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The EFP is proud to announce that from January 2024 the journal Food and Waterborne Parasitology (FAWPAR)published by Elsevier, will become an Official Journal of the EFP.

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42nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases 

20-24 May 2024 | Copenhagen & Online 


The 35th annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting (MPM) will be held from September 15-19, 2024.

The official website and schedule for MPM XXXV can be reached here or via the Marine Biological Lab conference website

MPM brings scientists from across the world together each year to share, learn, and create new friendships and collaborations. Last year, over 50 countries were represented. The meeting will include scientific talks, poster sessions, and social and networking events. Presentations at MPM feature research about a wide range of parasites. The majority of research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of parasite biology and control and spans a wide range of topics and approaches, including biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, vector-parasite interactions, population biology, ‘omics analyses, and development of drugs, vaccines, and other new tools.

The 2024 meeting will again be in a hybrid format, with attendees joining from the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA as well as online. 

  • As in previous years, we plan to offer several travel awards for students and postdocs who would like to attend the meeting in person. Instructions on how to apply for financial assistance are available at the MPM XXXV website. Travel award applications are due February 29 (firm deadline).
  • Registration for the meeting will open later in the spring. Virtual registration fee waivers will be available for residents of low- and middle-income countries.

EMOP 2024 coming up!

The EFP cordially invites you to join us at EMOP 2024 in the beautiful city of Wroclaw, Poland, in August 2024. 

Please check regularly for updates.

More info:

42nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases 

20 May – 24 May 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark

Conference Homepage:

16th International Conference on Trichinellosis

30 Aug – 1 Sep 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia

Conference Homepage:

30th Annual Meeting
of the German Society for Parasitology (DGP 2023)

15-17 March 2023 in Gissen – German

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Registration to the annual meeting of The European Veterinary Parasitology College is OPEN!

The meeting will be held at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France, 29-30 June 2023.

This will be an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EVPC inaugural meeting which was held at ENVA on 27 September 2003

In Memoriam

Professor dr Jaroslav KULDA

It is with sadness that the EFP announces the passing of Prof. Jaroslav Kulda on June 11, 2023, at the age of 89. Prof. Kulda was an internationally respected parasitologist, a pioneer in hydrogenosome research, highly regarded teacher at the Charles University, Prague, recipient of the WFP Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010, former long-time president of the Czech Society for Parasitology, scientific and moral authority, and a wonderful person. He will be missed.


A new organization!

The mission of the International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology (IAFWP) is to promote and facilitate research and collaboration among those who are interested in food and waterborne parasitology for the generation and exchange information in order to advance public health parasitology, and to foster the application of such knowledge into approaches, methods, guidelines, recommendations and other outputs for use by standard-setting bodies, regulatory authorities, food producers, consumers and other stakeholders in reducing the global burden of parasites transmitted by food or water.

A new journal! “Food and Waterborne Parasitology”

Published on behalf of the International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology

Editor-in-Chief: Alvin Gajadhar

EFP NEWS letters (see bottom of the page for downloads)

HERACLES a European colloborative project for Echinococcosis

HERACLES (Human cystic Echinococcosis ReseArch in Central and Eastern Socities) is designed to provide new insights into parasite/host relationship associated with the epidemiology, clinical manifestation, parasite infectivity, host immunity, improvement of therapeutic treatment and new tools for the detection, diagnosis and follow-up of CE. HERACLES will translate the research results into affordable and easy-to-use, point-of-care commercial tools (POC-LOC) for its use in less favored Eastern European countries (EEC) affected by CE. We will deliver a methodology and an amount of data, exploitable in new diagnostic tools for epidemiological surveillance in animals, and diagnosis and follow up in humans. Moreover, the European Registry of Cystic Echinococcosis (ERCE) will be created to provide baseline data for future risk calculations and to establish a prospective case retrieval.

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