American Airlines stranded me in the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport overnight and I just made it to the conference in time for the 2nd half of the poster session. I presented wearing the same clothes I'd been wearing for two days and that I'd "slept" in after feeling like a pigeon at the airport. They know people are going to have to try to sleep there--why do they put those armrests to make it impossible. We won't poop on the floor. Anyway, it was an awesome conference, and I got a lot of good business done.
At the HBA annual meeting in Austin, TX on April 11-12, PhD student Mandy Guitar (HBA Student Officer) will be hosting a workshop for students around establishing an online presence. Dr. Lynn will be presenting a poster on data collected in 2017 in American Samoa as part of the Inking of Immunity study called "Tatau and the hygiene hypothesis: Retesting the inoculation effect of tattooing in American Samoa" with co-authors M Howells, D Herdrich, J Ioane, D Hudson, ST Wilson Fitiao. Details are at www.humbio.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-HBA-Program_.pdf.
At the AAPA annual meeting Dr. Lynn is co-author with Michaela Howells on a talk called "Zika Virus and maternal stigmatization: Supporting maternal and child health through religious engagement in American Samoa" and will be giving a talk with Dr. Howells co-authoring called "Fight the bite: Zika Virus, personal responsibility, maternal stigmatization, and disabled children in American Samoa."