The event was co-organized by IMT AvH and was attended by more than 200 people.


Lima, February 28, 2019. On Monday, February 25, 2019, the 9th Annual Latin American ASTMH Conference in Peru 2019 "Alan J. Magill" was held. The event took place in the auditorium of the National Institute of Health (INS) in Chorrillos and was co-organized by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the National Institute of Health, the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt (IMT AvH) at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, the Institute of Tropical Medicine Daniel A. Carrión (IMTDAC) at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the Emerging Diseases and Climate Change Research Unit – EMERGE at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and the Peruvian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SPEIT).

The event was attended by Dr. Chandy John President of ASTMH, Karen Goraleski Executive Director of ASTMH, Dr. Hans Vasquez Chief of INS, Dr. Theresa Ochoa Director of IMT AvH, Dr. Cesar Cabezas of IMT DAC, Dr. Brian Ward of Mc Gill University, Dr. Sten Vermund of Yale University and Kimberly Bale of the University of California.

More than 200 people participated in the conference, among pre and post-graduate students, researchers from public and private institutions and health sector officials.

42 research posters were presented and 10 oral presentations were given, sharing results of research in Malaria, Vectors, Insecticide Resistance, Zika, Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Cestoda and Cysticercosis, Respiratory Infections, Tropical Medicine, Bacteriology, One Health and Environmental Health. These presentations were a replica of those made during the ASTMH Annual Conference 2018 held in New Orleans, USA.

Visit of ASTMH authorities to IMT AvH

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, IMT AvH was visited by the authorities of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Dr. Chandy John, President of ASTMH, and Ms. Karen Goraleski, Executive Director of ASTMH. They were received by Dr. Theresa Ochoa, Director of IMT AvH and Dr. Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas Past Director and Head of the Leishmaniais and Malaria Research Unit. The visitors toured the facilities of the Institute and the Hospitalization of Tropical Diseases at Hospital Cayetano Heredia and exchanged impressions and experiences with our researchers.