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It is our immense pleasure to invite you to join us for the International Conference on Zoology and Medical Parasitology. The Conference will be held at Chicago, USA from Monday 30th October - Wednesday 1st November 2017. The Congress is an exciting opportunity for delegates to network and share knowledge in the areas of protozoology, tropical medicine, helminthology, malaria, parasitology, infectious diseases, diagnostic procedures, zoonosis, Control measures, and more. The program will include international plenary speakers, oral presentations, posters, exhibition and social events.
Chicago provides a beautiful location for Zoology and Medical Parasitology 2017 with its picturesque rivers, lakes, attractive modern buildings, a thriving retail centre, excellent restaurants and most importantly – year-round pleasant weather. Chicago is a diverse city with one of the fastest growing economies in USA. It is a city of alluring character.
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Why to attend???
2nd International Conference on Zoology and Medical Parasitology is a unique forum to bring together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of Parasitology and Zoology .Both the researchers, public health professionals, scientists, academic scientists, industry researchers, scholars to exchange about state of the art research and technologies.
Aim of this conference is to stimulate new ideas for treatment that will be beneficial across the globe due to the infections and diseases caused by parasites.
Business delegates, Industry Leaders, Medical Researchers, Parasitologists , CEO's and R&D Heads from Industries, Directors, Medical Professionals , Zoologists, Head of departments, , Physicians, Professors and Students from Academia in the research of Parasitology and Zoology.
Parasitic diseases are the most common cause of serious disorders and have a major but often unrecognized, impact on health and social services. Parasitic infections are more common in rural or developing areas than in developed areas. In developed areas, these infections may occur in immigrants, in returning travellers, or in people with a weakened immune system. NTDs (Neglected Parasitic infections) have been shown to that extreme poverty found in global subtropical regions similar to the southern US. Nearly 410 cases had been reported in the 2015 in USA.
Chicago is the most populous city in the United States. There are about 25 Universities in and around Chicago which are working in the field of Parasitology and Zoology. Around 1000 Parasitologists, Zoologists and Medical Professionals are working exclusively on parasitic diseases and infections in Chicago. Along with professional services, media companies are concentrated in Chicago and the media distribution industry is Chicago’s second most competitive sector. Around 50 parasitology and Zoology conferences are conducted per year around the world. Nearly 80 parasitology societies are dispersed throughout worldwide.
Our organizing committee is gearing up with more innovative and explorative sessions to unleash the treatments of parasites diseases and infections. Your expertise and knowledge in the area of parasitic infections will provide an opportunity to discuss and respond to a series of questions about the status of advanced research in parasitology.
Our goal is to deliver an outstanding program which covers the entire spectrum of research in Parasitology and share the cross-cultural experiences of various treatment procedures of parasitic infections and diseases.
Track-1: Parasitic diseases and Infections
Parasitism is an intimate relationship between two different species in which one (parasite) uses the other (host) as its environment from which it derives nourishment. They are a highly diverse group of organisms that have evolved different strategies for infecting their hosts. There are different types of parasites they are Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes, and Acanthocephalans. Epidemiology is considered a basic science of public health. It is a quantitative discipline built on a working knowledge of probability, statistics, and sound research methods; b) a method of causal reasoning based on developing and testing hypotheses pertaining to occurrence. Diagnosis of parasitic diseases requires highly sensitive and specific tests Conventional techniques including serology and microscopy do not always meet these requirements. The principle of nucleic acid probes is that a specific sequence of the parasite's DNA is isolated and used in a hybridisation assay to identify homologous parasite DNA from infected material. The treatment and prevention of parasitic diseases can be carried out by different methods.
Track-2: Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary parasitology is the study deals with animal parasites; it is a relationship between parasites and animal hosts.Veterinary parasitologists study the genesis and development of parasites in hosts, as well as the taxonomy and systematics of parasites, including the morphology, life cycles, and living needs of parasites in the environment and in animal hosts. The major goal of veterinary parasitology is to protect animals and improve their health, but because a number of animal parasites are transmitted to humans, it is also important for public health. Veterinary protozoology is the study of protozoa that cause disease in animals. The following are the few examples of protozoan parasites Trypanosoma brucei, Trypanosoma equiperdum,Leishmania donovani,Leishmania infantum. Veterinary helminthology is the study of helminths (parasitic worms) that cause disease in animals. Veterinary entomology is the study of insects that cause disease or that are vectors of organisms that cause disease in animals.veterniary Nematology is the study of nematodes that cause diseases in animals.
