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Australasian Scientific Conference On Aquatic Health

AUSTRALIA - The First Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest, between 5-8 July.

The conference provides a forum for presentation of diagnostic, research, management and policy issues encompassing all areas of aquatic animal health and bio-security. Previously, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s Aquatic Animal Health Subprogramme has organised national scientific conferences (in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009) featuring presentations on aquatic animal health research in Australia and an international aquatic animal health expert as the keynote presenter. We anticipate that the First Australasian Scientific Conference on aquatic Animal Health will attract participants from New Zealand, SE Asia and beyond.

We are pleased to announce that the conference keynote speaker will be Professor Teruo Miyazaki, Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, Japan. Information about registration, abstract forms and accommodation details are available in the registration form. Please register for the conference through Joanne Slater, FRDC Aquatic Animal Health Subprogram Coordinator (email: joanne.slater 'at' Conference delegates will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. You will note that some hotels have special rates for the aquatic animal health conference. If you choose any of these hotels make sure you request the special rate.

If you have any queries with respect to any aspect of the conference please contact Joanne Slater or Mark Crane (mark.crane 'at' The proposed conference programme will in part depend on the range of topics received as abstracts but we anticipate that it will at least include sessions on:

  • Bacterial and Fungal Infections of Finfish
  • Finfish Viruses
  • Finfish Parasites
  • Finfish Immunology and Vaccines
  • Diseases of Molluscs
  • Diseases of Crustaceans
  • Immune Responses in Invertebrates
  • Emergency Response