Dear colleagues and friends,

with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 6th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites, in the beautiful city of Bern, which is the capital of Switzerland, and in close vicinity to highly attractive holiday destinations in the Swiss mountains. Please find essential information on registration, abstract submission, hotel booking, preliminary program, invited keynote speakers, sponsors and partners.

ApicoWplexa 2022 will provide a forum for researchers, scientists, students, industrial and governmental partners with an inherent interest in apicomplexan parasites in livestock. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for networking and scientific exchange. It will cover parasites such as Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Eimeria, Neospora, Sarcocystis, Besnoitia, Cystoisospora, Babesia, Theileria and others, all of which are responsible for important diseases that affect the health and productivity of cattle, pork, poultry, sheep, goats, as well as of companion animals, game and wild animals, and in some instances, also human health. Topics of this meeting will overreach different areas of research, from One-Health to molecular and cell biology, host-parasite interactions, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology, drug development, and vaccines and control of infection.

ApicoWplexa 2022 will be held as an in-person event. This means, that we will adhere to all guidelines for holding larger gatherings in a safe manner issued by the Swiss Ministry of Health (www.bag.admin.ch). In any case, we will monitor the pandemic situation carefully, and registrants that are unable to travel due to COVID restrictions will be fully reimbursed.

International Journal for Parasitology: special issue on ApicoWplexa 2022

Submit papers for a special issue on ApicoWplexa 2022 in the International Journal for Parasitology. Send us a tentative title, author’s list, and short abstract with the highlights of your contribution to andrew.hemphill@vetsuisse.unibe.ch. Deadline March 31, 2022. IJP will then send invitations to those selected for contributions, deadline for paper submissions is September 30, 2022.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Bern in October 2022!

Andrew Hemphill             Alexandre Leitao             Luis-Miguel Ortega-Mora