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The Science of Malaria Eradication (F1)


Organizer(s) Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall
February 2—7, 2014
Fiesta Americana • Mérida, Yucatán Mexico
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2013

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:
Steering Committee of MESA: Pedro Alonso, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Fred Binka, School of Public Health, University of Ghana
Graham Brown, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
Chetan Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Jessica Milman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Rob Newman, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization
Jetsumon Prachumsri, Mahidol Vivax Research Center, University of Mahidol
Regina Rabinovich, Harvard School of Public Health
David Schellenberg, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Meeting Summary: This Keystone Symposium provides the most comprehensive look at the cutting edge of the science of malaria eradication as it advances. For the first time since the paradigm shift from malaria control to the interruption of transmission, research, development, innovation and lessons learned will all be captured. The central goal of the meeting is to provide a unique and needed space for malaria eradication scientists to share new information and advance the scientific debate. As the field develops and results emerge, so too will the questions which need to be answered. The meeting facilities crossfertilisation between disciplines, which all have a role in advancing the science of malaria eradication. Further, in an environment conducive to creative thinking, an anticipated outcome of the meeting is the generation of ideas and the next priorities for the scientific community to tackle. Other disease eradication efforts, past and present, have taught us the critical role of research and development. The publication of the malaria eradication research agenda (malERA) in 2011 laid the foundation for this R&D effort. This meeting would serve as a significant milestone in the continual development of this research agenda. By showcasing new evidence, emerging data and new challenges the meeting aims to catalyze ideas across multiple disciplines and catalyze research activities in the field.


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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

09:00—09:45
Opening Remarks
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Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Lee Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

09:45—11:30
Different Strategies for Disease Eradication
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* Lee Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Dyann F. Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
The Parasite Population in Control, Elimination and Eradication

Frank O. Richards, Carter Center, USA
Pragmatic Approaches: Where to Start with Elimination – Different Strategic Lessons that Can Be Learned from NTD Programs

Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Monash University, Australia
Short Talk: Bioethics of Malaria Elimination

10:20—10:40
Coffee Break

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

11:30—16:30
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:00—16:30
Coffee Available

16:30—17:00
Group Photo

17:00—19:00
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
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* Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Jetsumon S. Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand
Inhibition of Malaria Parasite Development in Different Vectors

Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine, USA
Genetic Approaches for Controlling Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Focus on Malaria

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Austin Burt, Imperial College London, UK
Short Talk: Self-Sustaining Strategies for Reducing Malaria Transmission Using Homing Endonuclease Genes (HEGs)

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

09:00—12:15
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
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* Stephen A. Ward, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Elizabeth A. Winzeler, University of California, San Diego, USA
Using Phenotypic Screening and Forward Genetics to Find Targets for a Malaria Elimination Agenda

Timothy N.C. Wells, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
Discovery and Development of New Medicines for Eradication: Integrating with Translational Medicine

Marcus V.G. Lacerda, Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Brazil
Drugs for Plasmodium vivax in the Context of Eradication

Frédéric Ariey, Institut Pasteur, France
A Molecular Marker of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

Chanaki Amaratunga, NIAID, National Institutes for Health, USA
Short Talk: In vitro Correlates of Artemisinin-Resistant P. falciparum Parasite Subpopulations in western Cambodia

Ingrid Chen, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Low-Dose Primaquine to Reduce the Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: A Roadmap Update

10:20—10:40
Coffee Break

12:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

12:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Health Systems Research
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* N. Regina Rabinovich, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Dynamics of Malaria Infection: Implications for Elimination

David L. Smith, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
How Stable Is Elimination?

Felipe De Jesus Colón González, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Short Talk: A Regional-Scale, High Resolution Dynamical Model for Malaria

Sian E. Clarke, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Short Talk: Intermittent Parasite Clearance in Schools in Mali: Impact on Malaria, Anaemia and Cognition

Alyssa E. Barry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Short Talk: Contrasting Population Biology of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in Papua New Guinea: Implications for Malaria Control

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

09:00—12:15
Vaccines for Eradication
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* Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Stephen L. Hoffman, Sanaria, USA
Plans for Development of the PfSPZ Vaccine for Use in Malaria Elimination

Patrick E. Duffy, NIAID, National Institutes for Health, USA
Transmission-Blocking Vaccine and Assay Development

David Kaslow, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Carlota Dobaño, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB)
Approaches and Challenges in Profiling Immune Responses to the RTS/s Vaccine Candidate

Veronique Beiss, Fraunhofer IME, Germany
Short Talk: Evaluating PfGap50 as a Component of Novel Recombinant Subunit Vaccines Derived from Plants

Daria Nikolaeva, National Institutes of Health / University of Oxford, UK
Short Talk: Functional Characterization of Novel Plasmodium falciparum Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Targets

10:20—10:40
Coffee Break

12:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

12:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:15
Measurement of Transmission
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* Dyann F. Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Richard W. Steketee, PATH – MACEPA, Malaria Control Program, USA
Measuring Malaria Transmission Reduction in a Program Context in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ivo Mueller, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Determining Transmission of P. vivax and P. falciparum in Three Non-African Settings

Sarah K. Volkman, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Using Genomics to Understand Malaria Transmission toward Elimination and Eradication

Ana Maria Fonseca, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research - CRESIB, Spain
Short Talk: Dissecting VAR2CSA to Develop a Pregnancy-Specific Serologic Assay to Quantify Malaria Transmission Intensity

David M. Newman, University of Exeter, UK
Short Talk: The Use of Haemozoin as a Diagnostic Biomarker at Different Stages in the Lifecycle of Plasmodium falciparum

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

08:00—09:00
Breakfast

09:00—12:00
Parasite-Host Interactions
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* Jetsumon S. Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand

Robert E. Sinden, Imperial College London, UK
Identifying Biological Challenges: Trojan Horses of the Parasite Life Cycle

Hernando del Portillo Obando, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB)
Reticulocyte-Derived Exosomes: An Intercellular Communicator in Plasmodium vivax Malaria?

Oliver Billker, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Signaling Pathways for Development of Transmission Stages

Gabriele Pradel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Short Talk: The Role of the Perforin-Like Protein PPLP2 during Egress of Malaria Gametocytes from the Red Blood Cell

Abhinav Sinha, R D Gardi Medical College, India
Short Talk: Identification of a Gene that Is Essential for Commitment to Gametocytogenesis in Malaria Parasites

10:20—10:40
Coffee Break

12:00—16:30
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:00—16:30
Coffee Available

16:30—18:15
Surveillance for Elimination
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* Ivo Mueller, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Richard W. Steketee, PATH – MACEPA, Malaria Control Program, USA
Monitoring, Evaluation and Surveillance for Malaria Elimination Programs

Justin M. Cohen, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), USA
Defining Operational Surveillance Strategies for Malaria Elimination Programs

Thomas A. Smith, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Surveillance and Response: The Challenges for Science and Elimination Actions

18:15—19:15
Keynote Address
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Peter C. Agre, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, USA
Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science

19:15—19:30
Concluding Remarks
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Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Lee Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

19:30—20:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

20:00—23:00
Entertainment


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation MESA —  Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

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


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13AI110077-01

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