Plenary Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Manoj Duraisingh (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)

Manoj Duraisingh

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz (French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France)

Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

James Cotton (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

James Cotton

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Jozef Vercruysse (Ghent University, Belgium)

Jozef Vercruysse

Ghent University, Belgium

James Beeson (Burnett Institute, Australia)

James Beeson

Burnett Institute, Australia

Anastasios Tsaousis (University of Kent, UK)

Anastasios Tsaousis

University of Kent, UK

Liu Mingyuan (Jilin University, OIE Collaborative center for Food borne zoonotic parasites (Asia), China)

Liu Mingyuan

Jilin University, OIE Collaborative center for Food borne zoonotic parasites

Olga Fedorova (Tomsk OPIsthorchiasis Consortium, Russian Federation)

Olga Fedorova

Tomsk OPIsthorchiasis Consortium, Russian Federation

Andrew R. Williams (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Andrew R. Williams

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Shyam Sundar (Hindu University, India)

Shyam Sundar

Hindu University, India

Tokio Hoshina (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)

Tokio Hoshina

Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan

Dante Zarlenga (USDA, USA)

Dante Zarlenga

USDA, USA

Leo L.M. Poon (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Leo L.M. Poon

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Michael Hsieh (Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA)

Michael Hsieh

Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA

Nishith Gupta (Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany)

Nishith Gupta

Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany

Thomas Nutman (Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases US National Institutes of Health Bethesda)

Thomas Nutman

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases US National Institutes of Health Bethesda

Thomas Cribb (University of Qeensland, Australia)

Thomas Cribb

University of Qeensland, Australia

Christine Petersen (University of Iowa, USA)

Christine Petersen

University of Iowa, USA

Emily Jenkins (University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, Canada)

Emily Jenkins

University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon, Canada

Bjorn Andersson (Karolinska Insitute, Sweden)

Bjorn Andersson

Karolinska Insitute, Sweden

Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)

Sung-Tae Hong

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Wai-Hong Tham (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia)

Wai-Hong Tham

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Xiao-Nong Zhou (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China)</br> Sarah Gabriel (Ghent University,  Belgium)

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Sarah Gabriel

Shinjiro Hamano (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Shinjiro Hamano

Nagasaki University, Japan

Jean-Robert Ioset (Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland)

Jean-Robert Ioset

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland

Elizabeth Winzeler(University of California San Diego,USA)

Elizabeth Winzeler

University of California San Diego,USA

Jung-Hsiang Tai (IBMS, Academia Sinica, Chinese Taipei)

Jung-Hsiang Tai

IBMS, Academia Sinica, Chinese Taipei

Pham Ngoc Doanh (Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Vietnam),</br> Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University, USA),

Pham Ngoc Doanh

Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Vietnam,

Serge Morand (Université Montpellier, France)

Serge Morand

Université Montpellier, France

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

Ingrid Felger

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Swiss

Jon Patrick Boyle (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Jon Patrick Boyle

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Gholamreza Mowlavi (Tehran university, Iran)

Gholamreza Mowlavi

Tehran university, Iran

Susana Vaz Nery (Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia)

Susana Vaz Nery

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia

​Arne Levsen(Marine Research Institute, Bergen, Norway), Shokoofeh Shamsi (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

​Arne Levsen

Marine Research Institute, Bergen, Norway, Shokoofeh Shamsi

Kamala Ley Thriemer (Menzies, Australia)

Kamala Ley Thriemer

Menzies, Australia

Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)

Hye-Sook Kim

Okayama University, Japan

Luis I Terrazas (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)

Luis I Terrazas

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Patrick Duffy (NIH, USA)

Patrick Duffy

NIH, USA

Windell L. Rivera (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Windell L. Rivera

University of the Philippines, Philippines

Liwang Cui (Penn State University, USA)

Liwang Cui

Penn State University, USA

Bong-Soo Kim (Hallym University, Korea)

Bong-Soo Kim

Hallym University, Korea

Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)

Ikuo Igarashi

Obihiro University, Japan

Darren Gray (Australian National University, Australia)

Darren Gray

Australian National University, Australia

Archie Clements (ANU College of Medicine, Australia)

Archie Clements

ANU College of Medicine, Australia

Kiichiro TSUTANI (Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences, Japan)

