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!


The Society notes with sadness the passing of former president Milford Lunde age 93 from Waukesha, WI. Milford worked many years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD as a research scientist in parasitic diseases. He advanced the field and has various technical publications in the field

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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 719th Meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington on Saturday, April 14 2018 at Penn State York in York, PA. Dr. Anne Vardo-Zalik will be our host. We will have a morning session of talks and afternoon discussion as well as a poster session

Registration will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee and snack. Early registration ($35 for regular members, $15 for students or spouse/accompanying person) ends April 6 and late registration will go until April 13

To register for the meeting, we have an online payment registration system via Eventbrite - Just follow this link and purchase "tickets" - you won't need to bring a ticket with you

To submit an abstract, you will see at the end of the registration and payment process the heading "Other Information" and a window where you can paste your abstract (and title and authors and affiliations)

Executive Committee meeting will be the evening of April 13th

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