• Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (1)
  • Organizer(s) Reinhard Karl (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA), Alena Mayo Iñiguez(Instituto Oswaldo Cruz FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
  • Keynote Speaker Reinhard Karl (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Biography  
  • Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (2)
  • Organizer(s) Min Seo (Dankook University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Dong Hoon Shin(Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Biography  
  • Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (3)
  • Organizer(s) Fabrizio Bruschi (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Gholamreza Mowlavi (Tehran university, Iran)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Advances in biology and pathology of free-living amoebae
  • Organizer(s) Hélène Yera (Paris Descartes University, France)
  • Keynote Speaker Naveed Khan (Sunway University, Malaysia)
  • Title Amebiasis: Biology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, and drug development (1)
  • Organizer(s) Tomoyoshi Nozaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker William A Petri (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Biography  
  • Title Amebiasis: Biology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, and drug development (2)
  • Organizer(s) Tomoyoshi Nozaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Alok Bhattacharya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  • Presentation Title Molecular mechanism of phagocytosis in the Protist Parasite Entamoeba histolytica
  • Biography  
  • Title An Update on Human Babesiosis
  • Organizer(s) Atsuko Saito-Ito (Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Edouard Vannier (Tufts Medical Center & Tufts University, USA)
  • Title Animal models for research into schistosomiasis control
  • Organizer(s) Malcolm Jones (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Michael Hsieh (Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA)
  • Biography  
  • Title Anthelminthics development: Genetics and drug targeting
  • Organizer(s) Philip T. LoVerde (University of Texas, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Thomas Crellen (Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Biography  
  • Title Anthelmintic resistance: Problems and solutions
  • Organizer(s) Dante Zarlenga (Animal Parasitic Diseases Lab, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Roger Prichard (McGill University, Canada)
  • Presentation Title New anthelmintic resistance challenges and opportunities
  • Biography  
  • Title Anthelmintics, their use and resistance in veterinary parasites
  • Organizer(s) Chaoqun Yao (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, Athens)
  • Presentation Title The global rise of anthelmintic resistance and what this means for the future of parasite control
  • Biography  
  • Title Anti-drug malaria development
  • Organizer(s) John H. Adams (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Kevin Kobylinski (AFRIMS, Thailand)
  • Title Arthropods and allergy; 40th Yonsei Trop Med Symposium
  • Organizer(s) Anchalee Tungtrongchitr (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Asian current innovation of One Health: Dungeons and dragons
  • Organizer(s) Marcello Otake Sato, Jun Kobayashi (Ryukyus University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Poom Adisakwattana (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Biography  
  • Title Asian current innovation of One Health: Need for speed
  • Organizer(s) Jun Kobayashi, Jitra Waikagul (Ryukyus University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Megumi Sato (Niigata University, Japan)
  • Title Babesiosis: From basic to applied aspects
  • Organizer(s) Xuenan Xuan (National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Development of novel diagnostic methods and potential chemotherapy for piroplasmosis
  • Biography  
  • Title Benefits of parasites on control of cancers
  • Organizer(s) Hossein Yousofi Darani (Isfahan university of medical sciences,Iran)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Biology and Interaction of host/cell and Toxoplasma gondii infection
  • Organizer(s) Zhao-Rong Lun (Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Masahiro Yamamoto(Osaka University, Japan)
  • Title Cancer and Parasite
  • Organizer(s) Tai-Soon Yong (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Nishith Gupta (Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany)
  • Presentation Title Convergence between Parasites and Cancer Cells
  • Biography  
  • Title Challenge for leishmaniasis
  • Organizer(s) Yoshitsugu Matsumoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Maowia M. Mukhtar (University of Khartoum, Sudan)
  • Title Challenges and opportunities in Foodborne parasite genomics: From microscope to MiSeq.