Kiichiro TSUTANI

Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences, Japan

KAILASH C. PANDEY (National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, India)

KAILASH C. PANDEY

National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, India

Isabel Santos (Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Isabel Santos

Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine University of São Paulo, Brazil

Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Boris Striepen

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO, Switzerland)

Bernadette Abela-Ridder

WHO, Switzerland

Cevayir Coban(Osaka University,Japan)

Cevayir Coban

Osaka University,Japan

Megumi Sato (Niigata University, Japan)

Megumi Sato

Niigata University, Japan

Vicente Y. Belizario (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Vicente Y. Belizario

University of the Philippines, Philippines

Hiroshi Sato (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Hiroshi Sato

Yamaguchi University, Japan

George K. Christophides (Imperial College London, UK)

George K. Christophides

Imperial College London, UK

Paul Fuerst (The Ohio State University, USA),  Naveed Khan(Sunway University, Malaysia)

Paul Fuerst

The Ohio State University, USA, Naveed Khan

William A Petri (University of Virginia, USA)

William A Petri

University of Virginia, USA

Ho-Joon Shin (Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea)

Ho-Joon Shin

Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea

Juan-Hua Quan (Guangdong Medical University, China)

Juan-Hua Quan

Guangdong Medical University, China

Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Makedonka Mitreva

Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)

Nobuo Ohta

Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Reinhard Karl (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

Reinhard Karl

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tommy Leung (University of New England, Australia)

Tommy Leung

University of New England, Australia

Ray M. Kaplan (University of Georgia, Athens)

Ray M. Kaplan

University of Georgia, Athens

Juan Mosqueda (Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico)

Juan Mosqueda

Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico

MARÍA TERESA GALÁN-PUCHADES (University of Valencia, Spain)

MARÍA TERESA GALÁN-PUCHADES

University of Valencia, Spain

Dong Hoon Shin(Seoul National University, Korea)

Dong Hoon Shin

Seoul National University, Korea

Roger Prichard (McGill University, Canada)

Roger Prichard

McGill University, Canada

Richard McCulloch (University of Glasgow, UK)

Richard McCulloch

University of Glasgow, UK

Eliézer N’Goran (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire)

Eliézer N’Goran

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire

Masahiro Yamamoto(Osaka University, Japan)

Masahiro Yamamoto

Osaka University, Japan

Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)

Qijun Chen

Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Robin Beat Gasser (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Robin Beat Gasser

University of Melbourne, Australia

Jaco J. Verweij (ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands)

Jaco J. Verweij

ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands

Xi Sun (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Xi Sun

Sun Yat-sen University, China

Dehua Lai(Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Dehua Lai

Sun Yat-sen University, China

Matthias Marti (University of Glasgow, UK)

Matthias Marti

University of Glasgow, UK

Joseph Turner (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)

Joseph Turner

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Sabine Specht(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland)

Sabine Specht

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland

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

S.L. Hoti

Indian Council of Medical Research, India

Werner Apt (University of Chile, Chile)

Werner Apt

University of Chile, Chile

Fabrizio Bruschi (University of Pisa, Italy)

Fabrizio Bruschi

University of Pisa, Italy

Aaron Jex (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Aaron Jex

Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and The University of Melbourne, Australia

Hyeong-Kyu Jeon (Chungbuk National University, Korea)<br/>

Hyeong-Kyu Jeon

Chungbuk National University, Korea

Akira Ito (Asahikawa Medical University, Japan)

Akira Ito

Asahikawa Medical University, Japan

Gioia Capelli (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy)

Gioia Capelli

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy

Tomoko Ishino (Ehime University, Japan)

Tomoko Ishino

Ehime University, Japan

Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon)

Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté

University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Luc Coffeng (University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Luc Coffeng

University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands

Kevin Kobylinski (AFRIMS, Thailand)

Kevin Kobylinski

AFRIMS, Thailand

Louis Clement GOUAGNA (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France)

Louis Clement GOUAGNA

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)

Sung-Tae Hong

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Yasuhiro Takashima (Gifu University, Japan)

Yasuhiro Takashima

Gifu University, Japan

Banchob Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Banchob Sripa

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Zhiliang Wu (Gifu University, Japan)

Zhiliang Wu

Gifu University, Japan

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

Tomohiko Sugishita

Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

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

Xing-Quan Zhu

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Maria Dolores Bargues (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Maria Dolores Bargues

Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Alessandro Massolo (University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy)

Alessandro Massolo

University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Sonia Almeria (FDA, US)

Sonia Almeria

FDA, US

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

Xing-Quan Zhu

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Benjamin Gottlieb Mordmüller (University of Tuebingen, Germany)

Benjamin Gottlieb Mordmüller

University of Tuebingen, Germany

Alok Bhattacharya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

Alok Bhattacharya

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Robert Moon (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)

Robert Moon

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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

Paul W. Sternberg

California Institute of Technology, USA

Petrus Tang  (Chang Gung University, Chinese Taipei)

Petrus Tang

Chang Gung University, Chinese Taipei

Yaoyu Feng (East China University of Science and Technology, China)

Yaoyu Feng

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Poom Adisakwattana (Mahidol University, Thailand)

Poom Adisakwattana

Mahidol University, Thailand

Laia Solano Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Laia Solano Gallego

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Hiroshi Yamasaki (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)

Hiroshi Yamasaki

National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan

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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Session Information

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 Min Seo (Dankook University, Korea)

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

Title A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (3)

Organizer Gholamreza Mowlavi (Tehran university, Iran)

Keynote Speaker Gholamreza Mowlavi (Tehran university, Iran)

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 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 An Update on Human Babesiosis

Organizer 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 Malcolm Jones (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Michael Hsieh (Schistosomiasis Resource Centre, USA)

Title Anthelminthics development: Genetics and drug targeting

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

Keynote Speaker James Cotton (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

Title Anthelmintic resistance: Problems and solutions

Organizer Dante Zarlenga (Animal Parasitic Diseases Lab, USA)

Keynote Speaker Roger Prichard (McGill University, Canada)

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 Anti-malaria drug development

Organizer John H. Adams (University of South Florida, USA)

Keynote Speaker Kevin Kobylinski (AFRIMS, Thailand)

Title Anti-Tick Vaccines

Organizer Consuelo Almazan (ANSES, INRA, Ecole Veteriaire de Maisons-Alfort, France)

Keynote Speaker Isabel Santos (Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Title Arthropods and allergy: 40th Yonsei Trop Med Symposium

Organizer Anchalee Tungtrongchitr (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand)

Keynote Speaker Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Title Asian current innovation of One Health: Dungeons and dragons

Organizer Marcello Otake Sato (Dokkyo Medical University, Japan), Jun Kobayashi (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Poom Adisakwattana (Mahidol University, Thailand)

Title Asian current innovation of One Health: Need for speed

Organizer Jun Kobayashi (University of the Ryukyus, Japan), Jitra Waikagul (Mahidol University, Thailand)

Keynote Speaker Megumi Sato (Niigata University, Japan)

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 Benefits of parasites on control of cancers

Organizer Hossein Yousofi Darani (Isfahan university of medical sciences,Iran)

Keynote Speaker TBA

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 Cancer and Parasite

Organizer Tai-Soon Yong (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Nishith Gupta (Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany)

Title Challenge for leishmaniasis

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

Keynote Speaker Bjorn Andersson (Karolinska Insitute, Sweden)

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 Susana Vaz Nery (Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia)

Title Crosstalk between protozoan parasite and host

Organizer Myeong Heon Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Petrus Tang (Chang Gung University, Chinese Taipei)

Title Cryptosporidium minisymposium

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

Keynote Speaker Boris Striepen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Title Discovery and preclinical studies of new drugs against American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Organizer Sara Robledo (University of Antioquia, Colombia)

Keynote Speaker

Title Diversity of parasites in 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 Echinococcosis in Central Asia

Organizer Hak-Sun Yu (Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea)
Timur Muratov (Isaev Research institute of Medical Parasitology, Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan)

Keynote Speaker Uktam suvonkulov (Institute of parasitology, Uzebekistan)

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 TBA

Title Emergence of Drug Resistance Malaria

Organizer Eun-Taek Han (Kangwon National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Zbynek Bozdech (Nanynag Technological University, Singapore)

Title Environmental and transmission surveillance of schistosomiasis

Organizer 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 Won Keun Sung (Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Kamala Ley Thriemer (Menzies, Australia)

Title Epidemiology, Sociology and Biology of Siberian liver fluke: from research to control

