Training Schools

  • The second training school “Advances in the field diagnosis of helminth infections and anthelmintic resistance in ruminants” took place from 12 to 14 June 2019 in CREMOPAR (Eboli, Salerno). Twenty participants and 5 trainers from 17 countries participated in a combusted workshop with lectures, practicals and a field trip.

          Testimonial Verónica Castilla Gómez de Agüero
          Testimonial Walter Basso
  • The first training school “Socio-economic aspects of helminth infections and AR” was organised on 21-23 November 2018 in Bruges. Three days of intensive lectures, exercises and discussions were appreciated by the 22 participants and 6 trainers coming from 13 countries.

          Testimonial Barbara Hinney
          Testimonial Teresa Letra Mateus


  • Abstract submission and registration for the next COMBAR WG meetings in Ghent 27-29 August is now open. This meeting will be organised together with the American Consortium of Small Ruminant Parasite Control.

    All info can be retrieved on the meeting’s website:

    Given the large EAAP conference is going on at the same time in Ghent, it is advised to book rooms early where possible. In each case, we have been able to reserve a limited number of rooms for you (see website).

  • COMBAR 2nd Joint MC and WG meeting in León, Spain,​ September 26-27
          Abstract Book
          Meeting Report

  • COMBAR core group meeting, 02-05-2018, Brussels, 10 participants
  • COMBAR joint WG and MC meeting, 31-01-2018, Warsaw Poland, 59 participants

  • COMBAR core group meeting, Toulouse, 28-10-2017, 8 participants
  • COMBAR kick-off meeting, Brussels, 19-09-2017, 16 participants

Short Term Scientific Missions


There is an open call for applicants to fund initially up to 4 STSM (Third Grant Period May 2019-April 2020). Deadline for submission of applications is on 1 March 2020 and STSM have to be concluded by the 5 April 2020. The full call can be downloaded here.

The online STSM application form can be accessed at
(link opens in new window, an e-COST profile is required and can be created if needed).

For further information, please contact the STSM coordinator


  • Marcin Mickiewicz (Warsaw University of Life Sciences) – Introduction to most common in vitro techniques to
    detect anthelmintic resistance of parasites of domestic animals (Host institution: Dr. Marian Varady, Institute
    of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Science).

Meet us at following events

  • ICOPA 2018. 14th International Congress of Parasitology. Exco, Daegu, Korea, 19th to 24th August 2018.
  • EAAP 2018. 69th Annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27th to 31st
    August 2018
  • 27th conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP),
    7-11 July 2019, Madison, USA
  • The 70th annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), 26-30 August 2019,
    Ghent, Belgium
  • Annual meeting of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), 9-11 October 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark