Stephanie L. James, PhD

1997
Why Americans Must Care about Tropical Medicine: Threats to Global Health and Security from Tropical Infectious Diseases
Richard L. Guerrant, MD 

1996
Sing for the Gov'nor: A Call to Advocacy for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Donald S. Burke, MD

1994
The Slow Fix: Communities, Research, and Disease Control
Barnett L. Cline

1993
"Targeted Research": An Oxymoron That Needs to be Discussed
Donald G. Colley

1992
Charting a Course for the Future: A Society at the Interface
Donald J. Krogstad

1991
"...And Hygiene?" Our Once and Future Mission
Scott B. Halstead

1990
The Citizen-Scientist: An Essential Species for Our Times
John R. David

1989
Discover and Disease Control
Louis H. MillerR

1988
A Pathologist's Look at Infectious Diseases: Selection by AIDS and Other Infections, Clinical Types of Immunities and Vaccine Expecations
J.K. Frenkel

1987
Tropical Medicine and Health in a Developing World
Joseph A. Cook

1986
What Brings Us Together
Franz von Lightenberg

1985
Filariasis: Problems and Challenges
Paul P. Weinstein

1984
Whither This House - or Wither?
Karl M. Johnson

1983
Excellence in Research is Not Enough
Philip K. Russell

1981
From Whence the Next Generation?
William F. Scherer

1980
Opportunities and Responsibilities of the Reference Center
Robert E. Shope

1976
The Emperor's New Clothes Revisited, or Reflections of the Pathogenesis of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Leon Rosen

1975
Malaria Control in the Twentieth Century
Geoffrey M. Jeffery

1974
Our Society - An Entomologist's Perspective
Lloyd E. Roseboom

1973
An Innocent Abroad
Harold W. Brown

1972
The Challenge of Drug-Resistant Malaria
Paul E. Thompson

1971
Can the War to Contain Infectious Diseases Be Lost?
William C. Reeves

1970
Japanese B - West Nile Complex: An Arbovirus Problem of Six Continents

​(not available at this time)
Telford H. Work

1967
Manhattan: "A Tropic Isle"?
Harry Most

1966
The Present Understanding of the Mechanism of Immunity to Trichinella Spiralis
John E. Larch, Jr.

1965
How Much Control of Communicable Diseases?
E. Harold Hinman

1964
Tropical Medicine: Obligations and Responsibilities
Thomas H. Weller

1963
Unfinished Business
Clay G. Huff

1962
Pitfalls in a Discovery: The Chronicle of Chloroquine
G. Robert Coatney

1961
International Medicine: Developments in the Field of Tropical Medicine, Research and Training
William W. Frye

1960
Tropical Medicine in Our Time: Development, Responsibilities and Needs
Willard H. Wright

1959
Once Upon a Time
L.W. Hackett

1958
The Worm Turned - Action and Reaction
Donald L. Augustine

1957
Tropical Allergens and Allergic Diseases
Jusin M. Andres

1956
Interrelations Between Nutrition and Infectious Disease in the Tropics
Asa C. Chandler

1955
Functions of the Spleen in Immunity
William H. Taliaferro

1954
Importance of Tropical Medicine
Frederick J. Brady

1953
Our Future
Wm. A. Sodeman

1952
Malaria During the Last Decade
Martin D. Young

1951
Public Health Practice and Population Pressure in the Tropics
Paul F. Russell

1950
Opportunities for Graduate Study and Research in the Tropics
Hamilton H. Anderson

1949
The Federal Government Looks at Medical Research
Norman Topping

1948
Suggestions for the Future
George Cheever Shattuck

1947
United Attack on Tropical Problems
George K. Strode

1946
Tropical Medicine and the Challenge of Global War
James Stevens Simmons

1945
International Appraisal of Research of Tropical Medicine

Mark F. Boyd

1944
Wilbur A. Sawyer
The Place of Tropical Medicine in International Health

1943
A Broader Perspective for Bacteriology: Presidential Address
N. Paul Hudson

1942
Some Impressions of Medical Practice in the Tropics
Herbert C. Clark  

1941
Florence Nightingale and Tropical and Military Medicine: Presidential Address, American Society of Tropical Medicine
Thomas T. Mackie

1940
Malaria on the China Burma Highway
Louis L. Williams, Jr.

1939
The Future of Tropical Medicine
Alfred C. Reed

1938
Malaria: Retrospect and Prospect
Mark F. Boyd

1937
The Importance of Environment in the Study of Tropical Diseases: Presidential Address of the American Academy of Tropical Medicine
Wilbur A. Sawyer

1936
The Modern Period of Tropical Medicine
Richard P. Strong 

1935
The Necessity for More Accurate Statistics Regarding the Distribution and Incidence of Tropical Diseases in the United States
Charles F. Craig

1934
The Educational Background for the Practice of Tropical Medicine
Frederick F. Russell

1933
The Differential Pathology of Dysentery
George R. Callender

1932
​(not available at this time)
Frank Smithies

1931
Present Status of the Treatment of Amebiasis

​(unable to deliver address)
Sidney K. Simon

1930
​(not available at this time)
Kenneth M. Lynch

1929
Recent Developments in the Control of Malaria
​(not available at this time)
W.E. Deeks

1928
Presidential Address
C.S. Butler

1927
The Present Status of Tropical Medicine in the United States: Presidential Address
George C. Shattuck

1926
​(not available at this time)
Joseph F. Siler

1925
Comparative Helminthology as an Aid in the Solution of Etmological Problems
Samuel T. Darling

1924
​(not available at this time)
Allen J. Smith

1921
Presidential Address
John M. Swan

1920
Presidential Address
Henry J. Nichols