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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 62nd Annual Meeting Nov. 13-17, Washington DC
Date:9/10/2013

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the world's largest gathering of tropical medicine experts, will focus on research advances in the fight against diseases that threaten billions, including malaria in Africa and Asia, dengue in Central Florida, animal-borne diseases the world over and tick-borne ailments across America.

Researchers will present: new innovations to combat the global epidemic of counterfeit malaria drugs; advances in the fight against Lyme disease; new findings on tracking the alarming spread of dengue in the Americas; a genetically modified dietary supplement that can treat devastating worm diseases; updates on a promising new malaria vaccine; and new evidence showing how access to surgeries as simple as C-sections or hernia operations could save millions of lives in resource poor-countries.

WHAT: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 62nd Annual Meeting

SPEAKERS: Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Frank O. Richards, The Carter Center
Nick Day, Wellcome Trust Thailand/Laos Major Overseas Program

WHEN: November 13-17, 2013 (Wednesday through Sunday)

WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, USA

RSVP: For more information and to register for press credentials, please contact: Bridget DeSimone at +1 301 280 5735 or bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com

WEB: http://www.astmh.org/Home.htm
On Twitter @ #TropMed2013

Selected Highlights of the ASTMH 2013 Annual Meeting Include:

Policing Malaria Drugs with Handhelds: With estimates that up to 90 percent of all malaria drugs in Asia and Africa are poor quality or outright fakes, researchers will report on their efforts to develop simple, ine
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Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5735
Burness Communications
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