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PIE Section Objectives

The Parasitism, Immunity and Environment Section of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) was established in 2011 to provide a venue for interchange among individuals interested in the interrelationships at all levels among infectious agents, the response to animals to these agents and the environment in which these relationships exist.


The PIE Section represents an evolution of the Parasitology Section of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, which was established in 1974 to promote and advance the study of parasitic organisims and facilitate the exhange of information among parasitologists in Canada.

61st Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Society of Zoologists 
May 2021
Virtual Conference
96th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists
July 2021
Virtual Conference


Call for contributions to the International Ichthyoparasitology Newsletter 
Deadline Dec 22, 2020


Nominations for Wardle Medal

Deadline: October 1 2020

The PIE Section promotes the study of the interrelationships at all levels among infectious agents,  the response of animals to these agents, and the environment in which these relationships exists. The Wardle Award honours individuals for their outstanding contributions to Canadian-based research on the fields of study promoted by the PIE Section.


Nominations and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the Chair-Elect of the PIE section, and Chair (Coordinator) of the Recognition Committee: Dr. Patrick Hanington,


Patrick          Jillian           James              Scott

Hanington   Detwiler      Wasmuth          Malotka    Chair-Elect  Past Chair     Chair         Student Rep

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 CSZ annual meeting, the current officers of PIE agreed to serve another year (2020-2021).


Nominations for PIE Executive

Nominations for the position of 2021-2022 Chair-Elect and Student Executive positions can be forwarded to Dr. James Wasmuth, Chair (, or be presented at the PIE Section AGM. 

Ichthyoparasitology Newsletter

A collection of the Ichthyoparasitology Newsletter can be found by selecting the "Newsletter" button below: 

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