ASTMH Annual Meeting Will Be 100% Virtual
From ASTMH President Julie Jacobson, MD, DTM&H
September 20, 2021
The ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and surge of its variants has created a situation beyond the Society's control that has made it impractical and impossible for ASTMH to hold the meeting in person. It is therefore with regret that our Society is forced to cancel the in-person portion of the 2021 meeting at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, November 17-21.
I know that we were looking forward to gathering together again in person, but the ongoing pandemic has proven to be too much and we will have to wait until 2022 in Seattle to see each other. Nonetheless, as a community of scientists accustomed to many obstacles, we will embrace this opportunity to engage our global friends and colleagues virtually. The ASTMH team is working diligently to make the virtual format a rewarding and interactive experience so we can enhance our important work and continue to learn from and with each other.
Presenters, In-Person Registrants and Hotel Reservations
Speakers, you will be notified about changes to your pre-recording timelines. In-person registrants will be contacted with the next steps by the ASTMH staff.
Anyone who has reserved a hotel room will be contacted by the hotel. If have not heard from Gaylord within a reasonable time, please contact the reservation department at (877) 382-7299.
The Society apologizes for the inconveniences that this shift creates for in-person attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone online in November.
ASTMH Values and Promotes Diversity
The Society takes great pride in its diverse membership. Through its elected and appointed leaders, committee structure, awardees, Annual Meeting presenters, etc., ASTMH strongly encourages diversity with regard to gender, race/ethnicity, country, and organization (including academia, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and for-profit companies).
About the ASTMH Annual Meeting: The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, foundations, government, not for profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all healthcare providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.
The Annual Meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine/global health and hygiene. The Annual Meeting is a five-day educational conference that includes four pre-meeting courses and draws approximately 4,900 attendees.