MAP & Crohn's Disease research

International Association for Paratuberculosis


Founded in 1989 by Dr. Rodrick J. Chiodini, the International Association for Paratuberculosis, Inc. (IAP)  is a nonprofit, charitable, scientific organization devoted to the advancement of scientific progress on Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP),  related mycobacteria and related diseases.  The primary functions of the IAP are:

  • To further the work of scientists studying MAP
  • To facilitate communication and cooperation among scientists
  • To bridge the gap between basic scientists and clinicians
  • To foster scientific freedom and responsibility
  • To improve the effectiveness of scientific achievement in the promotion of animal and human health
  • To advance education in MAP, encouraging new researchers to study this disease
  • To increase public understanding, awareness and appreciation of the importance of diseases caused by MAP

The IAP hosts International meetings every two years where experts from around the world gather to discuss Paratuberculosis, Johne's Disease and Crohn's disease.   The 2012 meeting, the  11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis was held in Sydney, Australia: February 5 - February 10, 2012.  

The  IAP website is a valuable resource for information about research and researchers all over the world.  We would strongly encourage you to visit this site. 

PARA is extremely privileged to have serving on its Scientific Advisory Council, IAP's founder, Dr. Rodrick J. Chiodini, and past IAP President, Dr. Michael T. Collins.   



Source:   Contact PARA:
Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association, 1999