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Do you have an idea that will sharpen infectious disease prediction, improve prevention, or accelerate response to an outbreak?
Can your idea be applied in low resource settings?

This is your chance to get that idea out of the lab and into the field! 

We are looking for a wide range of clever ideas, from early stage thinking to field-tested prototypes ready to be deployed. 

Topics for innovation include, but are not restricted to:  
(1) Mitigate risk through social communication
(2) Improve predictive capabilities
(3) Deliver better tools (surveillance, diagnostics, data-sharing, vector control, as examples)
(4) Other novel innovations to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks

How do you apply?
 
Five finalists will be selected and notified by October 1, 2019. 

Finalists will receive coaching on how to pitch their idea, and will present their pitches live in person during the Annual ASTMH Meeting at the National Harbor. A judging panel and audience will score the finalists during the symposium and the innovative idea with the highest score will be announced as winner.
 
Thank you to our organizers:
May C. Chu*, Ph.D. (*ASTMH member). and Molly Lamb*, PhD. (*ASTMH member). Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO