COST Action TD1302

European Network on Taeniosis/Cysticercosis, CYSTINET

Thirteenth Workshop of National Reference Laboratories for Parasites

24 and 25 May, 2018

Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Room Pocchiari, viale Regina Elena 299 00161 Rome, Italy

Meet Prof. Sarah Gabriël in Rome, where the outcomes of the Action will be presented.

Download the agenda of the annual meeting here

Researchers meet in Brussels, Belgium

Final action dissemination plans are being organised… 

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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Recent Events

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