The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) was founded in 1956 and is affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). AAVP is a scientific and educational organization with approximately 450 members. Most members are from the United States and Canada. About 10% of members are from other countries outside of North America. Members of AAVP are teachers, students, scientists, veterinarians and others interested in parasites of companion, food-producing, and other domesticated animals and wildlife, some of which are transmissible to humans. Most members of AAVP work in academia, industry, government or private practice. Members of AAVP study these parasites to ultimately find new or better ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or reduce infections in animals and in humans. AAVP holds an annual scientific meeting in July of each year, in association with the AVMA, at which time members and invited guests present their latest findings and updates on a variety of animal parasites and the diseases they cause.
Founded During The Heartworm Symposium Of 1974, The American Heartworm Society Aims To:
Further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease
Inform the membership of new developments
Encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease
The Australian Society for Parasitology was founded on the 19th of January 1964 to foster association of persons interested in parasitology, foster establishment and proper curation of collections of Australian parasites and by facilitating intercourse and discussion, promote investigation and advance the knowledge of parasitology.
Bulgarian Society for Parasitology is a successor of the Society of Parasitologists in Bulgaria (established in 1965). This society organised five national conferences of parasitology between 1968 and 1987, which were also attended by numerous foreign parasitologists. After 1990, the activities of the society were interrupted for some 10 years.
On the 14th October 1999, the General Assembly of the Society of Parasitologists in Bulgaria renewed its activities. We adopted a new name, Bulgarian Society for Parasitology. The current bylaws of the society were accepted in 2002.
In 2007, 82 Bulgarian parasitologists were members of the Bulgarian Society for Parasitology.
Bulgarian Society for Parasitology is a member of European Federation of Parasitologists and World Federation of Parasitologists. Since 2001, the Bulgarian Society for Parasitology is an associated collective member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria.
The Parasitology Section of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) was established in 1974 to promote and advance the study of parasitic organisms and facilitate the exchange of information among parasitologists in Canada. It is the only national organization of parasitologists in Canada.
Czech parasitologists have formerly been organized together with Slovak ones within the Czechoslovak Society for Parasitology which was founded in 1959. As the former Czechoslovak Republic has been split into two independent states in January 1993, a new Czech Society for Parasitology was established in June 1993. The Society is a member of the European Federation of Parasitologists and the World Federation of Parasitologists.
Members of the Society (180 members in January 2003) assert their activity in basic and applied research, teaching at universities, hygienic services, human and veterinary diagnostic laboratories, and other institutions where knowledge of parasites is required.
The Society includes three sections: protozoology, helminthology, and medical parazitology.