The 2023 ASP Annual Conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin 5-8 September 2023 with the registration desk opening at 2pm on Tuesday 5th September 2023. The Welcome Reception will take place at Hilton Garden Inn Darwin on Tuesday 5th September 2023 from 7pm, the scientific program will run across three full days from 830am, Wednesday 6th September 2023 and the conference will conclude with dinner at Hanuman Restaurant on the evening of Friday 8th September 2023. Download your copy of the 2023 ASP Program booklet
Download the mini program for the 2023 ASP Conference Discuss the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies in parasitology. The program will feature an outstanding mix of quality scientists covering all parasitology themes from Veterinary Parasitology to Human Parasitology and Wildlife Parasitology and open with a One Health Workshop sponsored by Elsevier “A deep dive into One Health approaches and practices in parasitology”, dedicated to the late Prof Don McManus, 6th September 2023.
As part of this workshop, the ASP Disadvantaged Researcher Fund and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have sponsored four early-career academics to participate in this workshop from Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos PDR and Ukraine. The workshop will feature Elsevier-sponsored plenary lectures by Prof Banchop Sripa (Tropical Disease Research Center, Khon Kaen University, Thailand) and Prof Colleen Lau (School of Public Health, The University of Queensland). In addition, our ASP Affiliate Strongyloides Australia will host a workshop on the ‘most neglected of neglected tropical diseases’ featuring plenary lectures by Dr Wendy Page (2021 Northern Territory Australian of the Year) and Professor Zeno Bisoffi, (Department of Infectious Tropical Diseases and Microbiology, IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Verona, Italy). Finally, a Bioinformatics workshop will take place, organised by our very own JD Smyth and Travel Awards recipients Maree Widdicombe (RMIT) and Clarisse Louvard (RMIT) in collaboration with Dr Jacob Westaway (Menzies School of Health Research). These workshops are just part of the exciting line-up of plenary and invited speakers and themes ranging from malaria to Vetoquinol- and Elanco-sponsored sessions on feline and canine parasites respectively, and a Virbac-sponsored session on livestock parasitology! See more about the invited speakers for this conference on the conference website https://www.parasite.org.au/aspconference/portfolio/invited-speakers/
Public Outreach Event “Through the wormhole? Larvae’s all you need” Bustard Town, 15 Knuckey Street, Darwin Thursday 7th September from 630pm – 730pm Join us for some wormy parasite fun where we discuss the secret powers that parasites have to make them so successful and test your skills to see if you are a hidden parasitologist – or a potential host! Find out about a particularly nasty parasite that lives in mosquitoes and some you might find in your pets and the local wildlife. The Australian Society for Parasitology is all about worms, lice, ticks, scabies, malaria and other tropical diseases, this event is suitable for hosts of all ages, with your own take-home vector supplied. ASP Public Outreach Event Flyer