Conference Program/Agenda

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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 2 – 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.

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 special sessions at the 8th ISAAH which will be eligible for veterinarian continuing education. We encourage all of our Aquatic Veterinary Colleagues to refer to WAVMA or AAFV websites for more information on these special sessions, 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 Presentations 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 one of the following contacts:

Preliminary Sessions:

General Sessions:

  1. Coral Diseases
  2. Aquatic Mammals
  3. Parasitology Myxozoa
  4. Bacteriology / Mycology
  5. Virology
  6. Immunology General
  7. Immunology Vaccines
  8. Diagnostics and Quality Assurance
  9. Invertebrate and Shellfish Disease
  10. Parasitology General
  11. Parasitology Sea Lice – Ectoparasites
  12. Ornamentals and Aquarium Medicine
  13. Antibiotic Use / Pharmacology
  14. Toxicology / Tox Path
  15. Microbiomes

Special Sessions:

  1. World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA)
  2. American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV)
  3. Diseases of Wild Fin-Fish
  4. Quantitative Atlantic Salmon Health (QASH)
  5. Genomic Applications in Aquatic Animal Health
  6. eDNA / Metagenomics
  7. Co-infections in Fish
  8. Latin American Fish Health
  9. Caribbean Fish Health
  10. Gill Health
  11. Climate Change & Aquatic Animal Health
  12. Bridges between Aquaculture, Human &  Environmental Health
  13. Sturgeon Disease
  14. Tuna Disease
  15. Tilapia Disease
  16. Zebrafish/Lab Animal Medicine
  17. Emergent Disease
  18. Nutrition and Fish Health
  19. Aquatic Epidemiology
  20. Aquatic Animal Health Management
  21. Cleaner Fish Diseases

Conference Floor Plan:

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