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Conference opening program & sponsors

April 24, 2014 - 19:44 -- J20 Jerusalem Conf

Rubin Hall, Forchheimer Student Center, Ein-Kerem Campus, Jerusalem

8:30-9:00 Coffee/Tea (reception area adjoining Rubin Hall)  

  • Prof. Yehuda Neumark. Director, Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Sanford F. Kuvin. Founder & Chairman of the International Board, Sanford F. Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. David Lichtstein. Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Rob Dixon. Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy in Israel
  • Dr. Gabriel E. Alexander. Jewish National Fund/Keren Keyemeth LeIsrael

9:30-13:15 Historical Models of Malaria Eradication
Moderator: Prof. Nadav Davidovitch, Chair, Center for Health Policy Research in the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

Part 1: Malaria Eradication: Lessons from Israel – Tribute to Prof. Israel Kligler

9:30-10:00 Mr. Anton Alexander, Independent Researcher, Retired Lawyer, UK. “Professor Israel J. Kligler and Malaria Eradication in Palestine, 1921-1944”
10:00-10:15 Presentation of commemorative plaque honouring Prof. I. Kligler’s contributions to malaria eradication in Mandate Palestine
10:15-10:30 BREAK

Part 2: Malaria Eradication: Connecting Mandate Palestine to International Agendas

10:30-11:00 Dr. Jan Peter Verhave, Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. "The Dutch and the Palestinian Ways of Malaria Control: a Bunch of Keys or a Battering-ram” 
11:00-11:30 Dr. José A. Nájera, Former Director, WHO Division of Control of Tropical Diseases; Former Director, WHO Malaria Action Programme. “The Malaria Eradication Campaign and the Neglect of Local Epidemiology”
11:30-12:00 Dr. Bart Knols, Innovation Officer, In2Care BV, The Netherlands; Science Director, Soper Strategies, The Netherlands; Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation. “The Other Kligler - Fred Soper”
12:00-12:30 General Discussion   
12.30-13.15    LIGHT LUNCH (Faculty Lounge, adjoining Rubin Hall)