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Leading Scientists Gather to Discuss Developments in Research, Prevention and Treatment of Emerging Global Viruses

WHO: The American Society Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene (ASTMH)

WHAT: The Latest Findings Regarding the Prevention, Treatment and Containment of Emerging and Global Infectious Diseases

WHEN: November 12-16, 2006

WHERE: ASTMH 55th Annual Meeting at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Ga.

BACKGROUND: More than 2,000 leading researchers and scientists in the area of infectious and emerging disease are expected to attend the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to discuss science and issues related to the prevention and treatment of global health threats. Topics and speakers scheduled for the Atlanta meeting this year include:

  • Infectious diseases affecting members of the active military

  • Diseases in the Tropics What travelers need to know -- updates on infectious diseases commonly encountered in the developing world, including malaria, leishmaniasis, Dengue fever and food and water-borne protozoan parasites

  • Disease threats posed by domestic and wild animals, including West Nile disease and Monkey Pox

  • Why we are seeing an increase in Bubonic Plague cases in the United States

  • Development of New Drugs for Tropical and Emerging Diseases -- exploring existing efforts to develop new medicines to treat tropical and emerging diseases that lack adequate therapies, particularly for malaria

  • Immigrant and refugee health, including immunizations and women's health issues

    Special Guest Speakers:

  • Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Center for Diseases Control, Atlanta, Ga., who will address: Menaces, Mysteries and Marvels: Combating 21st Century Microbes

  • Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D., direc
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Contact: Jennifer Garber
jgarber@environics-usa.com
203-325-8772
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
18-Oct-2006


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