• Title Advances in biology and pathology of free-living amoebae
  • Organizer(s) Hélène Yera (Paris Descartes University, France)
  • Keynote Speaker Naveed Ahmed Khan (Sunway University, Malaysia)
  • 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)
  • Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (2)
  • Organizer(s) Reinhard Karl (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Gholamreza Mowlavi (Tehran university, Iran)
  • Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (3)
  • Organizer(s) Min Seo (Dankook University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Dong Hoon Shin(Seoul National University, Korea)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Title Animal models is one that would examine laboratory-based research for understanding schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Malcolm Jones (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Michael Hsieh (Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA)
  • Title Anthelmintic resistance: Problems and solutions
  • Organizer(s) Dante Zarlenga (Animal Parasitic Diseases Lab, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Roger K. Prichard (McGill University, Canada)
  • Abstract Title New anthelmintic resistance challenges and opportunities
  • Biography  
  • Title Anthelminthics development: Genetics and drug targeting
  • Organizer(s) Philip T. LoVerde (University of Texas, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Abstract Title Development of novel diagnostic methods and potential chemotherapy for piroplasmosis
  • 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 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 Challenge for leishmaniasis
  • Organizer(s) Yoshitsugu Matsumoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Maowia M. Mukhtar (University of Khartoum, Sudan)
  • Title Control of livestock helminths
  • Organizer(s) Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Jozef Vercruysse (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Abstract Title The control of helminth ruminant infections in the future
  • Biography  
  • Title Control of soil-transmitted helminths
  • Organizer(s) Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBD
  • Title Cross talk between protozoan parasite and host
  • Organizer(s) Myeong Heon Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
  • Title Current situation of simple synthetic endoperoxides (1)
  • Organizer(s) Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • Title Current situation of simple synthetic endoperoxides (2)
  • Organizer(s) Kyung-Soo Chang (Catholic University of Pusan, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Kyung-Soo Chang (Catholic University of Pusan, Korea)
  • Title Cryptosporidium minisymposium
  • Organizer(s) Guan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Keynote Speaker Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Biography  
  • 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)
  • Abstract 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)
  • 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)
  • Abstract Title Evolution of anthelminthic drug resistance in the era of preventive chemotherapy: What can mathematical models tell us?
  • Biography  
  • Title Echinococcus and echinococcosis: Emerging issues
  • Organizer(s) Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Emily Jenkins (University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, Canada)
  • Abstract 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 TBD
  • Title Epidemiology and research for Malaria in Asia
  • Organizer(s) Shin-Hyeong Cho (Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Free living amoevae and other oportunistic protozoa: Emerging pathogens under the radar
  • Organizer(s) Jacob Lorenzo Morales(University of La Laguna, Spain)
  • Keynote Speaker Govinda S. Visvesvara(National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA)
  • Title Geospatial health: Challenges and opportunities in parasitology
  • Organizer(s) Laura Rinaldi (UNINA, Italy)
  • Keynote Speaker Archie Clements (ANU College of Medicine, Australia)
  • Abstract Title Geospatial Health: Challenges and opportunities in parasitology
  • 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)
  • Abstract 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) Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker TBD
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Title Ichtyoparasitology
  • Organizer(s) Roman Kuchta (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Keynote Speaker Thomas Cribb (University of Qeensland, Australia)
  • Title Immunopathogenesis of amebiasis
  • Organizer(s) Nancy Guillen (Unité d'Analyse d'Images Biologiques, France)
  • Keynote Speaker Hamano Shinjiro (Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • Abstract Title Factors associated to the settlement of ameba in the gut and host defense mechanisms to ameba(tentative)
  • Biography  
  • Title Immunology in schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Minjun Ji (Nanjing Medical University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Zhongdao Wu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Title Innovative approaches for Malaria elimination
  • Organizer(s) Toshihiro Horii (Osaka University, Suita, Osaka)
  • Keynote Speaker Peter Kremsner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
  • 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)
  • Title Liver fluke
  • Organizer(s) Xuerong Li(Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker Dehua Lai(Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • 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)
  • Title Magic glasses Asia: A research program for the prevention of STH infections
  • Organizer(s) Don McManus (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia)
  • Keynote Speaker Darren Gray (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Title Malaria genetics
  • Organizer(s) Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Malaria vaccine: Novel vaccine candidate discovery
  • Organizer(s) Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Joao Aguiar (Naval Medical Research Center, USA)
  • Abstract Title Pf Pre-erythrocytic
  • Title Malaria: Understanding host cell biology
  • Organizer(s) Peter Preizer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Keynote Speaker Matt Marti (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • 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)
  • Abstract Title Induction of host cell autophagy, apoptosis and inflammasome activation by Toxoplasma gondii-infection
  • 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 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)
  • Abstract Title Forty years of clues from C. elegans and its impact on parasitic helminth research
  • 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)
  • Abstract 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 Banchop Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • 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)
  • Abstract Title Zoonotic filarial parasites emerging in new areas: are we keeping our eyes open?
