Welcome dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizers, we are pleased and honored to announce and welcome all of you to the XXVIII World Congress on Echinococcosis, which will be held in Lima, Peru, from October 29-31, 2019. The Congress is organized under the sponsorship of the The World Association of Echinococcosis (WAE), the Peruvian Association of Hydatidology (PAH), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Despite the enormous efforts to control and eliminate Echinococcosis in the world, many countries from Latin America, Asia and Africa still report high prevalence and incidence rates of Cystic Echinococcosis (CE, E. granulosus) in humans and animals. Furthermore, there are two other important Echinococcosis; first, Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE, E. multilocularis) that represents a serious disease in several countries in Asia, and second, Neotropical Echinococcosis (NE, E. vogeli) which affect a considerable region in Latin America.

Country-based Control Programs have been struggling these parasites for decades with different successes or failures. New and recent attempts have been implemented in other countries, and their impact on Echinococcus elimination would come in the near future. We expect that this XXVIII World Congress on Echinococcosis would be a remarkable scientific event that will bring the interest of all distinguish experts and professionals in the field from all over the World. This meeting will create the environment to exchange experiences, research, outstanding findings, collaboration, and enhance the relationships among all participants.

The Congress is addressing to physicians, veterinarians, biologists, parasitologists, pharmacologists, infectious diseases specialists, surgeons, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, laboratory specialists, economists, and all who are involved and/or interested in Echinococcosis. The Congress will be carried out on scientific sessions, symposium, plenary session, oral presentations, and poster session. The official language of the Congress is English.

We thank all of you in advance for your participation and commitment to defeat this zoonotic parasite in the World. Your presence in this World Congress will give the prestige of the outstanding scientific event.

Welcome to Lima, we hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful country.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in October.