NIAID-supported scientists and other investigators from around the world will present
new findings and discuss ongoing tropical disease studies at the sixth annual meeting of
the NIAID International Centers for Tropical Disease Research (ICTDR). The meeting
takes place Monday, May 5 to Wednesday, May 7 at Lister Hill Auditorium (Building 38-A)
on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.
Scientists will address a broad spectrum of topics, from teasing out the genetic factors that
influence susceptibility to infectious diseases, to tracing the molecular epidemiology of a
tuberculosis epidemic, to using satellite imagery to predict outbreaks of cholera. The meeting will
also feature recent studies of malaria, the mosquito-borne scourge that poses an increasingly
urgent problem for Africa and other tropical regions.
To attend the meeting, receive a copy of the abstract book or pursue related stories, please call
the NIAID Office of Communications at (301) 402-1663.
NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID conducts and supports research to prevent,
diagnose and treat illnesses such as HIV disease and other sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, asthma and
allergies. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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