Important dates:

  • Standard registration15 August 2016
  • Abstract submission31 March 2017
  • Acceptance notification15 April 2017
  • Early bird registration15 May 2017

Conference Introduction

The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) was formally established on 16 August, 1963. It is the largest international veterinary parasitology organisation in the world, which is affiliated with the World Veterinary Association, cooperates with various national, international and affiliated organizations, such as WHO and FAO, in all matters concerning veterinary parasitology. The Association also plays important roles in preparing and publishing anthelmintic guidelines and participates in the development of the official VICH guidelines for anthelmintic testing. 

WAAVP conferences are held bi-annually in various major cities around the world for the past 52 years. For the first time Malaysia is hosting the 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP 2017) which will be held from 4 – 8 September 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Conference theme is: “Combating Zoonoses: Strength in East – West Partnerships”.
The Conference provides an opportunity for scientists who study the parasites of animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology to meet with each other to discuss the matters of common interest and benefit from a comprehensive and ambitious scientific programme designed by the organising committee, which will include presentations by a range of knowledgeable speakers from within and beyond the region.
The Conference will also provide maximum opportunity for discussion, networking and informal engagement to promote exchange of information and material amongst researchers, veterinary practitioners and animal health investigators. It is intended that a number of priority recommendations and strategies will emerge and that these will be endorsed by the Conference for intended action by individual member states.

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