Joint WAVMA+EAFP webinar

A free webinar is offered in collaboration between the EAFP and the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association.

Main infectious diseases of farmed marine fish

by Snježana Zrnčić & Anna Toffan

Synopsis: Infectious diseases are one of the main bottlenecks for future development of marine aquaculture. Knowledge about the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis of the main bacterial and viral diseases of marine farmed fish are crucial to prevent severe economic losses. Currently, Vibriosis, tenacibaculosis, and photobacteriosis are the most common bacterial diseases. Betanodavirus, the aetiological agent of viral encephalopathy and retinopathy (VER), also known as viral nervous necrosis (VNN), is currently the most important and widespread virus affecting cultured species.

The live webinar is scheduled on 27th July, 2020 at 14.00 h UTC (16:00 h of Central European Summer Time)

Registration for this webinar is free, please click here to register.

About the presenters:

Dr. Snježana Zrnčić works at the Croatian National Reference Centre for Fish, Molluscs and Crustacean Diseases, hosted at the Croatian Veterinary Institute, in Croatia. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine, completed a MSc in Fish Biology and Pathology and a Ph.D. at the University of Zagreb. Her research interest is to improve understanding and diagnostics of infectious diseases of farmed marine fish and to implement efficient prevention of these diseases. She serves as General Secretary of the EAFP.

Dr. Anna Toffan works at the Italian National Reference Centre for Fish, Molluscs and Crustacean Diseases, hosted at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, in Italy. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine and attended her PhD at the University of Padova. She earned the specialization in “Breeding, hygiene, pathology of aquatic species and control of derived products.” In 2016 she was appointed OIE expert for the OIE Reference Laboratory for Viral Encephalopathy and Retinopathy. Her research interests are mainly focused on the diagnosis and control of fish viruses. She serves as Secretary of the Italian Association of Fish Pathologists.

Webinar duration: 2 hours / CEPD Credits: 2 *

This webinar is part of the WAVMA WebCEPD program, thus it qualifies for earning veterinary continuing education & professional development (CEPD) credits. To get WebCEPD credits il will be provided the option to pay a fee and complete a short knowledge & skills assessment (KSA), to ensure you have met the learning objectives. A certificate will be issued upon completion (useful for re-licensure/registration to practice veterinary medicine, and credit towards becoming a WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian).

* Currently to get a CEPD credits there is no charge, this may change in the future, due to an ongoing WAVMA website system upgrade.