NASA scientists provide update on existing remote sensing technology programs and new projects

December 09, 2008

What: Predicting and Mitigating Outbreaks of Vector-Borne Disease Utilizing Satellite Remote Sensing Technology and Models

When: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 8 - 9:45 a.m.

Where: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, Sheraton New Orleans

This symposium will review progress in the effort to predict and potentially halt vector-borne disease outbreaks using remote sensing parameters. The speakers will discuss models developed by NASA and their partners for application of the research results for improved prevention and prediction of outbreaks. Key areas of discussion will include Malaria Early Warning Network, Malaria Modeling and Surveillance Updates, Avian Influenza Risk Prediction and Pandemic Influenza Early Warning.

Panel members will include:
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Approximately 2,900 physicians and scientists from institutions around the world are gathering at the ASTMH meeting, held Dec. 7-11 at the Sheraton New Orleans, to discuss the latest research on infectious diseases and global health threats. For more information, contact Jennifer Bender at (504) 595-5560 or jbender@environics-usa.com.
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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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