DSP serves as a network for professionals and students involved with parasitology in Denmark and covers research, education, as well as control and management of parasitic diseases. The society organizes a national symposium annually with ~80 delegates. In 2022, DSP celebrates its 50th anniversary.
SBSP is an active international society that encourages and promotes parasitology in the Nordic and the Baltic countries. SBSP was founded in 2003 by fusion of Scandinavian Society for Parasitology (est. 1967 in Denmark) and Baltic Society for Parasitology (est. 1993). The society organizes an international congress every second year, and hosted a wonderful EMOP XII in 2016. The society is truly international, with members and congress delegates from far beyond the Nordic-Baltic region.
The logo of SBSP illustrates the old Norse belief of the framework of the universe, the Yggdrasil tree. The parasites in the tree are an important part of the world, and may refer to the Midgaard Serpent, Jörmungandr. The story about the serpent is a worm-problem in mythological context that took great effort to control, not unlike some parasitic problems of our world today.