Preliminary Program.










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


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








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








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






Global Health Security

Chair: Jane Halton, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations


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







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









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