Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission & Online Registration Open January 01, 2018
  • Deadline of Abstract Submission April 15, 2018
  • Notification of Results May 15, 2018
  • Early-bird(Presenter) Registration Close May 31, 2018
  • Standard Registration Close July 31, 2018
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Session Information

Title Advances in biology and pathology of free-living amoebae

Organizer 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 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 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 Min Seo (Dankook University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Dong Hoon Shin(Seoul National University, Korea)

Title Amebiasis: Biology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, and drug development (2)

Organizer 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 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 Malcolm Jones (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Michael Hsieh (Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA)

Title Anthelmintic resistance: Problems and solutions

Organizer Dante Zarlenga (Animal Parasitic Diseases Lab, USA)

Keynote Speaker Roger K. Prichard (McGill University, Canada)

Title Anthelminthics development: Genetics and drug targeting

Organizer Philip T. LoVerde (University of Texas, USA)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Anthelmintics, their use and resistance in veterinary parasites

Organizer 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 Xuenan Xuan (National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)

Title Biology and Interaction of host/cell and Toxoplasma gondii infection

Organizer 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 Gopal R. Gopinath(US Food and Drug Adminsitration, USA)

Keynote Speaker Bjorn Andersson (Karolinska Insitute, Sweden)

Title Challenge for leishmaniasis

Organizer Yoshitsugu Matsumoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Maowia M. Mukhtar (University of Khartoum, Sudan)

Title Control of livestock helminths

Organizer Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, USA)

Keynote Speaker Jozef Vercruysse (Ghent University, Belgium)

Title Control of soil-transmitted helminths

Organizer Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker TBD

Title Cross talk between protozoan parasite and host

Organizer Myeong Heon Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)

Title Current situation of simple synthetic endoperoxides (1)

Organizer 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 Kyung-Soo Chang (Catholic University of Pusan, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Kyung-Soo Chang (Catholic University of Pusan, Korea)

Title Cryptosporidium minisymposium

Organizer Guan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)

Keynote Speaker Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Title Diversity of parasites in wild birds

Organizer Jean Mariaux (Natural History Museum of Geneva, Switzerland)

Keynote Speaker Tommy Leung (University of New England, Australia)

Title Drug resistance in Giardia: mechanisms and alternatives

Organizer 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 Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, USA)

Keynote Speaker Luc Coffeng (University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Title Echinococcus and echinococcosis: Emerging issues

Organizer Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Emily Jenkins (University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, Canada)

Title Echinostomes and echinostomiasis

Organizer Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker TBD

Title Epidemiology and research for Malaria in Asia

Organizer 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 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 Laura Rinaldi (UNINA, Italy)

Keynote Speaker Archie Clements (ANU College of Medicine, Australia)

Title Global challenges and novel technologies for control of parasitic diseases

Organizer Malla Rao(NIH/NIAID, USA)

Keynote Speaker Ingrid Felger(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Swiss)

Title Heterophyids and other minute intestinal flukes causing human infections

Organizer Jong-Yil Chai (Seoul National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker TBD

Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (1)

Organizer Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)

Keynote Speaker Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)

Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (2)

Organizer Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)

Keynote Speaker Xing-Quan Zhu (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)

Title Host-parasite interaction of intracellular protozoan (3)

Organizer Hong-Juan Peng (Southern Medical University, China)

Keynote Speaker Jon Patrick Boyle (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Title Ichtyoparasitology

Organizer Roman Kuchta (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Keynote Speaker Thomas Cribb (University of Qeensland, Australia)

Title Immunopathogenesis of amebiasis

Organizer Nancy Guillen (Unité d'Analyse d'Images Biologiques, France)

Keynote Speaker Hamano Shinjiro (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Title Immunology in schistosomiasis

Organizer Minjun Ji (Nanjing Medical University, China)

Keynote Speaker Zhongdao Wu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Title Innovative approaches for Malaria elimination

Organizer Toshihiro Horii (Osaka University, Suita, Osaka)

Keynote Speaker Peter Kremsner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Title Leishmania and Trypanosoma: Toward new interventions

Organizer 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 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 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 Don McManus (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Darren Gray (Australian National University, Australia)

