An annual conference hosted by the American Society for Microbiology
(ASM) covering the latest on microbiome-virome interactions, RNA
sequencing for viral diagnosis, the challenges and opportunities for a
universal influenza vaccine, and more.
The CAPHLD is a network of over thirty local public health
laboratories that perform state-of-art testing to detect outbreaks of
foodborne, respiratory, and rash illness, to determine new trends in
communicable disease, conducts timely diagnostic testing to detect and
characterize influenza virus, tuberculosis and other agents, responds
to a variety of public health emergencies including bioterrorism
threats, environmental spills, rabies infection in domestic and wild
animals, and conducts testing drinking, ocean, lake and stream and
waste water to ensure protection of the public.
The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health
professionals representing academia, government, non-profits,
philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The
meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public
health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians,
practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health
care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and
The Annual Meeting is a five-day
educational conference that includes four pre-meeting courses and
draws approximately 4,600 attendees.