Welcome Message

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the hosting societies, the Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP) and the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP), we look forward to welcoming you all to the next main event of the World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP), the fifteenth in the series of International Congresses of Parasitology – ICOPA XV, ICOPAnhagen, in Copenhagen, Denmark on 21-26 August 2022.

An ICOPA congress has never before been held in the Nordic region, where parasitology thrives based on a long and rich history. Copenhagen, an urban European location that is easy to reach, is attractive to participants from all over the world. Copenhagen has repeatedly been ranked as one of the world’s most popular convention cities. The reasons include easy accessibility and efficient transport infrastructure, safety and cleanliness, and a wide selection of hotels and restaurants.

We are confident that ICOPAnhagen will have a high scientific impact and become a memorable experience to all participants from around the globe – an ICOPA to remember. The theme “Living with Parasites” covers parasitology sensu lato and brings it closer to everyday life. We emphasize an exciting and high-quality scientific program, diversity and inclusion, and transparency and professionalism in the organizing. The COVID-19 pandemic encouraged us to make the event hybrid – enabling attending both on-site in Copenhagen and virtually online – which makes the event even more inclusive.

Dear colleagues, together, let us make ICOPAnhagen an ICOPA to remember!

Pikka Jokelainen
President of SBSP
1st Vice-President of WFP

Lars Hviid
President of DSP

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