26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP 2017)

WAAVP 2017 will be held from the 4th to 8th September, 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme is 'Combating Zoonoses: Strength in East – West Partnerships'.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


4th - 8th September 2017

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Find out more about the WAAVP 2017 Conference here.

Anaerobic protists: Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology

Newcastle upon Tyne, 31 August – 03 September 2017.  The central theme of the event will be: "Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology".


Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


31st Aug - 3rd Sept 2017

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The specific objectives of this EMBO Conference (ICAP VI) are to:

  1. Promote information sharing and support the advancement of research by bringing together researchers with common interests on mucosal microbial parasites, including stimulating collaborations between parasitologists and between parasitologists and mucosal microbiologists and immunologists
  2. Support outstanding junior investigators in the field and promote international communication and collaborations
  3. Promote collegial interactions, open discussion and sharing of methodologies among researchers working on mucosal parasites including parasite interactions with the microbiota and the mucosal immune system.

The central theme of the event will be: "Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology". Two sessions will be dedicated to this theme and complemented by additional talks from other sessions. These two sessions will cover parasites of respectively the digestive and the urogenital tracts, two important cites where health and disease states are increasingly recognised as being influenced by complex interplay between the mucosal immune system, microbial eukaryotes, bacteria and viruses.

Other sessions will cover the most recent development on mucosal parasite genomics and molecular cell biology. Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

  • Identify major players and pathways in host responses to mucosal microbial parasites
  • Define the term "immunobiome"
  • Generate novel hypotheses for mechanisms driving parasite adaptation to the host human-microbiota environment

Considered parasites will include: Trichomonas, Giardia, Entamoeba, Dientamoeba, Microsporidia, Cryptosporidium and related species.

See: http://meetings.embo.org/event/17-anaerobic-protists


6th International Conference on Plasmodium Vivax Research

The 6th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research will be held in Manaus, Brazil, from June 11–14, 2017.


Manaus, Brazil


11th - 14th June 2017

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This meeting is aimed at providing a friendly environment to share recent progress on P. vivax research.  We would be honoured if you would join us at this conference.  More information is found at http://icpvr.org

-Hernando A del Portillo, President of International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (ICPVR) Scientific Organizing Committee


TOXO-14 will bring the community of scientists interested in Toxoplasma gondii together at the Hotel dos Templarios in the beautiful and ancient town of Tomar, about 100km north of Lisbon, formerly the centre of the Knights Templar in Portugal.


Tomar, Portugal


31st May - 4th June 2017

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Pre-registration is now open; click here for link. Pre-register now; full registration (accommodation, travel etc) will be available shortly.

A full registration package of approximately €650 will cover return travel from Lisbon Airport to Tomar, accommodation at the Hotel dos Templarios, meals and conference costs.  Components of the full package will be available at lower cost.


BioMalPar XIII

Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite. EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.  29 - 31 May 2017




29th - 31st May 2017

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This conference will address fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, the (immune) response of the host and the disease that it causes, and will showcase the latest technological approaches. The use of “big data” and computational approaches to tackle fundamental biological questions will be assessed. This will be the 13th BioMalPar conference at EMBL Heidelberg. The conference series has built on the success of the EU funded Networks of Excellence EviMalaR and BioMalPar and, for more than a decade, has brought together malaria researchers from Europe with their colleagues and collaborators from around the world, to present and share recent ground-breaking findings on fundamental malaria research in an integrated and highly collaborative environment.

See website here.


Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Disease conference

IECID 2017 will bring together international researchers to discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.


Trieste, Italy


17th - 19th May 2017

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Call for short talks and posters:
High level keynote and invited talks will be complemented by contributed short talks and large poster sessions for which abstracts are invited by 16 November 2016 on the following topics:

• Environment change and infectious disease • Water-borne and food-borne diseases • Impacts of mobility, travel, trade and globalization on infectious diseases • Land use change, including wildlife, livestock and agricultural changes • Air quality, urbanization, socio-demographic and economic impacts on health • Vector-borne diseases.

Carly Mole, Elsevier, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GB, UK
Email: c.mole@elsevier.com

WorldLeish-6 Congress

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Geneva, have joined efforts to co-organize the WorldLeish-6 Congress.


Toledo, Spain


16th - 20th May 2017

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On behalf of the WorldLeish Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to submit your abstracts and check the preliminary programme of the WorldLeish-6 Congress.  Updated information can be found in the Congress web page: http://www.worldleish2017.org/

1st International Workshop On Bank Vole Research

Workshop on Bank Vole behaviour, biology, ecology and disease: from 11-12 May 2017, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland.


Lublin, Poland


11-12th May 2017

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1st International Workshop on Bank Vole Research aims to bring together bank vole biologists from all around the world. The main reason of this workshops is to exchange up-to-date multidisciplinary knowledge about employing bank vole as research object or model organism. This seminary will give scientists a chance to present their work and discus the future directions of their disciplines, as well as the possibility of commencement the international cooperation.Themes:

  • Behavioral Studies
  • Biology of bank voles
  • Ecological aspects of bank voles research
  • Enviromental Studies
  • Evolution
  • Diseases – including epidemiology, virology and parasitology
  • Molecular Studies
  • Reproductive biology

21st annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Meeting

The only meeting dedicated to immunoparasitology - now in its 21st year!


Woods Hole, MA USA


2nd - 5th April 2017

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Information on registration, abstract submission and preliminary program at: https://immunoparasitology.org  (Abstract deadline February 1st 2017)

Organized by FELIX YAROVINSKY (Rochester)  and TRACEY LAMB (Emory)


Rick Maizels, University of Glasgow

Brian Evavold, Emory University

Steve Jameson, University Minnesota

Including sessions led by:

Noah Butler (Oklahoma), Mary Wilson (Iowa),

Al Scott (Johns Hopkins), De’Broski Herbert (Penn),

Jude Uzonna (Manitoba),  Chris Hunter (Penn),

Elia Tait Wojno (Cornell), Billy Harnett (Strathclyde)

Michael Hsieh (GWU), Andrea Graham (Princeton)

Jim Brewer (Glasgow), Paul Kaye (York)