Conference Circuit: Tropical Medicine

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Annual Meeting kicks off in Baltimore on Sunday. Around 4,400 are expected to attend.

More than 4,000 tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, nonprofits, philanthropy, NGOs, and military and private practice are headed to Baltimore to hear about world-class research findings and clinical updates, take part in topical discussions, and catch up with colleagues.

Organization: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Conference: ASTMH Annual Meeting

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center

City: Baltimore, Maryland

ASTMH 2017 will begin on Sunday evening with the opening plenary session and awards ceremony. Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder and chief strategist of the nonprofit Partners in Health, will discuss how he and his colleagues pioneered community-based treatment strategies to deliver high-quality healthcare in resource-poor settings. Also on the agenda:

Student friendly. ASTMH is once again offering a special one-day registration fee of $35 for local students and trainees who have an interest in tropical medicine and global health but can only attend one day of the meeting. Students from Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington, DC; and West Virginia are eligible for the reduced rate.

Lunchtime learning. During the three Meet the Professors lunches, speakers will present a clinical case of a tropical disease specific to a particular region that they have found a challenge to manage or diagnose. Then, the audience will have the chance to discuss it with them and ask questions.

Plan ahead. The Online Program Planner allows attendees to create their own itinerary for the meeting before they get onsite. They can view the entire program, including plenary, scientific and poster sessions, symposia, and abstracts, and can search for a specific speaker or presentation.

Head to Facebook and Twitter (#TropMed17) for other meeting details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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