View the 2017 Alan Magill Symposium on Malaria Eradication

Posted 11 December 2017

Watch the video recordings from the 2017 Magill Symposium that took place during the 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on our YouTube page

You can view each speaker of the presentations individually or see the Symposium as a whole, from start to finish. 

This annual symposium honors the life and work of ASTMH Past President Alan Magill, who at the time of his untimely death in 2015 was promoting the bold goal of global malaria eradication as the Malaria Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The symposium brings leaders in the malaria field during the ASTMH Annual Meeting to summarize the challenge and advances in areas of relevance to the elimination and eradication effort. This year's key topics included a review of key concepts and potential interventions for residual transmission; the challenge of including fragile populations in the elimination strategy; the approaches being taken by the 21 countries that are aiming to achieve at least one year of no indigenous transmission by 2020; and the new focus on the P. vivax research and elimination agenda. The talks were followed by a panel discussion of prospects of and progress toward malaria eradication during which diverse viewpoints were solicited from the panelists and audience. 

(Watch the recorded video on our YouTube page.) 

Speakers included: 

Symposium organizer Regina Rabinovich
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States
Co-chair Scott Miller
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, United States

Country-driven and country-owned: the E-2020 initiative 
Kim Lindblade
Division of Parasitic Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

The past, present, and threatened future of residual malaria transmission 
Gerry Killeen
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Ifakara Health Institute, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Challenges to inclusion in the elimination agenda: Malaria in women of child bearing potential  
Clara Menendez
Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain

Targeting vivax malaria  
Ivo Mueller
Institut Pasteur, Paris, FranceClara Menendez
Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain

Watch the recorded video on our YouTube page