5th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals

2–4 October 2019 • Berlin, Germany

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Welcome note

Dr. Gereon Schares
Prof. Franz J. Conraths

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 5th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals (ApicoWplexa) in Berlin from 2–4 October 2019. This meeting will be in line with the highly successful ApicoWplexa conferences held so far. It is our task to provide you with good conditions for networking and scientific exchange in the field of apicomplexan parasites in livestock.

The meeting will overarch the different areas of research on apicomplexan parasites in farm animals, from molecular and cell biology over host-parasite interactions, immunology to epidemiology and control of infections with these parasites. Knowledge on all these aspects is prerequisite to develop intervention strategies, effective vaccines or drugs. New vaccines, drugs and novel intervention strategies against apicomplexan parasites in livestock will therefore be key topics of the up-coming conference in Berlin.

The ApicoWplexa conferences focused in the past on toxoplasmosis, neosporosis, besnoitiosis, eimeriosis, babesiosis and theileriosis. In the ApicoWplexa meeting in Berlin, we wish to cover also cryptosporidiosis due to its importance as a zoonotic disease. We also plan to dedicate more time on the One-Health aspect of apicomplexan parasites in farm animals. 

Please come and join us in Berlin for the ApicoWplexa 2019 conference! 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Best regards,
Dr. Gereon Schares and Prof. Franz J. Conraths
on behalf of the organising committee