Track-3: Diagnostic Parasitology
The study of diagnosis of parasitic infections is called diagnostic parasitology. The following are the main ways in which parasitic infections are diagnosed in the laboratory by Microscopic examination. The majority of intestinal, urinary and blood parasites can be detected microscopically in unstained or stained preparations, either directly or following concentration. • By culture techniques only a minority of parasitic infections are diagnosed routinely by cultural techniques. • By Immunodiagnosis Serologic methods are available in cases such as toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, echinococcosis, cycticercosis, chronic schistosamiasis, or extra-intestinal amebiasis, where the organism is not readily demonstrated. The importance of properly collected specimens for diagnosis cannot be over emphasized. Inadequate, old or improperly preserved samples are usually of little or no value in establishing a diagnosis and may lead to erroneous conclusions. Formalin-ether (or ethyl acetate) concentration procedure: after centrifugation of the sample the parasites present are heavier than solution and settle in the sediment of the tube • Zinc sulphate flotation technique: after 15min parasites come out on the surface of the solution Saline wet preparations: good for the recovery of the motile protozoan trophozoites.
Track-4: Clinical Parasitology
Clinical parasitology is the study of important parasites which causes diseases to humans (classification, symptoms, disease, lifecycle, transmission, treatment). Infections of humans caused by parasites number in the billions and range from relatively harmless to fatal. The diseases caused by these parasites constitute major human health problems throughout the world. (For example, approximately 30% of the world's population is infected with Ascaris lumbricoides.) Other parasitic illnesses have increased in importance as a result of the AIDS epidemic. The location of the parasite is mainly found at the tips of the intestinal villi and they never found at the crypts . Parasitic infections are usually diagnosed from samples of faeces, urine, blood and tissue. Tests commonly in use include the complement fixation test (CFT), immunodiffusion (ID), indirect haemagglutination (IHA), indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFA), enzyme-linked immunosorben t assay (ELISA) and radioimmunoassay (RIA) (137) (Table I). Less frequently used tests include latex agglutination, capillary agglutination and card agglutination.
Track-5: Comparative Parasitology
The protozoa are an eclectic assemblage of organisms encompassing a wide range of single-celled and multiple-celled colonial organisms lacking tissue organization, but exhibiting remarkably refined biological behaviour. In some modern classifications, they are classified as a subkingdom among the Protista (eukaryotic single-celled organisms). Although they are not considered a formal category by some taxonomists and some biologists consider the name inappropriate (inferring that they are the first unicellular animals, although some photosynthesize), it is still convenient to consider this group of organisms as an informal collection under the heading of protozoa. Their cosmopolitan distribution, significant ecological role in mineral recycling and enhancement of carbon flow through lower trophic levels of food webs, and remarkable cellular physiology to enhance survival in diverse environments make them significant organisms for biological investigation.
Track-6: Host Parasite Relationship
Parasites are defined as organisms which live on or within some other living organisms deriving sustenance from it, the organism in which he lives is an host . A parasitic relationship is one in which one organism, the parasite, lives off of another organism, the host, harming it and possibly causing death. The parasite lives on or in the body of the host. A few examples of parasites are tapeworms, fleas, and barnacles. A parasite and its host evolve together. The parasite adapts to its environment by living in and using the host in ways that harm it. Hosts also develop ways of getting rid of or protecting themselves from parasites. There are different types of parasitic relationships they are symbiosis, Commensalism, Parasitism etc. Symbiosis is defined as the permanent association between two specifically distinct organisms dependent on each other. Commensalism is an association between host and parasite in which one parasite is benefitted and other is neither benefitted nor harmed .If the parasite is pathogenic and harms its host the condition is known as parasitosis.
Track-7: Medical Helminthology
The field of medicine that pertains to helminths (worms) capable of disease in people. The public health impact of medical helminths is appreciable. Two billion people are infected by soil-transmitted helminths such as Ascaris, hookworms, and Trichuris trichiura and by schistosomes. Early childhood infections by soil-transmitted helminths delays physical and cognitive development. Other widespread helminthic infections include onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), and food-borne Trematode and tapeworm infections. All of these infections cause chronic morbidity and debilitation. Medical helminths need to develop in a parasitized host, and sometimes this involves several disparate hosts. Helminth parasites are more complex than free-living helminths, because they have evolved mechanisms to deal with the different environments of their various hosts and living conditions. They have developed host-finding behaviours, exquisite migration patterns within each host, and the ability to evade the host immune and protective responses.
