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
  • Epidemiology of human lice
  • Systematic 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

Accommodation in conference venue

Hotel offers the special conference discount. The rooms has been pre-booked.
For reservation please contact reservation department  reservation@hotelinternational.cz 
Please use the password ICP6.

Single room including breakfast 105 EUR / Night
Double room including breakfast 115 EUR / Night

Accommodation in Hotel Continental

For reservation please contact reservation department info@continentalbrno.cz
Please use the password ICP6. Reservation must be done before 10th May 2018

Single room including breakfast 52 EUR / Night

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


Oleg Tolstenkov (Animal Lice)
Keynote speaker

Oleg Tolstenkov (Animal Lice)

Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Russian Academy of Sciences, Center of parasitology, Moscow, RU

Giao Do-Pham (Human Lice)
Keynote speaker

Giao Do-Pham (Human Lice)

French Satellite of the Cochrane Skin Group, Créteil France

Renfu Shao (Animal Lice)
Keynote speaker

Renfu Shao (Animal Lice)

Faculty of Science and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Araxi Urrutia (Human Lice)
Keynote speaker

Araxi Urrutia (Human Lice)

Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK


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.

Recommended places to visit 

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).

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

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

E-mail: sekretariat@brno-airport.cz
Website: http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/

Flight Schedule Brno to Munich
BM1734/ LH 5284  MTWTF – –    1215 – 1320 Brno – Munich
BM1736/ LH 5286  – –  – – – – – S   1610 – 1715 Brno – Munich

Flight Schedule Munich to Brno

BM1733/ LH 5283 MTWTF – –    1040 – 1145 Munich – Brno
BM1735/ LH 5285   – – – – – – S   1440 – 1540 Munich – Brno

Flight Schedule Brno to Eindhoven

W62825 – – W – – – S 1255 – 1440 Brno – Eindhoven

Flight Schedule Eindhoven to Brno

W62826 – – W – – – S 1050 – 1225 Eindhoven – Brno

Flight Schedule Brno to London/Stansted

FR8404 MWTFSS 1725 – 1835 Brno – London

Flight Schedule London/Stansted to Brno

FR8403 MWTFSS 1350 – 1700 London – Brno


Easiest transportation from Prague is with bus operator Student Agency offering 36 connections daily from Prague to Brno from 8 EUR one way. Duration of the travel is approximately 2,5 hours. Tickets are available online website with German and English version.


Václav Havel Airport Prague
K Letišti 6/1019, 160 08, Prague 6,
Phone: +420 220 111 888
Website: http://www.prg.aero/en/

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

Vienna International Airport
Einfahrtsstrasse, Schwechat 1300, Republic of Austria,
Phone: +43-1-7007-0

E-mail: aviationmarketing@viennaairport.com
Website: http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

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.


Conference Fees (include all lectures, welcome dinner, daily meals, conference bag)

  • Academic Early bird    460 EUR (12 200 CZK) valid until 31st January 2018
  • Academic Full fee        560 EUR (14 800 CZK)
  • Student Early bird        360 EUR   (9 500 CZK) valid until 31st January 2018
  • Student Full fee           460 EUR (12 200 CZK)
  • Accompanying person 400 EUR (10 600 CZK)
  • Industry                        700 EUR (18 600 CZK)
  • Social Event trip            70 EUR   (1 900 CZK)
  • Conference dinner         30 EUR      (795 CZK)

Student Award Application

All students are invited to apply for financial assistance.  Student applicants will be considered for free accommodation at the conference venue Hotel International Best Western and/or waiver of registration fees. All application material must be emailed to mailto:info@longaro.cz no later than April 30, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Download the Application here

Social event – day trip to Lednice – Valtice UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the south Moravian State chateau Lednice – tour of representative rooms with a guided walk in chateau park with another interesting places, taste the wine in the wine cellars – the unique hisctorical labyrinth.
Trip include: bus transportation, guided tour in chateau, lunch, wine tasting with refreshment, guide. Price 70 EUR / per person

Conference dinner in Augustinian Abbey

We will visit the unique place where Johann Gregor Mendel worked and lived. You will have chance to see the Abbey, Mendel Museum and basilica. Dinner will be held in Paradise Garden with live traditional music.

Abstracts / Posters

Submit Abstract / Bring Poster 
Deadline for abstract submission 30 April 2018

All poster abstracts will be included in the conference Book of abstracts.
We strongly recommend to use abstract template. Max size is 250 words.

Send the abstract (PDF, word) to info@longaro.cz

Selection Criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of the abstract submission. All selected participants will give their presentation in the form of posters. Participants can choose oral or poster presentation in the registration. After the selection they will be contacted which type of presentation will be required.

In addition, number of abstracts will be selected for flash poster presentation.

Poster guidelines

Please bring one printed copy of your poster A0, portrait format.
Posters should have a border of a few centimetres to allow the frame.


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 sponsorship.


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.



LONGARO s.r.o.


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