The Helminthological Society of Washington, the prototype scientific organization for parasitological research in North America was founded in 1910 by a devoted group of parasitologists in Washington, D.C. Forging a niche in national and international parasitology over the past century, the Society focuses on comparative research, emphasizing taxonomy, systematics, ecology, biogeography and faunal survey inventory within a morphological and molecular foundation. Interdisciplinary and crosscutting, comparative parasitology links contemporary biodiversity studies with historical approaches to biogeography, ecology and coevolution within a cohesive framework. Through its two meetings in the Washington, D.C. area annually, and via the peer-reviewed Comparative Parasitology (continuing the Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington in its 67th volume), the Society actively supports and builds recognition for modern parasitological research. Taxonomic diversity represented in the pages of the Society's journal treats the rich helminth faunas in terrestrial and aquatic plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, as well as parasitic protozoa and arthropods. Parasitology, among the most integrative of the biological sciences, provides data critical to elucidation of general patterns of global biodiversity.
SEM micrograph of Leptorhynchoides thecatus proboscis courtesy of Florian Reyda,
The Helminthological Society of Washington celebrates more than a century of tradition and excellence in global parasitology solving challenges and responding to opportunities for the future of society and the environment. Members of the Helminthological Society of Washington contribute to understanding and protecting human health, agriculture and the biosphere through comparative research emphasizing taxonomy, systematics, ecology, biogeography and biodiversity assessment of all parasites. The Society projects the exceptional relevance of its programs to broader research and education in global biodiversity and conservation biology through the activities of its members and its journal, Comparative Parasitology.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the study of parasitic organisms and is NOT limited to those studying helminths or to individuals living or working in the Washington, DC area. Applications for membership can be obtained from the Corresponding Secretary-Treasurer, at the end of recent issues of the Journal, or by printing the form below. Annual dues are currently $32 per year for domestic active members, $35 for foreign members and $16 for students ($18 if outside of the US). The annual dues are to accompany the Application for Membership and are payable to the "Helminthological Society of Washington".
The annual dues are to accompany the Application for Membership and are payable to the "Helminthological Society of Washington".The Helminthological Society of Washington is affiliated with the American Society of Parasitologists.
Formerly, Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington and the Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington
This international and peer-reviewed journal is published semiannually each January and July. Our journal is covered by several indexing and abstracting services. The editor will consider manuscripts on all phases of parasitology in either full article or research note format. Papers are accepted with the understanding that they will be published only in Comparative Parasitology. Information concerning manuscript preparation has been updated. Members of the Editorial Board serve three-year terms. A digital archive of back issues of Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington, and Comparative Parasitology [volumes 1 -68] are available online. Paper copies of most numbers are available at Comparative Parasitology, P. O. Box 7065 , Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. E-mail email@example.com; phone (785) 843-1235; FAX (785) 843-1274. Institutional subscriptions for 2016 for Comparative Parasitology are: U.S.A., $65; Canada and Mexico, $67; and all other countries, $70.
Managing Editor: Dr. Vince Connors, Dept. of Biology, University of South Carolina Upstate, 800 University Way. Spartanburg, SC 29303. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Manuscript editor) Dr.Florian Reyda, Dept. of Biology, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY 13820. email@example.com ;
(Manuscript editor) Dr. Stephen Curran, Department of Coastal Sciences, Southern Mississippi University, 703 Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564; firstname.lastname@example.org;
(Graphics editor) To be announced soon.
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. William C. Campbell, 2015 Nobel Laureate, was elected to Honorary Membership in the society. Moreover, William E. Moser was named the 2016 recipient of the Helminthological Society of Washington Anniversary Award for his outstanding service to the society and to the field of parasitology.
Congratulations to the 2016 Stirewalt-Lincicome Student Award winners First place, Rita Grunberg; second place, Craig Hollander and James Bernoit, honorable mention. A newly established award, the Judith H. Shaw Award went to Shannon Kitchen for the best undergraduate presentation,
Save the date: The 2017 Spring Scientific Meeting of the Society (717th) will be held on April 8th at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD with Dr. Ann Barse serving as host (See "Officers" tab for Dr Barse's contact information). Information on accommodations, food and a campus map showing meeting location is now available at (Information and campus map) . Registration and abstract information is now available on the "Meetings" tab..
Student oral presentations are always welcome, and best presentation prizes are awarded for both undergraduate and graduate students. Student posters are aslo welcome.
The 2016 Anniversary Dinner Meeting (716th) was held on November 4th at the Fisherman's Inn and Crab Deck on Kent Island, MD (just over the Chesapeake Bay bridge). We are pleased to announce that William Moser was the 2016 Anniversary Award recipient..
The 2016 Spring Meeting, including a keynote address by a 2015 Nobel Laureate, Dr. William C. Campbell, began on Friday evening, April 22nd at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. The meeting continued on Saturday, April 23 with the scientific session of presentations by members, guests and students.
The 2015 Anniversary Dinner Meeting was held on October 23 at the Big Fish Grille, Crofton, MD. Richard E. Clopton was presented with the 2015 Anniversary Award.
The 2015 Spring Meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington was held with the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists (SSP) at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA on April 9-11, 2015.