November 1, 2006
The 2007 AIBS annual meeting, on the theme "Evolutionary Biology and Human Health," will be held 14–15 May 2007 in Washington, DC, at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The program chair is 2007 AIBS president Douglas Futuyma, of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. To register online, go to www.aibs.org/events/annual-meeting/annual_meeting_2007.html
Plenary speakers and discussion groups will approach the meeting's topic through a variety of cross-cutting themes involving science, education, and public policy. Principles and methods of evolutionary biology are becoming increasingly important in many aspects of health science, among them understanding the human genome, the normal functions and malfunctions of human genes, and the origin and evolution of infectious diseases. These are some of the topics addressed in sessions on infectious diseases, genes and genomics, and human adaptation and malfunction. The rest of the meeting's program will be rounded out by events such as a contributed poster session, a diversity lunch, and AIBS awards.
The meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Natural Science Collections Alliance (separate registration is required; e-mail: email@example.com) and will be followed by a meeting of the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations, 15–16 May (contact: rogr...@aibs.org).
Monday, 14 May
Session A: Infectious Diseases
Session B: Genes and Genomics
Special Discussion Groups: Education and Other Topics
Tuesday, 15 May
Session C: Human Adaptation and Malfunction