Plan to Attend the ASTMH 54th Annual MeetingThe ASTMH 54th Annual Meeting will be held December 11-15, 2005, at the Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers in Washington, DC. Submit your symposium proposal by June 1 at http://www.astmh.org/meetings/symposia.cfm. Submit your abstract by July 1 to http://www.astmh.org/meetings/call.cfm. Call the Hilton to make your hotel reservations now at 202-483-3000 and mention the ASTMH meeting to receive discounted room rates. Visit http://www.astmh.org/meetings/index.cfm for meeting updates. A registration brochure with detailed meeting schedule will be mailed in the coming months.
Topics will include an overview of immune regulation, regulatory T-cells, inhibitors of T-cell regulation and strategies to overcome pathogen evasion, as well as pathogen-specific presentations. The course will benefit those who want to stay abreast of recent advances in the understanding of the immune regulation and potential strategies for combating infectious diseases. Course details will be sent with the registration brochure. Visit http://www.astmh.org/meetings/premeeting.cfm for updates.
Anti-Malaria Chemoprophylaxis will be held Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, 2005, at the Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the ASTMH 54th Annual Meeting. This two-day workshop will target clinicians and travel medicine practitioners with an interest in the prevention of malaria using different chemoprophylaxis strategies.
Topics will include an overview of chemoprophylaxis strategies, use of different drugs in special populations, current regulatory status of approved drugs, updates on resistance patterns, review of CDC yellow book recommendations, and adverse event profiles of the approved drugs. Course details will be sent with the registration brochure. Visit http://www.astmh.org/meetings/premeeting.cfm for updates.
ASTMH Offers Annual Meeting Travel Awards,
To apply for a travel award, download an application at http://www.astmh.org/meetings/Travel_Award_App.doc or e-mail email@example.com to request an application form. The application deadline is June 1. Recipients will be notified in early August and recognized at the opening plenary session on Sunday, December 11. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ACME Student Travel Awards
Applicants must present their research either orally or in a poster format during the ASTMH annual meeting. The subject matter of the presentation should directly or indirectly involve arthropods of medical importance. The ACME student travel award subcommittee will make final decisions about the eligibility of applicants and will select the winner(s).
Financial need, significance and quality of presentation abstract, and letter of recommendation will be taken into consideration as applications are reviewed. To apply, submit to the address below a cover letter, completed application form, copy of your ASTMH annual meeting presentation abstract, and one letter of recommendation from a major professor or faculty advisor. Download application and recommendations forms from the ACME Web site at http://www.astmh.org/SIC/ACMe_travel_awardapp.pdf. All application materials must be postmarked by July 1, 2005.
Send your completed application materials to:
Student Book Award
Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award
Pfizer Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research
Young Investigator Award
To be eligible for consideration, the young investigator must 1) submit an abstract to the ASTMH meeting and 2) have completed the majority of work reported in his or her accepted abstract as an undergraduate or graduate student, or during the first two years of postdoctoral study. (For a young scientist with a medical degree, the two years refers to the actual time spent performing research. The time spent as an intern/resident is not considered part of the two-year period.) In addition, the young investigator should have had a primary role in the reported experimentation, as evidenced by first-author status on the abstract.
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