16th Annual US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop was another winner...
The 2010 Workshop, held in our home base of Bozeman, Montana, hosted a few less attendees than in the past; 56 total all from the USA. Even though the numbers may have been small, the representation was about as broad as one could ask for; 6 pharmaceutical firms (12 attendees), 7 state agencies, 5 federal agencies (20 attendees), 4 universities and 3 private firms. Of the pharmaceutical firms, one (Pennfield Animal Health) was a first time participant.
As in the past when the Workshop has been held in Bozeman, the attendees were offered, in addition to an excellent program of technical sessions, a variety of evening or afternoon activities, all of which would not have been possible had it not been for the generous donations of pharmaceutical sponsors. The Monday night welcome social was sponsored by Syndel Labs Ltd. and Western Chemical Inc. Tuesday evening's picnic at beautiful Hyalite Reservoir was courtesy of Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health. Morning or afternoon break refreshments were provided by the support of BL Mitchell, Inc and AQUI-S New Zealand. Thursday afternoon's raft trip was sponsored by Pennfield Animal Health and the picnic following the raft trip was sponsored by Bimeda. In addition to the aforementioned activities, which have been part of the routine when Bozeman is the venue, a new activity was added this year. The folks at Western Chemical, Inc. teamed up with Dan Carty from AADAP to host a 1/3/5 mile Fun Run/Walk (aka the "Trout Trot"). Although only less than a dozen brave souls participated this year, it is sure to remain as part of the Workshop. Sorry for the name of the activity, but we just had to do it. TO ALL THE SPONSORS, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
For those not able to attend this year's event, the vast majority of the presentations from the Workshop have been placed on the web and can be accessed at the following page on AADAP's website. Additionally, on the same page, there is a collage of pictures taken at the after-session activities: http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap/inadworkshop10.htm.