Title Malaria genetics

Organizer Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Malaria vaccine: Novel vaccine candidate discovery

Organizer Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Joao Aguiar (Naval Medical Research Center, USA)

Title Malaria: Understanding host cell biology

Organizer Peter Preizer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Keynote Speaker Matt Marti (University of Glasgow, UK)

Title Manipulations of Host Functions by Protozoan Parasites

Organizer Young Ha Lee (Chungnam National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Juan-Hua Quan (Guangdong Medical University, China)

Title Molecular diagnosis on clonorchiasis and helminthiases

Organizer 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 Robin B. Gasser (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Paul W. Sternberg (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Title Multiple points of interventions for neglected zoonotic helminths (1)

Organizer 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)

Title Multiple points of interventions for neglected zoonotic helminths (2)

Organizer Maria Vang Johansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Keynote Speaker Banchop Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Title Neglected tropical helminthozoonoses: Emerging diseases in Asia

Organizer Veena Tandon (Biotech Park, Lucknow, India)

Keynote Speaker S.L. Hoti (Indian Council of Medical Research, India)

Title New complexion of human babesiosis

Organizer Atsuko Saito-Ito (Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title New developments in diagnostics for emerging human and animal diseases

Organizer 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 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 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 Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Carlos Suarez (Washington State University, USA)

Title Operational research to accelerate malaria elimination

Organizer Jun Cao (Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China)

Keynote Speaker Rabindra R. Abeyasinghe (Western Pacific Region, WHO)

Title Parasites and microbiome

Organizer Dongeun Yong (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Bong-Soo Kim (Hallym University, Korea)

Title Parasites and wildlife

Organizer Andrew Thompson (Murdoch University, Australia)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Pathogen-insect vector interactions

Organizer 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 Stig Milan Thamsborg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Keynote Speaker Andrew R. Williams (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Title Proteases of parasitic organisms

Organizer Byoung-kuk Na (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Recent advances in Acanthamoeba research

Organizer Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Recent advances in tick biology

Organizer Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Glen Scoles (US Department of Agriculture, USA)

Title The genome biology of parasites

Organizer Shiroh Iwanaga (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Title The identification of new protective antigens and correlates of protection against malaria

Organizer 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 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 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 Gad Baneth (Hebrew University, Israel)

Keynote Speaker Laia Solano Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Title The need for new treatments for filariasis to ensure that no-one is left behind

Organizer 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 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 Akira Kaneko (Osaka City University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Tomohiko Sugishita (Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan)

Title Toxoplasmosis and mental disorders

Organizer Olgica Djurkovic Djakovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Keynote Speaker Fabrizio Bruchi (University of Pisa, Italy)

Title Toxocara: The enigmatic parasite

Organizer Celia Holland (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Keynote Speaker Robin Beat Gasser (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Title Toxoplasma: Past and beyond

Organizer Hirotaka Kanuka (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Yasuhiro Takashima (Gifu University, Japan)

Title Treatment of Chagas Desease

Organizer Werner Apt (Universidad de Chile)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Trichomoniasis/ Giardiasis

Organizer Jae Sook Ryu (Hanyang University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Jung-Hsiang Tai (IBMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Title Vaccines for parasitic diseases

Organizer Fu-Shi Quan(Kyung Hee University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Sreenivas Gannavaram(US Food and Drug Administration, USA)

Title Vivax malaria vaccines

Organizer Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Anjali Yadava (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA)

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Topic

PARASITES: HARMS & BENEFITS to Animals and Humans

  • Diagnosis of parasitic diseases
  • Diversity of parasites in wild birds and animals
  • Drugs and vaccines against parasites
  • Ecology, evolution and biodiversity of parasites
  • Education of parasitology
  • Entomology and vector-borne diseases
  • Food-borne parasitic diseases
  • Forensic entomology
  • Genetic engineering of parasites
  • Health and parasites in climate change
  • Immune therapy using parasites
  • Malaria
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Omics and systems biology of parasites
  • One health approaches to control of parasitic zoonoses
  • Paleoparasitology
  • Parasites and immunity
  • Parasites of domestic animals
  • Parasites of fish and marine animals
  • Protozoan diseases
  • Recent advances in parasitology
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis
  • Veterinary Parasitology
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