  • Biography  
  • Title New complexion of human babesiosis
  • Organizer(s) Atsuko Saito-Ito (Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • 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)
  • 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 Non-human primate malaria: As models for investigating human disease
  • Organizer(s) Bruce Russell (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Keynote Speaker Georges Snounou (Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)
  • Title Omics approaches in animal protozoan parasites
  • Organizer(s) Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Carlos Suarez (Washington State University, USA)
  • 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 Parasites and microbiome
  • Organizer(s) Dongeun Yong (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Bong-Soo Kim (Hallym University, Korea)
  • Title Parasites and wildlife
  • Organizer(s) Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • 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 TBA
  • Title Recent advances in Acanthamoeba research
  • Organizer(s) Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Recent advances in tick biology
  • Organizer(s) Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Glen Scoles (US Department of Agriculture, USA)
  • 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)
  • Abstract 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)
  • Title The international impact of HERACLES collaborative and translational project on cystic echinococcosis
  • Organizer(s) Adirano 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)
  • 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)
  • Abstract Title Clinical immunology in canine leishmaniosis: Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • 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, Swizland)
  • Keynote Speaker Sabine Specht(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Swizland)
  • Title Towards a future free from female urogenital schistosomiasis
  • Organizer(s) Russell Stothard(Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Keynote Speaker Margaret Gyapong(Implementation Research of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana)
  • Title Towards malaria eradication: Innovations and community engagement
  • Organizer(s) Akira Kaneko (Osaka City University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Tomohiko Sugishita (Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan)
  • Title Toxoplasmosis and mental disorders
  • Organizer(s) Olgica Djurkovic Djakovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Keynote Speaker Fabrizio Bruchi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Biography  
  • Title Toxocara: The enigmatic parasite
  • Organizer(s) Celia Holland (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Keynote Speaker Robin Beat Gasser (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Title Toxoplasma: Past and beyond
  • Organizer(s) Hirotaka Kanuka (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Yasuhiro Takashima (Gifu University, Japan)
  • Title Treatment of Chagas Desease
  • Organizer(s) Werner Apt (Universidad de Chile)
  • Keynote Speaker TBA
  • Title Trichomoniasis/ Giardiasis
  • Organizer(s) Jae Sook Ryu (Hanyang University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Jung-Hsiang Tai (IBMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Abstract Title Intriguing observations on cytoadherence of Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Biography  
  • Title Vaccines for parasitic diseases
  • Organizer(s) Fu-Shi Quan(Kyung Hee University, Korea)
  • Keynote Speaker Sreenivas Gannavaram(US Food and Drug Administration, USA)
  • Title Vivax malaria vaccines
  • Organizer(s) Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker Anjali Yadava (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA)
  • Abstract Title Pv Pre-erythrocytic vaccine