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Symposium Echinococcus 2014, Vilnius

October 8-9

The symposium « Echinococcus 2014 », organised by the European Scientific Councel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP), was held at the Lithuanian Academy of Science in Vilnius. The programme was divided into three main sessions which considered Echinococcus multilocularis and E. granulosus s.l. from the perspective of biology, epidemiology and veterinary public health.
From left to right: Benoît Combes (ELIZ), Dominique Vuitton (UFC), Jenny Knapp (UFC), Gérald Umhang (ANSES), Francis Raoul (UFC), Matthieu Bastien (CERFE)
Five researchers from the IRN EHEDE members and associates were invited as key-note speakers:

Phil Craig University of Salford, UK Echinococcus granulosus: epidemiology and state-of-the-art of diagnostics in animals
Jenny Knapp University of Franche-Comté, France Taxonomy and molecular epidemiology of Echinococcus multilocularis: from
fundamental knowledge to health and ecology
Francis Raoul University of Franche-Comté, France Trophic ecology, behaviour and host population dynamics in Echinococcus multilocularis transmission
Thomas Romig University of Hohenheim, Germany Taxonomy and molecular epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato
Dominique Vuitton University of Franche-Comté, France Clinical epidemiology of human alveolar echinococcosis in Europe