Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists


About Us

The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists (AMCOP) is a regional affiliate of the American Society of Parasitologists. Our annual conference provides for a gathering of parasitologists and students of parasitology to provide informal discussion of research and teaching in parasitology and the advancement of the best interests of parasitology. This conference is open to all interested persons, regardless of place of work, residence, or affiliation in other recognized societies. There are three categories of membership, Emeritus, Regular and Student. Annual dues are required from members (Emeritus and Regular: $20, Students: $10) and a registration fee is charged during registration at the annual conferences.

Our 2022 meeting is scheduled to take place at Touch of Nature Education Center, near Carbondale, IL, and is scheduled for June 9 - 11, 2022. The details for registration can be found at AMCOP-73 Registration Form. The deadline for registering is May 12, 2022.

AMCOP confers three major awards during its annual meeting to the student participants. These are the Chester A. Herrick Award, sponsored by Eli Lilly & Co. for the best poster/demonstration of parasitological research; the George A. LaRue Award for the best oral presentation of parasitological research, and the Raymond M. Cable Award for the best presentation given by an undergraduate student. Details for submitting an abstract to give a platform presentation or to present a poster can be found at AMCOP-73 Abstract Submission. The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 18, 2022.

Currently winners of the Herrick and LaRue awards each receive $300 and the winner of the Cable award receives $200. On occasion, Honorable Mention awards are also given, each receiving $100. At the present time, all five student award winners are also eligible to receive an additional $200 travel grant to present their winning presentation at another scientific meeting. To claim their funds, grantees must submit some form of documentation to the AMCOP Secretary/Treasurer that their presentation has been accepted into the program of the other meeting. This must be done prior to the next AMCOP.

A Call for Proposals for the 2022 Student Research Grant program is now open. The details for this grant program are available at AMCOP-73 Grant Submission Proposals. The deadline for the submission of proposals is  May 20, 2022.

AMCOP is recognized as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax deductible.