Registration is now open for the next edition of WorldLeish, the  premier congress for leishmaniasis expected to attract around 1500 participants including scientific experts and health decision-makers, WHO representatives, and governments representatives from endemic countries, and all major organizations involved in the fight against leishmaniasis.

Submit your abstract by the 30 November deadline and save the date to join us in Toledo, Spain, on 16-20th May 2017.

Co-organized by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Madrid, Spain) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi, Geneva, Switzerland), the Congress scientific programme will cover all scientific and policy aspects of leishmaniasis today:

– from basic research to disease control and elimination – as targeted by the WHO Roadmap for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the 2012 ‘London Declaration’;

– with a focus on patients’ needs but also sessions on canine leishmaniasis and vector research;

– with dedicated symposia on drug discovery, trial standardisation, and advocacy to discuss the way forward with experts and key actors;


WorldLeish is also partnering with PLOS journals on a Special Collection on leishmaniasis that will compile publications on the key topics discussed at the Congress. Submission for articles is now open, with publication of the first articles in the series (which will be updated until the Congress) coming soon. More information:


Dr Jorge Alvar, chair, and Dr Javier Moreno, co-chair

on behalf of the Organizing Committee of WL6

Holz-Conner Travel Award

The deadline for the applying for the Holz-Conner Travel Award to attend Protists 2016 is MARCH 15th (12:00 GMT).
The Holz-Conner Travel Fund was created in 1990 to honour George G Holz Jr. and Robert L Conner, who contributed substantially to the field and the Society throughout the latter half of the last century.  The endowment provides travel awards, especially to students and young investigators, so these important society members can actively participate in our meetings.  Over the years, literally hundreds of awards have been presented, with annual support of 30 to 40 awardees. Junior Society members are encouraged to apply for this prestigious and valuable award.

Programme ParaFrap

Le programme de recherche ParaFrap parasitologie a été lancé en 2012 comme l’un des consortiums nationaux d’excellence français appelé «LabEx» («Laboratoire d’excellence») créé par le ministère français de la Recherche.
ParaFrap est entièrement consacrée à la parasitologie moderne en utilisant des outils de recherche sur l’état de l’art et est entraînée par 21 grands groupes internationaux de la communauté de parasitologie français. En 2014, son programme post-doctoral offre 9 subventions pour trois anspour les scientifiques hautement qualifiés qui seront inscrits après un processus très sélectif. Les candidats doivent suivre strictement le processus de demande décrit sur cette page.
Directeur du programme: Dr Nancy Guillén, Institut Pasteur, France

Meeting Trypanosomatidae

The meeting devoted exclusively to Trypanosomatidae (TryTax2) will take place between June 14 and 16, 2016 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Please mark you calendar and save the date to attend it. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs are encouraged to apply. The early-bird registration deadline is March 1st, 2016.


For more information and to register, please visit us here.


La deuxième édition des Journées Franco-Maghrébines de Parasitologie – Mycologie à Tunis du 28-31 octobre 2015 a été organisée par l’Institut Pasteur de Tunis en collaboration avec : -le Groupement des Protistologues de Langues Française , -La Société Française de Parasitologie, -La Société Algérienne de Parasitologie-Mycologie Médicale, -La Société Marocaine de Mycologie Médicale, -La Société Française de Mycologie MédicaleLe congrès avait pour thème « Les Parasitoses et Mycoses en méditerranée : Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Traitement, Contrôle, Ecologie, Biodiversité, Taxonomie, Biotechnologie, Microbiote/Parasitoses et cancers ». Programme et informations à télécharger.

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