Events and Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings relevant to fish pathologist


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.

For more info please click here.


5th Genomics in Aquaculture symposium

Albufeira, Portugal – 21 to 23 March 2018

The GIA2018 will include all farmed fish and shellfish species, new species with aquaculture potential and production-related species (e.g. microalgae). We welcome oral and poster presentations covering the application of -omics approaches within the following topics: 1. Nutrition and growth, 2. Stress and immune response, 3. Reproduction and breeding, 4. Toxicology and environmental impact, 5. Zebrafish as a model for aquaculture.

For more info please click here.


3rd WAVMA Conference & Biosecurity Workshop

St. Kitts, West Indies – 18 to 22 May 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.

Abstract submission deadline by 1 April 2018. For more info please click here.


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.


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]).


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. Registration for this event will open in early 2018 and we look forward to welcoming you all to the City of Tribes in the west of Ireland. More announcements will follow on the EAFP website and you can contact Dr. Neil Ruane ([email protected]) if you have any queries.


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