Dear Aquatic Health Colleagues,

We invite you to participate in the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) by submitting an abstract for either an Oral or Poster Presentation for this event happening from September 2nd to 6th, 2018 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Abstract submission will open in January 2018 along with early-bird registration on this website.  You can find information on the Abstract Submission Criteria here as well: (

This prestigious meeting of Aquatic Animal Health Professionals only occurs once every 4 years, with the last meeting having been held in Portland, Oregon, USA in 2014.  We are fortunate to have the participation at the 8th ISAAH of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and the American Association of Fish Veterinarians ( AAFV).  Both organizations will be holding their annual meeting at the 8th ISAAH, and we encourage all of our Aquatic Veterinary Colleagues to refer to WAVMA or AAFV websites for more information on these annual meetings, and submission criteria for Oral Presentations at these annual meetings.

Traditionally the ISAAH meeting provides both General and Special Sessions on many aspects of aquatic animal health, and for the upcoming meeting in Charlottetown in September 2018 several Special Sessions are planned.  The accompanying table lists the Sessions the Program Committee will be targeting for Oral Presentations (refer to Preliminary Session Table below).  As is the case in previous ISAAH meetings Poster Presentation are open to all aspects of  aquatic animal health, so we encourage submission from a variety of research projects, disease investigations and novel findings!

The ISAAH Program Committee is open to suggestion from our Aquatic Animal Health Colleagues for additional Special Session.  If you or a group of your colleagues would like to hold a specific Special Session, please contact:

A Preliminary Program / Agenda can be found here:  ISAAH 2018 Program “At-a-Glance”.  The program will be updated as abstracts arrive and sessions are finalized, so please check this link periodically.

Preliminary Sessions:

General Sessions:
Parasitology Myxozoa
Immunology General
Invertebrate and Shellfish Disease
Parasitology General
Parasitology Sea Lice
Immunology Vaccines
Aquatic Animal Health Management
Ornamentals and Aquarium Medicine
Antibiotic Use/Pharmacology
Toxicology/Tox Path
Special Sessions
Genomic Applications in Aquatic Animal Health
Co-infections in fish
Latin America
Gill Health
Climate Change and Fish Health
Bridge Between Aquaculture, Human and Environmental Health
Sturgeon Disease
Tuna Disease
Tilapia Disease
Zebrafish/Lab Animal Medicine
Emergent Disease

Conference Floor Plan:

Updated Floor Plan 10-2017