First Biannual

Cryptosporidium Meeting

March 10-12, 2024 Philadelphia

The last 20 years have seen remarkable advances in Cryptosporidium research, and there are many new opportunities to better understand the biology of this organism. Based on discussions within the community this is an opportune time for a forum to foster exchange of ideas to help maintain progress within the field. Therefore, we invite you to a conference in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania that will cover some of the most pertinent topics essential to develop new strategies required to prevent transmission and develop new therapies. These include Cryptosporidium epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, population genetics, pathogenesis, immunology, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We expect this to be an important milestone meeting that will combine oral presentations as well as poster sessions. We are grateful to our sponsors that have allowed us to organize this meeting free of registration charge. Please note that attendance will be limited, and one criteria to attend will be abstract submission. For junior scientist we will favor registrations that are accompanied by an abstract.

Meeting registration and abstract submission is closed for this conference.

Conference Details

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors there will be no registration fee for this meeting.

Hotel Suggestions

We highly encourage attendees to book as soon as possible as rooms may run out or rates may change. Two hotels agreed to a group rate as indicated.


Two hotels in the immediate area offered at special fixed rates for the symposium:



Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel

$179—$209 a night

3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 387-8000

Book Group Rate Here


Homewood Suites by Hilton, University City

$199 a night

4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Book Group Rate Using Code CSY



The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel

$277—$515 a night

3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 222-0200

Book Inn at Penn


The Study at University City

$282—$382 a night

20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 387-1400

Book The Study at University City





Please note Rittenhouse Square is the closest area outside of University City (1.5 mi).  You will need to get a taxi or a public SEPTA bus to and from the symposium.


AKA Rittenhouse Square

$270—$915 a night

135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 825-7000

Book AKA Rittenhouse


Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

$148—$432 a night

1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 561-7500

Book Sonesta Rittenhouse


Motto by Hilton, Philadelphia

$166—$212 a night

31 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (267) 494-0440

Book Motto by Hilton


The Warwick

$188—$2100 a night

220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 735-6000

Book Warwick Hotel


The Franklin on Rittenhouse


1715 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 546-9544

Book The Franklin on Rittenhouse


Airbnb offers many apartments and rooms in Philadelphia


A lot more information on visiting Philadelphia including additional hotels can be found at the official tourism board site at:

Advisory Committee

Honorine Ward, Tufts University

Fabrice Laurent, INRA/ University of Tours

Jessica Kissinger, University of Georgia

David Sibley, Washington University

Rachel Chalmers, Public Health Wales

Christopher Huston, University of Vermont

We are grateful to all of our sponsors: