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New from MESA: Volunteer as MESA Correspondent to report from the virtual ASTMH Annual Meeting

September 16, 2020 - 09:53 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the virtual ASTMH Annual Meeting happening on November 15 - 19, 2020.

This year the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, foundations, government, not for profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all healthcare providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.

The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. Readers can also receive the reports in their inbox by subscribing to the MESA newsletter. The MESA Correspondents Programme is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.

What you will get in return:

  • To attend the conference
  • Enriching experiences as MESA Correspondent
  • An annual ASTMH membership
  • The option to register to one of the 2020 Virtual Pre-Meeting Courses

Previous examples include:

The application to become a MESA Correspondent for ASTMH 2020 consists of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement (100-word limit) indicating which areas of malaria you have knowledge of.
  • Synopsis of one of these videos (200-word limit)
    • Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar, speaker: Khamis Haji, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, Tanzania link
    • Protective efficacy of a spatial repellent against malaria infections in children: recent evidence from a clinical trial in Indonesia, speaker: Din Syafruddin, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia, link
    • Tracking the local and regional spread of Plasmodium falciparum in low transmission settings of Africa, link
    • Reactive case detection with targeted mass drug administration: Interrupting malaria transmission and achieving elimination beyond intervention areas in northwestern Peru, link

Researchers or students from malaria-endemic areas are highly encouraged to apply. Please send applications to mesa@isglobal.org asap and no later than October 15, 2020. MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of the applications.

Only the applicants who are chosen will be notified. Thanks for your interest!