The International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology partners with other scientific organizations to highlight research and collaboration in food and waterborne parasites through sponsored symposia and special interest sessions. Past fora and presentations are included in this section.
The 27th Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology was held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from July 7-11th 2019. The IAFWP sponsored and organized a symposium focusing on foodborne and waterborne parasites. Fourteen presentations included the following IAFWP sponsored talks:
Emerging Issues with Food-Borne Helminth Parasites: Trichinella and Echinococcus. Emily Jenkins, University of Saskatchewan.
The Role of Livestock in the Foodborne Transmission of Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. to Humans. Brent Dixon, Health Canada
The IAFWP hosted an International Symposium on Food and Waterborne Parasites on Wednesday, September 6 th , 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the 26 th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). The proceedings of this symposium were published in FAWPAR. Presentations and links to articles are as follows:
Risk ranking of foodborne parasites: State of the art. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sciensano & Ghent University
Molecular epidemiologic tools for waterborne pathogens Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis. Lihua Xiao, South China Agricultural University
Fishborne zoonotic heterophyid infections: An update. Jong-Yil Chai, Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Korea Association of Health Promotion, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Risk-based management of drinking water safety in Australia: Implementation of health based targets to determine water treatment requirements and identification of pathogen surrogates for
validation of conventional filtration. Paul Monis, Australian Water Quality Centre, South Australian Water Corporation, Adelaide, Australia.
Transmission of waterborne parasites in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Overview and direction forward. Yvonne A.L. Lim, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 12th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology was held in Turku, Finland on July 20-24th, 2016. The IAFWP sponsored a symposium on Parasites in Cold Climates. The proceedings of this symposium were published in FAWPAR. Presentations and links to articles are as follows:
Parasites of cold climates: A danger or in danger? Jean Dupouy-Camet, European Federation of arasitologists, Armeau, France.
Adaptation of Trichinella spp. for survival in cold climates. Edoardo Pozio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
Effects of anisakid nematodes Anisakis simplex (s.l.), Pseudoterranova decipiens (s.l.) and Contracaecum osculatum (s.l.) on fish and consumer health. Kurt Buchmann, University of Copenhagen, DK 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
Fish-borne, zoonotic cestodes (Diphyllobothrium and relatives) in cold climates: A never-ending story of neglected and (re)-emergent parasites. Tomáš Scholz, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.
Echinococcus across the north: Current knowledge, future challenges. Rebecca K. Davidson, Protection and Societal Security Division, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Kjeller, Norway.
Cryptosporidium — What is it? R.C. Andrew Thompson, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia.
The 14th International Conference on Trichinellosis (ICT-14) will be held in Berlin, Germany from 14-18 September, 2015
For more details, please visit trichinellosis.org