Anthelminthics: Discovery to Resistance IV on 3-7th February 2020

Meetings Objectives

Our objectives this symposium are like those of our four previous meetings in Indian Rocks Beach (2018), San Diego (2016), San Francisco (2014), and Philadelphia (2012). Anthelmintics IV will be held in Los Angeles California, Feb 3 – Feb 7th, 2020 in the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club. It is a lovely venue and there is plenty to see in Los Angeles.

We will review recent progress in anthelmintic drug development, medicinal chemistry, modes of action of anthelmintic drugs, and how resistance to anthelmintic drugs emerges. We are interested in the helminth parasite infections of humans and animals, including flatworms, tapeworms, filaria and roundworms. We also recognize the importance of experimental models and include studies of anthelmintics on C. elegans. We also seek to train and encourage graduate students and post-docs in these fields of research so we have made an extra effort to invite early researchers the program.

Our biannual meetings on anthelmintics are driven by scientific and medical needs that arise from the now established ambitious use of anthelmintics for controlling and eliminating human helminth infections with Mass Drug Administration (MDA) and similar extensive use in animals. This continuous use has led to concerns about the development of resistance and the need for novel compounds to overcome that resistance in most of the helminth species. We recognize that there is real medical need to develop new anthelmintics and to address concerns about resistance but to do so successfully requires new technology, new science and training of graduates and post-docs.

 

Key dates

ABSTRACTS WITH REGISTRATION DUE BEFORE DECEMBER, 1ST, 2019

DELEGATE CHARGES: $400 except for Graduate Students, $200 – Late fees will increase each by $25 after January 6, 2020

TRAVEL AWARDS FOR GRAD STUDENTS, DEPENDING ON SPONSORSHIP. INFORMATION ON APPLICATION, LATER

 

Confirmed Invited Speakers include:

Tim Geary
Alexandra Grot
Jennifer Kaiser
John Chan
Thomas Unnasch
John Gilleard
Paul McVeigh 
Klaus Brehm
Kathryn Evans
Britta Lundstroem-Stadelmann

 

A flyer for the meeting is available to download here.