Upcoming Meetings (updated 29 March 2012)...
37th Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop; 23 - 27 April 2012; Lake Placid, New York USA: This year’s Workshop, as in the past, is being organized by Dr. Rocco Cipriano of the U. S. Geological Survey’s National Fish Health Research Laboratory in Kearneysville, West Virginia USA. The Workshop is being held at the High Peaks Resort and Conference Center in Lake Placid. The organizers are still accepting titles for the General Session, and already have 10 Special Sessions scheduled with a wealth of presentations in each. Additionally, a Continuing Education Opportunity is planned for the last day of the Workshop. For more information on the Workshop accommodations, registration, important dates, and program content click here or contact Dr. Cipriano (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Skretting Australasian Aquaculture 2012; 6-10 May 2012; Melbourne, Victoria Australia: The 2012 international conference is hosted by Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society and the Australian National Aquaculture Council. The naming rights sponsor is Skretting, while the sponsors are Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Melbourne Australia. The theme for this year’s meeting is “The Next Ten Years” and in the words of the organizers “Whether it be genetic improvement of farmed species, advances in health management, increased production efficiency, or higher product quality for consumers - the aquaculture industry continues to develop innovative and sustainable practices” the theme is apropos. The conference per se will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with several conference hotels close nearby. For additional information refer to the conference website.
Aquaculture UK 2012 Conference and Trade Exhibition: 23-24 May 2012; Aviemore, Scotland UK: This year’s conference and exhibition is being held at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort situated at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Details of conference sessions are scheduled to become available late in 2012, but are planned to fill two full days with a broad array of aquaculture topics. Detailed information, including registration, etc. can be found on the conference webpage at: http://www.aquacultureuk.com/index.php? c=home.
Aquaculture CanadaOM 2012; 27-30 May 2012; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada: This year’s meeting is entitled “New Frontiers: Bridging Technology and Economic Growth.” The meeting is being held in the PEI’s capital city, Charlottetown. Planned sessions include the following: 1) integrated pest management; 2) reproductive containment of farmed fish; 3) coastal and marine spatial planning; 4) bio-economics: the real value of research; 5) advances in land-based aquaculture; 6) fish health (general); 7) genetics and selective breeding; 8) sustainability forum; 9) cultured shellfish forum; 10) advances in fish nutrition; 11) vet health global session; 12) the changing landscape of research and development; 13) environmental monitoring programs, new and emerging tools, latest research needs and objectives for marine finfish aquaculture; 14) shellfish carrying capacity; and 15) contributed papers. For more information refer to the conference website at: http:// tinyurl.com/7mrnpso.
AQUAVET® I; 27 May - 23 June 2012; Bristol, Rhode Island USA: The course will be presented at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Arrival and the start of classes is May 27th and departure is June 23rd. The fee for the 4-week course INCLUDES tuition and room and board. It is $1,975 for full-time veterinary students and $3,375 for veterinarians. Through the generosity of a program benefactor, a $200 scholarship will be applied to partially offset the fee for all full-time veterinary students resulting in a net tuition of $1,775 for the accepted full-time veterinary students this year. The program is diverse, incorporating many topics relating to aquatic organisms, their environment, and the application of traditional veterinary disciplines to aquatic animals. To deal with this breadth of subject matter, faculty members are enlisted from a variety of backgrounds and fields of interest, and a broad range of learning situations are used. In addition to lectures, laboratories, student seminars and discussions, there are field trips, practicums and films. Applications for admission are due by 14 January 2012. For more information, please refer to the AQUAVET® I web page: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/aquavet/one.cfm.
AQUAVET® II; 27 May - 9 June 2012; Bristol, Rhode Island USA: The course will be presented at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Arrival and the start of classes is May 27th and departure is June 9th. The fee for the 2-week course INCLUDES tuition and room and board. It is $1,125 for full time veterinary students, and $1,850 for veterinarians. Applications for admission are due by 14 January 2012. AQUAVET® II is a natural extension of the AQUAVET® I. While similar in organization, the focus of AQUAVET® II is narrower, allowing a more detailed look at specific areas of aquatic animal medicine for students and veterinarians interested in continuing in the field. Recently AQUAVET® II has been presented as a two-week course on the pathology and histopathology of selected aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate species of importance as biomedical research models. Completion of the AQUAVET® I course, or adequate equivalent preparatory work is a prerequisite for admission to any AQUAVET® II course. In addition, it is generally assumed that applicants will have completed the basic science courses in the veterinary curriculum or have graduated prior to attending. For more information, please refer to the AQUAVET® II web page: http:// www.vet.cornell.edu/aquavet/two.cfm.
