Many of us have just returned from what is seen as one of the most successful meetings ever of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Registered attendance was more than 1,200. Many of the meetings were standing room only. Symposia were pertinent, well-organized and heavily attended, and there were approximately 475 individual oral and poster presentations. Clearly the ultimate goal of these meetings—communication—was achieved in Boston. The membership of the Society owes a deep debt of gratitude to the local arrangements committee under the apt direction of John and Roberta David. Physical arrangements were remarkably free of problems. Coffee breaks, breakfasts, receptions and the banquet were enjoyable and gave a relaxed character to the meeting that should set standards for the future. Society & Association Services Corporation, the firm that handles the overall affairs of the ASTM&H, proved to be very effective in its role as meeting manager.