Welcome to the 2015 NZSP and ASP conference website

Dear colleague,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we extend a warm invitation to attend the 2015 NZSP & ASP Annual Conference, which will be held at Crowne Plaza Auckland, New Zealand from 5pm Monday June 29 – Thursday July 2, 2015, inclusive.
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It will be hosted jointly by the New Zealand Society for Parasitology and Australian Society for Parasitology, celebrating the best Australian and New Zealand parasitology research. The 2015 NZSP & ASP Annual Conference program includes an outstanding mix of quality international, New Zealand and Australian scientists and with the following themes and invited speakers:

Elsevier Parasitology Lectures

  • IJP Lecture – Professor Robert Poulin (University of Otago, N.Z.)
  • IJP Drugs and Drug Resistance Lecture & 2015 ASP Invited Lecturer – Professor Ray Kaplan (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
  • IJP Parasites and Wildlife Lecture & 2015 ASP Invited Lecturer – Dr Eric Hoberg (United States Department of Agriculture, U.S.A.)

Immunity, Inflammation and Immunopathology Plenary

  • Valery Combes (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
  • Paul Giacomin (James Cook University, Australia)
  • Shelley Walton (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)

Symposia themes and confirmed speakers

  • Ecology of Parasitism – Laryssa Howe (Massey University, New Zealand)
  • Diagnostics and Control – Jetsumon Prachumsri (Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Population Genetics – Ivo Mueller (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia)
  • Veterinary Parasitology – David Heath (AgResearch New Zealand)
  • Protozoan Biology – Adele Lehane (Australian National University)
  • Helminth Biology – David Piedrafita (Federation University, Australia)
  • Veterinary Parasitology – David Leathwick (AgResearch New Zealand)
  • Veterinary Parasitology – Louise Jackson (Biosecurity Queensland)
  • Marine Parasitology & Aquaculture: A Tribute to Associate Professor Ian Whittington – Andy Shinn (Fish Vet Group Asia, Thailand)
  • Ecology of Parasitism – Stephanie Godfrey (Murdoch University, Australia)

The NZSP & The ASP and the NZSP acknowledge the generous support of Elsevier Parasitology, the International Journal for Parasitology, IJP: DDR, IJP:PAW, Virbac, Bayer Animal Health, Zoetis, New Zealand Veterinary Pathology Ltd, Elanco, Gribbles Veterinary, Merial, PGG Wrightson and New England BioLabs Inc.,who are supporting this conference.

Register online (https://www.conftool.net/parasitology2015/).

Download the conference flyer to display in your institution.

Please contact the Conference Coordinator, Lisa Jones by email (lisa.jones1@jcu.edu.au) or telephone +61 (0)7 4232 1311 with any queries or for a conference flyer to display in your institution. We look forward to seeing you in Auckland in June and July!

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