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CLOSED: Event: Keystone Symposium: Malaria (A8)

July 26, 2012 - 19:34 -- MalariaWorld Events

Date: January 20–25, 2013

Location: JW Marriott New Orleans, USA

Scientific Organizers: Fidel P. Zavala, Andrew P. Waters, Kevin Marsh and Carolina V. Barillas-Mury

The control and eventual eradication of malaria will require a concerted, multidisciplinary effort
to decrease parasite infectivity through vaccines and anti-parasitic drugs, and by preventing transmission to the vertebrate host.

This meeting will promote discussion of:

  • Innate and adaptive immune responses to Plasmodium infection and how the parasite interferes with these responses.
  • New adjuvants and anti-malaria vaccine strategies.
  • Basic aspects of Plasmodium cellular and population biology that affect infection and the development of drug resistance.
  • Plasmodium transmission, including gametocytogenesis and Plasmodium biology in the mosquito vector. This includes cellular and molecular aspects of parasite-mosquito interactions, field studies, functional genomics and the development of potential control strategies.
  • Severe malaria in endemic areas, recent advances in our understanding of the physiopathology of disease in humans and in animal models, and genome-based strategies to identify biomarkers of susceptibility to severe disease.

Since basic and translational malaria research is eminently multidisciplinary, the meeting will bring together researchers working in disciplines ranging from basic molecular studies to population biology, thereby promoting the exchange of ideas both to deepen our understanding of malaria and to develop novel control measures. Another goal is to enable the identification and prioritization of the next generation of challenges faced by the field.

Session Topics:

  • Understanding Protective Immunity Against Plasmodium
  • New Approaches to Vaccination
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plasmodium
  • Integrating Genomic Science and Population Biology
  • Vector Biology and Malaria Transmission
  • Biology of Plasmodium Transmission Stages
  • Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Severe Malaria
  • Mechanisms of Drug Resistance

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 21, 2012

Abstract & Scholarship Deadline: September 20, 2012
Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: November 15, 2012

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Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.