About the Tropical Medical Dinner Club

Are you interested in tropical medicine? 
Do you have concerns about the health of hundreds of millions of people that live in "developing countries"?
Are you worried about overseas travel to exotic places? 

Join the Tropical Medicine Dinner Club meetings where you can meet people with these various interests, people that have spent many years working in these environments, and have to chance to chat with them and answer some of these questions.

Our History
The Tropical Medicine Dinner Club, is housed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and meets regularly at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Dinner Club was founded in 1970 as means of enhancing communication among tropical health professionals. In the past, the Dinner Club met on the first Wednesday of the month between October and May at the Hopkins Club on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. 

Our Meetings
Tropical Medicine Dinner Club events provide time for chat, camaraderie, and interaction among attendees and members. Each event features a distinguished speaker with on current topic of interest in tropical medicine, global health, and emerging infectious diseases. Speakers are known experts in their fields and represent a wide spectrum of work and backgrounds. 

Each meeting allows sufficient time for mingling and a light dinner, followed by the talk by an invited speaker. An exceptional student will also give a short talk at each of the meetings. Many members come all the way from the Washington or other centers for the occasion. This Club is committed to providing a unique opportunity for students/fellows/residents to meet, rub elbows and network with some of the legends of tropical medicine. That is why we feel that the Tropical Medicine Dinner Club is an investment in the future for professionals that are interested in tropical medicine.

Our Members
Our membership encompasses professionals from within public health, medicine, science, and funding organizations. Members are welcome from every level of training and experience, including students (undergraduate, graduate, and medical), residents, fellows, faculty, and seasoned professionals. All of our members have an interest in global health, tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, and public health. 

Our Leadership
Our Board Members, who are appointed on a yearly basis, comprise a very diverse group of professionals located in and around the Baltimore-Washington area who arrange formal presentations, uphold the by-laws, and help to develop an efficient communication network among individuals and institutions throughout the surrounding area.

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