  • Organizer(s) Gopal R. Gopinath(US Food and Drug Adminsitration, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Bjorn Andersson (Karolinska Insitute, Sweden)
  • Title Control of livestock helminths
  • Organizer(s) Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Jozef Vercruysse (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Presentation Title The control of helminth ruminant infections in the future
  • Biography  
  • Title Control of soil-transmitted helminths
  • Organizer(s) Simon Brooker (Gates Foundation, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Susana Vaz Nery (Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Biography  
  • Title Cross talk between protozoan parasite and host
  • Organizer(s) Myeong Heon Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
  • Presentation Title Cross Talk between Trichomonas vaginalis and Neutrophil
  • Biography  
  • Title Cryptosporidium minisymposium
  • Organizer(s) Guan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Biography  
  • Title Discovery and preclinical studies of new drugs against American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  • Organizer(s) Sara Robledo (University of Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Title Diversity of parasites in wild birds
  • Organizer(s) Jean Mariaux (Natural History Museum of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Keynote Speaker Tommy Leung (University of New England, Australia)
  • Presentation Title Do early birds really catch the worms? How host traits influence parasite diversity in birds
  • Biography  
  • Title Drug resistance in Giardia: mechanisms and alternatives
  • Organizer(s) M. Guadalupe Ortega-Pierres (The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
  • Keynote Speaker Aaron Jex (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Presentation Title Application of systems biology to exploring metronidazole resistance in Giardia
  • Biography  
  • Title Drug resistance in STH of humans
  • Organizer(s) Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Luc Coffeng (University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Presentation Title Evolution of anthelminthic drug resistance in the era of preventive chemotherapy: What can mathematical models tell us?
  • Biography  
  • Title Echinococcosis in Central Asia
  • Organizer(s) Hak Sun Yu (Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Echinococcus and echinococcosis: Emerging issues
  • Organizer(s) Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Emily Jenkins (University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, Canada)
  • Presentation Title Emerging issues with Echinococcus in this wild, wormy world
  • Biography  
  • Title Echinostomes and echinostomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Emergence of Drug Resistance Malaria
  • Organizer(s) Eun-Taek Han (Kangwon National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Environmental and transmission surveillance of schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Russell Stothard (Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Keynote Speaker Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon)
  • Title Epidemiology and research for Malaria in Asia
  • Organizer(s) Shin-Hyeong Cho (Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Kamala Ley Thriemer (Menzies, Australia)
  • Presentation Title Challenges for malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific
  • Biography  
  • Title Epidemiology of Echinococcus multilocularis
  • Organizer(s) Thomas Romig(University of Hohenheim,Denmark)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Experimental studies of anti-inflammatory properties of helminths
  • Organizer(s) Yoshio Osada (University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Luis I Terrazas (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
  • Title Food and Waterborne Parasites: current trends and challenges in Asia
  • Organizer(s) Vachel Gay Paller (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
  • Keynote Speaker Windell L. Rivera (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
  • Biography  
  • Title Food borne zoonotic parasites and One health concepts
  • Organizer(s) Pascal Boireau (ANSES, DIM1HEALTH, and OIE collaborative centers for Food borne zoonotic parasites)
  • Keynote Speaker Liu Mingyuan (Jilin University, OIE Collaborative center for Food borne zoonotic parasites (Asia), China)
  • Presentation Title New challenges in Asia to fight against food borne zoonotic parasites
  • Biography  
  • Title Foodborne trematode zoonoses and their snail vectors
  • Organizer(s) Santiago Mas-Coma (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
  • Keynote Speaker Maria Dolores Bargues (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
  • Presentation Title Snail vectors in the fascioliasis worldwide spread: Spreading and non-spreading lymnaeids
  • Biography  
  • Title Free-living amoebae and other opportunistic protozoa: Emerging pathogens under the radar
  • Organizer(s) Jacob Lorenzo Morales(University of La Laguna, Spain)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Geospatial health: Challenges and opportunities in parasitology
  • Organizer(s) Laura Rinaldi (UNINA, Italy)
  • Keynote Speaker Archie Clements (ANU College of Medicine, Australia)
  • Presentation Title Geospatial Health: Challenges and opportunities in parasitology
  • Biography  
  • Title Global challenges and novel technologies for control of parasitic diseases
  • Organizer(s) Malla Rao(NIH/NIAID, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Ingrid Felger(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Swiss)
  • Presentation Title Innovative diagnostics for deeper understanding of malaria epidemiology and public health applications
  • Biography  
  • Title Heterophyids and other minute intestinal flukes causing human infections
  • Organizer(s) Jitra Waikagul (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Keynote Speaker Nattawadee Nantarat (Chiang Mai University,Thailand), Kino Hideto (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan)
  • Biography  
  • Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (1)
  • Organizer(s) Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)
  • Biography  
  • Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (2)
  • Organizer(s) Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Xing-Quan Zhu (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)
  • Biography  
  • Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (3)
  • Organizer(s) Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Jon Patrick Boyle (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Presentation Title Using functional comparative genomics to identify molecular determinants of host range and virulence in the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
  • Biography  
  • Title Ichtyoparasitology
  • Organizer(s) Roman Kuchta (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Keynote Speaker Thomas Cribb (University of Qeensland, Australia)
  • Biography  
  • Title Immunity to Trichinella infection
  • Organizer(s) Sofronic-Milosavljevic Ljiljana (University of Belgrade,Serbia)
  • Keynote Speaker Zhiliang Wu (Gifu University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Immunomodulation by Trichinella infection and its derived-molecules.