Track-8: Development of drugs, Vaccines and Control measures
Currently disease control and treatment of parasitic infections focuses on chemotherapy, but re-infection often occurs without continued treatment, making vaccination a far preferable option as a simple, one-step procedure to interrupt transmission. Many advances are under way in parasite genomics, as well as new vaccine delivery systems. Malaria is a subversive, ignored, yet common cause of death throughout the world. It causes over one million deaths per year, making it one of the greatest silent killers of humans. However, there are certain steps that can be taken to control its endemicity. Unlike some infectious diseases whose frequency are declining, due to prevention efforts and scientific advances in treatment and vaccines, malaria prevalence continues to rise due to wide-spread resistance to many of the current drugs. There are no successful malaria vaccines. Hence, there is an emerging need for scientific research in these fields for the well-being of mankind.
Track-9: Invertebrate and vertebrate Zoology
Invertebrate Zoology deals with the study of Invertebrates .Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (Commonly known as backbone or spine ) derived from the Notochord .This includes all animals apart from the subphylum Vertebrata. The majority of animals includes invertebrates .Many Invertebrate taxa have a large number and variety of species compared to subphylum vertebrata. Some of the Invertebrates such as the Chaetognatha,Hemichordata, Cephalochordata and Tunicata are more closely related to vertebrates than Invertebrates .The vertebrate Zoology is the study deals with the study of vertebrates . vertebrates Comprised of all species of animals within the subphylum vertebrata. Vertebrates majority includes from the phylum Chordata. Vertebrates include the Jawless fish, and the jawed vertebrates .
Track-10: Regeneration in Zoology
Regeneration in Zoology represents the reproduction or natural restoration of parts of the body, whether external or internal, lost by injury. This power of regeneration is mostly manifested in the animals of the simplest organization and in those animals which are mostly exposed to serious mutilation and decreases in a varying scale as organisms become more and more complex until in higher vertebrates(expect Lizards) it is limited to healing of wounds. In lowest animals such as protozoans, Coelenterates, echinoderms and worms the power of regeneration is of great importance .Among crustaceans in some groups the regenerative property is very eminent and among the vertebrates it is confined mainly to amphibians and lizards. In echinoderms regeneration is most distinct in the starfishes. In Amphibians especially Salamanders and the young frogs suffer greatly from mutilation while catching by enemies their tail or limb may lose during the escape mechanism this can be regenerated further. Salamanders are particularly subjected to loss of their long tails, these lost hands and tails are restored in the course of three or four months .In the case of Lacertian, Ghettosauridae and also Anguidae, they reproduce a caudal Scaling according to their type .Injured or broken –off tails are often reproduced double or even trifid.In the case of turtles they will mend their shell or in some cases they able to reproduce a plate which is completely lost. Epimorphosis is defined as the regeneration due to lost parts .The development of the entire organism from a small part of the old body is called Morphallaxis.The term compensatory hypertrophy is defined as increase in the size of an organ or part of an organ or tissue which performs the work of a destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.
Track-11: Comparative anatomy of vertebrates
Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of different species as it is closely related to evolutionary biology and phylogeny (the evolution of species) and it serves as a evidence for evolution. It includes the change, adaptation and mutation of species, the invasion of new territories and the species compatibility with the surroundings. The adaptation in terms of comparative anatomy is defined as the genetic and physiological changes that occur due to pressures or changes in an animal’s environment. Examples due to changes in adaption are Forelimb of humans used for manipulating etc. The important concepts of Comparative anatomy are Homologous structures and Analogous structures. This includes the Ontogenesis-development of individuals and the phylogenies-ancestral histories of individuals. This also involves the study of ecology, embryology, genetics, molecular biology, biodiversity, Pale biology.
