The Helminthological Society of Washington, the prototype scientific organization for parasitological research in North America was founded in 1910 by a devoted group of parasitologists in Washington, D.C. Forging a niche in national and international parasitology over the past century, the Society focuses on comparative research, emphasizing taxonomy, systematics, ecology, biogeography and faunal survey inventory within a morphological and molecular foundation. Interdisciplinary and crosscutting, comparative parasitology links contemporary biodiversity studies with historical approaches to biogeography, ecology and coevolution within a cohesive framework. Through its two meetings in the Washington, D.C. area annually, and via the peer-reviewed Comparative Parasitology (continuing the Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington in its 67th volume), the Society actively supports and builds recognition for modern parasitological research. Taxonomic diversity represented in the pages of the Society's journal treats the rich helminth faunas in terrestrial and aquatic plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, as well as parasitic protozoa and arthropods. Parasitology, among the most integrative of the biological sciences, provides data critical to elucidation of general patterns of global biodiversity.
The Helminthological Society of Washington celebrates a century of tradition and excellence in global parasitology solving challenges and responding to opportunities for the future of society and the environment. Members of the Helminthological Society of Washington contribute to understanding and protecting human health, agriculture and the biosphere through comparative research emphasizing taconomy, systematics, ecology, biogeography and biodiversity assessment of all parasites. The Society projects the exceptional relevance of its programs to broader research and education in global biodiversity and conservation biology through the activities of its members and its journal, Comparative Parasitology.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the study of parasitic organisms and is NOT limited to those studying helminths or to individuals living or working in the Washington, DC area. Applications for membership can be obtained from the Corresponding Secretary-Treasurer, at the end of recent issues of the Journal, or by printing the form below. Annual dues are currently $32 per year for domestic active members, $35 for foreign members and $16 for students ($18 if outside of the US). The annual dues may accompany the Application for Membership and are payable on notification of election. The Helminthological Society of Washington is affiliated with the American Society of Parasitologists.
Formerly, Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington and Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington
This international and peer-reviewed journal is published semiannually each January and July. Our journal is covered by several indexing and abstracting services. The editor will consider manuscripts on all phases of parasitology in either full article or research note format. Papers are accepted with the understanding that they will be published only in Comparative Parasitology. Information concerning manuscript preparation has been updated. Members of the Editorial Board serve three-year terms. A digital archive of back issues of Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington, and Comparative Parasitology [volumes 1 -68] are available online. Paper copies of most numbers are available at Comparative Parasitology, P. O. Box 7065 , Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (785) 843-1235; FAX (785) 843-1274. Institutional subscriptions for 2012 for Comparative Parasitology are: U.S.A., $65; Canada and Mexico, $67; and all other countries, $70.
Editor: Dr. Vince Connors, Dept. of Biology, University of South Carolina Upstate, 800 University Way. Spartanburg, SC 29303. email@example.com
(manuscript editor) Dr. Isaure de Buron, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, 58 Coming St., Charleston, SC 29424. firstname.lastname@example.org
(graphics editor) Dr. Richard Clopton, Dept. of Natural Sciences, Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421. email@example.com
Transfer the US National Parasite Collection (NPC) to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) (Announcement)
Spring Meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington will be held with the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists (SSP) at Virginia Tech University on April 9-11, 2015.