The description of AAVP Meeting Proceedings
This is the official app of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held July 22th - 25th in Indianapolis, IN. The meeting promises to deliver a varied, exciting, program that will bring together scientists from academia, industry, government as well as private practitioners. With the growing concerns around parasiticide resistance, vectors and vector-borne diseases, the changing regulatory environment, and the launch of many new products for the control of parasites, there has never been a better time to attend this meeting.
Using the app, you’ll be able to browse the 62nd Annual Meeting Proceedings, the program schedule, build your own itinerary, view the venue maps, and read profiles on speakers. You can also check out session descriptions and view general event information.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Veterinary Parasitology; The Climate is Changing”. In the literal sense, the plenary talks will focus on the effects of climate change on our abilities to study parasites of veterinary significance; in the metaphorical sense, the talks in the Presidents Symposium will show that the climate is right for a change in the way we study parasites. Thus, in the plenary session on the Saturday, Drs. Eric Hoberg and Isabella Cattadori will discuss climate change, global warming and how this can alter the landscape of veterinary parasitology. In the President’s Symposium on the Tuesday, Drs. James Lok and Bruce Rosa will discuss the CRISPR/CAS 9 gene editing system and the use of genomics, proteomics and data mining, respectively, as state-of-the-art technologies that may get us a step closer to understanding and controlling parasite-driven diseases.
Following the opening plenary session Saturday, the program will include presentations by the recipients of the AAVP- Boehringer Ingelheim Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award, and the AAVP-Merck Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Additionally, the society will present The Distinguished Service Award to William C. “Bill” Campbell; the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine.
Beginning on Sunday morning and continuing through Monday, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in concurrent scientific sessions, in which papers on a wide variety of interesting topics related to important issues in veterinary parasitology will be presented. On Tuesday morning, we will have the second plenary session, followed by a session sponsored by the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP).
The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) was founded in 1956. AAVP is a scientific and educational organization with approximately 450 members. Most members are from the United States and Canada. About 10% of members are from other countries outside of North America. Members of AAVP are teachers, students, scientists, veterinarians and others interested in parasites of companion, food-producing, and other domesticated animals and wildlife, some of which are transmissible to humans. Most members of AAVP work in academia, industry, government or private practice. Members of AAVP study these parasites to ultimately find new or better ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or reduce infections in animals and in humans. AAVP holds an annual scientific meeting in July or August of each year at which time members and invited guests present their latest findings and updates on a variety of animal parasites and the diseases they cause.
To register for the 2017 AAVP meeting or to learn more about the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, visit www.aavp.org.