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



What: World Malaria Day event co-hosted by the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre and the Malaria Centre.

When: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  

Where: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

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.


Introductory remarks
Cally Roper, Professor in Malaria Genetics, LSHTM

Changing effectiveness of artemisinin combination therapy for falciparum malaria in Africa
Colin Sutherland, Professor of Parasitology, LSHTM

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

Closing remarks
Shunmay Yeung, Associate Professor in Tropical Medicine, LSHTM

Reception and networking in the South Courtyard Cafe


To secure your place please register on Eventbrite. Event will be streamed via Panopto.

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

Contact: Heidi Hopkins (

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