ASTMH will hold its 59th Annual Meeting, November 3-7, 2010, in Atlanta. Plan now to join the ASTMH community as we continue to build on the momentum of our recent record-breaking meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. The premier conference for tropical medicine, hygiene, and global health is already well in the planning stages, and will feature the ground-breaking research and education for which ASTMH is known.
Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract by May 4. Download abstract submission guidelines and access the submission site link at http://www.astmh.org/Abstracts_and_Education1.htm.
Opening Plenary Session
Don’t miss the opening session for the annual meeting on Wednesday, November 3. We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker will be Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Visit the ASTMH Web site for details on these three pre-meeting courses:
Basic Science Pre-Meeting Course
November 2, 2010
Recent Advances in the Biology of Invertebrate Vectors and Implications for the Control of Tropical Diseases
Clinical Pre-Meeting Course
November 2-3, 2010
Case Management of the Complicated Tropical Medicine Patient
Global Health Pre-Meeting Course
November 3, 2010
Haiti: A Case Study for Advancing Global Health
Awards and Fellowships
Young Investigator Award
Application Deadline: May 4
ASTMH will present the Young Investigator Award to outstanding young researchers during the annual meeting. This award encourages developing young scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research. Visit http://www.astmh.org/Awards.htm for application guidelines.
American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME) Travel Award
Application Deadline: May 11
An award of $300 US is available to support travel and accommodation costs for a graduate student attending the ASTMH Annual Meeting. Student registration costs for the annual meeting will be waived for the award winner. Applicants must present their research either orally or in poster format during the ASTMH meeting. The subject matter of the presentation should involve directly or indirectly arthropods of medical importance. Submit your abstract by May 4 and visit http://www.astmh.org/Awards.htm for application guidelines.
American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV) Kelly Labell Student Travel Award
Application Deadline: May 11
Limited funding is available to support travel and accommodation costs for a graduate student attending the ASTMH Annual Meeting. Student registration costs for the annual meeting will be waived for the award winner. The award will be made to a graduate student who is conducting research on Eastern Equine Encephalitis or other mosquito-borne viral diseases. Applicants must present their research either orally or in poster format during the ASTMH meeting. Submit your abstract by May 4 and visit http://www.astmh.org/Awards.htm for application guidelines.
Elsevier Student Book Award
Application Deadline: June 3
A Student Book Award is issued at the annual meeting by the ASTMH Clinical Group
(American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health – ACCTMTH) in conjunction with Elsevier. This award recognizes excellence in clinically oriented research presented by a student at the annual meeting. Visit the ASTMH Web site to submit your abstract online by May 4, and for application guidelines.
Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Application Deadline: May 20
This fellowship is designed for individuals with doctoral-level degrees who seek fellowship funding to support travel, living and research expenses to work in laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases. Submit your application at http://www.astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/2498.htm.
Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health
ASTMH offers a biannual examination leading to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed®). The next exam open for application will be held on November 2, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Applications will be available in early May 2010. Visit http://www.astmh.org/Certification_Program/2518.htm for details.
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