5th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals (ApicoWplexa)

The 5th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals(ApicoWplexa) will be held on 2–4 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 5th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals (ApicoWplexa) in Berlin from 2–4 October 2019. This meeting will be in line with the highly successful ApicoWplexa conferences held so far. It is our task to provide you with good conditions for networking and scientific exchange in the field of apicomplexan parasites in livestock.

The meeting will overarch the different areas of research on apicomplexan parasites in farm animals, from molecular and cell biology over host-parasite interactions, immunology to epidemiology and control of infections with these parasites. Knowledge on all these aspects is prerequisite to develop intervention strategies, effective vaccines or drugs. New vaccines, drugs and novel intervention strategies against apicomplexan parasites in livestock will therefore be key topics of the up-coming conference in Berlin.

The ApicoWplexa conferences focused in the past on toxoplasmosis, neosporosis, besnoitiosis, eimeriosis, babesiosis and theileriosis. In the ApicoWplexa meeting in Berlin, we wish to cover also cryptosporidiosis due to its importance as a zoonotic disease. We also plan to dedicate more time on the One-Health aspect of apicomplexan parasites in farm animals.

The meeting will take place at the Steglitz-International-Hotel, in Berlin, Germany (https://www.si-hotel.com/). The venue is easily reachable from the airports of Berlin in less than one hour by public transport.

Conference homepage: http://www.apicowplexa.de/

The final program is available now. 

> Online programme
> Confirmed speakers

Do not miss the chance to become part of this versatile conference, meet colleagues and make new contacts.

Session topics:
• One health: Food and water as source of infection with coccidian parasites
• Genetic variability, parasite evolution and virulence
• Host-parasite interaction
• Pathogenesis and experimental animal models
• Vaccination, chemotherapy and control
• Epidemiology and diagnosis

Register on the conference website and use your opportunity to learn more about the broad field of apicomplexan parasites. 

> Online registration

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our organising company Conventus via apicowplexa2019@conventus.de or +49 3641 3116-333. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Kind regards,
Dr. Gereon Schares and Prof. Franz J. Conraths
on behalf of the organising committee