Events and Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings relevant to fish pathologists


Fish Vet Society Spring Conference

Edinburgh, UK – 28 & 29 March 2017

The Fish Vet Society’s annual Spring Conference will be held at the Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh airport.

This year the event will be in conjunction with the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA), holding their Conference in the following day in the same venue.
Registration and further details can be found at and

2017 AFS-FHS Annual Meeting

East Lansing, Michigan-USA – 2 to 7 April 2017

Combined meeting of the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society and the Great Lakes Fish Health Committee (GLFHC) on 2 & 3 April 2017.

Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop on 3 to 7 April 2017. 

Dr Dave Groman, the President of the Fish Health Section, invites EAFP members and colleagues to attend and consider submitting an Abstract to present on one of the sessions being emphasized for those meetings. In particular seeking for presentations on Emerging Fish Health Issue for both Aquaculture and the Wild Fishery. This may include Diagnostic Testing and Quality Assurance issues, Biosecurity issues, Vaccination & Chemotherapy issues and Emerging infectious or non-infectious disease issues etc. Both meetings will be held at the Michigan State University, so by traveling to Michigan in April you will have access to back-to-back fish health meetings!

4 Snieszko Student Travel Awards of up to $1,000 each will be provided, the deadline for application submission is on 15 February 2017. Click here for more info or email Emily Cornwell at [email protected] for further questions.

Advanced Registration fee and Abstract submission due by 1 march 2017. For more info please click here.

For more info about the Eastern Fish Health Workshop please click here.

International Conference on Advances in Fish Health

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia – 4 to 6 April 2017

Aquaculture sector has been identified as one of the main drivers in ensuring food security. However, diseases are among the major obstacles to efficient production in many aquaculture systems. Understanding diseases in aquatic ecosystems should be emphasized to improve and strategize for disease control. Health management, especially the preventive and immunoprophylactic measures such as vaccination, immune boosters and marker-assisted selection of resistant broodstocks and also disease-management practices in culture systems have been increasingly been promoted to ensure sustainable development in aquaculture. This seminar is the platform to learn about the latest advancement of knowledge in aquaculture diseases and health measures.

For further information please click here.


Bergen, Norway – 27 & 28 April 2017

The next meeting of the Gill Health Initiative Steering Group will take place at the University of Bergen. The core goal of the GHI is to assist industry in the management of gill health issues. There are no registration costs associated with the meeting but a maximum of 150 participants could be accommodated.

For registration and meeting details please click here or contact the local organizer Prof Mark Powell ([email protected]).

18th Fish Vaccination Workshop

Wageningen, Netherland – 30 April to 4 May 2017

The Wageningen fish immunology / vaccination workshops have been organized annually since 1998. Typically, the workshops are characterized by one-hour presentations given by experienced lecturers, taking time to thoroughly introduce each subject. The workshops have been adopted by the International Society for Fish and Shellfish Immunology (ISFSI).

For further information please click here.

Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases 2017

Trieste, Italy – 17 to 19 May 2017

Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) — are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations. This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

For further information please click here.

International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Meeting and Conference

Cancun, Mexico – 20 to 24 May 2017

The 48th IAAAM Annual Meeting & Conference will be held at the Marriott CasaMagna in Cancun, Mexico.

More information about the conference is available on

 North American Comparative Immunology Workshop

Raleigh, North Carolina – 12 to 15 June 2017

These meetings are designed to foster collaborations among established investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in immune function in a wide range of model and non-model organisms. As a field, comparative immunology is undergoing a transformation propelled by the emergence of new and innovative genomic technologies and the recognition of a wider biological role for immunity. The study of organismal models with simple morphology or exceptional biology provides unique insight into immunobiology, medicine and evolution and the potential for novel therapeutics.

For further information please click here.

Understanding Fish Populations – Special Annual FSBI International Symposium

Exeter, England – 3 to 7 July 2017

The FSBI celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017 and to commemorate this landmark, announces a Special Annual International Symposium on Understanding Fish Populations, at the University of Exeter.

Fish populations around the globe are facing a multitude of established and emerging threats, and fish biologists and fisheries scientists are engaged in studying the responses of individuals, populations and communities with a range of approaches from computer modeling and laboratory experiments to field studies and socio-economics…

Abstract submission by 28 February. For further information please click here.

8th ISM International Symposium on Monogenea 2017

Brno, Czech Republic – 7 to 13 August 2017

The meeting will be organized by Masaryk University, Faculty of Science in Brno.

The early bird registration will opened until 1st May 2017. Abstract submission deadline by 1st June 2017.

For further information please click here.

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.

For more info please click here.

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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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:


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 pleae contact the coordinators: Dr. Yamila Carpio ([email protected]) and Dr. Rebeca Martinez ([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]).