The business meeting was called to order by President Mark E. Siddall at 1502 hours on Thursday, 14 July 2016, in the Saskatchewan Meeting Room of the Westin Edmonton Hotel. President Siddall made his opening remarks and recognized the new Officers and Nominating Committee members for 2016–2017. He then thanked the outgoing Officers and Nominating Committee for their service to the Society. He also noted that members of the Nominating Committee are not appointed by Council, but voted in by the membership. See Council meeting minutes for lists of these individuals. President Siddall also thanked the sponsors who donated funds for the meeting; see the Council meeting minutes for the list of sponsors.

President Mark Siddall recognized Nobel Laureate William C. Campbell as the 2016 recipient of the Eminent Parasitologist Award. Dr. Campbell had accepted his award and given his acceptance speech entitled “Does chemotherapy have a future in...

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