This is the first announcement for the AFS-Fish Health Section Annual Meeting. We aim to educate, entertain, and please. Make it a point to join us in Ithaca, NY this summer!
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Detailed announcement and registration information
The 4th International Conference on members of the genus Flavobacterium will begin on Tuesday October 27th, 2015 and end Thursday October 29th. The meeting will take place in the city of Auburn, a small but thriving community in the state of Alabama and home to Auburn University. Please visit the website for more information www.flavobacterium.com.
This conference is a continuation of previous Flavobacterium meetings held at Shepherdstown, WV, USA (2007), Paris, France (2009), and Turku, Finland (2012). The main focus of this conference will be on fish pathogens but there will be specific sessions dedicated to the biology, diversity, physiology, and genetics of non-pathogenic members of the genus as well as to fish pathogens of related genera such as Tenacibaculum and Chryseobacterium.
We look forward to an interesting conference with exciting presentations and exchange of ideas. We hope to see you soon in Auburn!
Applications are being accepted for this 1-week educational opportunity for individuals with maintenance, management or research responsibilities in which fish are used as laboratory animals.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 13, 2015.
The course is offered at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine during the period of 16 - 21 August 2015. Topics to be discussed will include general system design and water quality management, anatomy and histology of fish, general fish diseases and disease management strategies. Infectious and non-infectious diseases common to all fish as well as specific diseases of importance to laboratory-maintained zebrafish will be discussed. The course will consist of lecture, laboratory exercises and discussions. During the course there will be an opportunity for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises. The course should be particularly valuable to technical staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and investigators needing skills to monitor the health of a colony of aquatic organisms. The course also provides a unique educational opportunity for Residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine Programs.
For more information on the course, please see the course web site.
The International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH) was held in Portland, Oregon Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2014. This is an international AFS-FHS meeting that happens only once every four years. The previous ISAAH was held in Tampa, Florida. Abstracts from posters and presentations are available by clicking on the meeting logo below.