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Dear EMOP XII-participant,

Thank you for making EMOP XII such a great event!


Welcome to EMOP XII – the 12th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology
Turku, Finland, July 20-24th 2016

Dear fellow parasitologists, colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the EMOP XII Local Organizing Committee, the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology and the European Federation of Parasitologists, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Turku and the 12th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology in July 2016.

Turku is where the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology was founded in 1966, half a century ago. Already long before that, there were flourishing parasitological research activities within the region. Just to list some of the great names: Johan Linder, Carl Linnaeus, Johan Haartman, Peter Abildgaard, Alexander von Nordmann, Konstantin Skryabin, Agnes Sjöberg, Bertel von Bonsdorff...

Our motto “Parasites are Forever” points both to the history as well as to the future of parasitology. In the midst of our perpetual struggle against parasites, we can also pause to appreciate our adversary and how they survive and thrive.

We wish to present a comprehensive package of the contemporary research trends in parasitology, with special emphasis on the One Health concept – from the parasitic point of view. Other focus areas include e.g. food and waterborne parasites, paleoparasitology, GIS, and exotic  Arctic parasitology. EMOP is a colloquium open to all parasites.

And maybe best of all: in Turku you will meet distinguished colleagues from all over the world, both old and new friends. No better place for networking!

We really look forward to seeing you in Turku at EMOP XII in July 2016.


Antti Oksanen
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (FINPAR),
EMOP XII Local Organizing Committee

Parasitologie sans Frontières – One Health, from Parasitic Point of View – Exotic Northern Parasitology –  Parasites are forever!


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Abstract submission opens: 13 Jan 2016
Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2016
Letters of approval to be sent: 22 April 2016
Registration starts: 19 Feb 2016
Early registration deadline: 30 April 2016