ASTMH is proud to announce the launch of an annual symposium created in memory of the late ASTMH President Alan J. Magill. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Society is especially honored to have Melinda Gates provide a video introduction at this symposium.
This symposium series will honor Alan’s life work in malaria and his contributions to advancing prospects for eradication. The inaugural symposium, taking place November 14, 4:00-5:45 p.m. in the Marriott - Atrium A, will include a historical review of lessons from previous malaria eradication campaigns, cutting-edge science that may transform malaria eradication strategies, the latest results of applications of molecular and immunological tools to understand malaria transmission, and challenges and progress in the development of a Single Encounter Radical Cure and Prophylaxis (SERCaP) drug for malaria eradication. These talks will be followed by a panel discussion of prospects of and progress toward malaria eradication during which diverse viewpoints will be solicited from the panelists and audience.