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Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication (B5)


Organizer(s) Marcel Tanner, Sarah K. Volkman, Marcus V.G. Lacerda and Salim Abdulla
February 19—23, 2017
Speke Resort & Conference Centre • Kampala, Uganda
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 19, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 19, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 20, 2016

Organized in collaboration with MESA — Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Summary of Meeting:
The evidence base and research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication are fast-evolving. Of foremost concern is the threat of resistance of the mosquito to pyrethroid insecticides and emerging data showing multi-drug resistance in Southeast Asia. An evolving area, with much to be understood, is the epidemiology of sub-microscopic infections and how they fuel onward transmission. There is also a lot of progress; for example, in the development pipeline there are candidates for a single-dose cure that can also provide protection and block transmission, and there are novel classes of insecticides. Finally, in implementation science, there is plenty to examine, from mass drug administration of anti-malarials to re-purposing ivermectin to reduce residual transmission. This Keystone Symposia meeting examines the scientific progress being made toward the goals of eliminating and eradicating malaria, from biological challenges and discoveries, to the development of the next generation of tools, to potentially transformative strategies to eliminate malaria. The ultimate goal of the meeting is to provide a unique and needed space for the malaria community to challenge hypotheses and share emerging data and insights from the different disciplines in a retreat-like setting where scientists can network, think creatively and exchange ideas. For the sustainability needed to meet the challenge of eradicating malaria, fostering these fruitful exchanges and lasting scientific partnerships is absolutely critical.

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The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 19 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 23 with a closing plenary session from 16:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 24 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Majestic Hall

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

8:00—9:00 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
9:00—9:15 AM
Opening Remarks

Victoria Ballroom
* Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Jimmy Opigo, National Malaria Control Programme Manager, Uganda

9:15—10:00 AM
Keynote Address
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Victoria Ballroom
* Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Pedro L. Alonso, World Health Organization, Switzerland
The Science Needed to Reach our Goals for Malaria Elimination

10:00 AM—12:30 PM
Identifying, Characterizing the Reservoir and Measuring Transmission
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Victoria Ballroom
* Sarah K. Volkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

Salim Abdulla, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Towards Tackling Asymptomatics in Africa

Coffee Break

Chris Drakeley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Malaria Transmission: Characterizing and Emptying the Reservoir

Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand
Transmission Stages in Plasmodium vivax

Ana Maria Fonseca, ISGLOBAL, Barcelona Institute for Global Health., Spain
Short Talk: Pregnancy-Specific Serology to Monitor Malaria Transmission in Elimination Contexts

Silvia Portugal, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Short Talk: The Silent Reservoir of P. falciparum during the Dry Season

12:30—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:30—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop and Panel: New Diagnostics for Malaria Elimination. Organized in collaboration with PATH, FIND and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Victoria Ballroom
* Sophie Allauzen, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

* Iveth Gonzalez, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland

* Gonzalo J. Domingo, PATH, USA

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Modeling and Mobility
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Marcus V.G. Lacerda, Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Brazil

Hannah Slater, Imperial College, UK
Modelling Malaria Elimination Strategies in Zambia

Stephan Karl, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Ability of Different Markers of Exposure to Detect Residual 'Pockets' of Transmission

Levicatus Mugenyi, Hasselt University-Belgium and IDRC-Uganda, Uganda
Short Talk: Estimating Age-time Dependent Malaria Force of Infection Accounting for Unobserved Heterogeneity

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Victoria Ballroom

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

8:00—9:00 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Combining and Tailoring Intervention Packages for Elimination Settings
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Jimmy Opigo, National Malaria Control Programme Manager, Uganda

Kafula Silumbe, Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa, PATH, Zambia
Pushing for Malaria Elimination by Steps: The Case of Zambia

Caterina Guinovart, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain
Different Drug Administration Strategies and Reactive Case Investigation in Sub Saharan Africa

Coffee Break

Melissa Penny, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Optimising New Malaria Interventions and Intervention Mixes for Different Settings

Gareth R. Jones, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda
Short Talk: Assessing National Malaria Surveillance Systems Across East Africa

Krystal Lorna Nkusi Birungi, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda
Short Talk: Population Dynamics-species Composition, Abundance and Diversity of Anopheles Malaria Vectors at Kiimi and Nsadzi Islands in Uganda

