2018 Fregly Interdisciplinary Symposium: Mosquito-borne Illnesses in the Americas

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Call for Papers
May 1, 2018
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Public Health

On October 4 and 5, 2018, the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, through the Melvin Fregly Fund, is hosting a symposium aimed at highlighting and discussing interdisciplinary approaches to mosquito borne illnesses in the Americas. This symposium is intended to address social, cultural, and scientific issues raised by mosquito-borne illness, a subject that is vitally important to public health in Florida, the southeastern United States, and Latin America.  It will bring together experts in different fields to describe how each discipline addresses these problems, and in the process, promote discussion among participants as to how interdisciplinary collaboration can enhance the development of innovative solutions.  It also will highlight current research, especially by graduate and medical students, addressing concerns about emerging mosquito-borne pathogens.  We invite submissions for a poster session on October 5.  Presenters will be provided the opportunity to include their work in the UF Institutional Repository (IR@UF).  All are welcome to submit proposals and display their work; there will be prizes for the best student posters.

Please submit poster abstracts, of 250 words or less in an attached word document, to mosquitosymposiumuf@gmail.com by May 1, 2018.