Submitted: 20 Sep 2017
Revised: 07 Nov 2017
Accepted: 11 Nov 2017
First published online: 11 Nov 2017
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Int J Enteric Pathog. 2017;5(4):98-99.
doi: 10.15171/ijep.2017.23
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Editorial

The 3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of Iran (Shiraz, Iran, November 1–3, 2017)

Mohammad Zibaei 1,2 *

1 Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2 Evidence-based Phytotherapy & Complementary Medicine Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

Abstract

The 3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of Iran (NICOPA10) was held from November 1-3, 2017, at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (http://nicopa10.sums.ac.ir/en/) (Figure 1). This meeting brought together parasitologists from several prestigious universities and research centers throughout Iran, as well as leading experts from other countries including Germany, Norway, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Afghanistan (Figure 2). The NICOPA10 was started by the opening ceremony followed by a plenary session. In total, 4 plenary sessions, 20 symposia on selected topics in each 1 or 2 invited speakers as well as 5 oral presentations had been programed. Moreover, 3 poster sessions, and 2 workshops was held in NICOPA10. There were around 431 poster presentations and 92 oral communications. Relevant Iranian and international researchers participated in the symposia in order to get a straightforward vision of the recent and more successful scientific results. One of the main goals of the meeting was to stimulate the participation of young parasitologists, and give them an excellent opportunity to present their recent research results. The opening ceremony was started by Quran recitation followed by National Anthem of I.R. Iran. Then the message of Prof. Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, the Minister of Health and Medical Education was read by Prof. Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi. The Chancellor of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences message was read. Then, Prof. Sadjjadi, Scientific Secretary of the 3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases had a welcome message in which he also proposed a report on selection process of abstracts for the congress; The opening ceremony was continued by Prof. Thomas Romig, President for European Federation of Parasitologists who talked about the ways of communications between Iranian and European 1 Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran 2 Evidence-based Phytotherapy & Complementary Medicine Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran *Corresponding Author: Mohammad Zibaei, Email: zibaeim@sums.ac.ir International Journal of Enteric Pathogens Received September 20, 2017; Revised November 7, 2017; Accepted November 11, 2017 Published Online November 11, 2017 scientists followed by a video clip about NICOPA10.
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