  • Biography  
  • Title Immunological diagnosis of parasitic diseases
  • Organizer(s) Haruhiko Maruyama (University of Miyazaki, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Tokio Hoshina (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Revisiting Sabin-Feldman dye test: Serodiagnosis for Toxoplasmosis
  • Biography  
  • Title Immunology in schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Minjun Ji (Nanjing Medical University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Zhongdao Wu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Title Immunopathogenesis of amebiasis
  • Organizer(s) Nancy Guillen (Unité d'Analyse d'Images Biologiques, France)
  • Keynote Speaker Hamano Shinjiro (Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Factors associated to the settlement of ameba in the gut and host defense mechanisms to ameba(tentative)
  • Biography  
  • Title Innovative approaches for Malaria elimination
  • Organizer(s) Toshihiro Horii (Osaka University, Suita, Osaka)
  • Keynote Speaker Benjamin Gottlieb Mordmüller (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
  • Presentation Title Controlled human infections as a tool for evaluating antimalarial interventions
  • Biography  
  • Title Impacts of global warming on fish parasites in aquatic ecosystems
  • Organizer(s) Meesun Ock (Kosin university college of medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Banchob Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Presentation Title Ecology of Opisthorchis viverrini Transmission and Possible Effects of Global Warming
  • Biography  
  • Title L. donovani-induced leishmaniasis: Clinical disease, pathology and pathogenesis
  • Organizer(s) Nadira Karunaweera (University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka)
  • Keynote Speaker Shyam Sundar (Hindu University, India)
  • Biography  
  • Title Leishmania and Trypanosoma: Toward new interventions
  • Organizer(s) Joo Hwan No (Institut Pasteur Korea, Korea)
    Jair Neto-Siqueira (University of California San Diego, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Jean-Robert Ioset (Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland)
  • Presentation Title Catalyzing research and development for neglected patients: the DNDi model
  • Biography  
  • Title Leishmaniasis in animals
  • Organizer(s) Gaetano Oliva (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Keynote Speaker Gioia Capelli (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy)
  • Presentation Title Current scenario of Leishmania infantum reservoirs
  • Biography  
  • Title Liver fluke
  • Organizer(s) Xuerong Li(Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Dehua Lai(Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Presentation Title Current status of Clonorchis sinensis and clonorchiasis in China
  • Biography  
  • Title Liver stage biology of malaria parasites
  • Organizer(s) Sattabongkot Jetsumon, Sebastian Mikolajczak
  • Keynote Speaker Tomoko Ishino (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Involvement of Plasmodium rhoptry proteins in sporozoite invasion of mammalian hepatocytes
  • Biography  
  • Title Magic glasses Asia: A research program for the prevention of STH infections
  • Organizer(s) Donald McManus (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Darren Gray (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Biography  
  • Title Malaria and others: Current situation of synthetic endoperoxides (2)
  • Organizer(s) Kyung-Soo Chang (Catholic University of Pusan, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Biography  
  • Title Malaria genetics
  • Organizer(s) Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Liwang Cui (Penn State University, USA)
  • Biography  
  • Title Malaria vaccine: Novel vaccine candidate discovery
  • Organizer(s) Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Joao Aguiar (Naval Medical Research Center, USA)
  • Presentation Title Pf Pre-erythrocytic
  • Title Malaria: Modification of target gene and application to parasite
  • Organizer(s) Qingfeng Zhang (Tongji University School of Medicine, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Manoj Duraisingh (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)
  • Presentation Title Malaria: genetic analysis of essential determinants of red blood cell invasion
  • Biography  
  • Title Malaria: Understanding host cell biology
  • Organizer(s) Peter Preizer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Keynote Speaker Matthias Marti (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Biography  
  • Title Manipulations of Host Functions by Protozoan Parasites
  • Organizer(s) Young Ha Lee (Chungnam National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Juan-Hua Quan (Guangdong Medical University, China)
  • Presentation Title Modulation of apoptotic signaling pathway against some protozoan parasites: Toxoplasma gondii vs Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Biography  
  • Title Molecular diagnosis of parasitic diseases
  • Organizer(s) Jaco J. Verweij (ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands)
    Christen Rune Stensvold (Statens Seruminstitut, Denmark)
  • Keynote Speaker Jaco J. Verweij (ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands)
  • Presentation Title Setting the stage; current techniques and applications of molecular diagnostics
  • Biography  
  • Title Molecular diagnosis on clonorchiasis and helminthiases
  • Organizer(s) Sung-Jong Hong (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Jiahui Lei (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Title Molecular epidemiology and genomics of Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Organizer(s) Juan David Ramírez González (Universidad del Rosari, Colombia)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Molecular Helminthology (From genome to structure & function)
  • Organizer(s) Robin B. Gasser (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Paul W. Sternberg (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Presentation Title Forty years of clues from C. elegans and its impact on parasitic helminth research
  • Biography  
  • Title Multiple points of interventions for neglected zoonotic helminths (1)
  • Organizer(s) Maria Vang Johansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Keynote Speaker Xiao-Nong Zhou (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China)
    Sarah Gabriel (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Presentation Title Challenges for the control of liver fluke in southern China
    Taenia solium control in Zambia: the potholed road to success.
