17th International Conference on ‘Diseases of Fish and Shellfish’
7th – 11th September, 2015
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
AUDITORIUM ALFREDO KRAUS, LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN
On behalf of the Council of the European Association of Fish Pathologists and the Local Organising Committee we cordially invite you to participate in the seventeenth International Conference of the Association. The conference will be held at the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bears the name of Alfredo Kraus, the internationally renowned opera singer in recognition of his contribution to the world of music. The building that houses the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, the work of architect Oscar Tusquets, is one of the most outstanding and representative constructions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Situated at the end of Las Canteras Beach, this isolated and independent fortress was designed as a lighthouse to identify and protect the city. Ever since it was opened, the image of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium as a sentry watching over Las Canteras Beach, has become one of the most emblematic views of the city.
The Conference will begin with registration (16:00-18:00) and a get-together on Sunday 6th September in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus. From Monday 7th to Thursday 10th September there will be a full scientific programme of Keynotes, oral presentations, dedicated poster sessions, workshops and roundtables. An EAFP plenary session is also scheduled.
On Thursday, 10th September the scientific programme of the Conference will close with the traditional Conference Banquet, this time at Finca Laraiga. On Friday, 11th September, there will be two optional study visits; one to Marine Scientific Park of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Figure 1) and the second to the company ADSA SL, producer of seabream and seabass in Gran Canaria (Figure 2). Visits can be purchased separately (70 Euros each).
The primary means of communication for the conference will be by poster, which will be facilitated by dedicated sessions each day that do not overlap with other activities. The format introduced in 1995, of oral sessions on selected topics given by expert keynote speakers, has been retained for the 17th International Conference. Submissions offered for oral and poster presentations will be subject to peer-review. In addition, there will be a number of workshops on subjects of interest to fish and shellfish pathologists, as well as roundtable discussions on more industry-related topics. The Conference Centre can accommodate smaller meetings of EU project partners and we encourage members to avail of this facility. However, room hire and associated costs are not covered by the EAFP and must be paid in advance. For details, please contact Barceló Congresos (conference agency).
The official language of the conference is English.
In addition to the scientific programme the Local Organisers have put together an extensive social programme both for delegates and accompanying persons.
We look forward to meeting you at the conference and we are certain that you will enjoy Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the surroundings.
For more details and up-to-date information about the Conference, please visit our homepage on www.eafp.org or www.eafp2015.es regularly.
Abstracts and Scientific Programme:
Dr. Ivona Mladineo
EAFP Meeting Secretary
Laboratory of Aquaculture
Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries
Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63
21000 Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 21 408 047
Fax: +385 21 358 650
Registration, Tours, Accommodation and Social Events:
Juan Carlos García
C/ Gonzalo de Bilbao, 23
41003 Sevilla, Spain
Telf. +34 954 22 40 95
SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
The success of the Conference is greatly dependent on generous sponsorship provided by industry and from trade exhibitors. Details of sponsorship packages and exhibition space can be kindly requested from our local organizer team in Las Palmas (contact Dr. Félix Acosta, e-mail: email@example.com) or Barceló Congresos (contact Juan Carlos García, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).