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2019 World Malaria Day Symposium updated image
The Institute hosts its largest scientific symposium each World Malaria Day, April 25th.  The one-day symposium includes presentations from leading researchers, a lunch-time poster session and opportunities for trainees to interact with established malaria researchers. 

Free online registration is required.   **Click here to register.**


Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Location: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Cost: Free for registrants



8:00 – 9:00 am        Registration – JHBSPH, E. Monument Street entrance first floor foyer Morning Coffee Social – Feinstone Hall E2030
9:00 – 9:05 am        Welcome – Dean Ellen MacKenzie, Bloomberg School of Public Health
9:05 – 9:15 am        Symposium Overview
Perspectives on Malaria Elimination – Moderator Brian Greenwood
9:15 – 9:45 am             Kim Lindblade, World Health Organization 
The E-2020 initiative: The challenges in meeting national elimination goals in Africa
9:45 – 10:15 amLaurence Slutsker, PATH    
PATH Malaria: Update on malaria control and elimination activities  
10:15 – 10:45 amElizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Ministry of Health, Zambia
Perspectives of malaria elimination – Zambia National Malaria Elimination Programme
10:45 – 11:15 amBreak – Feinstone Hall
Challenges to Malaria Elimination in Africa – Moderator William Moss
11:15 – 11:45 amHilary Ranson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine         
Malaria in insecticide resistant Africa: Do we have the tools to tackle this new reality?   
11:45 – 12:15 pmTeun Bousema, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands   
Asymptomatic reservoirs
12:15 – 12:45 pmAmy Wesolowski, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
The challenge of population mobility on malaria elimination in Africa
12:45 – 2:00 pmLunch and Posters – Feinstone Hall
2:00 – 2:15 pm          Bloomberg Philanthropies and JHMRI Video Presentation
2:15 – 3:00 pm               Rick Steketee, U.S. President's Malaria Initiative 
Keynote Address: Steps to malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa
New Tools and Strategies for Malaria Elimination in Africa – Moderator Dyann Wirth
3:00 – 3:30 pmBryan Greenhouse, University of California San Francisco
Tracking malaria from a drop of blood    
3:30 – 4:00 pm Flaminia Catteruccia, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
From the study of mosquito-parasite interactions to a new paradigm for malaria control
4:00 – 4:30 pm          Break – Feinstone Hall
4:30 – 5:00 pm David Smith, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Malaria elimination's last mile: Quantifying challenges and evaluating solutions
5:00 – 5:30 pm            William Moss, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Malaria elimination in southern Zambia: Studies of the Southern and Central Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research
5:30 – 6:30 pm          Reception and Posters – Feinstone Hall


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Organized by Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dyann Wirth, Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, and Bill Moss, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Image credit: Malaria Atlas Project,