  • Biography  
  • Title Multiple points of interventions for neglected zoonotic helminths (2)
  • Organizer(s) Maria Vang Johansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Keynote Speaker Banchob Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Biography  
  • Title Neglected tropical helminthozoonoses: Emerging diseases in Asia
  • Organizer(s) Veena Tandon (Biotech Park, Lucknow, India)
  • Keynote Speaker S.L. Hoti (Indian Council of Medical Research, India)
  • Presentation Title Zoonotic filarial parasites emerging in new areas: are we keeping our eyes open?
  • Biography  
  • Title New developments in diagnostics for emerging human and animal diseases
  • Organizer(s) Momar Ndao (McGill University, Canada) and Malcolm Jones (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Thomas Nutman (Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases US National Institutes of Health Bethesda)
  • Biography  
  • Title New insights in the pathophysiology of Giardiasis
  • Organizer(s) M. Guadalupe Ortega-Pierres (The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title New insights into malaria immunology and pathogenesis: Lessons from experimental malaria models(1)
  • Organizer(s) Mamoru Niikura(Kyorin University,Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Cevayir Coban(Osaka University,Japan)
  • Presentation Title Learning from mouse models: How to understand and treat tissue specific immunopathology during malaria infection?
  • Biography  
  • Title New insights into malaria immunology and pathogenesis: Lessons from experimental malaria models(2)
  • Organizer(s) Shin-Ichi Inoue(Kyorin University,Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Patrick Duffy (NIH, USA)
  • Title Non-human primate malaria: As models for investigating human disease
  • Organizer(s) Bruce Russell (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Keynote Speaker TBD
  • Title Omics approaches in animal protozoan parasites
  • Organizer(s) Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)
    Kiew-Lian Wan (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Presentation Title Studies on development and application of gene manipulation methodologies for investigation of gene function and lifecycle of Babesia parasites
    Eimeria genomics: towards understanding the molecular basis of coccidiosis control
  • Biography  
  • Title Operational research to accelerate malaria elimination
  • Organizer(s) Jun Cao (Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Rabindra R. Abeyasinghe (Western Pacific Region, WHO)
  • Title P. vivax: From basic biology to public health
  • Organizer(s) Ivo Mueller(Population Health and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Paediatric schistosomiasis: new developments in disease surveillance and advancing praziquantel treatment
  • Organizer(s) Russell Stothard (Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK)
    Xiao-Nong Zhou (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Eliézer N’Goran (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Core d’Ivoire)
  • Presentation Title Development of a new oral dispersible tablet (ODT) formulation of praziquantel to treat pre-school age children infected with Schistosomiasis
  • Title Paragonimus and paragonimiasis
  • Organizer(s) Yukifumi Nawa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Keynote Speaker Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University, USA),
    Pham Ngoc Doanh (Vietnam Academy of Sciences, Vietnam)
  • Title Parasites and microbiome
  • Organizer(s) Dongeun Yong (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Bong-Soo Kim (Hallym University, Korea)
  • Presentation Title Metagenomic studies on the human microbiom
  • Biography  
  • Title Parasites and wildlife
  • Organizer(s) Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Serge Morand (Université Montpellier, France)
  • Presentation Title The ecology of wildlife-parasite interactions in the era of global defaunation
  • Biography  
  • Title Parasites of aquatic organisms in a changing world
  • Organizer(s) Simonetta Mattiucci (Sapienza-University of Rome University, Italy)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Pathogen-insect vector interactions
  • Organizer(s) Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker George K. Christophides (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Title Pig helminth infections as models for human infections: Applications and limitations
  • Organizer(s) Stig Milan Thamsborg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Keynote Speaker Andrew R. Williams (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Biography  
  • Title Proteases of parasitic organisms
  • Organizer(s) Byoung-kuk Na (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker KAILASH C. PANDEY (National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, India)
  • Biography  
