The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, 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 health care 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 4,600 attendees.

2019 ASTMH 68th Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held on November 20-24, 2019 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland USA (adjacent to Washington, DC). Following awards and travel grants are available to attend this annual meeting. 

  • ASTMH/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Travel Awards: ASTMH/BMGF Travel Awards support the travel of selected students, young investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. Awardees are selected through a competitive process. Those selected participate in the meeting through oral or poster presentations. Selections are based on abstract quality, research results and career development potential. ASTMH membership is not required. Residents of Low/Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) are particularly encouraged to apply. AWARD: Awardees receive complimentary registration, stipend to attend the Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland and round-trip coach airfare. 
  • ASTMH Young Investigator Awards: The Young Investigator Awards will be presented to outstanding young researchers during the Annual Meeting. This award encourages developing young scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research. Applicants must be ASTMH members ($15 pre-doc/$25 post-doc). Winners receive $900 USD cash award, First-tier Mentions receive $600 USD cash award and Honorable Mentions receive $450 USD cash award
  • American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV) Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards: Up to seven individuals are presented the ACAV student/post-doc travel awards by the ASTMH’s American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV). Applicants must be either graduate students or post-doctoral fellows who are actively conducting arbovirus research. Recipients will be awarded a complimentary meeting registration and up to $500 to defray costs associated with attending the meeting. Complimentary registration and up to $500 USD cash award.
  • American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health-Clinical Group (ACCTMTH) Elsevier Clinical Research Awards: This award recognizes excellence in clinically-oriented research presented by a student at the Annual Meeting. Applicants will be judged onsite and winners will be announced at the opening awards ceremony. AWARD: $200 Visa Card to be used toward Annual Meeting expenses and Elsevier book credits.
  • American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME) ACME Young Investigator Travel Awards: (Master’s or Doctoral career level in 2019) This award is presented to a graduate student who presents research either orally or in a poster format during the meeting. The subject matter must involve research that includes arthropods of medical importance. Complimentary registration and up to $900 USD cash award.
  • American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP) Travel Award for Low/Low-Middle Income (LMIC) Trainees: (Graduation to have occurred 2017-2019) This award is presented to a post-doc who presents research either orally or in a poster format during the meeting. The subject matter must involve research that includes arthropods of medical importance. Complimentary registration and up to $900 USD cash award.
  • ASTMH Committee on Global Health (ACGH) Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards: (Country of primary institution must be non-U.S.) This award is presented to an international student who presents research either orally or in a poster format during the meeting. The subject matter must involve research that includes arthropods of medical importance. Complimentary registration and up to $2,000 USD cash award.

Registration due to open on June 17, 2019
Abstracts Submission Deadline: April 10, 2019

READ MORE: ASTMH WEBSITE


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