Voting for the post of EAFP President will take place via the internet from 1 -31 July and details of your 'unique code' will be enclosed with the bulletin 33 (3). The nominees for President are Jose Garcia and Sven Bergman
José A. Garcia
I graduated from Veterinary Faculty of Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1987. My principle research is on the pathogenesis and diagnosis of bacterial fish diseases, but I have also worked on macrophage response, and different aspects of viral diseases. At present I am lecturer at the Department of Animal Health at Madrid Veterinary Faculty. I have been a member of the EAFP since 1997 and have always been committed to its aims as a global association of scientists and other professionals dedicated to improving aquatic animal health worldwide. It was for this reason that I put myself forward for the position of Meetings Secretary which I have occupied since 2009. The experience as Council Member of the EAFP has been enjoyable and a real privilege. I very much would like to continue my involvement in the organisation of the EAFP and my experience on the Council places me in the position to take on the role of President. I believe the EAFP has much more to offer and should I be successful I would see it as a key aim to ensure that the EAFP continues to develop, attracting new members to an increasingly dynamic association focussing on the needs of fish health professionals, the aquaculture industry and in helping the development of scientific expertise for student members and others with more experience! I hope that I get the chance to lead the EAFP in its ambition to fulfil these aims.
In my role as treasurer of the society for the past 8 years I have had the chance to gain deeper insights into the structure, work and effectiveness of the EAFP. In addition to my duties as treasurer, I have also been given the opportunity to work on other EAFP issues assisting the officers in the council. Based on this knowledge and experience I feel well prepared to accept other responsibilities for the EAFP. My wish is to further promote the positive development of the EAFP of the past few years, always in close cooperation with the council, profiting from the experiences of all council officers, guided by the general assembly. My main goals will be to continue the successful development of the EAFP, to stabilize and increase its number of members putting the main focus on the recruitment of students, trainees and graduates, and to increase the attractiveness of the EAFP by granting awards and promoting the use of digital media. Therefore, I would be glad and proud to serve for the next four years as president of the EAFP.
Results will be announced before the September Conference.
Lone Madsen, General Secretary (email@example.com)
The abstracts submission system for the 2013 Tampere Conference is now closed
10th histopathology workshop of the EAFP will take place on the 7th
September 2013 in Tampere, Finland and cover ‘Sensory systems’.
This will follow the successful format of previous years although we planning
to digitally scan slides before the workshop. This has not been tried
before and therefore we will require slides in advance of the workshop. We
are pleased that Steve Feist and Erling Koppang have agreed to present keynote
talks. We hope that some sponsorship will be available we can keep the
costs low, but in the meantime please start to think about material for
presentations and as soon as you are able please request a place on the
workshop. Last few places available
David Bruno firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Nowak email@example.com
Diane Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org
At the EAFP meeting in Finland in September 2013, we are delighted to introduce our programme of workshops for students and junior scientists, with inaugural sessions on effective scientific writing, and professional networking.
Workshop 1: Effective and Enjoyable Scientific Writing
This workshop will focus on writing an effective scientific paper, and making this a pleasurable experience! After review of the contents of the main parts of a paper, the students will learn key strategies for writing from the reader’s perspective (the key to great writing), will plan a bulleted outline, and do practical exercises in constructive effective titles, and writing compelling introductions and discussions. The workshop is targeted at individuals just beginning to write scientific papers, such as Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows. Workshop duration is 3 hours.
Both workshops will be taught by Dr. Sarah Poynton, long time EAFP member, fish parasitologist, award winning teacher, and freelance scientific editor. Sarah has taught numerous student workshops in many different areas of professional development, and has a particular interest in working with international students and junior scientists.
Advance registration is required for each workshop, and there is a maximum attendance of 20 participants for each workshop. Maintaining a small class size allows for personal instruction, and intense interactivity, thus helping to ensure effective use of time! Workbooks will be provided, and electronic versions of the teaching material will be made available to all participants.
There is no charge for the workshops.
How to get further information
If you would like further information about the workshops, please contact Sarah Poynton via email: email@example.com.
News and Views
Marine Gill Histopathology Workshop
H. D. Rodger and S. O. Mitchell
Trematodes in fishes of the genus Diplodus (Teleostei, Sparidae) from Bizerte Lagoon (Northern coast of Tunisia)
R. Antar and L. Gargouri Ben Abdallah
Histopathological survey of the yellow clam Mesodesma mactroides from southern Brazil
Y. B. M. Carvalho, L. H. Poersch, J. P. Junior and L. A. Romano
Identification of Streptococcus phocae strains associated with mortality of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) farmed at low temperature in Chile
A. J. Yañez, M. G. Godoy, A. Gallardo and R. Avendaño-Herrera
Psychrobacter sp. isolated from the kidney of salmonids at a number of aquaculture sites in Scotland
Ú. McCarthy, H. Stagg, K. Donald, A. Garden and S. J. Weir
News and Views
Assessment of the in vitro survival of the Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus (ISAV) under different water types and temperature
E. Tapia, G. Monti, M. Rozas, Á. Sandoval, Á. Gaete, H. Bohle and P. Bustos
First description of parasitation by Aggregata octopiana in common octopus, Octopus vulgaris, in Canary Islands
M. B. Betancor, J. Estefanell, J. Socorro, J. Roo and M. J. Caballero
First record of Sphaerospora dicentrarchi (Myxosporea, Sphaerosporidae) in Dicentrarchus punctatus
R. Xavier, R. Severino, M. Pérez-Losada, J. Cable and D. J. Harris
Putative Ichthyophthirius identified in the amphibian Bufo calamita through molecular screening.
