Dear Members,

Greetings from the ICOPA XII which was a successful meeting with over 1800 participants from over 90 countries. Unfortunately for us, the next ICOPA will not be in Copenhagen but in Mexico City. The international parasitological community was lucky to have had four good bids to arrange the next ICOPA. The hard work of our Danish friends was not a waste of time or effort but instead they put us on the map with a meeting plan which was very modern, exciting and full of possibilities for scientific discoveries. I have seldom seen a promoting campaign done with so much class and style with the science always in the forefront. Please join me for thanking Jørgen Kurtzhals and his team for their dedicated work.

Best Regards to all,

Juha Laakkonen
President of Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology