President of SBSP Pikka Jokelainen was nominated as the 1st Vice-President of World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP).

Together with the Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP), SBSP will host the next ICOPA in 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thank you for the support! We are looking forward to 2022!

Wonderful networking in the field of food- and waterborne parasitology: SBSP is an Affiliate Group of IAFWP (the International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology)

Read more about IAFWP:

SBSP is an active, international society. We welcome suggestions and invitations to join different networks in the field of parasitology. We are an active member of EFP and WFP, and this is the first Affiliate Group membership we have.

SBSP is turning 15 years! The Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP) was founded in June 2003 in Bergen, Norway, by fusion of Scandinavian Society for Parasitology (est. 1967) and Baltic Society for Parasitology (est. 1993).

In 2003, the first president of SBSP Karl Skírnisson wrote: "This joining of our societies is expected to have valuable advantages in fu¬ture years with e.g. increased membership numbers, better scientific communication and improved cooperation between colleagues working in the Scandinavian and the Baltic countries."
Gediminas Valkiunas wrote:
"We believe that the joint Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology will provide additional opportunities for parasitologist in Scandinavian and Baltic countries to meet each other and to work together on joint projects."

It sure has done that! We are happy and proud of our society that has become truly international. Roots in the two parent societies, we are growing and blossoming! /Pikka

#HappyBirthdaySBSP #SBSP #15years

SBSP is on Twitter!

A must-follow on Twitter: @ICOPAnhagen2022

Our Membership Officer Andrea Miller has tried to send an email about membership status to all members – if you are a member but have not received an email, please contact Andrea membership(at) to update your email address in our new records. We value you as our member!

If you are not yet a member, or if you once were and would like to return, right now is an excellent time to become an active part of our wonderful network:

Together with the Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP), SBSP is bidding to host the next ICOPA in 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We got shortlisted, we are one of the two finalists!

14th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, 6-9 November 2018, Sitges, Spain.

Conference website

The very first announcement: CSBSP8 and EVPC2019 will be held 10.10.–11.10.2019 in Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, Denmark! This joint event comprises the 8th Congress of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology and the Annual Meeting of the European Veterinary Parasitology College.