American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene /Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Annual Meeting 2018 – Travel Awards

Application Deadline March 28, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting October 28 – November 1, 2018, Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

 

The Travel Awards are offered to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting. The online application is now open. Apply by March 28. Read the complete guidelines.

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Annual Meeting Travel Award recipients!

ASTMH Young Investigator Awards
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to current student/post-doctoral members of ASTMH who had a primary role in various aspects of tropical disease research and experimentation. The applicants must be available to present their research during the Young Investigator Award competition held in the morning of the opening day of the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are actively conducting arbovirus research. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Additionally award recipients will present “lightning talks” about their research as part of the ACAV annual business meeting, which occurs during the ASTMH meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health – Clinical Group (ACCTMTH)
Elsevier Clinical Research Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to students (within six months of completing undergraduate or master’s level training, including medical undergraduate degrees) and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting clinically-oriented research with scientific clinical content. The applicants must be available to present their work during the Elsevier Clinical Research Award competition during the Annual Meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME)
ACME Young Investigator Travel Awards

Download the complete guidelines.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Graduate (Masters or Doctoral Career Level in 2018)
Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to any graduate student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Post-Doctoral (Graduation to have occurred 2016-2018)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any post-doc who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator AwardTravel  – International (Country of primary institution must be non-US)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any international student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP)
Travel Award for Low or Low-Middle Income (L/LMIC) Trainees

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to a current ACMCIP student or trainee primarily living and working in a Low or Low-Middle Income Country (L/LMIC), not based full-time in a US or European research institute. The applicant must be a member of ACMCIP, and submit an abstract to the ASTMH Annual Meeting in the fields of molecular, cellular or immunoparasitology research. Download the complete guidelines.
To see ACMCIP non Annual Meeting related awards, click here.

ASTMH Committee on Global Health (ACGH)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting global health research and actively participating in advocacy, program implementation or networking efforts for global health. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

 

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Animal Disease Emergency Response Online Course Offered in September – Center for Food Security and Public Health

Open September 2017

Animal disease emergencies involving livestock and poultry diseases of high consequence or foreign origin will have serious economic consequences at the local, state and national level. The rapid detection and response needed will require the collaboration of trained responders.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a web-based course, Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response, September 20-30, 2017.

The cost for the course is $100. To find out more and to register, visit: http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/.

This awareness level, web-based course is designed for anyone who may be involved in an animal disease response, including veterinary and animal health responders, livestock or poultry industry groups, and producers. Traditional responders, such as emergency managers, law enforcement and fire department professionals can also benefit and learn the roles they may have during responses.
GlendaDvorak_WebDr. Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, course instructor, Assistant Director, CFSPH, explains, “This course will help responders gain a better understanding of animal disease emergencies, the response organization, coordination, tasks and goals, which will help better prepare our nation for an effective and efficient response for these situations.”

About the Center for Food Security and Public Health

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is internationally recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health. The CFSPH website (www.cfsph.iastate.edu) is the Number One result on Google searches for “animal disease information,” with more than 450,000 visits annually.

Online 6 week course for public health app design

This looks like a great opportunity for any tech heads who would like to embrace the world of apps and interface it with the work they may do in public health.

This 6-week online course is designed with you and your organisation in mind. This course is designed specifically for the health and social services sector, and those organisations who are contemplating making an app. As more of the population are carrying devices with them, there has never been a better time for health promoting organisations to consider how apps can help achieve their objectives.

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