ASTMH 2017

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The American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.

The Annual Meeting is a five-day educational conference that includes four pre-meeting courses and draws approximately 4,400 attendees.


Side meeting, Monday, 6 Nov. 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM :
New tools for diagnosing childhood fever at the frontline in LMICs: an overview of the current landscape

Presenter/Lead Topic Time
Co-Chair: Alexandra Cameron 
Malaria Technical Manager, Unitaid
  • Welcome and introduction
05 min
Co-Chair: Valentina Buj
Global Malaria & Health Partnerships Advisor, UNICEF
  • Identifying the need for new diagnostic tools at the frontline
10 min
Jen Daily
Diagnostics Consultant, Unitaid
  • Overview of the technology pipeline of tools for diagnosing fever. Market challenges of point-of-care tools
30 min
Dr Sabine Dittrich
Head of Fever, FIND
  • Overview of new biomarkers for the management of fever in low- and middle-income countries. Key gaps and challenges
20 min
Co-Chair: Alexandra Cameron 
  • Discussion
15 min
Co-Chair: Valentina Buj
  • Summary and concluding remarks
10 min

Oral presentations & poster sessions

Nov. 6, 2017 – 12:00–1:45 PM

  • 286 – Improving methods for surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance: an assessment of the current landscape – Poster session, Christian Nsanzabana, Djibrine Djalle, Philippe J. Guerin, Didier Menard, Iveth J. Gonzalez
  • 299 – Genetic origins of P. falciparum parasites with hrp2 gene deletions in Peru and Eritrea, Karryn Gresty, Karen Anderson, Dionicia Gamboa, Araia Berhane, Selam Mihreteab, Norman C. Waters, Jane Cunningham, Iveth Gonzalez, Xavier Ding, Qin Cheng
  • LB-5041 – Utilization of loop mediated isothermal amplification (lamp) for the detection of asymptomatic malaria in weak prevalence area in Senegal, Aminata Lam, Xavier C. Ding, Jaco Batalaho, Aïda M. Ndiaye, Aminata C. Lo, Magatte Ndiaye, Khadime Sylla, Doudou Sow, Jean L. Ndiaye, Roger C. Tine, Oumar Gaye, Iveth González, Babacar Faye

Nov. 6, 2017 – 4:15–4:30 PM

  • 660 – Development of the WHO international External Quality Assurance (EQA) scheme for malaria nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAAT) – Oral presentation, Jaya Shrivastava, Jane Cunningham, Sandra Incardona, Agatha C. Saez, Peter L Chiodini

Nov. 7, 2017 – 12:00–1:45 PM

  • 918 – From new biomarkers to diagnostic tools for the management of fever in low- and middle-income countries: An overview of the challenges – Poster session, Camille Escadafal, Christian Nsanzabana, Julie Archer, Violet Chihota, William Rodriguez, Sabine Dittrich

Nov. 8, 2017 – 10:55–11:15 AM

  • Session 139 – C-reactive protein in the management of acute febrile illness: findings from a multi-country clinical trial in Southeast Asia, Convention Center – Room 327/328/329 (Level 300) – Presenting author: Thomas Althaus (data from a FIND study)

Nov. 8, 2017 – 12:00–1:45 PM

  • 1572 – Performance of standard and high sensitivity malaria rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections
    Xavier C. Ding, Roxanne Rees-Channer, Rushini Perera, Babacar Faye, Dionicia Gamboa, Jennifer Luchavez, Didier Ménard, Kigbafori Silué, Peter L. Chiodini, Iveth J. González
  • LB-5482 – Malaria elimination in Thailand: Using LAMP in reactive case detection to increase infection detection
    Prayuth Sudathip, Chris Cotter, Suravadee Kitchikarn, Orpreeya Rattanapairoj, Brittany Zelman, Rachaneekorn Maneesiri, Rungniran Sugaram, Alanna Schwartz, Max Murphy, Bryan Greenhouse, Iveth J. González, Luna Vorster, Mallika Imwong, Roly D. Gosling, Michelle S. Hsiang

Nov. 8, 2017 – 1:45–3:30 PM

  • 286 – Improving methods for surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance: an assessment of the current landscapeChristian Nsanzabana (Scientific Officer, FIND) is presenting during Scientific Session–149 Malaria: Chemotherapy and Drug Resistance – Clinical Studies

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