D. J. Harris, J. Seabra-Babo, J. Tavares and J. P. M. C. Maia
Parasitic infections in juveniles of Prochilodus nigricans kept in a semi-intensive fish farm in the Peruvian Amazon
P. D. Mathews, J. P. D. Mathews and R. O. Ismiño
Dear Bulletin readers
The EAFP Bulletin is a means of communicating scientific findings via short refereed papers. The News and Views section also allows for letters to the editor and EAFP related matters. Priority is given to concise papers which merit rapid publication by virtue of their interest to the field of fish pathology, but remember that preliminary observations or partial studies are acceptable provided they are adequately supported by data and experimental detail. Short reviews, methodology papers, opinion papers and papers which propose alternative hypotheses based on previous data will also be considered. Reports on workshops may also be considered for the Bulletin.
As indicated, the emphasis of the Bulletin is rapid publication of short manuscripts. In 2012, 20% of manuscripts were published within 2-3 months (this includes any time the manuscripts were with the authors for revisions). The general publication time of the Bulletin is decreasing, due to the efforts of all involved, including the authors, referees, Editorial team, EAFP Admin. and the printers. In 2012 the mean time from submission of manuscript to acceptance was 4.7 months. The mean time from submission to completion of printing and distribution was 6.3 months.
While originating as a European association, the EAFP has always been truly International, with Members from around the world. Likewise, the EAFP Bulletin welcomes submissions from both Members and non-members from all regions. Within the last 3 years, the Bulletin has been pleased to receive submissions from:
Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UK.
If you think that your region is under-represented in the Bulletin, or that your aquatic species or pathology of interest is not getting the attention it requires, then please respond by submitting your scientific findings to the EAFP Bulletin at: firstname.lastname@example.org; this is your Bulletin.
The Bulletin is subscribed to by over 900 Members and by many libraries. It is included in the major scientific abstraction / citation databases. The Bulletin does not make page charges, colour figure charges, or other charges. Please refer to the guidelines given in the Instructions to Authors (Bulletin inner back cover and at www.eafp.org).
EAFP Bulletin Editorial Board
Olle Ljungberg, in memoriam
Visceral granulomatosis in the wild gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio
I. G. Syasina and S. E. Kul’bachnyi
Diplostomum compactum metacercariae in the eyes of Caquetaia kraussii from Totumo Marsh, north of Colombia
J. Olivero-Verbel, M. Guerra-Hernández and M. García-Espiñeira
Horizontal transmission of koi herpes virus (KHV) from potential vector species to common carp
J. Kempter, M. Kiełpiński, R. Panicz, J. Sadowski, B. Mysłowski and S. M. Bergmann
Multicentric lipoma in a molly (Poecilia velifera)
C. De Stefano, R. Bonfiglio, G. Montalbano, P. Giorgianniand G. Lanteri
Acetylcholinesterase secretion by third-stage larvae of Anisakis simplex (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from Baltic herring
M. Podolska, K. Nadolna, A. Was, E. Gosz and B. Szostakowska
Gill injury after treatment with mebendazole on mullets Mugil liza
F. Führ, J. Pereira Jr., L. A. Romano and F. Almeida
Metazoan parasites of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from the Köyceğiz-Dalyan estuarine channel system, Turkey
S. Özesen Çolak, E. Soylu, F. Erdoğan and M. Erdoğan
Mass mortality caused by Cyprinid Herpesvirus 2 (CyHV-2) in Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) in China
L. Wang, J. He, L. Liang, X. Zheng, P. Jia, X. Shi, W. Lan, J. Xie, H. Liu and P. Xu
Archamoeba infection manifested by granulomatous inflammatory lesions in European tench, Tinca tinca (L.)
M. Palíková, S. Navrátil, I. Dyková, I. Pavlík, M. Slaný, F. Tichý, L. Novotný, D. Zendulková, P. Kříž, M. Laichmanová and J. Mareš
Epidemiology of Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) in Chilean salmon industry between 2007 and 2010
M. Rozas, H. Bohle, H. Grothusen and P. Bustos
News and views
Does Diplostomum sp. infection stimulate growth in juvenile Arctic charr?
