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Malaria in the Era of COVID-19 - VIRTUAL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Organizer(s): Regina N. Rabinovich and Abdisalan M. Noor
Date: March 16 - 17, 2021
Location: Virtual at your computer. Recorded presentation content is available On Demand.
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Summary of Meeting:
How can we tackle the global threat of COVID-19 without neglecting the fight against malaria? This Keystone e-Symposium will shed light on how to effectively combat the dual challenges of a malaria-endemic world, along-side new complications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must tackle these global health challenges together, as a united community, so as not to lose ground against either of these formidable diseases. Presenters will share recent progress and innovation in malaria research, from targeted public health interventions to new applications of decision-making science in global health. The program will also stimulate debate on how the malaria community is navigating shifting boundaries in open access publishing, data sharing, and competing priorities for research funding. Looking to future challenges and future generations of malaria research, participants will discuss the dynamic nature of a career in the malaria field with experts from diverse career paths, from leading research in endemic countries, to forging start-up enterprises, to guiding global level policy making. In addition, we will address how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted those in early stages of their careers, and strategies to overcome these new hurdles to achieve your career goals.
Scholarship Deadline: March 2 2021
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Program

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:00AM - 6:30AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (6am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)

Speaker 1 of 3
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:00AM - 6:30AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (6am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)

Speaker 2 of 3
* Abdisalan M. Noor, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:00AM - 6:30AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (6am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)

Speaker 3 of 3
Pedro L. Alonso, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Overcoming Complex Challenges: Malaria and COVID-19

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:30AM - 6:50AM
Lessons from COVID for Malaria (6:30am Denver/Mountain Time
Start)


Speaker 1 of 1
Jestina Doe-Anderson, Senior Fellow; Member, Board of Directors; GE2P2 Global Foundation, USA
Malaria in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons from Ebola

Tuesday, March 16 | 6:50AM - 7:05AM
Live Q&A from Audience (6:50am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 1 of 1
* Abdisalan M. Noor, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:05AM - 7:35AM
Panel: Malaria Research Funding in the COVID-19 Context (7:0
5am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 1 of 5
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:05AM - 7:35AM
Panel: Malaria Research Funding in the COVID-19 Context (7:0
5am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 2 of 5
Alexandra Cameron, Unitaid, Switzerland

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:05AM - 7:35AM
Panel: Malaria Research Funding in the COVID-19 Context (7:0
5am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 3 of 5
Michael Makanga, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Netherlands

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:05AM - 7:35AM
Panel: Malaria Research Funding in the COVID-19 Context (7:0
5am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 4 of 5
Lee Hall, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:05AM - 7:35AM
Panel: Malaria Research Funding in the COVID-19 Context (7:0
5am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 5 of 5
R. Scott Miller, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Tuesday, March 16 | 7:35AM - 8:30AM
Poster Session (7:35am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Tuesday, March 16 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Networking Lounge (8:30am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Wednesday, March 17 | 6:00AM - 6:05AM
Notification of Top Three Posters (6am Denver/Mountain Time
Start)


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

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:05AM - 6:35AM
Career Roundtable (6:05am Denver/Mountain Time Start)
Moderated discussion about career choices, training independent scientists, science capacity in malaria endemic countries, as well as advice to strengthen career paths in malaria.
Speaker 1 of 5
* Sarah K. Volkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:05AM - 6:35AM
Career Roundtable (6:05am Denver/Mountain Time Start)
Moderated discussion about career choices, training independent scientists, science capacity in malaria endemic countries, as well as advice to strengthen career paths in malaria.
Speaker 2 of 5
Sam M. Kinyanjui, Wellcome Trust, Kenya

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:05AM - 6:35AM
Career Roundtable (6:05am Denver/Mountain Time Start)
Moderated discussion about career choices, training independent scientists, science capacity in malaria endemic countries, as well as advice to strengthen career paths in malaria.
Speaker 3 of 5
Ifeyinwa Aniebo, Harvard University, USA

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:05AM - 6:35AM
Career Roundtable (6:05am Denver/Mountain Time Start)
Moderated discussion about career choices, training independent scientists, science capacity in malaria endemic countries, as well as advice to strengthen career paths in malaria.
Speaker 4 of 5
Kimberly A. Lindblade, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:05AM - 6:35AM
Career Roundtable (6:05am Denver/Mountain Time Start)
Moderated discussion about career choices, training independent scientists, science capacity in malaria endemic countries, as well as advice to strengthen career paths in malaria.
Speaker 5 of 5
Hernando del Portillo, ISGlobal, Spain

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:35AM - 7:00AM
Redefining Targeting of Malaria Interventions to Accelerate
Impact (6:35am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 2
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Wednesday, March 17 | 6:35AM - 7:00AM
Redefining Targeting of Malaria Interventions to Accelerate
Impact (6:35am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 2
Abdisalan M. Noor, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:00AM - 7:40AM
Short Talks by Poster Prize Winners (7am Denver/Mountain Tim
e Start)


Speaker 1 of 4
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:00AM - 7:40AM
Short Talks by Poster Prize Winners (7am Denver/Mountain Tim
e Start)


Speaker 2 of 4
Piyawan Kochayoo, Mahidol University, Thailand
Expansion of Human T-bethi Atypical Memory B Cells Impaired Antibody Production Following Natural Plasmodium vivax Infection

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:00AM - 7:40AM
Short Talks by Poster Prize Winners (7am Denver/Mountain Tim
e Start)


Speaker 3 of 4
Ifeoma D. Ozodiegwu, Northwestern University, USA
Application of Mathematical Models of Malaria Transmission to Inform National Strategic Planning in Nigeria

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:00AM - 7:40AM
Short Talks by Poster Prize Winners (7am Denver/Mountain Tim
e Start)


Speaker 4 of 4
Shweta Singh, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
Eps15 Homology Domain Containing Protein of Plasmodium falciparum (PfEHD) Associates with Endocytosis and Vesicular Trafficking Towards Neutral Lipid Storage Site

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:40AM - 8:15AM
Closing Keynote Address: Giving Malaria a Dose of our COVID-
19 Response (7:40am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 2
* Philip Welkhoff, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:40AM - 8:15AM
Closing Keynote Address: Giving Malaria a Dose of our COVID-
19 Response (7:40am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 2
Francine Ntoumi, Congolese Foundation for Medical Research, Congo, Republic of the

Wednesday, March 17 | 8:15AM - 8:30AM
Closing Remarks (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 1 of 2
* Regina N. Rabinovich, ISGlobal, Spain / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, Spain

Wednesday, March 17 | 8:15AM - 8:30AM
Closing Remarks (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 2 of 2
* Abdisalan M. Noor, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Wednesday, March 17 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Networking Lounge (8:30am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


*Session Chair.