Society News Updates:

It is our pleasure to announce that Richard E. Clopton is the 2015 recipient of the Helminthological Society of Washington Anniversary Award for his outstanding service to the society and to the field of parasitology.

Congratulations to the 2015 Stirewalt-Lincicome Student Award winners: First place, Elliot Zieman, Dept. of Zoology, Southern Illinois University; tied for second place are Kathryn Purple, Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and Alfred T. Harding, Biology Dept., Berry College, Rome, GA.

Transfer the US National Parasite Collection (USNPC) to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is now complete. (Announcement)

Vince Connors is the Editor of Comparative Parasitology. Please send your manuscripts to vconnors@uscupstate.edu.

Application for Helm Soc Membership

Society Meetings:

SAVE THE DATE - HelmSoc members and guests! We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Nobel Laureate, Dr. William C. Campbell, will give the keynote address at the Spring Meeting of the Society on Friday evening, April 22nd at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. The meeting will continue on Saturday, April 23 with the scientific session of presentations by members, guests and students. Registration and meeting details will follow shortly. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this exciting meeting.

The 2015 Anniversary Dinner Meeting was held on October 23 at the Big Fish Grille, Crofton, MD.

The 2015 Spring Meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington was held with the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists (SSP) at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA on April 9-11, 2015.

Photo: Octomacrum spinum from gills of Campostoma anomalum in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.