2024 Novel Approaches Conference
St. George's University in Grenada (in the West Indies) will be hosting the 9th International Conference of Novel Approaches to the Control of Helminth Parasites of Livestock.
The 9th Conference is scheduled for the 8th to the 11th of March 2024, at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful tropical island of Grenada. The program contains a 3-day scientific program, followed by a one-day field trip that includes a tour of St. George’s University, a visit to several farms, a tour of the scenic island, and delicious lunch at the famous Belmont Estate in the northern region of the island. A post-conference field trip is a tradition of the NA Conference, highlighting the cultural and technical experience of the hosts. The scientific program has been planned to address many of the most important topics relevant to novel approaches of helminth control. The first Novel Approaches Conference was held in Australia almost 30 years ago in 1995. Since then, the conference has been held approximately every three years on several continents around the world. Anthelmintic resistance has continued to increase in its spectrum and geographic range, with multiple-anthelmintic resistance now common in many of the most important species of parasitic nematodes. With no products containing new classes of anthelmintics expected in the livestock market for the foreseeable future, now more than ever, novel approaches that do not depend primarily on chemical anthelmintics are needed. . Thus, the objective of the Novel Approaches Conference remains the same: to serve as a forum for veterinarians, parasitologists, livestock extension specialists, and other interested persons to exchange insights and advances for sustainable parasite control.