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.


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 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
  • 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 5, 2013)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 4, 2013


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 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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

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.

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:

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Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID) is the recommended airport for this conference. Mérida’s tiny but modern airport is a 10km, 20-minute ride southwest of the Plaza Grande off Hwy 180 (Av de los Itzáes). The airport has rental car desks, an ATM and currency-exchange booth, and a tourist office (hours are 9am-5pm) that helps mainly with hotel reservations. Most international flights into Mérida are connections through Mexico City or Cancún.



Transportation options from Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport to Fiesta Americana Merida include:

TAXI:
Available directly outside the airport, Taxi Cars cost approximately $TBD pesos and Taxi Vans cost approximately $TBD pesos. No reservation is required.

BY RENTAL CAR: Avis provides car rental discounts to Keystone Symposia attendees. To inquire about discounts available from Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport, call (800) 331-1600 and provide your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: "TBD". Click on this link to book Avis online and use Location Code MID.

More information about Avis at this location:
Address: Calle 81-A Av. Intl No 901, Col Sambula, Merida YUC, 97259, Mexico
Phone Number: (52) 999-946-1524
Hours of Operation: Sun-Sat, 7:00am-11:00pm



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 information from the Instituto Nacional de Migracion in Mexico, visit Mexico Visa.

To locate an Embassy near you, click here.