Conference Program

Speakers and Sessions

The program will include an outstanding mix of quality international and Australian scientists under the following themes and confirmed speakers:


ASP Invited International Lecturer & IJP speaker within Elsevier Parasitology Lectures

  • Jane Carlton (New York University Medical Centre, USA)

ASP Invited International Lecturers

  • Kai Matuschewski (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Staffan Svärd (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Elsevier Parasitology Lectures

  • Annapaola Rizzoli (Centro Ricerca e Innovazione, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy) – IJP Parasites and Wildlife Lecturer
  • IJP Drugs and Drug Resistance Lecture – TBA

Showcase – ASP Kioloa Concepts in Parasitology Course Alumni

  • Adelaide Dennis (Australian National University)
  • Dominique Marendy (Elanco Animal Health)
  • Andreas Stroehlein (University of Melbourne)
  • Amanda Duarte Barbosa (Murdoch University)


Drugs and Drug Resistance

  • Kathy Andrews (Griffith University, Australia)

Parasites and Wildlife

  • Alan Lymbery (Murdoch University, Australia)


  • Danielle Stanisic (Griffith University) 

Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Rebecca Traub (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Public Outreach and Parasitology

  • Tony Chiovitti (Gene Technology Access Centre GTAC, Australia)

General Parasitology

  • Jan Slapeta (University of Sydney, Australia)

Evening and social events

The conference will begin with our Welcome Reception at Encore, St Kilda Beach from 630pm Monday 24th September and the presentation of new ASP Fellows and conclude with the Conference Dinner at Luna Park St Kilda on Thursday 27th September just for some fun, following the ASP AGM, both venues are walking distance from the Novotel in St Kilda. Once again we will be organising special events for our Early Career Researchers with more details soon.