NOTES:
This meeting will be conducted in English.

All programs are subject to change. Check this site for updates.


This meeting is part of the Global Health Series

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Twitter hashtag for this meeting: #KSmalaria

Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication (B5)

Scientific Organizers: Marcel Tanner, Sarah K. Volkman, Marcus V.G. Lacerda and Salim Abdulla


February 19—23, 2017

Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda


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


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

Keystone Symposia is committed to maintaining a positive and respectful environment at its meetings. To this end, please review and comply with our policies.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 19, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 29, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 20, 2016


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: October 19, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: November 29, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 19, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 20, 2016


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.

Travel and Transportation



Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

For more information, visit:

U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist


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Entebbe International Airport (EBB) is the recommended airport for this conference. For specific airport information, visit Entebbe Airport.



To reserve ground transportation between the Entebbe Airport and Speke Resort, please email your arrival and departure date, time and airline to Flavia at reservations@spekeresort.com. (You may also email to: Spekeresort@spekeresort.com)

The cost is $50.00 per trip for up to 4 people, including VAT. Remember to mention Keystone Symposia in order to receive the discounted rate—the regular rate is $53/person person/per trip.

The trip takes approximately one hour.

After clearing customs, attendees will be met by staff holding a sign that says SPEKE RESORT MUNYONYO.


From Entebbe International Airport

  • Head southeast on Airport Road toward Mugwanya Rd
  • Continue onto Circular Rd/Kampala - Entebbe Rd for 36 km
  • At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto Salama Rd
  • Follow Salama Rd for 8 km
  • Salama Rd turns left and becomes Wavamunno Rd
  • Turn right onto Road to Marina
View Map from Entebbe International Airport to Speke Resort and Conference Center



Due to the constantly changing nature of travel, we urge people to research their own travel requirements. This includes Passport and Visa requirements, documentation for re-entry into country of residence and any other identification needed. Please allow sufficient time in advance of the meeting for processing of all necessary documentation.

Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure. As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have photocopies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft or loss.

Please note that this conference location poses certain important travel considerations! To access information regarding Uganda travel requirements and suggestions, visit: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/uganda.htm
A certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccine is required to travel to Uganda. For a complete list of the recommended and required vaccinations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at:
CDC Health Information for Travelers to Uganda and
CDC Traveler Information Center

VISA NOTE: Uganda Visa fees for both visitors and business travelers are as follows:

  • Short stay up to three months - USD50.00
  • Six Month Visa - USD100.00
  • Twelve Month Visa - USD200.00
Passengers can still obtain visas on arrival at Entebbe.

HEALTH NOTE:
Visitors should take Malaria precautions. It is advisable to drink bottled water - available in all areas of the country - rather than tap water.

Additional information can be found at Project Visa.

To locate an Embassy near you, click here.