Events and Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings relevant to fish pathologist


10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture

Bali, Indonesia – 28 August to 1 September 2017

DAA10 is anticipating an attendance of 450-500 delegates from 30-40 countries over the five days of the Symposium. With the chosen theme of “Enhancing Aquatic Animal Health Research and Services through Public-Private Sector Partnerships” we anticipate to cover topics from classic parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases to emerging trends and cutting-edge research in aquatic animal health. Ample time will be scheduled for networking, public-private round table discussion, field trips and social functions during the Symposium. Trade displays will be exhibited throughout the Symposium.

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18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

Belfast, Northern Ireland – 4 to 8 September 2017

The 18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish will be held at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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.


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WAVMA Conference and Annual General Meeting, 2017 – Current Concepts in Aquaculture and Ornamental Fish Practice

Targu Mures, Romania – 12 to 14 September 2017

Consider attending the WAVMA Conference and Annual General Meeting, 2017 “Current Concepts in Aquaculture and Ornamental Fish Practice”, which promises to be a first class international event on aquaculture industry and ornamental fish practice in Eastern Europe, set to take place in Transylvania this autumn!

For more information please visit the conference website, or contact the event coordinator, Dr. Laura Urdes ([email protected]).

Advanced Course: Monitoring Environmental Effects of Aquaculture

Zaragoza, Spain – 18 to 22 September 2017

The course will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) over a period of 1 week, in morning and afternoon sessions.

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5th Short course on toxicologic pathology in fish

Bern, Switzerland – 11 to 13 October 2017

The aim is to provide training in the methods and diagnosis of toxicopathological lesions in fish. The course is designed for PhD students and researchers who want to apply histopathology in toxicological studies. Places limited to 10-15 participants. For further details please visit:

4th NordicRAS Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems 2017

Aalborg, Denmark – 12 to 13 October 2017

On the 4th international NordicRAS workshop, farmers, operators, technology- and service providers, and researchers will present and discuss the current development, experiences gained, and recently achieved research results. Workshop topics: On-growing of different species in RAS, Saltwater RAS, Particles and microbial water quality, Gasses and degassing, Online monitoring, Diseases in RAS, Waste treatment.
The Aquaculture Engineering Society (AES) is co-sponsoring and organising a session on saltwater RAS during the workshop.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY HAVANA 2017 “Agricultural Biotechnology in the XXI Century”

Varadero, Cuba – 3 to 6 December 2017

This event includes several symposia dedicated to the latest advances in animal biotechnology. The organizing committee invites EAFP members and colleagues to attend and consider submitting an Abstract to present on one of the sessions of the Aquatic Biotechnology symposium. In this symposium, the latest results in the study of control and manipulation of growth and the immune system in aquatic organisms as tools for aquaculture will be presented. The results related to immune stimulants, adjuvants and vaccines for fish are included. Additionally, there will be conferences dedicated to genomics as a tool for studying marine biodiversity as a source of new molecules and biological mechanisms with practical applications in all aspects of life.The symposium will be held at the Convention Center “Plaza América”, Varadero and is organized by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.

Deadline for the Advanced Registration fee and Abstract submission by 1 August 2017. For more info please contact the coordinators: Dr. Yamila Carpio ([email protected]) and Dr. Rebeca Martinez ([email protected])

Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2018

Stirling, Scotland, UK – 18 & 19 January 2018

Vaccines represent one of the most cost effective interventions for prevention, control and eradication of diseases.Veterinary vaccines not only protect against animal health but also enhance animal welfare; aid in improving livestock production; meet growth food demands; reduce the need for antibiotics and other drugs (e.g. aquaculture) and finally protect public health from animal diseases that have the potential to transmit into humans. The network conference will provide an opportunity to hear from leading experts in vaccinology as well as networking with research scientists, industrial partners and policy makers. Please note this conference will be limited to 150 delegates.

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13th International Congress on the Biology of Fish

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 15 to 19 July 2018

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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. At this time the organizing committee is placing a call for special sessions and workshops. In addition to topics of interest, please include suggestions for session chairs and organizers.
Suggestions for special sessions and/or workshops can be sent to the Program Committee Chair ([email protected]).

To promote an event with relevance in fish pathology field, please provide details and a logo by emailing the webmaster: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione ([email protected]).