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PARSA 2020

Kerry Hadfield March 2020

We are very excited to invite you to join us for the 4th International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW) which will take place at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. This conference is hosted by the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa and will thus also include the 49th annual meeting of the society. The conference will be held from 6–9 September 2020.

For more information please see the below link.


At present, the risk to the general South African population from COVID-19 is low, with the nominal confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa in returned travelers. At this time, the planning for the 4th International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife is well underway and will proceed as planned.  However, we will communicate any updates/changes to the status of the congress should the need arise. We do however recommend that people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms not attend public events or gatherings. This is particularly so for people who have recently traveled from overseas.

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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