12:00—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:15 PM
Health Systems
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Irene Misuka Masanja, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
Understanding Access and Delivery - Responding to Efficacy Decay

Kathryn W. Roberts, Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, Namibia
Surveillance as an Intervention: Geo-Spatial Approaches to Identify and Target Malaria Transmission

Valentina Buj, UNICEF, Kenya
Innovations in Malaria Service Delivery to Accelerate Progress towards Malaria Elimination

Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Short Talk: The Risk of Imported Malaria in Security Forces Personnel Returning from Overseas Missions in the Context of Prevention of Re-introduction of Malaria to Sri Lanka

Vladimir P. Zharov, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Short Talk: Ultrasensitive Noninvasive Label-Free Photoacoustic Malaria Diagnosis and Eradication

7:15—8:15 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Victoria Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

8:00—9:00 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
Tools for Elimination
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Salim Abdulla, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

Marcus V.G. Lacerda, Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Brazil
Drug-based Strategies for Malaria Elimination

Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Targeting the Plasmodia at Multiple Lifecycle Stages: A Chemotherapy Approach towards Malaria Eradication

Coffee Break

Stephen L. Hoffman, Sanaria, USA
Rationale and Plans for Using a PfSPZ-Based Vaccine in Malaria Parasite Elimination Campaigns

Louis Schofield, James Cook University, Australia
Vaccines to Interrupt Transmission

Itziar Ubillos, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain
Short Talk: Immunogenicity Elicited by the Malaria Vaccine Candidate RTS,S/AS01E in African Children: Effect of Age, Malaria Transmission Intensity and Association with Protective Efficacy

Umberto D'Alessandro, MRC Unit The Gambia, Gambia
Short Talk: Malaria Residual Transmission After Mass Drug Administration with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine in The Gambia

Didier Jean Leroy, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
Short Talk: Exploiting Consequences of Drug Resistance to Guide the Development of Next-Generation Antimalarials

12:15—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:15—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Tackling the Mosquito Vector
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand

Charles Wondji, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Complex Genomic Evolution of Insecticide Resistance in Malaria Vectors: A Challenge for Vector Control

John Lucas, Sumitomo Chemical Company, UK
Meeting the Challenge of Insecticide Resistance

Krijn Paaijmans, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain
On Mosquitoes and Headless Chickens: Entomological Intelligence on the Road to Malaria Elimination

Sheila Ogoma Barasa, US Army Medical Research Directorate Kenya, Kenya
Short Talk: A Low Technology Emanator Treated with the Volatile Pyrethroid Transfluthrin Confers Long term Protection against Outdoor biting Vectors of Lymphatic Filariasis, Arboviruses and Malaria

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3

Victoria Ballroom

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

8:00—9:00 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
Understanding Parasite Interactions with Human and Mosquito Hosts
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Sanjeev Krishna, St. George's Hospital Medical School, UK

Rhoel R. Dinglasan, University of Florida, USA
From Discovery to Implementation: Interventions that Block Malaria Parasite Transmission at the Bite

Sarah K. Volkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Leveraging Genomics to Advance the Malaria Elimination Agenda

Coffee Break

Alfred Cortes Closas, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain
Epigenetic Variation in Malaria Parasites: Sex, Drugs, and ... Adaptation

Abdoulaye Djimdé, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies, Mali
Significant Different Levels of Artemisinin Monotherapy Efficacy on P. falciparum in Mali

Didier Menard, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Cambodia
Artemisinin and Drug Partner Resistance: From Phenotype to Genotype

12:15—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

3:30—4:00 PM
Coffee Available

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
4:00—5:15 PM
Surveillance Strategies
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
* Kimberly A. Lindblade, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Moses R. Kamya, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Impact of Malaria Control Interventions in Uganda

Abdisalan Mohamed Noor, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Malaria Surveillance as Intervention along the Pathway to Elimination

5:15—6:00 PM
Closing Keynote Address
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Global Travel, Migration, Impact and Risks of Malaria Re-Introduction

6:00—6:15 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
7:15—8:15 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Poolside Lawn
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Poolside Lawn

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 
Departure


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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation MESA — Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13AI129342-01

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Sanaria Inc.


Sumitomo Chemical Company


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