The Helminthological Society of Washington was founded in 1910 by a devoted group of parasitologists in Washington DC.The Society focuses on comparative research within a morphological and molecular foundation. Join today!


Thanks to everyone involved for a very successful 718th meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington. Great food, great people, great science! Looking forward to the Spring meeting already which will be on April 14 of 2018 at Penn State York

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Comparative Parasitology focuses on parasitological research of a comparative nature, emphasizing taxonomy, systematics, ecology, biogeography, evolution, faunal survey, and biological inventory within a morphological and/or molecular context.

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Please join us for the Spring Scientific 719th Meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington on Saturday, April 14 at Penn State York

Executive Committee meeting will be the evening of April 13th
Regular meeting on April 14th
More details to follow - stay tuned!

Benefits of becoming a member of HelmSoc

Membership in The Helminthological Society of Washington costs $32 for US researchers each year which includes a hard copy of each issue of Comparative Parasitology ($20 if not receiving the journal). For students the cost is only $16 per year, and for non-US researchers the cost is $35 per year.
Benefits of becoming a member include:

  • Very low membership dues
  • Excellent opportunity for students to present their data
  • Lower publication cost at Comparative Parasitology
  • Opportunity for students to win awards at each meeting
  • Become part of an active and welcoming society
  • Great opportunity for Faculty to network and share data


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Society Questions: Ashleigh Smythe
Journal Questions: Vince Connors
Website Questions: Damien O'Halloran

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