Scientist Jane Lamb and Parasitologist Dr Tim Elliott attended the 26th biannual conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), held in South East Asia for the first time in September. There were nearly 700 delegates from approx 60 countries, which was great for networking and also introducing Invetus to a wide range of colleagues.
As usual, several specialist “tracks” complemented the Plenary sessions, including:
- Drug resistance
- Livestock parasites
- Companion Animal parasites
- Zoonosis & Public Health
- Biotechnology & Genetics
There were many thought provoking presentations, some with implications for Invetus such as Dr Nick Sangster, one of the Plenary speakers, presented 50 years of resistance, illustrating the situation is worse than ever before, even with the introduction two new sheep drenches in the last several years.
Jane Lamb also presented a poster on multi-resistant isolate of Haemonchus contortus identified last year. It created a lot of interest due to the severity of the drug resistance seen in this isolate, and several copies of the paper were requested.
Pleasingly, Invetus was mentioned in four separate presentations on small and large animal research trials undertaken on behalf of sponsors. All the comments and feedback were positive.
All the major animal health companies were present, which was a further opportunity to position Invetus as a potential contributor to their research programs, both in ANZ and globally.
About WAAVP and WAAVP 2017
The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) was formally established on 16th August, 1963. It is the largest international veterinary parasitology organisation in the world. WAAVP is a non-profit organisation for scientists who study the parasites of animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology.
WAAVP conferences are held bi-annually in various major cities around the world for the past 52 years. The official language of the conference is English. Over the 52 years, these conferences have attracted attendees from all around the globe.
For more infoprmation about the conference, feel free to contact Dr Tim Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org