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Society of Serbian Parasitologists (SSP) was founded in alignment with the new national legislation at a General Assembly meeting in 2012 in Belgrade. The Society members has been working continuously and actively during all these past decades, with the needs of all professionals working in the fields of both human and veterinary parasitology being fulfilled, along with the one-time possibility decrease of significance of parasitic infections, through other scientific and professional organizations and societies more broadly related to parasitology (microbiology, immunology etc.). However, at present time it has become very clear and obvious that parasites have not only been associated with human and animals, since the rise and evolution of mankind but that they are here to stay, most of them even are causing infections in human and other animals. Major factors that contributing to the prolonged existence of parasitic infections at the world wide level, including climate conditions and change, migrations of human and animals, and the changes of food habits.
The geographical position of South-East Europe between Mediterranean and continental Europe, gives Serbia an area of advantages to monitor on-going and anticipate emerging parasitic infections. The particular significance are those transmitted to human by animals or their dead bodies, products (zoonoses) etc., which naturally connect the medical and veterinary profession. In addition to this, the parasites have been a biggest professional challenge in various fields such as farming, food technology, food industry, food preservation & storage and moreover, along with molecular approaches becoming a prominent part of modern parasitological diagnostics and research, the huge number of professionals are interested in parasites has broadened to include molecular biologists as well.
The SSP was founded with the aim to respond to this need. As an association of researchers and professionals, with a focus on the parasites and human and animal infections and diagnosis, the goals of the society includes contribution to the development of research and study in both basic aspect and applied parasitology and application of the results, while developing professional development of its associated bodies and members, by promoting the education and regional, national, regional and international cooperation.Read More»