Organizer Olga Fedorova (Tomsk OPIsthorchiasis Consortium, Russian Federation)

Keynote Speaker Olga Fedorova (Tomsk OPIsthorchiasis Consortium, Russian Federation)

Title Epidemiology of Echinococcus multilocularis

Organizer Thomas Romig(University of Hohenheim,Denmark)

Keynote Speaker Alessandro Massolo (University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy)

Title Experimental studies of anti-inflammatory properties of helminths

Organizer 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 Vachel Gay Paller (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Keynote Speaker Windell L. Rivera (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Title Food borne zoonotic parasites and One health concept (supported by DIM1HEALTH)

Organizer 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)

Title Foodborne trematode zoonoses and their snail vectors

Organizer Santiago Mas-Coma (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Keynote Speaker Maria Dolores Bargues (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Title Free-living amoebae and other opportunistic protozoa: Emerging pathogens under the radar

Organizer Jacob Lorenzo Morales(University of La Laguna, Spain)

Keynote Speaker Ho-Joon Shin (Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea)

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 Nattawadee Nantarat (Chiang Mai University,Thailand), Jitra Waikagul (Mahidol University, Thailand), Kino Hideto (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan)

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 (1)

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

Keynote Speaker Thomas Cribb (University of Qeensland, Australia)

Title Ichtyoparasitology (2)

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

Keynote Speaker Shokoofeh Shamsi (Charles Sturt University, Australia )

Title IFTM_Challenging Human Parasitic Disease Scenarios

Organizer Santiago Mas Coma (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title IFTM_Malaria in the world today

Organizer S. Kano (Hiroshima University, Japan), Sylvie Manguin(France)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title IFTM_Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) caused by parasites

Organizer Malcolm Jones ( University of Queensland, Australia), Momar Ndao (McGill University, Canada)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title IFTM_Vector-borne diseases and climate and global changes

Organizer A.M. Marty (USA), Santiago Mas Coma (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Immunity to Trichinella infection

Organizer Sofronic-Milosavljevic Ljiljana (University of Belgrade,Serbia)

Keynote Speaker Zhiliang Wu (Gifu University, Japan)

Title Immunological diagnosis of parasitic diseases

Organizer Haruhiko Maruyama (University of Miyazaki, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Tokio Hoshina (Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)

Title Immunology in schistosomiasis

Organizer Minjun Ji (Nanjing Medical University, China)

Keynote Speaker Xi Sun (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Title Immunopathogenesis of amebiasis

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

Keynote Speaker Shinjiro Hamano (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Title Innovative approaches for Malaria elimination

Organizer Toshihiro Horii (Osaka University, Suita, Osaka)

Keynote Speaker Benjamin Gottlieb Mordmüller (University of Tuebingen, Germany)

Title Impacts of global warming on fish parasites in aquatic ecosystems

Organizer Meesun Ock (Kosin university college of medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Banchob Sripa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

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 Leishmania and Trypanosoma: Toward new interventions (supported by Institut Pasteur Korea(IP-K))

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, Switzerland)

Title Leishmaniasis in animals

Organizer Gaetano Oliva (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Keynote Speaker Gioia Capelli (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy)

Title Liver fluke

Organizer Xuerong Li(Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Keynote Speaker Dehua Lai(Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Title Liver stage biology of malaria parasites

Organizer Sattabongkot Jetsumon, Sebastian Mikolajczak

Keynote Speaker Tomoko Ishino (Ehime University, Japan)

Title Magic glasses Asia: A research program for the prevention of STH infections

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

Keynote Speaker Darren Gray (Australian National University, Australia)

Title Current situation of synthetic endoperoxides (2): Malaria and others

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

Keynote Speaker Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)

Title Malaria genetics

Organizer Qijun Chen (Shenyang Agricultural University, China)

Keynote Speaker Liwang Cui (Penn State University, USA)

Title Malaria vaccine: Novel vaccine candidate discovery

Organizer Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)

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

Title Malaria: Modification of target gene and application to parasite

Organizer Qingfeng Zhang (Tongji University School of Medicine, China)

Keynote Speaker Manoj Duraisingh (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)

Title Malaria: Understanding host cell biology

Organizer Peter Preiser (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Keynote Speaker Matthias 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 of parasitic diseases

