WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE ORGANISERS
We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land where this conference is located and recognise their continuing connection to country and community.
On behalf of the Organising Committee we warmly welcome you to the sixth Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference, MAM2020, which is the twentieth anniversary of this conference. In 2000, MAM was conceived as a forum in Lorne, Australia, to present the latest molecular advances in malaria research and to consolidate and forge new collaborations and exchange information on cutting-edge technological tools and scientific advances. Since then, MAM has been held every 4 years and the momentum has continued to grow, with it becoming a major international conference for malaria researchers.
In 2020, our stellar list of speakers will share their latest research across different parasite lifecycle stages to reduce the global burden of malaria. The interactive program will provide opportunities for researchers to present their research and the free time will allow attendees to interact informally to discuss current and future collaborations in the relaxed seaside setting. In addition to the scientific program, there will be workshops and breakfasts covering five key themes in science and malaria biology.
Once again, MAM2020 will feature leading experts across diverse fields while providing opportunities for young researchers and scientists from malaria endemic countries to showcase their research through long or short talks and posters, all judged by the entire Organising Committee from submitted abstracts.
As an equity and diversity initiative in support of delegates with parenting or caring responsibilities, a private room will be available at the conference venue for parents with young children to watch presentations and ask questions via the conference App. A breastfeeding room is also available.
To acknowledge the effects of climate change, MAM 2020 will be a carbon neutral conference for the first time. In partnership with Pangolin Associates and Climate Active, MAM 2020 has been certified Carbon Neutral by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Energy, Science and Resources. To achieve this bold aim, we have reduced our carbon footprint where possible and have chosen to offset the CO2 emissions produced by return ground and air travel and all food/drinks/electricity consumed by all 451 delegates attending this meeting. We have purchased carbon offsets from: 1, the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation, to support Indigenous social and cultural core benefits in Australia; 2, India Solar to displace electricity generated by thermal power stations feeding the Indian Electricity Grid; 3, REDD+ Project for sustainable forest management and biodiversity monitoring in the Brazilian Amazon state of Amapá. These initiatives were selected due to the conference location in Australia and malaria being endemic in parts of India and Brazil, including Amapá.
We thank you for your attendance, participation and support and hope you enjoy your time in Lorne!
Professor Tania de Koning-Ward,
Professor Freya Fowkes,
and Associate Professor Justin Boddey
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
School of Medicine, Deakin University
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Oral and Poster Abstracts Submission are now closed.
Themes for the 2020 MAM Conference are:
|Host-Parasite Interactions||Pre-erythrocytic Biology|
|Immunity and Vaccines||Sex and Transmission|
|Molecular Epidemiology||Drug Development|
|Genetics and Epigenetics||Asexual Biology|
|Malaria Pathogenesis||Drug Resistance|
|Early Bird Registration OPEN||Wednesday 22 May|
|Call for Abstracts OPEN||Wednesday 22 May|
|Call for Oral Abstracts CLOSE||Friday 18 October|
|Call for Poster Abstracts CLOSE||Sunday 3 November|
|Notification to Authors (subject to change)||Early November|
|Early Bird Registration CLOSE||Friday 18 October|