7th International Conference on Phthiraptera (ICP 7)
Guangzhou July 10-16, 2023

A message from the hosts of ICP7

Dear friends and colleagues,

We hope everyone is well, despite everything that’s going on in the world!

We are happy to invite you all to the 7th International Conference of Phthiraptera, which will be held as an online-only event on the 10–13th of July, 2023. The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Science, with the principal hosts being Prof. Fasheng Zou, and Drs Daniel Gustafsson and Alexandra Grossi.

Keynotes and Roundtables 

Program and Abstracts 

July 10-13th, 2023

Session Times:
China time: 9PM – 3AM
Central European Time: 3PM – 9PM
Eastern US time: 9AM –3PM
Pacific American time: 6AM – 12AM

A convenient tool for working out time zone differences for your area can be found here (remember to control for daylight saving, if relevant in your area): Time Zone Converter

Poster Abstracts-Due June 30th :
Submission of abstracts for oral presentations is now closed. Abstracts concerning all aspects of research on Phthiraptera will be considered for poster presentations through June 30th. Please use the following link to submit your abstract. There is no limit to how many poster presentations we can accommodate.”
Google Doc - Abstracts

Please register here: https://whova.com/portal/registration/icopi_202307/

The following registration fees will apply:
- Students and others who have not been awarded a PhD: 30 USD.
- Post-docs and early career researchers: 40 USD.
- Others: 50 USD.

Attendees affiliated primarily with institutions based in countries listed as Low, Lower-middle, or Upper-middle economies by the World Bank may pay the student fee instead of a higher fee. A list of this classification can be found here: World Bank Country and Lending Groups

Online conference platform:
We will be using Whova (www.whova.com) for this meeting. Whova embeds e.g., Zoom conferences in their platform, and adds various forms of functionality, and will also work for poster presentations, small-group discussions, and roundtables. Attendees will receive a log-in link to the Whova platform, but no download is necessary. All presenters will need a Zoom account (zoom.us), which is free; it is recommended for attendees to have a Zoom account as well, but it is not strictly necessary.

Conference proceedings
For ICP7, we are collaborating with the journal Diversity (IF: 3.031) to produce a special conference proceedings issue, preliminarily entitled “Recent Advances in Taxonomy, Morphology and Evolution of Lice”. All participants who contribute either a talk or a poster to the conference are encouraged to rework their research on that topic into a manuscript for this special issue. For more information on this opportunity, click here.

Best wishes, and hope to see you all in later this year!


Daniel Gustafsson & Fasheng Zou
Guangdong Institute of Zoology