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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
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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, inexpensive hand-held devices and other field testing technology that can be used to quickly detect counterfeits.

Note: Malaria research is front and center at the meeting, which will include results from an ongoing clinical trial testing whether a single dose of a new malaria medicine can cure the type of malaria that relapses. Also, several of the world's leading experts in malaria will debate a new push to massively administer malaria drugs to peoplesick or wellto finish off the disease in areas where other interventions have dramatically reduced transmission.

Tick Armor: Amidst growing concern about the dangers of tick borne disease such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichiosis, and the recently discovered Heartland Virus, scientists are testing how well certain clothing can repel ticksand possibly also repel mosquitoes and chiggers.

Old Drugs, New Uses: A drug long used to fight coronary artery disease might have a second life as a treatment for dengue.

Spying on Dengue from Space: A cutting edge program using highly sensitive satellite technology seeks to monitor the spread of dengue fever in North Americaa disease on the move in Mexico and firmly established in Florida.

Note: Other new dengue studies include: an assessment of public support for using genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue in Key West and an analysis of why dengue appears to be spreading in Florida but not in another seemingly vulnerable area of the United States.

Probiotic but "Anti-worm": An innovative effort to fight parasitic worms that infect up to two billion people worldwide with a genetically engineered a food supplement.

Wildlife Trafficking, Transmitting Animal Diseases: There is growing concern about disease transmission caused by consuming and trafficking in wild animals. Scientists will report on a new analysis of the food safety implications of an emerging animal-borne disease that has spread from wild animals to livestock and can cause severe brain inflammation and respiratory disease in humans.

Surgical Strike for Global Health: Physicians working in field clinics of the developing world will present graphic evidence about how a lack of surgical services can be as big a killer in poor countries as infectious disease.


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Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5735
Burness Communications
Source:Eurekalert

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