CYSTINET online Conference, 28th May 2021

We had a wonderful, very interesting online conference!

You can find the abstract book here:  Cystinet_AbstractBook_28May2021

For the recording of the meeting: 

CYSTINET online Conference, 28th May 2021

An online CYSTINET conference is organised on 28th of May 2021, 1pm-6pm (CET). We have two great keynote speakers, Dr. Bernadette Abela Ridder (WHO) who will introduce/discuss the new 2030 roadmap specifically for Taenia solium and Dr. Lian Thomas (ILRI) who will update us on the One Health Research Education & Outreach Centre in Africa.

We hope to receive plenty of registrations and abstracts! Please feel free to forward this email to interested colleagues/students.

The deadline for registration is 26th of May 2021.


The final programme is available CYSTINET online conference 28 May 2021_Programme_final

Looking very much forward to hearing from you!

CYSTINET Belgrade meeting 2020: cancelled

25th August 2020

The 13th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, which would take place in Belgrade, Serbia, 25-29 August 2020, organised by Serbian Society for Parasitology and the European Federation of Parasitologists, has been cancelled due to the corona virus outbreak.

Therefore, the CYSTINET pre-symposium session on 25th of August 2020 is also cancelled.

CYSTINET Copenhagen meeting 2019

9th October 2019, 13-19h

On October 10-11, 2019, Copenhagen is organising The 8th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP) and the Annual Meeting of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC): .

We organise a CYSTINET meeting the day before, on Wednesday 9th,13-19h, hosted by Maria Vang Johansen at the University of Copenhagen.

More information 


Map showing the way to Dyrlægevej 100


Date: November 26, 2019 – November 28, 2019

Venue: Mount Meru Hotel Arusha, Tanzania

Main topic of the conference: Taenia solium Cysticercosis/Taeniosis (TSCT) – From Research to Policy.

Conference sub-topics

Topic 1: Epidemiology and Burden of TSCT
Topic 2: Basic and Immunological Aspects of Taeniosis/Cysticercosis
Topic 3: Diagnostic and Clinical aspects of TSCT and case management
Topic 4: Control and Prevention of TSCT
Topic 5: Policy generation and implementation and other cross-cutting issues

For more information:



Download the CYSTINET dissemination posters







The Action

Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) and T. saginata (beef tapeworm)
cysticercosis (CC)/taeniosis are zoonoses of public health importance, with significant economic impacts on the health and meat (pork and beef) sectors within and outside the EU. The main objective of this Action is to build a strong, extensive, multi-disciplinary scientific network to induce sustainable collaborations with the aim to advance knowledge and understanding of these zoonotic disease complexes. Specific objectives include the development of innovative diagnostic and cost-efficient control tools, assessments of disease burden and economic impact, as well as the development of harmonized reporting and management procedures. Intra-European collaboration is essential to stop the development of these diseases within the EU.

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First 2017 CYSTINET meeting

Our next Working Group and Management Committee Meeting is in Riga, Latvia on 6-7 June 2017, organised by the Institute of Food safety, Animal Health and Environment “BIOR”, Riga, Latvia.


Programme CYSTINET RIGA_06052017

Second CYSTINET meeting 2016


Our 2nd CYSTINET meeting 2016 has been held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on September 27-28 2016 , at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana.


Training School on Veterinary Diagnostics for Taenia spp.,

12-14 September 2016, Antwerp, Belgium


First CYSTINET Meeting 2016

The 1st Working Group and Management Committee meeting took place in the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France (28 rue Dr Roux, 75015 Paris), on 2-3 June 2016.


Abstract book & programme:CYSTINET_PARIS_ABSTRACTS_FINAL_July 2016

CYSTINET WG2 NCC guidelines Task Force meeting

Oslo, Norway, 26-27 April 2016

group photo

CYSTINET WG3 Control & Prevention task force meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-19 February 2016

The meeting minutes are in the member section.

Group picture COST Copenhagen february 2016

CYSTINET Country study coordinators task force meeting

Barcelona, Spain, 14-15 January 2016

The meeting minutes are in the member section.


CYSTINET training school diagnostics

30 November- 3 December 2015, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III Majadahonda in Madrid, Spain


CYSTINET International Conference, 3-4 November 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

Download the ABSTRACT BOOK 30 10 2015 (final)
Download the Cystinet Belgrade Flyer