The 2007 AIBS annual meeting will be held 14 to 15 May 2007 in Washington DC, on the theme of “Evolutionary Biology and Human Health,” at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The program chair is 2007 AIBS President Douglas Futuyma, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Plenary speakers and discussion groups will approach the meeting’s topic from 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 among 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 AIBS annual meeting this year is a joint meeting with the Natural Science Collections Alliance, whose meeting program will come online here when ready. Registration for the AIBS meeting includes entrance to all NSC Alliance events. The AIBS and NSC Alliance meetings take place immediately after the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) Conference and General Assembly (requires separate registration, see the IUBS meeting website), 9 -12 May at the Capital Hilton.

NOTE: The 2007 meeting of the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations will be held immediately following the AIBS annual meeting, in the same hotel, 15 May (2:00 pm - 5:30 pm) and 16 May (9:00 am - 12:30 pm).

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