Posted Under: Parasitology Societies,Associations and Federation
The Foundation of the SSP. Formally, the Scandinavian Society for Parasitology was founded on December 16th, 1967 – on the last day of the “Second SSP Symposium”, which was organized in Hillerød, Denmark. There, an interim Board and a Scientific Council were elected. Bo-Jungar Wikgren, Åbo was elected as President, August Brinkman, Bergen as Vice-President, Johan Reuter, Åbo as Secretary and Olle Nilsson, Stockholm as Treasurer. However, the history of the SSP dates back to December 12th, 1966 when 34 Nordic parasitologists participated in a Symposium (SSP 1), organized at the initiative of the newly founded Institute of Parasitology in Turku (Åbo), Finland. The first regular Board of the SSP was elected at the 3rd SSP Symposium in December 1968 in Stockholm.