The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), 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 ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to countrywide programs.
Specific ASTMH goals include:
- improving the health of people worldwide
- advancing research on tropical diseases
- fostering international scientific collaboration
- supporting career development in tropical medicine and global health
- educating medical professionals, policymakers and the public about tropical medicine and global health
- promoting science-based policy regarding tropical medicine and global health
- recognizing exceptional achievement in tropical medicine and global health.
The 61st annual ASTMH meeting will be convened in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11-15 (Sunday -Thursday), 2012. To learn more about the meeting, go to http://www.astmh.org/Home.htm.