Events & Meetings

Upcoming Events & Meetings relevant to fish pathologists

“Meeting of the Working Group “Ornamental Fish Diseases” of the German EAFP-Branch

Virtual – 30 March 2021

The 2021 spring meeting of the Working Group “Ornamental Fish Diseases” of the German EAFP-Branch will take place virtually on 30 March 2021 using the MS-Teams meeting platform.

For further information (in German) please click here.

9th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology

Virtual – 21 to 23 April 2021

The vision of this conference is to create a great platform for experienced and early-career researchers in the fields of wildlife, veterinary and medical parasitology. The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Parasites in a changing world’.

For further information please click here.

19th Chulalongkorn University Veterinary Conference: Visionary Research in Practice – “Integrative Diagnostic Approaches”

Virtual – 29 & 30 April 2021

This international conference has become an annual international veterinary event since 2014 for both local and regional vet practitioners to share the current veterinary trend and knowledge and to discuss significant scientific matters of all major animal species.

For further information please click here.

4th EAFP UK and Ireland branch meeting

Weymouth, England – 28 & 29 April 2021

The 4th EAFP UK and Ireland branch meeting will be hosted by Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) in Weymouth, Dorset. The meeting will provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange between academia and industry to promote sustainability in fisheries and aquaculture in a One Health context.

• Keynote speakers will provide lectures on key topics on aquatic animal health
• Research presentations covering the latest scientific findings in fish and shellfish health and disease
• Early career researcher session
• Early career researcher workshops on bivalve health and genomics

Registration and abstract submission will open in Winter 2020. For any enquiries or more details please contact the organising committee (

Gill Health Initiative 2020

Stirling, Scotland – 1&2 April 2020 [postponed until 2021]

With support from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF), Scotland is the host of 2020’s Gill Health Initiative meeting, held at the Stirling Court Hotel in the grounds of the University of Stirling on 1-2 April 2020.

For further information please click here.

61st Western Fish Disease Workshop

Hood River, Oregon, USA – 15-18 June [postponed until 2021]

The two day Western Fish Disease Workshop will cover all aspects of the health of wild and cultured fish and shellfish. Following the conclusion of the Western Fish Disease Workshop a continuing education session on “Applied Nutrition for Disease Management”.

For further information please click here.

“Applying Research: Bridging the Gap Between Aquatic Animal Health Research and Inspections”

Burlington, Vermont, USA – 12 to 15 June 2021AFS Fish Health Section

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the AFS Fish Health Section will be held jointly with the Northeast Fish Health Committee (NEFHC) for the first time on July 12-15, 2021 in Burlington, VT! The theme for the meeting is “Applying Research: Bridging the Gap Between Aquatic Animal Health Research and Inspections.

For further information please click here.

20th EAFP International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

Virtual – 20 to 23 September 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 a global pandemic, the EAFP Council in close consultation with the Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Program Committee, has made the very difficult decision to move to a virtual, completely online Conference, replacing the 2021 Conference planned for August in Aberdeen. The Conference will now run online from Monday 20 September until Thursday 23 September, the full program will include scientific keynote speeches, oral presentations, dedicated poster sessions, workshops and roundtables. We are inviting Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations which will be subject to peer-review, the deadline for submission is Monday 19 April 2021 and the portal is now open. In addition, there will be several workshops on a range of subjects of interest to fish and shellfish pathologists.

For further information please click here. For Abstract submission please click here.

10th International Symposium for Fish Parasitology
Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference

Cairns, Queensland, Australia – Postponed to 2022

Please click here to download the flyer.

For further information please click here.

The Wild Trout Symposium XIII: “Reducing the Gap Between Science and Public Opinion”

West Yellowstone, Montana, USA – [postponed to 2022]

he Wild Trout Symposium brings together a diverse audience of non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, government entities, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every three years, each symposium has led to innovative approaches to wild trout management.

For further information please click here.

18th Joint Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss EAFP Branches

Hanover, Germany 

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the dates in October 2020 have to be cancelled. As an alternative, dates from 5th to 8th October 2021 are in consideration.

The conference will take place in the Hävermeier&Sander Hall of the Ecological Trade and Conference Centre Werkhof Hannover-Nordstadt not far from the Leibniz University of Hanover. The conference language will be principally German.

International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2020

Hanoi, Vietnam – [postponed until 2021]

IVVN annual conferences are an excellent opportunity for the global veterinary vaccinology community to meet, and establish novel, international collaborations that are required to develop vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases of importance in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs).

For further information please click here.

9th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

Santiago, Chile – 4 to 8 September 2022

The 9th ISAAH will be held 4 – 8 September 2022, in Santiago, Chile. The ISAAH is a truly unique event hosted by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society and held every four years. The ISAAH typically attracts 300–400 fish health professionals from around the world. This will be the first time ISAAH is hosted outside North America.

Further information will become soon available.

To promote an event with relevance in fish/shellfish pathology field, please provide details and a logo by emailing the webmaster: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione (