Joint NVP/BSP scientific meeting, Antwerpen 19 October 2012

The Dutch and the Belgian Societies for Parasitology organised a joint meeting in Antwerp on 19 October 2012. The venue was the Aula Janssens, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Sint-Rochusstraat 43, 2000 Antwerpen. The theme was “Challenges for the control of parasites”. The meeting included presentations by two invited speakers (Matthew Baylis, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK UK and Willem Takken, Wageningen University, The Netherlands), 11 oral presentations and 20 posters by BSP and NVP members.


An award session closed the meeting:

The Merial grant was awarded to Teun Bousema for his work on the epidemiology and infectivity of P. falciparum.

The Elanco grant for the best presentation at the 2011 BSP meeting was awarded to 

Simbarashe Chitanga for his presentation entitled "Low level diminazene aceturate resistance in African trypanosomes, in the absence of drug pressure".

The Pfizer travel grant was awarded to Grietje Grit to attend the 12th International Symposium on Dendritic cells, October 7-11 2012, Daegu, South Korea.


A dinner, partly subsidised for BSP members, was organised at the Peerdestal restaurant.

2012 abstract book
Abstract book 2012.pdf
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Guy Caljon (University of Antwerp) received the Merial Award on 18 May 2017 in Utrecht for his work on insect-transmitted parasitic infections. More info.

Eline Eberhardt (University of Antwerp) was awarded the Avia-GIS award for the best presentation at the Joint spring meeting of the Belgian Society of Parasitology & Protistology (BSPP) and the Netherlands Society of Parasitology (NVP) on 20th May 2016.

Title of the presentation: Molecular detection of infection homogeneity and impact of miltefosine treatment in a Syrian Golden hamster model of Leishmania donovani  and L. infantum visceral leishmaniasis. 

The 2017 Zoetis travel Grant was awarded to Franck Dumetz (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp) to attend the WorldLeish6 conference, Toledo (Spain), May 16-20, 2017.

Read about his experience here.