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The Recent Past - Malaria 2007 
View the Details of our First Meeting in the Field

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And see what the participants thought of it:

          “I think the format of the Mangosteen Malaria meeting held in Senegal and The Gambia in April 2007 is one of the most interesting international congresses I have ever experienced. Firstly, the idea of bringing knowledge to developing countries is a concept that should be supported by any scientist interested in topics that matter in such parts of the world (obviously malaria matters in West Africa). The accommodation, travel and venues are organized with inexpensive but comfortable means, allowing a discovery of the local reality. Secondly, the meeting was transversal, with academic scientists from different disciplines -- biologists such as myself and chemists -- but also with scientists from the pharmaceutical industry and medical doctors from western countries concerned with the health of western travellers. Also medical doctors from tropical countries concerned by the severity of the endemic disease and managers in charge of running malaria programmes designed globally (prophylaxis, therapies, diagnosis) at the community level. This meeting was therefore the perfect place to meet with colleagues working on complementary fields, with whom it is possible to build research and expertise networks, as well as to involve partners from both developed and developing countries. Thirdly, the meeting was a unique opportunity to visit research facilities, hospitals and field stations devoted to the fight against malaria in Africa. It is therefore a rich scientific and human experience. I encourage all of my colleagues to come to the next meeting in 2009”

Eric Maréchal, Département Réponse et Dynamique Cellulaire,
CEA-Grenoble, France


Malaria 2009 - A Meeting with a Difference 

From the point of inception, starting with the choice of location, venue and dates, Mangosteen's Malaria 2009 will be organized somewhat differently than many conferences you may participate in during your career.

We start not with a list of invited speakers, but with a blank, flexible programme, containing  as yet unclaimed oral presentation slots that will be filled in the coming months by dedicated researchers in the field who confirm an interest in presenting work during the meeting. 

This approach might seem to be a little unorthodox - and perhaps it is - but it works! 

It works extremely effectively in creating an excellent atmosphere for constructive scientific discussion and debate, and it serves to provide a perfect breeding ground for the initiation of a wide range of new relationships and collaborative efforts.

If Mangosteen's approach has one failing, it is only that more interested researchers don't trust and believe that such a differently organized meeting can be as effective, and of equal or greater importance, as a traditional conference.  This only serves to reduce the willingness of some excellent individual scientists to commit their time towards participating and making a valuable contributions.  This is a failure not of the approach itself, but in the communication of the approach - it's something that  we are currently working hard to rectify - but yet it's a problem that quickly disappears once word of mouth spreads and more prospective participants begin to find and hold the belief that Mangosteen's approach can work for them too.  If you intend to participate, please do spread the word amongst your colleagues in the field, your assistance here is invaluable. 

If you are interested in participating in Malaria 2009, but have your doubts about the manner of organization and ultimate strength of the programme, please don't believe the organizer or waste any time reading further on - instead, please simply contact one or more of the recent past participants from conferences in related scientific fields in order to ask for their opinions on the meeting that they attended - as well as on Mangosteen's overall approach to communicating research between colleagues in both the developed and developing worlds and on their experience in West Africa in general.


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It All Starts Here: 
Malaria 2009 will be held in West Africa - between two venues in The Gambia - the first is to be Kololi, on the Atlantic Coast - the second will be the idyllic rural setting of Tendaba, in the centre of the country.

It's early days, and as of the present the meeting is tentatively scheduled to start in the month of April 2009.

If you're interested in participating, please submit your contact details via the form above - you will be sent updates in due course.


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Antibiotic Resistance 2007  

Co-organizers: International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)


Co-sponsors:         Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - APUA-Gambia

Kinetoplastid Diseases 2008  
Tuberculosis 2008  
Cytokines 2008  
Hepatitis 2008  
Enteric Pathogens 2008  
Malaria 2009  
Pathogenic Helminths 2009  

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Malaria 2007  
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