  • Title Pyramax a new fixed-dose ACT to fight against P.falciparum and P.vivax malaria
  • Organizer(s) Jean-Bosco Ouedraogo (IRSS, Burkina Faso)
  • Keynote Speaker Éric Mukomena Sompwe (NMCP, Democratic republic of Congo)
  • Title Recent advances in Acanthamoeba research
  • Organizer(s) Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Keynote Speaker Paul Fuerst (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Presentation Title Evolution of the mitochondrial genome and the mitochondrial proteome within Acanthamoeba
  • Title Recent Advances in Blastocystis Research: from Genome to Microbiome
  • Organizer(s) Kevin Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Keynote Speaker Anastasios Tsaousis (University of Kent, UK)
  • Presentation Title Establishing the building blocks of Blastocystis research: from genome to microbiome
  • Biography  
  • Title Recent advances in the study of Trichinella and Trichinellosis
  • Organizer(s) M. Guadalupe Ortega-Pierres (The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
  • Keynote Speaker Dante Zarlenga (USDA, USA)
  • Presentation Title Cyanase: Evidence of plant-derived horizontal gene transfer within the genus Trichinella
  • Biography  
  • Title Recent advances in tick biology
  • Organizer(s) Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Glen Scoles (US Department of Agriculture, USA)
  • Title Recent advances in Trypanosoma brucei, the causative parasite of African sleeping sickness
  • Organizer(s) Hee-Sook Kim (Cleveland State University, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Richard McCulloch (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Presentation Title Does replication-transcription conflict provide the initiating event in host immune evasion by antigenic variation in the African trypanosome?
  • Biography  
  • Title Recent updates on the liver fluke
  • Organizer(s) Min-Ho Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Biography  
  • Title Research gap, priorities and opportunities to accelerate control of neglected zoonotic diseases in Asia
  • Organizer(s) Rabindra Abeyasinghe (World Health Organization – Western Pacific Regional Office, Philippines)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Revitalising cutaneous leishmaniasis control, surveillance and capacity building
  • Organizer(s) Daniel Adjei Boakye (Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Schistosomiasis and protozoan diseases: Current situation of synthetic endoperoxides (1)
  • Organizer(s) Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title A new synthetic compound: A prospective tool for controlling NTDs
  • Title Scientific evidence for new guidelines for American cutaneous Leishmaniasis treatment
  • Organizer(s) IVÁN VÉLEZ (University of Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Sparganosis & Diphyllobothriasis
  • Organizer(s) Keeseon S. Eom (Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title TaRG joint symposium on Taeniasis and Cysticercosis
  • Organizer(s) Keeseon Eom (*Taenia asiatica Research Group International; Chungbuk National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Akira Ito (Asahikawa Medical University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Cysticercosis: Is there any really species specific serologic test in humans and pigs?
  • Biography  
  • Title The genome biology of parasites
  • Organizer(s) Shiroh Iwanaga (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)
  • Presentation Title (meta)Genomics of parasitic helminths
  • Biography  
  • Title The identification of new protective antigens and correlates of protection against malaria
  • Organizer(s) Laurent Renia (Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore)
  • Keynote Speaker James Beeson (Burnett Institute, Australia)
  • Biography  
  • Title The international impact of HERACLES collaborative project on cystic echinococcosis
  • Organizer(s) Adriano Casulli (WHO Collaborating Centre for the Epidemiology, Italy)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title The LeishVet symposium: Leishmaniasis in dogs and cats: Disease, hosts and reservoirs (1)
  • Organizer(s) Gad Baneth (Hebrew University, Israel)
  • Keynote Speaker Christine Petersen (University of Iowa, USA)
  • Presentation Title Host factors that promote transmission of Leishmania infantum from dogs
  • Biography  
  • Title The LeishVet symposium: Leishmaniasis in dogs and cats: Disease, hosts and reservoirs (2)
  • Organizer(s) Gad Baneth (Hebrew University, Israel)
  • Keynote Speaker Laia Solano Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Presentation Title Clinical immunology in canine leishmaniosis: Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • Biography  
  • Title The liver fluke: recent updates
  • Organizer(s) Min-Ho Choi (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Presentation Title Diagnosis of clonorchiasis: Which one is the best?
