Register for the Parasites in the Pacific 2024 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand from Monday 26 – Thursday 26 August 2024 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

Early-bird registration and abstract submission has been extended to Friday 31 May 2024. Register and submit an abstract online

Join us at Parasites in the Pacific 2024 to discuss the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies in parasitology and anaerobic protozoology. The Parasites in the Pacific 2024 Conference will take place will take place Monday August 26 to Thursday August 29, 2024 The University of Auckland, Engineering Building 401, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand with the registration desk opening at 2pm on Monday 26 August 2024. The Welcome Reception will take place at The University of Auckland on Monday August 26 from 6pm, the scientific program will run across three full days from 830am, Tuesday August 27, 2024 and the Conference will conclude with dinner at Wintergarden at The Civic, Auckland on the evening of Thursday August 29, 2024. The 2024 ASP AGM is scheduled to take place at the conference and online.

The scientific program will cover all parasitology themes from Veterinary Parasitology to Human Parasitology, with Anaerobic Protists, Malaria, Strongyloides, Bioinformatics, Microscopy, Livestock, Wildlife Parasitology, Fish Parasitology, Companion Animals and One Health. The program covers all aspects of parasitology research and that includes basic research in all areas of life science.

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Carmen Faso, University of Bern, Switzerland, Plenary Speaker, Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series
    International Journal for Parasitology (IJP) Invited Lecturer
  • Dr Ralph Vanstreels, Institute of Research and Rehabilitation of Marine Animals, Espírito Santo, Brazil, and University of California, Davis, Plenary Speaker, Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series, IJP: Parasites and Wildlife (IJP:PAW) Invited Lecturer
  • Dr Petra Matoušková, Charles University, Prague, Plenary Speaker, Elsevier Plenary Lecture Series, IJP: Drugs and Drug Resistance (IJP:DDR) Invited Lecturer
  • Prof Upinder Singh, Stanford University, USA, Plenary Lecturer for the 7th International Conference on Anaerobic Protists
  • Professor Raina Fichorova, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Plenary Lecturer for the 7th International Conference on Anaerobic Protists
  • Professor John Gilleard, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Plenary Lecturer for the NZSP
  • The 2024 Bancroft-Mackerras Medal for Excellence winner
  • The 2023 Sprent Prize Winner

Parents or carers with children will be able to watch and listen to the conference presentations live online during the conference in a room separate from the lecture theatres.

A multi-faith prayer room will be available during the conference.

If delegates are unable to attend due to COVID19 we will be able to offer delegates virtual attendance options.

Please book your travel and accommodation for Auckland early so that you get the best travel deals check out the accommodation section on the conference website for details

The Parasites in the Pacific 2024 Conference embraces the values of inclusiveness, social justice, environmental sustainability, scientific advancement, and education within the broader life science community. The policy on gender equality is on the Conference website

To be eligible for the 2024 ASP Student Conference Funding Scheme you must have a valid ASP Student membership by 26 May 2024 and meet all of the other criteria. Please apply for the 2024 ASP Student Conference Funding Scheme online through your Conference registration. For more information

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We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our Parasites in the Pacific 2024 Conference sponsors, thanks to Elsevier Parasitology and the International Journal for Parasitology (IJP), IJP DDR and IJP PAW, Elanco, New England Biolabs, eLife, Tourism New Zealand, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and MDPI, Pathogens, and Parasitologia.