Welcome to Brno!

23 – 29 June 2018 Brno, Czech Republic

About ICP6

The 6th International Conference on Phthiraptera will showcase the latest research on parasitic lice and louse-borne pathogens and endosymbionts. All aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice will be addressed.

Most speakers and posters will be invited from submitted abstracts. Abstracts of accepted presentations will be printed in the proceedings.  We invite contributions in any area of research on lice, including the following topics:

Epidemiology of human lice

Morphology and physiology of lice

Systematics, population genetics and evolution

Ecology and epidemiology of non-human lice

Medical and veterinary aspects of louse infestations

Techniques for studying lice

Phthirapterists and phthirapterology

Prophylaxis and control of lice

Microorganisms associated with lice

In the conference, 150-200 attendees are expected from countries around the world and include scientists working on various aspects of the biology and control of animal, bird and human lice. The group ranges from Ph.D. researchers working on new control methods to M.D.s, nurses and professional „nitpickers“. Among the attendees will be researchers studying one or more of the topics listed above.


Former events

ICP2 2002
Brisbane, Australia

ICP3 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina

ICP4 2010
Cappadocia, Turkey

ICP5 2014
Utah, USA


BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno is a luxury four-star hotel situated under  Špilberk Castle. It is less than 100 metres from náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square),and is tastefully situated to one side of the historic centre. This important functionalist building from 1962 has been entered onto the list of cultural monuments, and was influenced by pre-war Bauhaus architecture and partly by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

How to get to the International Hotel from Brno Airport

How to get to the International Hotel from the Brno airport

From the bus station Letiště Tuřany (Airport Tuřany) by bus nr. 76 to tram station Hlavní nádraží (Main Railway Station), the change for tram nr. 4 to  tram station Česká.

How to get to the International Hotel from the Main Bus Terminal Zvonařka

From Zvonařka Main Bus Terminal by tram nr. 12 to tram station Česka.

Useful maps:
From the Main Railway station to the International Hotel 
From Česká to  the International Hotel
From the Hotel Grand – Student Agency bus station to the International Hotel

Conference hotel

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno

Husova 16, 659 21 Brno, Czech Republic


Other recommended accommodation

Hotel Continental Brno

Kounicova 6, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic



  • 23rd June Arrival and dinner at Gallery of Art
  • 24th June Scientific program
  • 25th June Scientific program
  • 26th June Social program
  • 27th June Scientific program
  • 28th June Scientific program and Farwell dinner in Augustinian Abbey with guided tour in Mendel museum
  • 29th June Departure

About Brno

  • Brno is a centre of South Moravia and a country citythe largest city and sdministrative capital of the South Moravian Region.
  • With its 400 000 inhabitants it is after Prague the second biggest city in the Czech Republic.
  • Brno is the centre of judicial power of the Czech Republic, which is separated geographically from the legislative power.
  • Brno is a centre of science, research and innovations and also an important centre for trade fairs and congresses.
  • Brno is city of six public universities with 27 faculties and six private universities.
  • Brno has a number of theatres, museums, and galleries.
  • Brno is the city of Gregor Johann Mendel.

Getting to Brno

Air transport

Visitors to Brno can use the International Airport Brno-Tuřany, which provides flights to Munich, London, Eindhoven and other charter destinations. Visitors can also use the International Prague Airport and Brno is also well connected to international airport in Vienna (Austria).

The airport is located 12km/20 minutes from the city center and you can easily take a taxi or the express bus, which is directly located outside the entrance to the airport terminal.

There is no direct flight from Vienna to Brno because of the short distance. The easiest transportation from Vienna airport to Brno is with bus operator Student Agency offering 8 connections daily from Vienna to Brno from 13 EUR one way. The duration of travel is approximately 2,5 hours. Tickets are available to purchase here

  • Brno – Tuřany Airport
  • Brno 904/1, Tuřany, Czech Republic
  • Phone: +420 545 521 111



Other transport

Brno is located on the main Czech highway D1 and D2. For highways and some bigger roads it is necessary to have a highway sticker, which is for sale at the border crossing, petrol stations, post offices and in the motor clubs.


Companies trading in the field „Phthiraptera“ are welcome to participate at the conference as sponsors. Please find the particular information. HERE.

Please feel free to use e-mail info@longaro.cz to contact the organizers to negotiate your sponshorship.


The conference is realized under the patronage of the Mayor of the City of Brno, Petr Vokřál and with support by the City of Brno.


Local organisers

LONGARO s.r.o.


Local scientific committee

Dr. Oldrich Sychra

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

Prof. Ivan Literak

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

Dr. Jan Stefka

Biology Centre, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budejovice

Dr. Vaclav Rupes

National Institute of Health