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 organization for scientists who study the parasites of animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology.

The Association encourages research in veterinary parasitology and to promote exchange of information and material amongst researchers, veterinary practitioners and animal health investigators. Apart from organising scientific meetings, the Association, which is affiliated with the World Veterinary Association, cooperates with various national, international and affiliated organizations, such as WHO and FAO, in all matters concerning veterinary parasitology. The Association also plays important roles in preparing and publishing anthelmintic guidelines and participates in the development of the official VICH guidelines for anthelmintic testing.

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.

WAAVP Conferences have given parasitologists an opportunity to learn about the parasitological perspectives of the host country, and to enjoy the culture!

Malaysia is delighted to be the first country in South East Asia to host the 26th WAAVP conference in the iconic Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 4 – 8 Sep 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Truly Asia.  This is the result of great team work and effort from the Malaysian Society of the Parasitology & Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) together with Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and with strong support given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia (MOA) and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

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Important Dates

  • Call for Abstract Opens

    1 Jul 2016

  • Abstract Submission Extended

    30 April 2017

  • Super Early Bird Registration Opens

    1 Jul 2016

  • Early Bird Registration Opens

    1 Jan 2017

  • Regular Registration Opens

    15 May 2017

  • Late Registration Opens

    15 Aug 2017



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