World Malaria Today
A Conference on the occasion of the First
April 25, 2008
Morning Symposium: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University Main Campus
Opening Introductions: 9:00-9:10
Panel #1: 9:10 am – 10:25 am. The Intolerable Burden of Malaria
Chair: Dr. Daniel Lucey, Georgetown Medical School and Mortara Center Associate, School of Foreign Service, EROne Institutes Medstar Health.
Keynote Speaker: Admiral Timothy Ziemer, Director
“The President’s Malaria Initiative”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joel Breman, Fogarty International Center, NIH.
“The intolerable global burden of malaria”.
Commentator: Dr. Mireille Kanda, Dikembe Mutumbo Foundation
Malaria in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Panel #2: 10:25 am – 11:45 am Prevention and Cure of Malaria
Chair: Dr. Paul Roepe, Co-director, Center for Infectious Diseases, Georgetown University Medical School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Hoffman, CEO, Sanaria, Inc.
“Progress with Malaria Vaccines”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Vennerstrom, University of Nebraska
“New Antimalarial Drugs”
Commentators: Dr. Roepe, Dr. David Roos, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Dr. Kirk Dietsch, Cornell University Medical College
11:45: First Lady Laura Bush (invited: reply pending as of April 5th)
Panel #3: 12:00 – 1:00 Policy Challenges and Action
Chairs: Ben Berkman and Dr. Jeff Collmann, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nelle Temple Brown, World Health Organization, Director, Washington, D.C. Office
Presentations: Malaria Bednet Activists: (1) Students from Holy Trinity School; (2) Georgetown University students and the UN Foundation (DC).
This 9am-1pm malaria symposium is open to the public. Gaston Hall, where the meeting will be held, is in the middle of the undergraduate campus, and it seats 700 persons. No RSVP is required; however, if convenient for you, we ask that you e-mail us if you plan to participate.
The point of contact is: Daniel R. Lucey, MD at: DRL23@Georgetown.edu
Website for Georgetown student team raising funds to purchase and deliver long-lasting insecticide-treated malaria bednets:
Invited Speaker and Panelists Lunch 1:00 – 2:00
Leavey Center Faculty Club Restaurant
Afternoon Symposium and Science Break-out Sessions
New Research Building, Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Paul Roepe
Panel #4: 2:00 – 5:00 Recent Technological Breakthroughs
2:00 – 2:30 Dr. David Roos, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
2:30 – 3:00 Dr. David Elliot, University of Arizona
3:00 – 3:30 Dr. Kirk Dietsch, Cornell University Medical College
3:45 – 4:15 Dr. Carolina Barillas-Mury, National Institutes of Health
4:14 – 4:45 Dr. Paul Roepe, Georgetown University
5:00 Social and Mixer
(Outdoor Pavilion level, Georgetown University Medical Center)
Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH
EROne Institutes, Washington Hospital Center
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Georgetown University Medical Center
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