Market Analysis Report
Medical Parasitology is the science dealing with parasites that infect man, causing disease and misery in most countries of the tropics. There are different types of parasites and hosts. They plague billions of people, kill millions annually, and inflict debilitating injuries such as blindness and disfiguration on additional millions. World Health Organization estimates that one person in every four harbors parasitic worms. Human parasites are either unicellular (protozoa) or multicellular (helminthes and arthropods). The parasites may live inside the host (endoparasites) or on the host surface (ectoparasites). Diagnosis of parasitic diseases depends on several laboratory methods, imaging techniques and endoscopy in addition to clinical picture and geographic location. Parasitic diseases may be presented by a wide variety of clinical manifestations according to the tissue invaded. Recently, nanotechnology can be applied as diagnostic procedures utilizing nanodevices. Control and prevention of parasitic diseases depend on the interactions among many factors such as the environment, the human behaviour, and socio-cultural factors that determine transmission and persistence of parasites. Study of these in complex infections helps us to improve the quality and quantity of these activities so that man can be benefited. Hence there is a need for the co-ordination between scientific communities to work together and bring out the novel therapeutics.
IMPORTANCE AND SCOPE:
The Medical Parasitology conference will provide a platform for all the participants to discuss about the exciting advances that hold promise in reducing parasitic diseases, promising breakthroughs in the development of vaccines against medically important parasites and also about the technological and conceptual advances in the field. The field of public health is in close relation with medical parasitology and the global distribution of parasites offers great challenges to the workers in this field.
Medical Parasitology and Zoology to held in Chicago, a city in the U.S. state of Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the American Midwest, with approximately 2.7 million residents. Its metropolitan area (also called "Chicago land"), which extends into Indiana and Wisconsin, is the third-largest in the United States, after those of New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 9.8 million people. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, though a small portion of the city limits also extends into Du Page County.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O'Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements.
In 2012, Chicago hosted 46.2 million international and domestic visitors. Among metropolitan areas, Chicago has the fourth-largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, just behind Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles, and ranking ahead of London and Paris. Chicago is one of the most important Worldwide Centres of Commerce and trade.
Chicago's notability has found expression in numerous forms of popular culture, including novels, plays, films, and songs. The city has many nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best-known include "Windy City" and "Second City. Mycology 2017 Conference at Chicago will certainly give a wonderful experience to attendees to explore the beautiful city with gaining knowledge.
1. Parasitic diseases and Infections
2. Veterinary parasitology
3. Diagnostic Parasitology
4. Clinical Parasitology
5. Comparative Parasitology
6 Host-Parasite relationship
7. Medical Helminthology
8. Development of Drugs, Vaccines and development measures.
9. Invertebrate and vertebrate Zoology
10 Branches of Zoology
WHY TO ATTEND?
The Congress is an exciting opportunity for delegates to network and share knowledge in the areas of protozoology, tropical medicine, helminthology, malaria, parasitology, infectious diseases, diagnostic procedures, Zoonoses, Control measures, and more. The program will include international plenary speakers, oral presentations, posters, exhibition and social events.
MAJOR PARASITOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS:
- American Society for Parasitologists
- World Federation of Parasitologists
- South-western Association of Parasitology
- American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists
- European Federation of Parasitologists
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
The target audience is professionals who work in fields of Parasitology, Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Diagnostic Microbiology and their operations as a part of public welfare. We would like to extend an invitation towards all microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, immunologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, doctors, public health planners and all those working on parasites, helminths, nematodes, Cestodes, protozoans to attend the International Conference on Medical Parasitology 2016. This conference is also intended for those who work in management and marketing for companies manufacturing parasitology related products.
POPULAR SCHOOLS IN USA FOCUSSED ON PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH:
- Capella University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Ashford University
- American Inetrcontinental University
- Tulane University
- Harvard University
- Stanford University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Notre Dame
- Duke University
FUNDING SOURCES FOR PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH:
- Centres for disease control and prevention
- Infectious Disease Research Network
- The global fund to fight Malaria.
- ESCMID etc
TOP COMPANIES MANUFACTURING PARASITOLOGY PRODUCTS:
- Thermo Scientific
- Waterborne, Inc.
- Hardy Diagnostics
- Cosmos Biomedical
- Oxford Biosystems
- Key Scientific Products
MARKET ANALYSIS FOR PARASITOLOGY PRODUCTS:
The global market for infectious disease diagnostic, vaccine and pharmaceutical products was $59.2 billion in 2011 and $66.4 billion in 2012. Market growth looks promising, the overall market value for 2017 is projected to be $96.8 billion after increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8%. Global allergy diagnostic and treatment market is projected to increase to nearly $35.3 billion by 2015 from $31.5 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $46.8 billion by 2020, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% during 2015 to 2020 period. The global demand for immunoassay testing was nearly $15.6 billion in 2011 and $16.3 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $20.5 billion by 2017, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% from 2012