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Today: Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication (live webcast + Q&A)

June 26, 2017 - 06:09 -- MESA Alliance

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From Innovation to Eradication


Don't forget to register for our FREE virtual broadcast on malaria filmed at the recent Keystone Symposia conference on "Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication" in Kampala, Uganda, February 19-23, 2017. Watch a lively roundtable discussion moderated by Professor Marcel Tanner examining the scientific progress being made toward the goals of eliminating and eradicating malaria, and then ask the panelists your questions LIVE.

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 Noon – 13:30 EST | / 18:00 – 19:30 CET

Topics of the discussion include:
  • Biological challenges and discoveries, including emerging data on insecticide and drug resistance, plus promising drug candidates in the pipeline
  • Development of the next generation of diagnostic tools
  • Potentially transformative strategies to eliminate malaria
  • The impact of training and capacity-building on malaria elimination goals
  • Surveillance-response approaches in malaria elimination


  • Marcel P. Tanner, PhD, MPH, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland


  • Sarah K. Volkman, ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
  • Marcus Lacerda, MD, PhD, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Brazil
  • Jetsumon Prachumsri, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Salim Abdulla, MSc, PhD, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  • Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, MD, Ministry of Health, Zambia
  • Vladimir Corredor, PhD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    Silvie Huijben, PhD, Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal)
    Gawrie Loku Galappaththy, MBBS,MD, MSc, World Health Organization - Global Malaria Programme

Event Site: or

Event hashtag: #VKSmalaria

Visit Barcelona-based ISGlobal's website to view photos and blogs of the February Keystone Symposia conference in Uganda. And click here to view a video with ISGlobal researchers talking about their own very personal experiences with malaria, made to mark World Malaria Day 2017.

Want to attend a face-to-face conference on malaria and other tropical diseases? Submit an abstract and register today for the Keystone Symposia conference on Vectors, Pathogens and Disease: Current Trends and Emerging Challenges, taking place September 10-14, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. The discounted abstract and scholarship application deadline is May 11, 2017.


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