Organizer Jaco J. Verweij (ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands)
Christen Rune Stensvold (Statens Seruminstitut, Denmark)

Keynote Speaker Jaco J. Verweij (ElisabethTweesteden Hospital, The Netherlands)

Title Molecular diagnosis on clonorchiasis and helminthiases

Organizer Sung-Jong Hong (Chung-Ang University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Paiboon Sithithaworn (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), Sung-Jong Hong (Chung-Ang University, Korea)

Title Molecular epidemiology and genomics of Trypanosoma cruzi

Organizer Juan David Ramírez González (Universidad del Rosari, Colombia)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Molecular helminthology: From genome to structure and 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 Banchob 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 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 New insights into malaria immunology and pathogenesis: Lessons from experimental malaria models (1)

Organizer Mamoru Niikura(Kyorin University,Japan)

Keynote Speaker Cevayir Coban(Osaka University,Japan)

Title New insights into malaria immunology and pathogenesis: Lessons from experimental malaria models (2)

Organizer Shin-Ichi Inoue (Kyorin University,Japan)

Keynote Speaker Patrick Duffy (NIH, USA)

Title Non-human primate malaria: As models for investigating human disease

Organizer Bruce Russell (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Keynote Speaker Robert Moon (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)

Title Omics approaches in animal protozoan parasites

Organizer Ikuo Igarashi (Obihiro University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)
Kiew-Lian Wan (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)

Title Operational research to accelerate malaria elimination

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

Keynote Speaker Rabindra Abeyasinghe (Western Pacific Region, WHO)

Title P. vivax: From basic biology to public health

Organizer Ivo Mueller(Population Health and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Wai-Hong Tham (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia)

Title Paediatric schistosomiasis: new developments in disease surveillance and advancing praziquantel treatment

Organizer 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, Cote d’Ivoire)

Title Paragonimus and paragonimiasis

Organizer Yukifumi Nawa (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Keynote Speaker Pham Ngoc Doanh (Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Vietnam),
Makedonka Mitreva (Washington University, USA),

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 Serge Morand (Université Montpellier, France)

Title Parasites of aquatic organisms in a changing world

Organizer Simonetta Mattiucci (Sapienza-University of Rome University, Italy)

Keynote Speaker ​Arne Levsen(Marine Research Institute, Bergen, Norway), Shokoofeh Shamsi (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

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 KAILASH C. PANDEY (National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, India)

Title Pyramax a new fixed-dose ACT to fight against P.falciparum and P. vivax malaria

Organizer Jean-Bosco Ouedraogo (IRSS, Burkina Faso)

Keynote Speaker Éric Mukomena Sompwe (NMCP, Democratic republic of Congo)

Title Recent advances in Acanthamoeba research

Organizer Julia Walochnik (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Keynote Speaker Paul Fuerst (The Ohio State University, USA), Naveed Khan(Sunway University, Malaysia)

Title Recent Advances in Blastocystis Research: from Genome to Microbiome

Organizer Kevin Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Keynote Speaker Anastasios Tsaousis (University of Kent, UK)

Title Recent advances in the study of Trichinella and Trichinellosis

Organizer M. Guadalupe Ortega-Pierres (The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)

Keynote Speaker Dante Zarlenga (USDA, USA)

Title Recent advances in tick biology

Organizer Shin-ichiro Kawazu (Obihiro University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Juan Mosqueda (Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico)

Title Recent advances in Trypanosoma brucei, the causative parasite of African sleeping sickness

Organizer Hee-Sook Kim (Cleveland State University, USA)

Keynote Speaker Richard McCulloch (University of Glasgow, UK)

Title Recent updates on the liver fluke

Organizer Min-Ho Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)

Title Research gap, priorities and opportunities to accelerate control of neglected zoonotic diseases in Asia

Organizer Rabindra Abeyasinghe (World Health Organization – Western Pacific Regional Office, Philippines)

Keynote Speaker Bernadette Abela-Ridder (WHO, Switzerland)

Title Revitalising cutaneous leishmaniasis control, surveillance and capacity building

Organizer Daniel Adjei Boakye (Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Current situation of synthetic endoperoxides (1): Schistosomiasis and protozoan diseases

Organizer Hye-Sook Kim (Okayama University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)

