Preliminary Program.

 
 

 

8:00AM

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

8:15AM

PLENARY

8:30AM

PANEL

9:15AM

DR PEDRO ALONSO, Director, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organisation
Malaria Today: The numbers

9:40AM

DR AWA COLL-SECK, Minister of State, Republic of Senegal
Driver of the numbers in the region & what has made the difference

10:00AM

MORNING TEA & NETWORKING

 

10:30AM

CONCURRENT 1

 

 

The malaria map & current challenges & Peoples engagement in malaria programmes

Malaria Elimination: Whose business is it & Scale-up & innovating with existing interventions

Plasmodium vivax treatment, and drug discovery

 

Chairs: Prof Simon Hay, University of Washington & Dr Tenneth Dalipanda, Secretary of Health, Solomon Islands

Chairs: Jane Halton, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations & Dr Philip Welkhoff. Malaria Program Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chairs: Prof Ric Price, Menzies School of Health Research and Prof Karen Day, University of Melbourne

 

Prof Simon Hay, University of Washington

Panel Discussion
Dr Kesete Admasu, CEO, RBM Partnerships
Lelio Marmora, Executive Director, UNITAID
Dr Susan Roth, Senior Social Development Specialist, Asia Development Bank


Prof Ric Price, Menzies School of Health Research

 

Prof Alan Lopez AC, University of Melbourne

Dr Philip Welkhoff, Malaria Program Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr Sarah Auburn, Menzies School of Health Research

 

Prof Lisa White, Oxford University

Dr Scott Filler, Senior Disease Coordinator, Malaria, Global Fund
Effective malaria frontline approaches

Prof Dennis Shanks, Army Malaria Institute

 

Associate Prof Caroline Buckee, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr Kimberley A. Lindblade, Global Malaria Program, World Health Organisation

Dr Rini Poespoprodjo, University of Gadja Mada

 

Prof Maxine Whittaker, James Cook University
Lessons from community involvement from control to eliminate malaria

Dr Justin Cohen, Senior Director for Global Malaria, Clinton Health Access Initiative
CHAI work in Haiti/Swaziland/Namibia

Prof Kevin Baird, Prof of Malariology, Head of Unit, Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit
The dangers of primaquine in patients with G6PD deficiency

 

George Taleo, Director General, Ministry of Health, Vanuatu
Lessons from the Pacific – Vanuatu

 

Dr Kamala Ley-Thriemer, Clinical Trials Co-ordinator, Menzies School of Health Research
Safety of low and high dose primaquine

 

Albino Bobogare, Vector Borne Disease Control Program, Ministry of Health
Solomon Islands
Lessons learnt from Solomon Islands

 

Dr Rob Commons, Menzies School of Health Research
The effect of chloroquine dose and primaquine on Plasmodium vivax  recurrence: an individual patient pooled analysis

 

Edgar Pollock
Where are people located when mosquitoes are biting in Solomon Islands

 

Angela Devine
Economic costs of P. vivax episodes: a multi-country comparative analysis using primary trial data

 

Lisa Davidson, Burnet Institute
Empowering communities in East New Britain, PNG to eliminate Plasmodium falciparum malaria

 

Prof Gao Qi, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
Malaria elimination in China

12:30PM

LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

1:30PM

CONCURRENT 2

 

 

Residual malaria transmission & Mass drug administration for elimination

Maintaining national political leadership in the context of declining infection rates & Resurgence & containing artemisinin resistance

Immunity in an elimination context & Context & community participation: what have we learnt

Unique challenges of non-falciparum malarias & The role of advocacy in communications in malaria elimination

 

Chairs: Dr Gerry Killeen & Prof Arjen Dondorp

 

Chair: Professor Kevin Marsh, African Academy of Science & University of Oxford

Chairs: Nick Anstey, Menzies School of Health Research & Jetsumon Prachumsri, Mahidol University

 

Dr Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

Hon. Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Sri Lanka


Dr Faith Osier, Principal Investigator KEMRI/Wellcome Trust

Dr Jetsumon Prachumsri, Mahidol University

 

Dr Moses Laman, PNG Institute of Medical Research

DR Richard Nchabi Kamwi, E8 Ambassador


Dr Neena Valecha, Director of the ICMR - National Institute of Malaria Research, India

Professor Nick Anstey, Menzies School of Health Research

 

Jeffery Hii, Malaria Consortium Asia
Vector control at the cross-roads in Asia-Pacific Region: public health entomology & persistent residual malaria transmission

Dr Paola Marchesini, National Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health, Brazil

Professor Denise Doolan, James Cook University

Mayfong Mayxay, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR (Australian Award Fellowship)

 

Dr Lorenz von Seidlein, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health, Papua New Guinea

Perspectives from PNG

Professor Kevin Marsh
Implications for population immunity & the hidden benefits of malaria elimination

 

 

Dr Larry Slutsker, Director, Center for Malaria Control and Elimination, PATH

Dr Maria Grillet, Central University of Venzuala, Caracas
A perspective from Venezuela


Panel Discussion: How does context affect participation? APMEN perspectives Facilitator: Effie Espino

 

 

Professor Frank Smithuis, Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit

 

Community engagement in malaria elimination: Perspectives from different RSC constituencies on partnering with communities

 

 

 

Panel: Lessons for action

 

3:00PM

AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

 

 

Global Health Security

Chair: Jane Halton, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

3:30PM

PROFESSOR DAVID L HEYMANN CBE, Head, Centre for Global Health Security, Chatham House
How Eradication and Elimination programmes contribute to Global Health Security

 

4:15PM

PLENARY

 

4:30PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panellist: Professor David Heymann, Dr Awa Coll-Seck, Blair Excell, Dr Pedro Alonso

 

5:45PM

SHORT TALKS

 

6:30PM

POSTER PRESENTATION

 

 

* Speakers are from selected abstracts therefore biography may not be available.