Updates from the Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists (AMCOP)

By Dr. Shelly Michalski

2022-2025 AMCOP Secretary Treasurer


Registration is officially open for AMCOP 73 at Touch of Nature Education Center in Carbondale, IL. The meeting will take place June 9-11, 2022. Please use the following online registration and abstract submission forms to register for the meeting, pay annual dues, donate to awards, and to submit abstracts. Do not be alarmed if the form title has a AMCOP 71 on it, we're trying to fix that bug.


Please send payments by check to me at my UWO address: Shelly Michalski, Professor Department of Biology University of WI Oshkosh 800 Algoma Blvd Oshkosh, WI 54901 I look forward to seeing you in Carbodale! Registration form: https://form.jotform.com/221067082998162 Abstract Submission form: https://form.jotform.com/221086728400148

Also, AMCOP is now accepting applications for our annual undergraduate and graduate research grants. The eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • A total of $1000 is available to be awarded so that at least two grants, one for undergraduate students and the other for graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.), will be awarded, given there are sufficient high-quality grants. The maximum amount of any grant is $500 and it is up to the discretion of the Grant Committee as to the amount and number of smaller awards.

  • Awardees and their mentors are to be members of AMCOP. (Dues are inexpensive: $10 for students, $20 for professionals.)

  • Awardees are required to present results of the funded research at the next AMCOP meeting (AMCOP-74 in 2023).

  • A student may not receive more than two grants

  • Grants must be used to support field or laboratory research related expenses (equipment, supplies, or travel to field sites). Salaries, travel to meetings, and purchase of books will not be supported.

The form can be accessed here: https://form.jotform.com/amcop.society/amcop-73-student-grant-app. Please note that nominees must upload a document that describes the project using the guidelines that follow. Applications are to be sent to Dr. Sara Zimmer, Chair of the AMCOP Student Research Grant Committee, szimmer3 (at) d.umn.edu. Meeting registration and abstract submission information is coming soon.

Formatting:

  • Font size 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial, or other 13cpi font

  • One-inch margins

  • Single spaced

  • Maximum length of 2 pages

  • Images/Figures/Tables are allowed

To be included in the 2-page limit:

  • Project Title

  • Content (below)

  • Literature Cited (Journal of Parasitology style)

Content must address the following:

  • Introduction—overview of study topic, hypothesis/goal, and specific aims/objectives, with

  • references to literature

  • Materials and Methods—how, where, and when the proposed research will be conducted

  • Expected Results—what patterns will support (or refute) your hypotheses?

  • Significance—how will this research improve the general knowledge in the field of parasitology?

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