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  • Advances in Plasmodium vivax Malaria Research

    May 28 - 29, 2013 | Spain
    Barcelona, Spain
    CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

    Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, the "la Caixa" Foundation, B-DEBATE, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB)

    Malaria accounts for approximately 250 million clinical cases and nearly 1 million deaths annually, mostly in children, in 109 countries. There has been growing evidence that Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed malaria parasite, responsible for a significant burden of global disease and accounting for the majority of malaria cases in Latin America and Asia. Despite the increasing awareness that the overall burden, economic impact, and severity of P. vivax disease have been underestimated, this species remains underrepresented in the scientific literature and professional fora.

    This 2-day conference will convene a global community of researchers to discuss P. vivax molecular biology and genomics, host–parasite interactions, novel research techniques (e.g., 'omics) to overcome barriers to in vitro, in vivo, and clinical study of P. vivax; drug resistance and drug discovery; and recent clinical trial and in-field efforts in P. vivax prevention, treatment, control, and elimination.

    Related Event

    Confirmed conference registrants are also invited to register to attend the following satellite event:

    Assessing the Plasmodium vivax Research Agenda: Interdisciplinary Workshops
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

    Immediately following the conference, ISGlobal will host a series of free, interdisciplinary, satellite workshops that shall review progress on key aspects of the Plasmodium vivax research agenda as they pertain to malaria treatment, control, and elimination.

    Workshop registration is free. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited.

    For more information and to register for this free, satellite workshop, visit Assessing the Plasmodium vivax Research Agenda: Interdisciplinary Workshops.

    Registration Pricing

      Before 5/28/2013 Onsite
    Member $375 $425
    Student/Postdoc Member $200 $250
    Nonmember (Academia) $475 $525
    Nonmember (Corporate) $650 $700
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $475 $525
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $225 $275


    Registration includes a complimentary, one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Complimentary memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring memberships. A welcome email will be sent upon registration which will include your membership credentials.

    Discounted Registration Available to Participants from Malaria-Endemic Countries
    Participants from malaria-endemic countries are eligible to receive a 25% discount on conference registration rates. For a complete list of malaria-endemic countries and information on how to apply for this discounted registration, please send an email to with "Discount Registration Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; eligibility criteria and application instructions will be forwarded automatically. Please call 212.298.8681 with any questions.

    Event Pricing for individuals receiving 25% off DISCOUNT CODE for MALARIA-ENDEMIC countries

      Before 5/28/2013 Onsite
    Member $281.25 $318.75
    Student/Postdoc Member $150.00 $187.50
    Nonmember (Academia) $356.25 $393.75
    Nonmember (Corporate) $487.50 $525.00
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $356.25 $393.75
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $168.75 $206.25


    Presented by

    • NYAS
    • la Caixa
    • B-Debate
    • BIOCAT

    • ISGlobal