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PARSA 2021

Kerry Hadfield April 2021

We are very excited to invite you to join us for the 49th Parasitological Society of Southern Africa conference. The conference will be held online on 14 and 15 September 2021. This will be a FREE conference for PARSA members, subsidized by PARSA, and will take place for 4 hours on each day. The Annual General Meeting will be held at the end of the session on 15 September.

For more information please see the below link.

Call For Applications 2021

Kerry Hadfield February 2021

There are a number of annual PARSA awards given out every year. If you are interested in applying, please see the below deadlines and click on the below link for more information regarding the criteria for each award.


Nomination deadlines:

30 April 2021: Angela Davies-Russell Award (Postgraduate Student Outputs)

30 May 2021: Elsdon-Dew Medal

30 June 2021: Junior and Senior Neitz Medals

30 June 2021: Neitz Memorial Scholarship (Travel Grant)

30 June 2021: Early-career Conference Support

PARSA Quarterly Newsletter

Kerry Hadfield February 2021

All PARSA members receive a biannual newsletter with all the latest PARSA information. For the next issue we are looking for any of the following contributions:


  • Feature articles on research being done in your institute (with photos).

  • Summary on the life and work of a respected and well-known parasitologist.

  • Student abstracts from across southern Africa conveying the various research being done on parasites in Africa.

  • Reviews and photos of the parasitological conferences and workshops attended.

  • News to be distributed including job and bursary opportunities, post-graduate project opportunities and awards won by our PARSA members.


Please forward the information that you would like to be circulated amongst members to Kerry Hadfield (

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