On Thursday 22 May 2008, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene will be holding a meeting at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 (entrance in Exhibition Road)


This meeting will be a lively afternoon of varied and entertaining talks aimed at encouraging scientists and researchers from any related discipline to learn about careers in Tropical Medicine and International Health. Particularly relevant to post-graduates engaged further study or early careers in a range of fields from biological sciences through to health economics, social science and policy. Talks will be given by a wide range of established scientists and experts on topics such as how new vaccines for the big killer diseases are being testing in developing countries, how we might outwit the mosquito to reduce the terrible mortality caused by malaria and the ups and downs of running a laboratory in a remote field site. Speakers will give examples of their work alongside ideas and advice for those considering such a career. Major funding and development agencies will also be giving an overview of how funding can be sought and what career structures and opportunities exist.The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene celebrated its centenary in 2007 and this meeting begun as an annual event last year to mark this special anniversary.A central aim of the society is to encourage people into this exciting field to find a career that could truly contribute to improving health in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Contact and further information:
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 2127email;mail@rstmh.org

Please register via the RSTMH website,where you can also find out more about the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and see how else you can get involved.