Title Scientific evidence for new guidelines for American cutaneous Leishmaniasis treatment

Organizer IVÁN VÉLEZ (University of Antioquia, Colombia)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Scientific Writing and finding the best journal for papers on Medical Parasitology

Organizer Mohammad Bagher Rokni (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran)

Keynote Speaker TBA

Title Sparganosis and Diphyllobothriasis: Sparganosis

Organizer Keeseon S. Eom (Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Hyeong-Kyu Jeon (Chungbuk National University, Korea)

Title Sparganosis and Diphyllobothriasis: Diphyllobothriasis

Organizer Keeseon S. Eom (Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Hiroshi Yamasaki (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)

Title TaRG joint symposium on Taeniasis and Cysticercosis (1)

Organizer Keeseon Eom (*Taenia asiatica Research Group International; Chungbuk National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker MARÍA TERESA GALÁN-PUCHADES (University of Valencia, Spain)

Title TaRG joint symposium on Taeniasis and Cysticercosis (2)

Organizer Keeseon Eom (Chungbuk National University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Akira Ito (Asahikawa Medical University, Japan)

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 project on cystic echinococcosis

Organizer Adriano Casulli (WHO Collaborating Centre for the Epidemiology, Italy)

Keynote Speaker Paul Torgerson (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

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 liver fluke: recent updates

Organizer Min-Ho Choi (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Sung-Tae Hong (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)

Title The Malaria Parasite Druggable Genome

Organizer Sabine Ottilie(University of California San Diego,USA)

Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Winzeler(University of California San Diego,USA)

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

Organizer 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 Abdul Jabbar (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Keynote Speaker Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz (French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France)

Title Tissue Larva Migrans revisited

Organizer Hong-Kean Ooi (Azabu University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Hiroshi Sato (Yamaguchi University, Japan)

Title Towards a future free from female and male genital schistosomiasis

Organizer 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 Akira Kaneko (Karolinska institutet, Sweden)

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

Title Toward new tools to control mosquitoes (GMO, gene drive strategy, wolbachia, irradiated mosquitoes…)?

Organizer Pascal Boireau (High Council for Biotechnology (HCB), France)

Keynote Speaker Louis Clement GOUAGNA (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France)

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 Toxoplasmosis and mental disorders

Organizer Olgica Djurkovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Keynote Speaker Fabrizio Bruschi (University of Pisa, Italy)

Title Traditional Medicine for Parasitic Diseases

Organizer Kenji Hirayama (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Keynote Speaker Kiichiro TSUTANI (Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences, Japan)

Title Treatment of Chagas Disease

Organizer Werner Apt (University of Chile, Chile)

Keynote Speaker Werner Apt (University of Chile, Chile)

Title Trichomoniasis and giardiasis

Organizer Soon-Jung Park (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea)

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

Title Updates on Neglected Parasitic Zoonoses in Southeast and East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Organizer MARY JANE FLORES (De la salle University, Philippines)

Keynote Speaker Vicente Y. Belizario (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Title Vaccines for parasitic diseases

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

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

Title Vivax malaria vaccines

Organizer Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)

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

Title Water and Foodborne Protists

Organizer Monica Santin(United States Department of Agriculture,USA)

Keynote Speaker Sonia Almeria (FDA, US)

Title Waterborne pathogens: Current challenges and new solutions

Organizer Una Ryan(Murdoch University,Australia)

Keynote Speaker Yaoyu Feng (East China University of Science and Technology, China)

Title Wolbachia and Other Endosymbionts of Parasites

Organizer Wieslaw Kozek (University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)

Keynote Speaker Joseph Turner (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)

Title Wonkwang Zoonosis and Biomedical Symposium: Diagnosis and therapy of Zoonosis (supported by NRF-2015R1A6A1A03032236 & Wonkwang University Institute for Biomedical Science)

Organizer Hyun Park (Wonkwang University, Korea)

Keynote Speaker Leo L.M. Poon (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

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Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission & Online Registration Open January 01, 2018
  • [EXTENDED] Notification of Results May 30, 2018
  • [EXTENDED] Deadline of Abstract Submission June 30, 2018
  • [EXTENDED] Early-bird(Presenter) Registration Clos… June 30, 2018
  • Standard Registration Close July 31, 2018
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