ISAAH 2018 Delegates

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Check out ISAAH 2018 Abstract & Keynote Presentations & Schedule

Please see schedule and links to Abstract & Keynote Presentations that will be featured at ISAAH 2018:

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Final ISAAH 2018 Schedule at a Glance & Program


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ISAAH 2018 Scientific Art Competition

We are again holding a Scientific Art Competition during ISAAH. Artwork should represent some aspect of aquatic animal health. You can enter up to two times in each of the three art categories:

  • Macroscopic photograph – macro parasites, hosts, disease signs
  • Micrograph – light, stained, unstained, EM
  • Artistic – drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic or photo that has been substantially altered.

For more details on print artwork specifications and registering for the competition, please click here.

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Don’t miss out on the many ISAAH Social Events & Post Conference Field Trip

Have you Registered for the many exciting ISAAH 2018 Social Events and/or Post Conference Tour? If not, you’ve still got time! Each evening of the Conference, ISAAH will host some fun social and networking events at various locations.  See Schedule of Events.
Some of the events are included in your registration but others have an additional cost.

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ISAAH 2018 to feature Industry Sessions

The local ISAAH steering committee is pleased to offer delegates an exciting opportunity to participate in special industry sessions as part of the 2018 program. From Monday – Wednesday, September 3-5th, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in industry session following the morning keynote presentations.

Participate in lively discussions about challenges facing aquatic animal health companies and the role of collaborative innovation. Hear about the future of Canada’s Supercluster – the opportunities and breakthrough technologies in fish health and nutrition for the Global Aquaculture Industry.

Industry sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings will be followed by the ISAAH one-on-one partnering program each afternoon.

Link here to featured Industry Sessions.

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Access ISAAH Delegate Discounts in PEI

Virtual Delegate Bag:

We welcome ISAAH 2018 delegates to download PEI Meetings and Conventions Virtual Delegate Bag app in iTunes here or on Google Play here. This app gives you access to exclusive discounts and offers at local restaurants and for Island experiences. It also connects you with events that will take place during your stay.


Show your Badge:

If you are planning to come early or staying on after the conference, make sure to show your Delegate Badge to access discounts at these Island locations.

For more information on making the most of your stay in PEI, check out our Visiting PEI page.

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8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

Welcome to the Eighth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH-8). Every four years, the American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section expands its annual meeting by inviting international participation in the form of the ISAAH. Stemming from its inauguration as the International Fish Health Conference in Vancouver, BC (1988), the ISAAH has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of international fish health professionals. Host cities have primarily included US cities – Seattle (1994), Baltimore (1998), New Orleans (2002), San Francisco (2006), Tampa (2010) and Portland, Oregon in 2014. We are extremely pleased and proud to be hosting the International Fish Health Conference back in Canada this time on the beautiful East Coast! We look forward to hosting business and academia from across North America and overseas to discuss the current business and research developments, trends, and the future of the aquatic animal health industry. We hope you will join us.

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The 2018 International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health marks the thirtieth anniversary of the ISAAH to be held September 2 – 6, 2018 in Charlottetown,  Prince Edward Island, Canada.  The ISAAH meets every four years and typically attracts 300–400 fish health professionals from around the world. This will be only the second time the Conference has been hosted in Canada; the inaugural conference took place in Vancouver in 1988.

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing sector for animal food production. And Atlantic Canadian companies  are  a prime resource in the evolution, growth and research into innovative solutions to challenges facing the global aquaculture industry. There are more than 30 organizations involved in aquaculture research and development throughout Atlantic Canada and several companies and the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island are helping to lead the way.

Delegates attending ISAAH 2018 will be have the opportunity to join other aquatic health professionals from around the world for scientific workshops, business meetings, keynote and research  presentations. The theme of this year’s  symposium is “Integrating Biotechnology in the Advancement of Aquatic Animal Health”.

Early Bird registration rates are available now, and, as there are limited spaces for registered delegates to attend the pre-conference scientific workshops, organizers encourage participants to sign up as soon as possible.

ISAAH 2018 is being hosted by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society, the Atlantic Veterinary College, and the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance.

About ISAAH and our 2018 Partners

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Atlantic Veterinary College & PEI BioAlliance co-host 2018 Int’l Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health 

ISAAH Steering CommitteeUPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is proud to partner with the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance and the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society (FHS) to co-host the eighth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH 2018). The 2018 event will be held at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre from September 2 to 6 in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Continue reading

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