Spring Symposium

Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP) 

Dear DSP members,

We are glad to announce that registration and abstract submission for our annual DSP Spring Symposium 2021 is now open!

This year, the Symposium will be held as an online ZOOM event on Friday 9th April 2021 . We hope that you will enjoy an afternoon in the company of fellow parasitologists sharing our latest research.


13:00-14:45 – Session 1

13:05 Welcome

13:10-13:50 1st Keynote lecture – Joanne Webster, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (https://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/joanne-webster): “Epidemiology and evolution of zoonotic schistosomiasis in a changing world”

13:50-14:00 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

14:00-14:10 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

14:10-14:20 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

14:20-14:30 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)


14:45-16:30 –Session 2

14:50 -15:30 2nd Keynote lecture – Dr. Ann Moormann, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA (https://profiles.umassmed.edu/display/130089): “How Plasmodium falciparum aids and abets EBV to cause endemic Burkitt lymphoma”

15:30-15:40 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

15:40-15:50 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

15:50-16:00 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

16:00-16:10 Short presentation (7 min + 3 min)

16:10-16:30 Election of best presentation/Young Scientist Award


Participation in the symposium is free of charge but you must register to participate, no later than 6th April, at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNgxA8pNfO3g2cLA3ES6YL1E_S2Brh0nHCfQdqIsQPsFFFlw/viewform?usp=sf_link

A ZOOM link for the meeting will be sent to all registered participants after the registration deadline.

Abstract submission:

If you wish to present your research, please submit an abstract, no later than 28th March, at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecm1gWnV7odNNRgt0oM89AD4UN3H77cBISY5k6i44EupUFTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. The DSP Board will select eight abstracts immediately after the deadline, and let all submitters know the result. Note that you must be a member of Danish Society for Parasitology or Danish Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health to submit an abstract and present your work at this meeting. If you are not a member, you may register for membership of DSP at https://parasitology.dk/membership/.

Young scientist’s Award:

Presenting authors, who are under 35 years old or obtained their PhD degree within the last two years, are eligible to win our prestigious Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation! Election of the winner will be by popular vote of all participants in the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

On behalf of the DSP board,

Kind regards,

Audrey Andersen-Civil
DSP secretary


Past Year & Theme

2020 – Canceled due to Covid-19

2019 “Microbiota in host-parasite interaction”  
2018 “Parasites shape the host”  
2017 “Host parasite communication”  
2016 “Surprising discoveries by cross-disciplinary approaches” 
2015 “Emerging and reemerging parasitic diseases in Europe”
2014  “Parasites in an ever changing world”
2013  “Nature of parasitisme”
2012 “Double burden of disease – how parasites interact with each other, their host and the society”
2011  “Prevention and chemotherapy of parasitic diseases”
2010  “Parasites and Evolution”
2009 “Global aspects of parasitology”
2008 “Parasite Vaccines and Immunomodulation”
2007 “Integrated Parasite Control”
2006 “Advances in Diagnostic Parasitology”
2005 “Disease mechanisms of parasite infections”
2004 “Immunity to parasites”
2003 “Applicability of parasitological research – from the bench to the field”
2002 “Principles for treatment and resistance problems dealing with parasitic diseases”
2001 “Vectors & vector-borne diseases”
2000 “Parasitology crossing borders – Professor Peter Nansen in memoriam”
1999 “Research in parasitology and tropical medicine in Denmark”
1998 “Parasitology Today”
1997 “Bloodborne protozoan infections”
1996 “Zoonoses”
1995 “Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis”
1994 “Nutrition and Parasitism”
1993 “Parasites and the allergic inflammation”
1992 “Anti-parasite drugs”
1991  “Vector borne diseases and sustainable development”