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Specialty: , Immunology, Internal Medicine
Dates: From Nov, 2, 2014 to Nov, 6, 2014
Location: New orleans, USA
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The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel *

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The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 2 through Thursday,
November 6, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans and the New Orleans
Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Pre-meeting courses will be held on
Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2. The program will feature
more than 150 sessions and career development events, including:
• Plenary sessions
• Topical symposium sessions
• Oral abstract sessions
• Poster abstract sessions
• Meet the Professors sessions
• Networking sessions
• TropStop student/trainee lounge
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903,
is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals
whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control
of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.
Research, health care and education are the central activities of its members,
whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and
clinics to countrywide programs.
ASTMH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Great session on soil transmitted
helminthes and sanitation!!!
The H in ASTMH is for Hygiene!
~ 2013 Attendee

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The Sheraton New Orleans and the New Orleans Marriott will be the sites for Annual Meeting activities.

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA  70130
Phone +1-504-525-2500
Fax +1-504-595-5552
Contact the Sheraton New Orleans at +1-504-525-2500 and mention the ASTMH Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA  70130
Phone +1-504-581-1000
Fax +1-504-523-6755
Contact the New Orleans Marriott at +1-504-581-1000 and mention the ASTMH Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate.

Invitation Letter- Will be available online in early May
You MUST be registered for the Annual Meeting in order to generate an invitation letter. Invitation letters are specifically for registered attendees living outside the US and are required to get a VISA for travel. Questions? Contact Buffy Finn

Car Rental Discount Information
Avis Rent-a-Car System Inc. is the preferred car rental service for the ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting. Avis has facilities conveniently located at the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). Avis can provide discounted rates for Annual Meeting attendees. For details, call +1-800-331-1600 and indicate AWD number J869126 to receive special pricing. Or visit the Avis Web site at

Click here to make a car rental reservation.


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Submission Info

Call for Abstracts
Submission deadline: April 17, 2014

View the Call for Abstracts.
The abstract submission site is accessible using the link that appears in the Call for Abstracts.
Abstract notices will be sent in late August.

Call for Symposia
The proposal period has closed. The deadline was March 4, 2014.
View the Call for Symposia.
Symposium notices will be sent in early May.

Pre-Meeting Courses 

View the Program Overview and Pre-Meeting Course Brochure 

Clinical Pre-Meeting Course
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1 – 5 pm* (Lab Session at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine)
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:00 am – 4 pm*

Parasitology Diagnostics: Laboratory Workshop and Update on Emerging Technologies
Course Co-Organizers: Christina Coyle, MD and Michael Libman, MD
Course Co-chairs: Susan McLellan, MD, FASTMH and Bobbi Pritt, MD

This course will provide an update in the science of diagnostic testing in parasitology. New this year is a practical hands-on exposure to basic lab techniques, held at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Participants may register for the lab course on the first day, the lecture series on the second day, or both. The practical lab session will focus on demonstrations of basic diagnostic methods in parasitology and entomology. Each participant will have the opportunity to improve upon skills in microscopy, using teaching material covering a broad range of protozoa and helminths, under the supervision of clinical parasitologists. The lecture series will cover topics including new diagnostic advances in molecular biology, proteomics, and point of care testing, as well as new methods in the diagnosis of specific parasitic and tropical infections. Please note that the lab portion of the course will be limited to 40 participants.

Basic Science Pre Meeting Course
Sunday, November 2, 2014
7:30 am – 4 pm*

Advances in Metabolomics and Proteomics Toward Dissecting Host-Pathogen Interactions
Co-chairs: Scott Lindner, PhD, Manuel Llinas, PhD

Host-pathogen interactions are intricately linked at the molecular level. Parasites by definition rely on their hosts for small molecules for metabolism, and differentially regulate the expression and localization of their proteins to subdue and co-opt host responses. To better understand these important contributions to parasite biology, classical methods have focused on specific metabolic pathways or protein functions. Developments in both proteomic and metabolomic approaches by mass spectrometry and NMR now facilitate in-depth analysis of global levels of molecules found within infected cells, thereby presenting a more comprehensive view of the cellular state.

Recent progress in analytical methods, sample preparation, and data analysis, now allow for the simultaneous analysis of 100s of metabolites and 1000s of proteins from parasitized cells. The ongoing challenge lies in determining the active roles of these molecules and proteins at different stages of infection and under varying external pressures. This course will include lectures and discussion groups with the overall goal of presenting an overview of state-of-the art approaches to metabolomics and proteomics. We will cover a broad spectrum of host-pathogen interactions and explore the challenges presented by different systems. We will also present recent methods being applied to analyze diverse and difficult sample types, such as whole tissues, organelle/surface contents, and mass-limiting preparations.

Global Health Pre-Meeting Course
Sunday, November 2, 2014
8:00 am – 3 pm*

Whither Health?  Ensuring Progress in the Post 2015 Global Agenda
Co-chairs: Kayla Laserson, MSc, DSc and Christina Polyak, MD, MPH

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been termed the most successful global anti-poverty effort in history. Derived from the Millennium Declaration, world leaders committed to combat disease, poverty, and hunger and provide education and equal opportunities to women as well as protect the environment and establish a global development partnership - with the hopes that these goals should be achieved by 2015. With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, what targets have been met and where is further action needed? More specifically, what does the post-2015 health agenda look like? 

This course will review achievements of the MDGs and discuss the post-2015 agenda for health. We will explore the Global Health 2035 platform and the idea of “convergence” and “the case for investing in health.” Who is leading the process and how will we coordinate our efforts?  How will research contribute to achieving these new development goals, and how will research be impacted? How will countries leverage the post-2015 health agenda to address their capacity to control specific diseases and how might their existing programs be affected? We will have a debate on whether health impact will be successful in the new development agenda, examining risks and benefits. What are the returns we can expect from this new approach? Speakers from all facets of development and health will address these topics as we strive to understand the role of health and ensure continued progress in the Post-2015 Global Agenda.

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, Illinois 60015 USA

By Phone or Fax:
Fax: +1-847-480-9282

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Program Administrator
Judy DeAcetis

Member Services Administrator
Buffy Finn

Conference Director
Lyn Maddox

Registration and Exhibit Manager
Kim Santos

Communications Director
Jacci Schiff 

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