Events and Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings relevant to fish pathologists


13th International Congress on the Biology of Fish

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 15 to 19 July 2018

For more info please click here.


14th International Congress of Parasitology – ICOPA XIV

Daegu, South Korea – 19 to 23 August 2018

With a variety of themes on : “PARASITES: HARMS & BENEFITS to Animals and Humans

For more info please visit the ICOPA XIV website.


AQUA 2018

Montpellier, France – 25 to 29 August 2018

AQUA 2018 will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. The event will highlight the latest aquaculture research and innovation to underpin continued growth of this exciting food production sector. The AQUA events are co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and are held every six years.

For more info please click here.


8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada – 2 to 6 September 2018

The Eighth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada in September of 2018. Since its inception in 1988, the ISAAH has grown into one of the most anticipated gatherings of international fish health professionals. Building on the success of previous symposiums held in Vancouver, Seattle, Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco, Tampa and Portland, ISAAH continues to be the preeminent meeting of the international fish health community and an extraordinary opportunity for students and established professionals for the exchange of ideas, networking and fellowship. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Integrating Biotechnology in the Advancement of Aquatic Animal Health” and organization of the scientific program has already begun.

The abstract submission for Oral and Poster Presentations is due by 15th June 2018. Early Bird Registration Deadline by 13th July 2018.

For more info please visit the ISAAH-8 website.


3rd UK & Ireland EAFP Branch Meeting

Galway, Ireland – 11 & 12 September 2018

This conference will focus on the latest scientific advances and how this can be applied to the crustacean, molluscan and finfish aquaculture industries to improve the health of the animals. The meeting will open with a key note lecture followed by specific sessions on topics relevant to the UK and Ireland. Early stage researchers (post-graduate students, PhD’s) will also get the opportunity to present their work in a dedicated session.

The call for abstracts and meeting registration will remain open until 3 August. For more info please contact Dr. Neil Ruane ([email protected]).


17th Joint meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss branches of the EAFP

Fribourg, Switzerland – 3 to 5 October 2018

The meeting of the German speaking branches will take place in the Au Parc Hotel, Fribourg, Switzerland focusing on: “Fish health – a challenge”. This meeting will be organised by the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Registration and call for abstracts are open until 30 June 2018, for further info please click here.


BioAqua2018: from basic research to applied science

Varadero, Cuba – 28 October to 1 November 2018

The most recent and novelties results in aquatic organisms research and biotechnology applied to Aquaculture will be presented and debated at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Havana (CIGB). The conference will cover the proactive relationship of Aqua-biotechnological research between basic science and applied research. Throughout the course of the five-day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international academic and corporate biotechnology communities in the field.

For more info please click here.


3rd WAVMA Conference & Biosecurity Workshop

St. Kitts, West Indies – 8 to 12 November 2018

5 days of aquatic veterinary continuing education & professional development, with wetlabs and workshops, and extra time to enjoy a tropical island with the family. This event will follow the West Indies Veterinary Conference, which will be held between 3 to 8 November.

Early-bird registration by 31 May; Abstract submission deadline by 1 July 2018. For more info please download the flyer or visit the conference website. click here.


Gill Health Symposium for Marine Fish

Singapore, 21 to 23 November 2018

This 3 day symposium will focus on the function and form of fish gills in the face of a changing ocean environment with emphasis on ocean warming and acidification. The symposium will bring together scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental chemistry, aquaculture and fisheries. The target audience for the symposium are scientists from university, government and private sectors and managers from aquaculture and fisheries industries.
The maximum capacity is 30 people. Priority will be given to early and mid career researchers (<10 years from PhD award) and those residing in developing countries. The goal of the symposium is to create small teams of discipline experts to co-author topic reviews to be submitted as part of a special research topic in Frontiers of Marine Science.
Applications open 1 April 2018 and will be reviewed from 1 May 2018.

For further information please click here.


Flavobacterium 2018

Nara, Japan – 27 to 29 November 2018

The 5th International Conference on Members of the Genus Flavobacterium, ‘Flavobacterium 2018’, will be held at the Tōdaiji museum in Nara, Japan, on November 27-29, 2018. This conference will follow previous successful conferences on the same topic that took place in Shepherdstown (WV, USA) in 2007, Paris (France) in 2009, Turku (Finland) in 2012 and Auburn (AL, USA) in 2015. Communications dealing with the close relatives of the genus Flavobacterium such as Chryseobacterium and Tenacibaculum are welcome.

For further information please click here.


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