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ASTMH 2018 has begun – discover our activities in New Orleans

24 October 2018

ASTMH is upon us – we look forward to seeing many of our partners in the USA very soon.

Are you at the 67th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Health Annual Meeting in New Orleans? We’re sharing our latest results and tools at Booth 416 – come and meet the WWARN team to exchange ideas on how we might work together. 

We have meeting room St Charles Room on the 41st Floor of the Marriot hotel. We would be delighted to arrange a side meeting with you during the conference – please let us know if you would like to meet by emailing: philippe [dot] guerin [at] wwarn [dot] org 

If you can’t attend this year’s meeting, then follow the meeting on Twitter @WWARN and FACEBOOK. We’re also supporting the #tropmed18 conference Twitter feed. 

Summary of oral sessions involving WWARN and our partners below – download the full schedule of presentations and posters

MONDAY 29 October 2018

10:15-12:00 – Session 11 - Sheraton - Rodrigue Gallery (1st Floor)

Malaria: Epidemiology - Recent Progress in Advancing Surveillance, Measurement and Modeling for Program Success

Dr Georgina Humphreys session will focus on ‘Spatiotemporal modelling of prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance mutations in the dhps gene across Africa, 1990 – 2015’.

10:15-12:00 – Session 20 - Marriott - Mardi Gras EFGH (3rd Floor)

Malaria: Chemotherapy and Drug Resistance includes presentations from Prof Joel Tarning on the ‘Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in seasonal malaria chemoprevention in young children’ and Prof Philippe Guérin (on behalf of Dr Clifford Banda) presenting ‘Risk of anaemia and time to haematological recovery following Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies among HIV infected individuals stabilized on Antiretroviral Therapy with or without malaria co-infection in sub-Saharan Africa: A Pooled analysis of Individual Patient Data’.               

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018

10:15-12:00 – Session 69 - Sheraton - Grand Ballroom D/E (5th Floor)

A debate on whether ‘Secondary Data Users Should Pay to Access Individual Level Research Data’.

IDDO’s Laura Merson, on behalf of Dr Mehul Dhorda, WWARN’s Head of Asia Regional office, will present AGAINST the motion.

10:15-12:00 – Session 74 - Marriott - Mardi Gras EFGH (3rd Floor)

Final Results of the Tracking Resistance to Artemisinin Collaboration (TRACII) Project will be co-chaired by WWARN’s Head of PK Modelling, Prof Joel Tarning, who will present a summary of the Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of Triple ACTs, part of this exciting Asia regional project which has now entered a 3rd phase as DeTACT.  

16:00-17:45 – Session 104 - Marriott - Mardi Gras EFGH (3rd Floor)

‘Modeling in Malaria’ will be co-chaired by Dr Prabin Dahal, WWARN’s statistician, who will present ‘Simulation studies to quantify the impact of competing risk events in a hypothetical scenario of falling antimalarial drug efficacy in single-armed and comparative drug trials’.      

WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018

13:45-15:30 – Session 87 - Marriott - La Galerie 1/2 (2nd Floor)

Malaria: Innovation and Challenges in Malaria Research and Control     

Prof Ric Price, Head of WWARN’s Clinical Group will present on the ‘Economic costs of P. vivax episodes: a multi-country comparative analysis using primary trial data’.            

THURSDAY 1 November 2018

8:00-9:45 – Session 167 - Marriott - La Galerie 4/5/6 (2nd Floor)

Prof Ric Price will co-chair a Short Course on ‘Primaquine Regimen for the Radical Cure of plasmodium vivax’.