ASTMH Communications Award Nominations Due Aug. 5
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The ASTMH Communications Award will recognize exceptional achievement in tropical medicine journalism with the potential to educate readers and inform public policy regarding diseases and health conditions specific to poor and underserved populations. The ASTMH Communications Award will honor an individual author (or authors contributing to a body of work) as opposed to an employer, publisher or institution. Eligible entries will include feature-length newspaper articles, magazine articles or series. Articles published solely on-line and broadcast journalism will not be considered at this time. Original research or technical reports, newsletter articles and promotional copy are not eligible for the award.
ASTMH will award a cash prize of $2,000 to the winner of the ASTMH Communications Award. The 2008 award will be presented at the ASTMH 57th Annual Meeting, to be held December 7-11, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reasonable travel and hotel expenses of the principal author of the award-winning article will also be reimbursed.
Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award Nominations Due Aug. 5
For complete details, and to apply online, visit http://www.astmh.org/funding/index.cfm.
The Gorgas Memorial Institute sponsors and manages awards, to be awarded by ASTMH, to fund collaborative investigations, as well as short-term visits of young investigators between research institutions within the Americas and the United States. The Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award program is intended to allow young scientists within this region the opportunity to acquire new techniques or develop new approaches for the study and control of tropical diseases, and to establish new scientific linkages for the purpose of initiating cooperative studies and programs.
Applicants should have Ph.D. or M.D. level training in a relevant field. Exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates with demonstrated equivalent expertise. They should be citizens or permanent residents of the Americas, and hold a position at a research, medical, public health or teaching institution in that country. The applicant must have the endorsement of the home institution in order to participate in this program. Award applicants are investigators in training or junior investigators (and not established senior scientists), although exceptional cases may be considered. Previous award recipients will not be considered.
Certificate of Knowledge Examination in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
Applicants who apply before August 15, 2008 will recieve a discounted exam fee!
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) will administer an examination to assess and recognize individual excellence in training and knowledge in clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health. Passing this examination leads to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMedTM).
The exam will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 8 a.m. - noon at the Sheraton New Orleans, immediately preceding the ASTMH 57th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Applicants can qualify for the exam via the practice pathway or diploma course pathway. For full exam information, visit http://www.astmh.org/certification/index.cfm. A detailed brochure and application form for the 2008 exam are now available for download.
Intensive Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
ASTMH will hold an Intensive Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health on October 23-24, 2008, in Washington, D.C., immediately preceding the IDSA/ICAAC Joint Annual Meeting. This course provides a broad overview of core topics in clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health.
Presented in a two-day condensed format, it is an excellent review for physicians and all other health care providers working in tropical medicine or travelers' health. This course is also targeted to individuals planning to take the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination.
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