East Coast Trout Management and Culture Workshop V; 11-13 June 2012; Frostburg, Maryland USA: The American Fisheries Society’s Southern Division Trout Committee is hosting the fifth meeting focusing on trout on the east coast of North America. This year’s meeting is entitled: “Conservation and Management of East Coast Trout Resources in an Increasingly Crowded World” and is being held on the campus of Frostburg State University. The organizers are encouraging presentation on the following topics: a) stream restoration for native and wild trout; b) assessing the value of long-term datasets (>10 years); c) aquatic nuisance species (ANS); d) living in the 21st Century; e) the three “R’s” of brook trout management: regulations, re-introduction, and restoration; f) 21st century genetics techniques and their practical application for todays fisheries managers; g) water quality threats to east coast wild trout resources; h) private land protection and the future of brook trout; i) tailwater trout management; j) coldwater culture for the future; biosecurity, disease, and aquatic nuisance species (ANS) threats to coldwater hatchery production; k) the role of coldwater hatcheries in native trout restoration and wild trout fishery establishment. For more information refer to the conference website at: http://www.sdafs.org/trout/ectmcw_v/second% 20_call_for_papers_ECT_2012.pdf.
2012 Western Fish Disease Workshop; 13-14 June 2012; Boise, Idaho USA: The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is hosting the 53rd Western Fish Disease Workshop. The workshop is being held 13 and 14 June 2012 at The Grove Hotel, in Boise, Idaho. Registration and additional information will be available soon. The last day to obtain reduced hotel rates is 12 May 2012. 1 June 2012 is the deadline for abstract submission and 8 June 2012 is the last day for online registration. A continuing education session on "Fish Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding" is scheduled for 12 June 2012. For more detailed information refer to the actual announcement by clicking here. Check on AADAP’s website for new information as it becomes available.
Fish Health Meeting Extravaganza; 30 July through 3 August 2012; La Crosse, Wisconsin USA: In an effort to help most folks who are facing travel constraints, several fish health-related meetings are being held in conjunction with each other this year beginning the last week of July and ending 3 August.
- Monday, 30 July: The week starts out with an allday Annual meeting of the Great Lakes Fish Health Committee (GLFHC).
- Tuesday, 31 July: Tuesday will prove to be an exceptionally busy day with three separate meetings taking place as well as an evening social.
- The second and final session of the aforementioned GLFHC meeting from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
- The Workshop for Veterinarians on Fish Regulatory Medicine. This all-day meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
- The 18th Annual U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop. This year’s Workshop is being hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. For more information on this refer to the following website http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/fish/ or check on AADAP’s Website.
- As a warm up to Wednesday’s activities, and to complete an already rather busy day, the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section (FHS) will hold a social/registration for its annual meeting scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
The venue for all the meetings is the downtown Radisson Hotel in La Crosse. As other details become available for these meetings they will be posted on the AADAP website, as well as the conference website.
American Fisheries Society Special Symposium; 19-23 August 2012; Saint Paul, Minnesota USA: The symposium entitled “Understanding the Ecological and Social Constraints to Achieving Sustainable Fisheries Resource Policy and Management”, is being planned to take place during the AFS 2012 meeting in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but as yet a specific date has not been set. The venue for the entire AFS annual meeting is the Saint Paul River Centre. The overarching goal of this symposium will be to discuss the factors that facilitate or hinder sustainable fisheries management, focusing on issues that cross disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries such as climate change, invasive species, and aquatic pathogens (such as Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus , Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus, and others). Effective research, surveillance, and control strategies are critically important for aquatic pathogens, but given the nature of aquatic systems, coordinated research, enhancement/ restoration strategies, and management can be difficult to create, implement, and sustain. Although this broad symposium will include a range of topics, the American Fisheries Society’s Fish Health and Fish Culture Sections are working together to develop the aquatic pathogens component of the program. Presentations and discussions will focus on how aquatic pathogens impact fisheries; hatchery design, operation, broodstock collection and fish stocking, and other fish culture activities; habitat and communities; and fisheries management, with the goal of identifying novel strategies to address the many ‘moving parts’ of managing aquatic pathogens in the environment. For more and current information, refer to the AFS webpage at: http://afs2012.org/.
9th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture; 24-26 August 2012; Roanoke, Virginia USA: The 2012 annual meeting is being sponsored by Aquacultural Engineering Society, Freshwater Institute, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering and Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA). The conference is being held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center and includes sessions covering the following topics: algae culture, animal health and biosecurity, aquaponics, cool and cold water culture, commercial RAS case studies, economics, emerging species, hatchery, marine culture, nutrition and feeds, ornamentals, quality assurance, salmonid culture, shrimp culture, system design and engineering, warm water culture, and waste management. Additional information, including accommodations and registration can be found on the conference website: http://www.recircaqua.com/ icra.html.
Aqua 2012; 1-5 September 2012; Prague, Czech Republic: This conference, like that in 2006, is the combined meeting of the World Aquaculture Society and the European Aquaculture Society, with organizational assistance from the South Bohemian Research Center of Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses; and the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, University of South Bohemia České Budĕjovice. Numerous sessions and special sessions are being planned, as well after hour and tours. The conference theme is “Global Aquaculture – Securing our Future.” For more information refer to the conference website at: http:// tinyurl.com/3fgzads.