Scientific Content

2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Symposia
Submission deadline:  February 21, 2018
Download the Call for Symposia with link to submission site.
-- The symposium submission fee is $75 US.
-- Either the Symposium Organizer or Co-Chair must be a current ASTMH member.
Use this link to submit your symposium proposal.

Call for Abstracts
Submission deadline:  April 4, 2018
The Call for Abstracts and abstract submission site will be available in late February.

2017 Annual Meeting

On-Demand Webcasts for Purchase
Click here to purchase an on-demand webcast from the 2017 Annual Meeting. You will be taken to a list of all recorded sessions available.

Online Program Planner - Find a Speaker, Presentation or Topic
The Online Program Planner allows you to view the entire program, including plenary, scientific and poster sessions, symposia and abstracts. Or search for a specific speaker or presentation and create your own itinerary for the Annual Meeting.

(Click here to view a recording of the ASTMH webinar on tips for submitting abstracts.)

Pre-Meeting Courses 2017

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Clinical Pre-Meeting Course

Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Migrant Health: Addressing Health Disparities - A Guide for the Practitioner
Course Co-chairs: Christina Greenaway, MD, FRCPC and Susan Kuhn, MD, MSc, DTMH

This course offers a comprehensive examination of the health disparities and unique health needs of diverse migrant populations, the systems designed to respond to them, and the skills needed by their healthcare providers. We will review the changes in migration over time and the value migrants bring to our societies. Various national screening strategies will be reviewed along with some disease-specific programs. Recent experiences in managing surges in migration will be presented. Cultural competence skills and their integral role in migrant care will be presented and illustrated through clinical cases. These topics will be presented by well-recognized faculty with a global perspective. The target audience includes any clinician who cares for migrants, would like to develop a deeper understanding of the broad context of migrant health, and expand their knowledge of conditions and skills needed to provide optimal care for this population.

Arbovirology Pre-Meeting Course

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Clinical Presentation and Management of Arboviral Diseases: Lessons from the Bedside for Researchers at the Bench or in the Bush
Course Co-chairs: Lark Coffey, PhD; Kathryn Hanley; PhD and A. Desiree LaBeaud, MD
Facing ongoing global arbovirus outbreaks in people and animals, the American Committee on Arbovirology (ACAV) pre-meeting course will educate arbovirology researchers from the laboratory and field on clinical arbovirus disease. Participants will learn the clinical presentations of pathogenic arboviruses of humans and animals, how to diagnose and treat infections, and current progress on arbovirus therapeutics and vaccines in development. The course will focus on flaviviruses including Zika virus, alphaviruses and bunyaviruses that cause arthralgic, hemorrhagic or encephalitic disease.

Global Health Pre-Meeting Course

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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The Economics of Health and Disease: Making the Case for Global Health Spending
Course Co-Chairs: Ilin Chuang, MD, MPH; Juliette Morgan, MD; Christina Polyak, MD, MPH; Miguel Reina Ortiz, MD, MS, MPH, PhD; Eileen Stillwaggon, PhD

Economics and health are inextricably intertwined. Income level, the distribution of income, social status, location and other social attributes have a critical impact on health and wellbeing for an individual and on population health. At the same time, health status enhances or limits an individual’s and a nation’s prospects for economic and human development. Disease and disability impose a grave economic burden, particularly on poor people and poor populations.

Economics also plays a critical role in determining which health interventions will be implemented. Governments and donors generally require evidence of the preponderance of economic benefits over costs before they will implement programs for prevention or treatment.

This course aims to answer questions that healthcare professionals may have about economic evaluations of health interventions. It includes an overview of the economic burden of disease. Topics include:

  • how an economic study is framed
  • examples of economic studies
  • the kinds of data health economists need to evaluate and defend expenditures
  • how healthcare professionals can gather data needed for economic evaluation of their projects
  • how to utilize economic data to promote global health at the local, national and international level

Parasitology Pre-Meeting Course

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Single Cell Biology for Parasitologists
Course Co-chairs: Stephen Beverley, PhD, FASTMH and Ian Cheeseman, PhD

From transmission to pathology and treatment, parasitic diseases are the complex result of the actions of individual cells, of groups of cells or organs, and of whole organisms. Technological limitations have largely confined most research to examining bulk populations of host, parasite or vector cells. This has obscured much important biology happening at the single cell level. There have been remarkable advances in the ability to identify, capture and analyze individual cells from their environment that are enabling research at a finer scale than previously feasible. This course will introduce the emerging tools that are being used to dissect the biology of single cells. We will focus on four main areas: I) identification, marking and capture of single cells; II) ‘omics approaches for single cell biology; III) data analysis for single cell biology, and; IV) the scale and cost of single cell analysis. The course will draw from aspects of host, vector and parasite biology.


2016 Annual Meeting

On-Demand Webcasts of Select Sessions
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