The Science of Malaria Eradication (F1)

Scientific Organizers: Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall


February 2—7, 2014

Fiesta Americana, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico


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


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 10, 2013


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
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  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is November 5, 2013)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 4, 2013


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Scholarship Deadline: October 10, 2013


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.

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Abstract Deadline: November 5, 2013


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 10, 2013)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 3, 2013


Registration Fee: 775.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 550.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 925.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 700.00 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.

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Meeting Summary



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.