A. Voutilainen, J. Taskinen and H. Huuskonen
Phylogenetic analysis of the infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) from Croatian and Bosnian and Herzegovinian farms
I. Lojkić, S. Zrnčić, D. Oraić and M. Andrijanić
Nerocila bivittata (Cymothidae, Isopoda) infestation on Syngnathid Fishes in the Eastern Black Sea
S. Kayis and A. Er
Occurrence of Lernaea cyprinacea on mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) from Kundu Estuary (Antalya-Turkey)
D. Innal and A. Avenant-Oldewage
The 16th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish will be held at the conference centre Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland. Scientific and technical sessions consisting of poster presentations, invited talks, keynotes, oral presentations, workshops and an EAFP General Assembly will take place during the Conference. Planned social events include a Welcome Cocktail, Civic Reception and the traditional Conference Banquet.
In order to ensure that appropriate topics are covered, including emerging areas we are very interested in hearing any suggestions for potential topics for scientific sessions and workshops at the conference. EAFP members and non-members are encouraged to submit proposals.
More information will be available on the EAFP website as well as in the 2nd announcement.
We look forward to seeing you at the 16th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish organized by the EAFP.
Feel free to contact our Meeting Secretary if you have any questions or need additional information, see below for contact information.
Jose A. Garcia, EAFP Meeting Secretary, Dept. Sanidad Animal, Fac. Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n, 28040-Madrid (Spain).
Tel.: +34 913943845, Fax: +34 913943908. E-mail: email@example.com
Jose A. Garcia, EAFP Meeting Secretary
The EAFP Council is pleased to announce an increase the number of Student Awards for the next Conference (Tampere, Finland in September 2013).
These awards include free registration and banquet, but not travel and accommodation.
Please note that requirements to apply for these awards are:
> Students must be registered as an EAFP 'student member' in 2012, i.e. the year before the conference.
> They must still be student member in the year of the conference.
> They must offer at least one presentation.
> Preference is given to students in receipt of a grant rather than salaried
For further information contact the Meetings Secretary:
Jose A. Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org
News and views
Laboratory and field studies on gill and kidney associated virus in the pen shell Atrina lischkeana
Y. Maeno, K. Suzuki, T. Yurimoto, S. Kiyomoto, R. Fuseya, H. Fujisaki, M. Yoshida and H. Nasu
Hydrocephalus in burbot (Lota lota L.) larvae
D. Vanheule, N. Nevejan, K. Chiers, W. Meeus, A. S. Harzevili, W. Van den Broeck, D. De Charleroy and A. Decostere
Dietary fish oil replacement does not alter quinolone uptake in gilthead seabream
G. Rigos, V. Zonaras, E. Cotou, M.Henry, X. Nikoloudaki and M. Alexis
Effect of trichlorfon on Diplectanum aequans (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) infestations in cultured sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax
E. Tokşen, E. Nemli, E. Koyuncu and M. Cankurt
Diseases of eels in an international perspective: Workshop on Eel Diseases at the 15th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, Split, Croatia, 2011
O. L. M. Haenen, I. Mladineo, R. Konecny, M. Yoshimizu, D. Groman, P. Muñoz, A. Saraiva, S. M. Bergmann and S. J. van Beurden
Parasites of South African sardines, Sardinops sagax, and an assessment of their potential as biological tags
C. Reed, K. MacKenzie and C. D. van der Lingen
Lipoidosis, steatitis, and streptococcosis in mariculture of silver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)
C. Y. Deng, J. H. Peng, M. M. Chen, M. H. Chen and P. H. Chang
Detection of reverse transcriptase activity in golden carpet shell clams (Venerupis aurea) with disseminated neoplasia
C. F. Manso, S. Díaz, M. J. Carballal, A. Villalba and J. L. Romalde
Pulse granulomas detected in peritoneum of a wild rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, with acanthocephalan infections
M. Klosterhoff and L. A. Romano
Applicability of sampling environmental DNA for aquatic diseases
M. Longshaw, S. W. Feist, B. Oidtmann and D. M. Stone
News and Views
Epidemiological survey of digenean trematodes affecting razor clams, Ensis arcuatus, from Galicia (NW Spain)
M. Ruiz, D. Iglesias, S. Darriba, R. Rodríguez and C. López
Spin-off from routine parasite diagnostics of Atlantic salmon; first report of Gyrodactylus alexanderi in Norway
H. Hansen, A. Jørgensen and T. A. Mo
Ultrastructural findings of spontaneously occurring seminoma in an adult ornamental cyprinid (Cyprinus carpio L.)
R. Sirri, C. Brachelente, H. Schmidt-Posthaus, G. Vitellozzi and L. Mandrioli
Detection of herpesvirus variant (OsHV-1μvar) in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in Spain and development of a rapid method for its differential diagnosis
R. Aranguren, M. M. Costa, B. Novoa and A. Figueras
First report of Amyloodinium ocellatum in farmed meagre (Argyrosomus regius)
F. Soares, H. Quental-Ferreira, M. Moreira, E. Cunha, L. Ribeiro and P. Pousão-Ferreira
Physiological response of juvenile red sea bream Pagrus major exposed to low temperature shock
H. K. Hwang, K. I. Park, S. W. Park, M. S. Choi, E. O. Kim, J. W. Do and B. S. Oh