WAAVP India 2023

29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Parasites: Global Impacts, Local Solutions


Welcome Address – WAAVP 2023

Dear Colleagues I am delighted to invite you to the 29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, taking place at Chennai, India from 20th to 24th August 2023. The theme for the WAAVP 2023 conference will be “Parasites; Global Impacts, Local Solutions”, which is the need of the hour, with particularly parasites playing a big role in affecting and impacting the health and production of livestock, companion animals, poultry and wild animals. The theme has been coined targeting the global problem caused by parasites and the ways and means to combat such a problem through scientific deliberations during the conference so as to understand and know the practical application of the technologies developed for implementation. The local organizing committee is a dedicated team that involves fully to understand the needs of the delegates from across the world and striving to give their best. Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras.Famous as the biggest cultural and economic centre down south, Chennai,the city houses several Hindu temples, churches and museums. From its white-sand beaches to mouth-watering seafood, Chennai has everything for travelers. Come and meet with us at WAAVP 2023 – we look forward to welcoming graduate students, early-career researchers, scientific investigators and those involved in the application of veterinary parasitology in the context of Livestock production, One Health, Companion animals, Wildlife biology, molecular parasitology, genetic diversity and more. The city of Chennai is known for its friendliness and ability to make Chennaites and visitors alike feel at home. We aim for a similar feeling at WAAVP, providing networking opportunities and value the diversity of our delegates. We look forward to extending you our traditional Vanakkam. Welcome you all once again – Dr.A.Sangaran, Local Organizing Chair, on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (WAAVP 2023)

Dr. Sangaran Arumugam
Conference Chair
Important Dates
Call for Abstract Opens 5 September 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline 28 February 2023
Super Early Bird Registration Opens 5 September 2022
Early Bird Registration Opens 1 January 2023
Regular Registration Opens 1 April 2023
Late Registration Opens 1 July 2023
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About WAAVP and WAAVP 2023

The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) was formally established on 16th August, 1963. It is the largest international veterinary parasitology organization in the world. WAAVP is a non-profit organization for scientists who study the parasites of animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology. The Association encourages research in veterinary parasitology and to promote exchange of information and material amongst researchers, veterinary practitioners and animal health investigators. Apart from organizing scientific meetings, the WAAVP, which is affiliated with the World Veterinary Association, coordinates with various national, international and affiliated organizations, such as WHO, WOAH and FAO, in all matters concerning veterinary parasitology. The Association also plays important roles in preparing and publishing anthelmintic guidelines and participates in the development of the official guidelines for anthelmintic testing.


WAAVP International Conferences are held biennially in various major cities around the world for the past 59 years. The official language of the conference is English. Over the 59 years, these conferences have attracted attendees from all around the globe.

WAAVP International Conferences have given the parasitologists an opportunity to learn about the parasitological perspectives and to enjoy the culture of the host country!

India is delighted to be the first country in South Asia to host the 29th WAAVP conference in the iconic Chennai from 20 – 24 August 2023.

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