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Event: Keystone Symposium - The Science of Malaria Eradication

October 17, 2013 - 12:45 -- MalariaWorld Events
Date: February 2-7, 2014
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Abstract Deadline: November 5, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 3, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall
Organized in collaboration with MESA – Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Steering Committee of MESA: Pedro Alonso, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Fred Binka, University of Ghana, Graham Brown, University of Melbourne, Chetan Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Erin Shutes/Jessica Milman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rob Newman, World Health Organization, Jetsumon Prachumsri, University of Mahidol, David Schellenberg, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical 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.
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