UH-Hilo invites public to rat lungworm event

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Dr. Susan Jarvi looks at blood and plasma samples July 22, 2015, in a UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy lab.

The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites the public to the sixth International Scientific Workshop on Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm disease) from Jan. 5-8, 2020, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Banyan Drive in Hilo.

There is no fee, but all attendees must register by Sept. 1 at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/conferences/rat-lung-worm-2020/.


Experts from around the world will gather to present recent developments in detection, treatment, prevention, education, ecology and more.

“In addition to the general public, I hope students, researchers and health care professionals join us, as well as UH-Hilo (National Institute of Health’s IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) students, past and present,” said Dr. Susan Jarvi, who is coordinating the workshop.


Registration is required to attend sessions and receive additional details about the event; presentation instructions are available through the website.

For additional information, contact rlwlab@hawaii.edu.

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