Daegu scores 14th ICOPA event

South Korea is preparing to receive approximately 2,000 parasitologists, hailing from 100 countries, for the upcoming 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA).

The upcoming event will take place in Daegu city from August 19-24. Its theme, Parasites: Harms & Benefits to Animals & Humans, will discuss pressing issues, and exchange knowledge ranging from parasitic diseases, preventive drugs and vaccines, to recent industry developments.

Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center is the venue for the meeting

The Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, and the World Federation for Parasitologists, are the organisers of ICOPA 2018.

Delegates will be able to experience several cultural activities such as the wearing of the hanbok (Korean costume) and making a buchae (traditional Korean fan).

Aside from assisting delegates with their transfer to Daegu and signboards at the Incheon International Airport, the Korea MICE Bureau has also prepared eight tour programmes to popular tourist attractions including World Heritage Sites, industry tours (i.e., Samsung Creative Campus Tour, Daegu Textile Complex, etc.), and nature parks.

South Korea is the second country in Asia to ever host this event, after Japan.

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