January 13, 2015
Global Medicines Program at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) held from November 2-6, 2014 in New Orleans, provided opportunities for Global Medicines Program faculty and students to interact with leaders in the field of malaria prevention and treatment during pregnancy. During the ASTMH meeting, the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium (MiPc) held a Joint Executive Committee and Investigators (EC/IC) Committee meeting where progress was reviewed for both the Safety Working Group and the Assessment of the Safety of Antimalarials during Pregnancy (ASAP) study.
At the EC/IC meeting, updates were presented on the MiP Library, the Centralized Safety Database, and the ten major projects of the MiPc in four key areas of malaria in pregnancy: burden assessment, treatment, prevention and how best to scale up existing strategies and interventions. Additionally, scientific and business meetings were held with the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and side meetings were held with investigators from the ASAP study.