  • Title The Malaria Parasite Druggable Genome
  • Organizer(s) Sabine Ottilie(University of California San Diego,USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Winzeler(University of California San Diego,USA)
  • Presentation Title The Malaria Parasite Druggable Genome​
  • Biography  
  • Title The need for new treatments for filariasis to ensure that no-one is left behind
  • Organizer(s) Sabine Specht(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland)
  • Keynote Speaker Sabine Specht(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland)
  • Title Ticks and tick-borne pathogens
  • Organizer(s) Abdul Jabbar (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Title Tissue Larva Migrans revisited
  • Organizer(s) Hong-Kean Ooi (Azabu University,Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Hiroshi Sato (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Baylisascaris procyonis larva migrans
  • Biography  
  • Title Towards a future free from female and male genital schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Russell Stothard(Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK)
    Alan Fenwick (Imperial College, UK)
  • Keynote Speaker Margaret Gyapong (University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana)
  • Title Towards malaria eradication: Innovations and community engagement
  • Organizer(s) Akira Kaneko (Karolinska institutet, Sweden)
  • Keynote Speaker Tomohiko Sugishita (Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan)
  • Presentation Title Innovative people-centered approach towards achieving universal health coverage
  • Biography  
  • Title Toward new tools to control mosquitoes (GMO, gene drive strategy, wolbachia, male irradiated…)?
  • Organizer(s) Pascal Boireau (High Council for Biotechnology (HCB), France)
  • Keynote Speaker Louis Clement GOUAGNA (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France)
  • Biography  
  • Title Toxocara: The enigmatic parasite
  • Organizer(s) Celia Holland (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Keynote Speaker Robin Beat Gasser (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Biography  
  • Title Toxoplasma: Past and beyond
  • Organizer(s) Hirotaka Kanuka (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Yasuhiro Takashima (Gifu University, Japan)
  • Title Toxoplasmosis and mental disorders
  • Organizer(s) Olgica Djurkovic Djakovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Keynote Speaker Fabrizio Bruschi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Presentation Title Toxoplasmosis and brain changes with special emphasis on bipolar disorders
  • Biography  
  • Title Traditional Medicine for Parasitic Diseases
  • Organizer(s) Kenji Hirayama (Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Treatment of Chagas Disease
  • Organizer(s) Werner Apt (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Keynote Speaker Werner Apt (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Presentation Title Update On Treatment Of Chagas Disease
  • Biography  
  • Title Trichomoniasis and giardiasis
  • Organizer(s) Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Jung-Hsiang Tai (IBMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Presentation Title Intriguing observations on cytoadherence of Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Biography  
  • Title Updates on Neglected Parasitic Zoonoses in Southeast and East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Organizer(s) MARY JANE FLORES (De la salle University, Philippines)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Vaccines for parasitic diseases
  • Organizer(s) Fu-Shi Quan(Kyung Hee University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Vivax malaria vaccines
  • Organizer(s) Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Anjali Yadava (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA)
  • Presentation Title Pv Pre-erythrocytic vaccine
  • Title Water and Foodborne Protists
  • Organizer(s) Monica Santin(United States Department of Agriculture,USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Sonia Almeria (FDA, US)
  • Presentation Title Cyclospora cayetanensis: molecular detection of an emerging global parasite
  • Biography  
  • Title Waterborne pathogens – current challenges and new solutions
  • Organizer(s) Una Ryan(Murdoch University,Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Yaoyu Feng (East China University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Presentation Title Genome evolution and host specificity in Cryptosporidium
  • Biography  
  • Title Wolbachia and Other Endosymbionts of Parasites
  • Organizer(s) Wieslaw Kozek (University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)
  • Keynote Speaker Joseph Turner (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Presentation Title Wolbachia as a Target for Anti-Filarial Therapy
  • Biography  
  • Title Wonkwang Zoonosis and Biomedical Symposium: Diagnosis and therapy of Zoonosis
  • Organizer(s) Hyun Park (Wonkwang University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Leo L.M. Poon (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)