On behalf of the Organising Committee, we extend a warm invitation to attend the joint 10th International Symposium for Fish Parasitology (ISFPX) and 2020 Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) Annual Conference which will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel in beautiful Cairns, Australia from 6-9 July 2020. Please register and submit your abstract online www.conftool.org/parasitology2020/ abstract submission closes on Monday 23rd March 2020. Register before the early bird deadline on 5th April 2020 for great value for money.
Join us to discuss the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies in parasitology. The program will include an outstanding mix of quality international and Australian scientists with the following confirmed invited speakers:
Opening address and public lecture
- Lexa Grutter (University of Queensland, Australia)
Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series – IJP Invited Lecturer
- Meta Roestenberg (Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands)
Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series – IJPPAW Invited Lecturer
- Elizabeth Warburton (University of Georgia, USA)
Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series – IJPDDR Invited Lecturer
- Jane Hodgkinson (University of Liverpool, U.K.)
- Tim Littlewood (Natural History Museum, U.K.)
- Sho Shirakashi (Kindai University, Osaka, Japan)
- Jerri Bartholomew (Oregon State University, U.S.A.)
- Tina Oldham (Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
- Clare Anstead (University of Melbourne, Australia )
- Mark Fast (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)
- Shokoofeh Shamsi (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
- Ken MacKenzie (University of Aberdeen, U.K.)
- Tania de Koning-Ward (Deakin University, Australia)
- Mic Smout (James Cook University, Australia)
- Scott Carver (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Public lecture on the Photography of Marine Life in the Wild
- Jon Bryan (Jon Bryan Photography)
Horizon Scanning Workshop on Fish Parasitology workshop run by Nico Smit will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2020 at ISFPX & 2020ASP. This workshop has been sponsored by North-West University.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our 2020 ASP conference sponsors, thanks to Virbac, Elsevier Parasitology and the International Journal for Parasitology (IJP), IJP DDR and IJP PAW, North-West University and New England Biolabs.
ASP Student Conference Travel Grant
To be eligible for a 2020 ASP Student Conference Travel Grant you must have a valid ASP Student membership by 07 April 2020 and meet all of the other criteria. https://www.parasite.org.au/awards/asp-student-travel-award/
ISFP Young Scientist Award
The ISFPX will offer a small (limited) number of free (partial or total) registration fee grants for Early Career Researchers (Post-doctoral researcher within 5 years of their PhD, PhD, Master or Undergraduate student) who present an abstract on fish parasites either as a contributed paper or a poster at the joint ISFPX and 2020 ASP Conference. To apply for the grant please read the grant conditions on the website https://www.isfpx.org/advice/awards/ and then register for the Conference https://www.conftool.org/parasitology2020 and select the ISFP Young Scientist Award option.
We will offer a parents/carers and children room during the conference separate from the lecture theatres so that parents/carers will be able to watch and listen to the conference presentations live online using their own devices. A prayer room will be available for delegates to use. Keep check the advice pages for updates on accommodation options nearby, post and pre conference tour options and other helpful advice https://www.isfpx.org/accommodation/
The policy on gender equality is also on the Conference website https://www.isfpx.org/advice/policy/
Follow the conference on social media with the hashtags #2020ASP #ISFPX
Check the Conference website https://www.isfpx.org/ for more information and we look forward to seeing you in Cairn in July 2020.