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The CLIMOS project was showcased at a conference held in Chennai, India


CLIMOS project, represented by Eduardo Berriatua and Pedro Cutillas, hailing from the University of Murcia in Spain, participated in the 29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, held in Chennai, India, from August 20th to 24th, 2023. During the conference, Mr. Berriatua delivered a presentation titled ‘Enhancing Understanding of Climate and Environmental Factors Impacting Sand Fly-Borne Diseases in Europe – Insights from the CLIMOS Project.’ 

The conference venue was abuzz with the presence of graduate students, emerging researchers, scientific investigators, and professionals engaged in the application of veterinary parasitology across various domains, including Livestock Production, One Health, Companion Animals, Wildlife Biology, Molecular Parasitology, and Genetic Diversity, among others. 

The overarching theme of the 29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology in 2023 was ‘Parasites; Global Impacts, Local Solutions.’ This theme aligns with the pressing need to address the significant role parasites play in impacting the health and productivity of livestock, companion animals, poultry, and wildlife. It was conceived to draw attention to the global challenges posed by parasites and foster discussions on scientific strategies to combat these challenges, with a focus on the practical implementation of developed technologies. 

About the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP): Established on August 16th, 1963, the WAAVP stands as the world’s largest international organization dedicated to veterinary parasitology. This non-profit organization caters to scientists specializing in animal parasites, covering fields such as helminthology, protozoology, and entomology. The WAAVP actively encourages research in veterinary parasitology, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and resources among researchers, veterinary practitioners, and animal health experts. In addition to organizing scientific gatherings, the WAAVP, in affiliation with the World Veterinary Association, collaborates with various national, international, and affiliated bodies, including the WHO, WOAH, and FAO, on matters related to veterinary parasitology. The Association also plays a pivotal role in formulating and publishing guidelines for anthelmintic treatments and contributes to the development of official guidelines for anthelmintic testing. 

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