Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Demystifying One Health: Sifting and Winnowing the Role of Veterinary Parasitology 

Rosina (Tammi) Krecek, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Pork Tapeworm: A One Health Model

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Peter Rabinowitz, Center for One Health Research, University of Washington

A Clinical Perspective on One Health Challenges for Parasitology


Patricia Conrad, US Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Babesia and Toxoplasma Discoveries at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface

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Plenary Speakers


Tim Geary

Wes Van Voorhis

Lucienne Tritten

Daniel Kulke

Cassan Pulaski

Michael Kimber

Mostafa Zamanian

Russell Avramenko

Christine Petersen

Gad Baneth

Gaetano Olivia

Guadalupe Miró

Laia Solano-Gallego

Patrick Bourdeau

Adalberto Perez de Leon

Mason Reichard

Nicole Lewis

Sarah Hamer


PL 01 – Evolving Approaches to Drug Discovery

Tim Geary, McGill University

Data-Driven Revolutions in Antiparasitic Drug Discovery

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Wes Van Voorhis, University of Washington

Target-Based Drug Development for Cryptosporidiosis and Other Apicomplexa Diseases

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Lucienne Tritten, University of Zurich

Excretory/Secretory Products of Nematode Parasites: Significance and Therapeutic Implications

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Daniel Kulke, Bayer Animal Health

Next Generation Parasiticides: A Mission We Can Accomplish Together

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PL 02 – Genes and Genonmics in Parasite Control

Cassan Pulaski, University of Georgia

A Multimodal Approach to Understanding Macrocyclic Lactone Resistance in Dirofilaria Immitis

Michael Kimber, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Extracellular Vesicles: A Conserved Nematode Strategy for Host Manipulation?

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Mostafa Zamanian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pathobiological Sciences

Enlisting Spatiotemporal Transcriptomics to Identify Nematode Receptor Drug Targets

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Russell Avramenko, University of Calgary

Deep Amplicon Sequencing as a Powerful New Tool to Screen for Sequence Polymorphisms Associated with Anthelmintic Resistance in Parasitic Nematode Populations

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PL 03 – Leishmaniasis, Leishvet and One Health


Gaetano Olivia, University of Naples “Frederico II

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Laia Solano-Gallego, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Reservoir Vaccination to Decrease Transmission of Parasitic Zoonoses: Notes from Leishmaniosis


Gad Baneth, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Guadalupe Miró, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Veterinary Faculty

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The Impact of Treatment of Leishmaniosis as a Control Measure to Prevent Transmission and the Impact of Increased Drug Resistance: Implications in a One Health Context


Christine Petersen, University of Iowa

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Patrick Bourdeau, École Nationale Vétérinaire, Agroalimentaire et de l’Alimentation Nantes-Atlantique

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Impact of Different Leishmania Reservoirs on Sand Fly Transmission-IndiaIRS and Other One Health Leishmania Observations


PL 04 – Veterinary Entomology: Outbreak and Advancements


Adalberto Perez de Leon, United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture

One Health Approach to Manage the Threat of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases in North America

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Mason Reichard, Oklahoma State University, Veterinary Pathology

Introduction to Veterinary Entomology: Outbreak and Advancements

 Nicole Lewis, New Jersey Department of Agriculture

Outbreak, Surveillance, and Control of Haemaphysalis Longicornis, The Longhorned Tick, in New Jersey

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Sarah Hamer, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology and Behavior of Triatomines and Trypanosoma Cruzi at the Human-Wildlife-Dog Interface in the Southern United States

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