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An intensive residency course on arthropod vectors and transmitted pathogens in the heart of the Mediterranean area
The ParSCo traditionally takes place in Basilicata (known since Roman times as Lucania), in the heart of the Mediterranean, in southern Italy. Here, a considerable diversity of parasite species, inhabiting different micro-environments, is found among Roman ruins and old, original villages. This region has received much attention from researchers, not only for its outstanding species richness, but also because it represents a potential model for other Mediterranean countries.
It is a pleasure for us to share with you the 'parasitic experiences' that we have had over the past few decades in such a beautiful and fascinating place. Good science, good food, in a friendly atmosphere for an unforgettable parasitology summer experience.
This is the essence of our ParSCo!
Domenico Otranto and Filipe Dantas-Torres
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our current EVPC residents who attended the V.I.P. course in Zurich, from 23 to 29 November 2016, reflect on their experience. Some of the resident’s quotes indicate the overt joy and benefit that they gained by attending this course on both the educational and personal levels. Well done to the course organizers and sponsors.
“VIP was an extraordinary experience, stupendously organised, with the perfect balancing between theoretical and practical classes given by highly skilled researchers, with the additional bonus of having plenty social activities in the beautiful Switzerland!” Ana Margarida Alho, University of Lisbon.
“It was an amazing experience. The course organization was perfect in each moment. People from Zurich (teachers, investigators, technicians, etc. ) were very hospitable so each of us felt like we were at home. The theoretical and practical activities of all the subjects were very interesting and were very well organized. Zurich VIP course is 100% recommendable.” Ana Montoya Matute, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
“The VIP course improved my knowledge in several fields of veterinary parasitology, and gave me the chance to meet other residents. All the trainers were very friendly and kindly enough to give us some advices on how to prepare ourselves to the hard process of passing the board examination of the EVPC.” Carla Maia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
“It was an astonishing experience both as an EVPC Resident and as a person. I felt it was the successful mixture of an intense practical training and profound relational values, in the lovable scenery of Zurich. it was an all-around adventure where I learned a lot about parasitology and also an enjoyable chance to know other residents and colleagues better.” Simone Manzocchi, Novara Day Lab - IDEXX Laboratories Italia.
Please find below a link to the full program description. VIP Zurich
The aim is to introduce participants to the foundations of helminthology, with a focus on biology, taxonomy and determination of specimen. The Summer School is a cooperation between the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Prof. A. Joachim), the Natural History Museum Vienna (Dr. H. Sattmann) and the Zoological and Botanical Society Austria (Prof. F. Schiemer, University of Vienna), as well as the European Veterinary Parasitology College.
Please read here for more information on the Vienna Summer School.
The Parasitology and Entomology team of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, organises a continuing education international course in Medical and Veterinary Entomology.
The course highlights topics such as arthropod-borne diseases, resistance in arthropod populations, control tools, principles of laboratory rearings, and morphological identification of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. The programme encompasses several arthropod groups, namely sand flies, mosquitoes, Culicoides spp., Tabanidae, Muscidae, fleas, bedbugs, and ticks. Lectures will generally take place in the morning, while the afternoon will be dedicated to laboratory and field work.
The week is divided into lectures, given usually during mornings, and laboratory and field works taking place during afternoons.
The course is opened to 17 participants and targets: EVPC and ACVM residents, postgraduate (MSc, PhD) students, Post-doc, research fellows, entomologists, laboratory staff.
A scholarship, the Young Scientist Award, dedicated to a PhD student coming from the Global South is available.
Please have a look at the website: https://entomologysummercourse.com/ where the detailed programme and the practical information can be found.
The next edition will be hold from the 4th to the 8th of July 2022.
Key note-speakers will be:
- Prof Richard Wall, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
- Prof Tanja Mc Key, Arkansas State University, USA
- Prof Steve Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
- Prof Lorenza Beati, the U.S. National Tick Collection, Georgia Southern University, USA
Contact (programme leader): Dr Emilie Bouhsira: email@example.com
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