A world free of tropical infectious diseases.

Mission Statement:

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We accomplish this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research.

Green Statement:

Global climate change directly and indirectly impacts the spread of infectious diseases and threatens the public health progress made since the founding of our Society. ASTMH membership recognizes that our activities, both individual and collective, influence climate change and that we can leverage our strengths to be better stewards of our interconnected planet.

In order to successfully carry out our Society’s goals, we commit to:

  • Holding ourselves responsible as a community for our impact by reducing the environmental footprint of the Annual Meeting and the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary research and partnerships to advance environmental sustainability within our global health efforts
  • Raising awareness within our Society’s reach 


Centennial Celebration Address

Read the ASTMH 52nd Annual Meeting Centennial Celebration Address by Donald S. Burke, MD, in pdf format.

View the slides from ASTMH 52nd Annual Meeting Centennial Celebration Address by Donald S. Burke, MD.

Presidential Addresses

Links to available text copies and video recordings of Society President addresses at the Annual Meeting are available on this page.