Keynote Speakers

Prof.Jong-Yil Chai
Prof.Jong-Yil ChaiPresident, World Federation of Parasitologists

Prof. Dr. Jong-Yil Chai graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, the Republic of Korea and obtained his M.D. in 1976. He finished his Ph.D. at the same university in 1984 majoring clinical parasitology. He has worked at Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine for 40 years as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and full Professor. Now he is Professor Emeritus at Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Seoul, Korea. He has been investigating diseases caused by intestinal parasites, including flukes, roundworms, and protozoans for over 40 years in Korea. He also worked in other Asian countries, including China, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and in several countries in Africa (especially Tanzania). He has published more than 600 original research articles on parasitology and contributed over 30 books or book chapters. He has been serving as the Editor of Korean Journal of Parasitology (since 2006). He is currently the President of World Federation of Parasitologists (since 2018) and the Treasurer of International Federation for Tropical Medicine (since 2012). He is also serving as the President of Korea Association of Health Promotion (since 2016).

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