Message from the president,

Dear members,

I hope the new year is off to a good start and you have already made plans and preregistered to attend the SBSP4 which is rapidly approaching. Please check the home page of this meeting which already provides a lot of information on the oncoming meeting. Hopefully group leaders and other senior scientists encourage their students to attend as the SBSP meetings provide an excellent platform for young scientist to present their results and become part of the parasitological community. To support this, the board decided last year that the society will provide additional travel grants for students to attend this meeting. Finally, I want to thank the board members for their hard work and all SBSP members for their support last year.

Best Regards

Juha Laakkonen
President of the Scandinavian Society for Parasitologists