Annual Meeting Dates Shifted to November 13-17

Posted 16 February 2024

Call for Symposia Deadline Extended to March 5

ASTMH has made the incredibly difficult decision to shift the dates of our 2024 Annual Meeting to November 13-17
We recently learned that global musical icon Taylor Swift will be performing in New Orleans for three nights directly overlapping our original October meeting dates. Her performance is expected to bring close to 250,000 “Swifties” (Taylor Swift fans) to the city, creating challenges for transportation and restaurants—and resulting in a shortage of available hotel rooms and higher costs for the rooms still available.
Shifting our dates will help ensure that we are maximizing your opportunity to access the meeting as affordably as possible. We appreciate that there is already a significant financial commitment for attendees to come to the Annual Meeting each year, particularly for travelers from outside of the United States. 
We also recognize that this shift in meeting dates may impact symposium proposals. As a result, we are extending the Call for Symposia to Tuesday, March 5
These decisions were made in consultation with the Executive Committee within our Board of Directors and ASTMH staff. We regret any inconvenience and remain committed to ensuring that the 2024 Annual Meeting is the best one yet. 
We also extend thanks to the city of New Orleans for working tirelessly alongside our staff to confirm new dates.