Main points



We are bidding to host the next International Congress of Parasitology,

ICOPA XV 2022, in Copenhagen, Denmark.




Living with parasites


We propose the theme “Living with Parasites” to encompass the numerous aspects of parasitology. “Living with Parasites” tells the stories of battling against devastating diseases caused by parasites as well as the stories of beneficial effects of hosting parasites, and the intriguing interactions between hosts and parasites shaping the evolution of both. “Living with Parasites” spans from the molecular and cellular level to host organisms and all the way to the environment that we share. “Living with Parasites” illustrates our appreciation for the history while looking into the future, emphasizes the need of sustainable control strategies and the challenges and effects of eradication, and brings parasitology closer to every-day life. The wide range of research groups working within parasitology in Denmark ensures that we are in a unique position to carry this all-encompassing theme.





Venue: Bella Center Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark





Suggested dates: Sunday 21th of August to Friday 26th of August 2022





Organizing member societies: the Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP)

and the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP)


Organizing committee: 12 members from different fields of parasitology,

ideal balance of enthusiasm and experience for the task


International Advisory Board: to be announced


The wide selection of Letters of Support,

including from the relevant local authorities,

will be presented with the bid.





We emphasize transparency and professionalism,

including active external communication via:


Facebook: @ICOPAXVdk

Twitter: @ICOPAnhagen2022


We allocate extra efforts to ensure a high number of participants,

e.g. by securing funding for travel grants.


Our theme covers parasitology sensu lato to ensure that all colleagues will feel that ICOPA XV is the main congress for them in 2022.


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