Malaria drug resistance in Africa and Asia: Trends & metrics in antimicrobial resistance

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Symposium

Recent evidence of the emergence of Plasmodium falciparum strains showing reduced susceptibility to the front line artemisinin combination therapies (ACT) in Africa has highlighted the growing problem of antimalarial drug resistance.

This symposium, hosted jointly by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) Malaria Centre and Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, explores these issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives including molecular biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, modelling, social sciences, policy and global control efforts.

Programme

Introductory remarks

Cally Roper, Professor in Malaria Genetics, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Changing effectiveness of artemisinin combination therapy for falciparum malaria in Africa

Colin Sutherland, Professor of Parasitology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Challenges in assembling heterogeneous data using the WWARN collaborative model

Georgina Humphreys, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, University of Oxford 


Constraints on appropriate malaria treatment in the context of drug resistance

Charlotte Gryseels, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp


Monitoring and managing the threat of antimalarial drug resistance

Pascal Ringwald, Global Malaria Programme, WHO, Geneva

 

Panel discussion

Chaired by Dr Marta Tufet from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and including all speakers plus David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture

 

Closing remarks

Shunmay Yeung, Associate Professor in Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 

Reception and networking in the South Courtyard Cafe

#LSHTMWMD2017

To watch the livestream please visit the link below:

https://panopto.lshtm.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=e5925a65-5570-4f90-a983-fc95beaa6de2

 

Admission: Free to attend but registration is required, please register via Eventbrite

Contact: Heidi Hopkins
Email: heidi.hopkins@lshtm.ac.uk
More information: https://malaria-drug-resistance-event.eventbrite.co.uk

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