The ASTMH Annual Meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine/global health and hygiene. The meeting draws more than 4,800 attendees.

The Society is actively exploring options and developing alternative plans should a change in the Annual Meeting be warranted. All updates about the Annual Meeting will be shared in a timely manner via our website, directly through email messages and with posts to Twitter and Facebook.

“As the Society’s Scientific Program Chair, everyone is asking me, 'Are you cancelling the meeting this year?' My answer is that that ASTMH is not about a meeting, but rather a scientific community that shares critical information and works to translate it into better health around the globe," said Daniel G. Bausch, MD, MPH&TM, FASTMH. "That process is more important than ever in the COVID-19 era. This appears to be recognized by our membership as well. Despite the uncertainty, abstract submissions for the 2020 Annual Meeting were about 80% of previous years. 
"So, there will be a meeting, with special sessions on COVID-19 and Planetary Health, among others. We hope it will be in-person, but we’re working on contingency plans for pre-recorded and livestream options, if need be. I can’t tell you whether you’ll be seated in a conference room in Toronto or at home behind your computer, but either way, keep ASTMH Meeting, November 15-19 on your calendars." 

ASTMH 2020 Annual Meeting

November 15-19, 2020 (Sunday through Thursday)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Late-Breaker Abstracts Due August 12
    • The Late-Breaker Abstract submission guidelines with link to the submission site will be available in mid-July.
    • The Late-Breaker Abstract submission fee is $75 US.
    • Late-Breaker Abstract notices will be sent approximately three weeks prior to the Annual Meeting
  • Call for Abstracts (closed)
    • Abstract notices will be sent in mid-August.
    • Abstract schedule assignments will be sent in mid-September.
  • Call for Symposia (closed)

Symposia submissions were as high as last year. Symposium notices will be sent in late June. 

  • ASTMH Annual Meeting Travel Award (closed)
  • Registration
Registration will open on July 6, 2020. Click here for more information.
  • Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations will be accepted our hotel management partner OnPeak. Sign up here to be notified when housing opens. Find more information about housing and travel here.
  • Exhibitors

Learn more about being an exhibitor here.

  • Sponsorship and Advertising 

The Sponsorship and Advertising Prospectus for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now available. Click here to download the Prospectus. 


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 a five-day educational conference that includes four pre-meeting courses and draws approximately 4,900 attendees.



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).


2019 Annual Meeting

ASTMH 68th Annual Meeting
November 20-24, 2019 (Wednesday through Sunday)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland USA (adjacent to Washington, DC)

Download the 2019 Meeting App

Available from the App Store and Google Play
  1. Download the 2019 ASTMH App from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. This screen (photo, left) will appear after the app is downloaded.
  3. Click on the ASTMH Events button on the bottom right (circled in photos). This will take you to the ASTMH Annual Meeting Apps.
  4. Click on 2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting.