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This meeting took place in 2014

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The Science of Malaria Eradication (F1)

Organizer(s) Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall
February 2—7, 2014
Fiesta Americana • Mérida, Yucatán Mexico
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 10, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2013

Organized in collaboration with MESA — Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Summary of Meeting:
Steering Committee of MESA: Pedro Alonso, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Fred Binka, School of Public Health, University of Ghana
Graham Brown, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
Chetan Chitnis, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Jessica Milman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Rob Newman, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization
Jetsumon Prachumsri, Mahidol Vivax Research Center, University of Mahidol
Regina Rabinovich, Harvard School of Public Health
David Schellenberg, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health 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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Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Maria Belen Cassera
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Chanaki Amaratunga
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand

Sara E. Canavati de la Torre
Malaria Consortium, Cambodia

Felipe De Jesus Colón González
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy

Ana Maria Fonseca
ISGLOBAL, Barcelona Institute for Global Health., Spain

Abhinav Sinha
R D Gardi Medical College, India

MESA — Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance Scholarship Recipients

Nicanor T. Obaldia
Harvard School of Public Health, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Josselin Carolina Corzo-Gómez
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico

Alison Isaacs
Institut Pasteur, France

Leanne J. Robinson
PNG Institute of Medical Research, Papua New Guinea

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

George Olusegun Ademowo
Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, Nigeria

Vincent Amarh
West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Ghana

Marcele Fontenelle Bastos
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Lilian L. Bueno
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mahamadou Diakite
Malaria Research and Training Center, Mali

Titilope Modupe Dokunmu
Covenant University, Nigeria

Alex Eapen
Indian Council of Medical Research, India

Esraa Mohammed Osman Ahmed Ismail
University of Khartoum, Sudan

Shaifali Jain
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Aditya Nath Jha
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Francis T. Kimani
Kenya Medical Research Institute, KEMRI, Kenya


Judith Nekesa Mangeni
Moi University, Kenya

Nancy Stephen Matowo
Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

Viswanathan Arun Nagaraj
Indian Institute of Science, India

Isabel Cristina Naranjo Prado
Unicamp, Brazil

Dickson Shey Nsagha
University of Buea, Cameroon

Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Segun Isaac Oyedeji
Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Faculty of Science, Nigeria

Alok Kumar Pandey
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Delhi, India

Exequiel O. Porta
Durham University, UK

Nancy O. Quashie
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana

Tajali Sahar
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Abayomi Olusola Sijuade
Ekiti State University, Nigeria

Judith Koryo Stephens
University of Ghana, Ghana

Surangi Gayanitha Yasawardene
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka