Web Desc
The Science of Malaria Eradication
Organizer(s): Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall
Date: February 02 - 07, 2014
Location: 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.
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.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: September 4 2013
Scholarship Deadline: October 10 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 10 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 5 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 3 2013
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMESA —  Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance
$10,000 - $24,999
Malaria Nexus
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Malaria Nexus
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI110077-01
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 appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Sunday, February 02 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Yucatán Foyer


Sunday, February 02 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Terrace Montejo


Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Opening Remarks
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 2
Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Opening Remarks
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 2
Lee Fenton Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 9:45AM - 11:30AM
Different Strategies for Disease Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 4
* Lee Fenton Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 9:45AM - 11:30AM
Different Strategies for Disease Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 4
Dyann F. Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
The Parasite Population in Control, Elimination and Eradication

Monday, February 03 | 9:45AM - 11:30AM
Different Strategies for Disease Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 4
Frank O. Richards, Carter Center, USA
Pragmatic Approaches: Where to Start with Elimination – Different Strategic Lessons that Can Be Learned from NTD Programs

Monday, February 03 | 9:45AM - 11:30AM
Different Strategies for Disease Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 4
Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Monash University, Australia
Short Talk: Bioethics of Malaria Elimination

Monday, February 03 | 10:20AM - 10:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Monday, February 03 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Monday, February 03 | 11:30AM - 4:30PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Monday, February 03 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Monday, February 03 | 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Monday, February 03 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Group Photo
Room: Foyer


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 5
* Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 5
Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand
Inhibition of Malaria Parasite Development in Different Vectors

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 5
Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine, USA
Genetic Approaches for Controlling Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Focus on Malaria

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 5
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Reducing Vectorial Capacity
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 5
Austin Burt, Imperial College London, UK
Short Talk: Self-Sustaining Strategies for Reducing Malaria Transmission Using Homing Endonuclease Genes (HEGs)

Monday, February 03 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Monday, February 03 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 7
* Stephen A. Ward, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 7
Elizabeth A. Winzeler, University of California, San Diego, USA
Using Phenotypic Screening and Forward Genetics to Find Targets for a Malaria Elimination Agenda

Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 7
Timothy N.C. Wells, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
Discovery and Development of New Medicines for Eradication: Integrating with Translational Medicine

Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 7
Marcus V.G. Lacerda, Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Brazil
Drugs for Plasmodium vivax in the Context of
Eradication


Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 7
Frédéric Ariey, Institut Pasteur, France
A Molecular Marker of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 6 of 7
Chanaki Amaratunga, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
Short Talk: In vitro Correlates of Artemisinin-Resistant P. falciparum Parasite Subpopulations in western Cambodia

Tuesday, February 04 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Drugs and Drug-Based Strategies for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 7 of 7
Ingrid Chen, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Low-Dose Primaquine to Reduce the Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: A Roadmap Update

Tuesday, February 04 | 10:20AM - 10:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Tuesday, February 04 | 12:15PM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Tuesday, February 04 | 12:15PM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Tuesday, February 04 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Tuesday, February 04 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 6
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 6
Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Dynamics of Malaria Infection: Implications for Elimination

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 6
David L. Smith, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, USA
How Stable Is Elimination?

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 6
Felipe De Jesus Colón González, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
Short Talk: A Regional-Scale, High Resolution Dynamical Model for Malaria

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 6
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

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Health Systems Research
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 6 of 6
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

Tuesday, February 04 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Tuesday, February 04 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 7
* Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 7
Stephen L. Hoffman, Sanaria, USA
Plans for Development of the PfSPZ Vaccine for Use in Malaria Elimination

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 7
Patrick E. Duffy, NIAID, National Institutes for Health, USA
Transmission-Blocking Vaccine and Assay Development

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 7
David C. Kaslow, PATH, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 7
Carlota Dobaño, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Spain
Approaches and Challenges in Profiling Immune Responses to the RTS/s Vaccine Candidate

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 6 of 7
Veronique Beiss, Fraunhofer IME, Germany
Short Talk: Evaluating PfGap50 as a Component of Novel Recombinant Subunit Vaccines Derived from Plants

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Vaccines for Eradication
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 7 of 7
Daria Nikolaeva, National Institutes of Health / University of Oxford, UK
Short Talk: Functional Characterization of Novel Plasmodium falciparum Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Targets

Wednesday, February 05 | 10:20AM - 10:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Wednesday, February 05 | 12:15PM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Wednesday, February 05 | 12:15PM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Wednesday, February 05 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Wednesday, February 05 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 6
* Dyann F. Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 6
Richard W. Steketee, PATH – MACEPA, Malaria Control Program, USA
Measuring Malaria Transmission Reduction in a Program Context in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 6
Ivo Mueller, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
Determining Transmission of P. vivax and P. falciparum in Three Non-African Settings

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 6
Sarah K. Volkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Using Genomics to Understand Malaria Transmission toward Elimination and Eradication

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 6
Ana Maria Fonseca, ISGLOBAL, Barcelona Institute for Global Health., Spain
Short Talk: Dissecting VAR2CSA to Develop a Pregnancy-Specific Serologic Assay to Quantify Malaria Transmission Intensity

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Measurement of Transmission
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 6 of 6
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

Wednesday, February 05 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Wednesday, February 05 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Thursday, February 06 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Individual Hotel


Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 6
* Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri, Mahidol University, Thailand

Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 6
Robert E. Sinden, Imperial College London, UK
Identifying Biological Challenges: Trojan Horses of the Parasite Life Cycle

Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 6
Hernando del Portillo Obando, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Spain
Reticulocyte-Derived Exosomes: An Intercellular Communicator in Plasmodium vivax Malaria?

Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 6
Oliver Billker, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Signaling Pathways for Development of Transmission Stages

Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 5 of 6
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

Thursday, February 06 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parasite-Host Interactions
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 6 of 6
Abhinav Sinha, R D Gardi Medical College, India
Short Talk: Identification of a Gene that Is Essential for Commitment to Gametocytogenesis in Malaria Parasites

Thursday, February 06 | 10:20AM - 10:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Thursday, February 06 | 12:00PM - 4:30PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Thursday, February 06 | 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Thursday, February 06 | 4:30PM - 6:15PM
Surveillance for Elimination
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 4
* Ivo Mueller, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Thursday, February 06 | 4:30PM - 6:15PM
Surveillance for Elimination
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 4
Richard W. Steketee, PATH – MACEPA, Malaria Control Program, USA
Monitoring, Evaluation and Surveillance for Malaria Elimination Programs

Thursday, February 06 | 4:30PM - 6:15PM
Surveillance for Elimination
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 3 of 4
Justin M. Cohen, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), USA
Defining Operational Surveillance Strategies for Malaria Elimination Programs

Thursday, February 06 | 4:30PM - 6:15PM
Surveillance for Elimination
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 4 of 4
Thomas A. Smith, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Surveillance and Response: The Challenges for Science and Elimination Actions

Thursday, February 06 | 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Keynote Address
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 1
Peter C. Agre, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, USA
Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science

Thursday, February 06 | 7:15PM - 7:30PM
Concluding Remarks
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 1 of 2
Chetan E. Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Thursday, February 06 | 7:15PM - 7:30PM
Concluding Remarks
Room: Salón Yucatán 1

Speaker 2 of 2
Lee Fenton Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Thursday, February 06 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Thursday, February 06 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Thursday, February 06 | 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Salón Yucatán 2-4


Friday, February 07 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.