Malaria drug resistance in Africa and Asia: Trends & metrics in antimicrobial resistance
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 seminar on World Malaria Day, hosted jointly by the School's 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.
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
Including all speakers and David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture and colleagues from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Shunmay Yeung, Associate Professor in Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Followed by reception and networking in the South Courtyard Cafe.
To secure your place please register on Eventbrite.