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/.

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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.

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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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