VII Parasitology Summer Course (ParSCo) June 2019, Bari, Italy


We are pleased to announce the seventh edition of the Parasitology Summer Course (VII ParSCo) organized by the Parasitology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari (Italy), with the support of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) and of Parasites & Vectors. Over the last years, more than 80 attendees from all continents have attended the ParSCo. (see: The ParSCo is an intense, one-week long course for parasitologists and post-graduate students working in the field of veterinary parasitology. This course is mostly focused on practical activities, with theoretical lectures making up less than 40% of the whole program. The program includes oral lectures and practical activities on collection, identification and diagnosis of parasites such as Leishmania infantum, sand flies (e.g., Phlebotomus perfiliewi), ticks (e.g., Ixodes ricinus and Rhipicephalus turanicus), cestodes, metastrongyloids of felids, Trichinella and eyeworms (Thelazia callipaeda). Participants will also attend clinical examinations of cattle and other domestic animals and sample collection from dogs for the diagnosis of arthropod-borne diseases. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in bird trapping sessions and tick collection from birds as well as necropsies of wild cats and small ruminants for the detection of lungworms, cestodes and metacestodes.

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