Following six consecutive successful years, we are pleased to announce the seventh edition of the Parasitology Summer Course (VII ParSCo) from the 22 July to 29 July 2019. The VII ParSCo is organized by the Parasitology and Mycology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari (Italy), with the support of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), Società Italiana di Parassitologia (SOIPA) and Parasites & Vectors. ParSCo is an intense, one-week long course for parasitologists and post-graduate students working in the field of veterinary parasitology.
More precisely, the aim of this course is to train from ten to 12 people with interest in the field of parasitology mainly on the practical aspects of the discipline and to give them an overview of the most important arthropod vectors of pathogen in the Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato (Matera, Basilicata region – Italy). A detailed programme of the course is herein attached. This year attendees will have the opportunity to participate to practical activities on collection, identification and diagnosis of parasites such as Leishmania infantum, sand flies, ticks, cestodes, metastrongyloids of felids (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus spp.), Trichinella and eyeworms (Thelazia callipaeda).
The course traditionally takes place in Basilicata, southern Italy, in the heart of the Mediterranean. This region is fairly suitable for an optimal development of arthropods and thus for the life cycles of many parasites causing arthropod-borne diseases.
We look forward to meeting also this year fellows of the ASP attending our course for a successful VII ParSCo meeting and to sharing with you our experience in the field of parasitology!
University of Bari, Italy