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International Symposium On Infectious Salmon Anaemia

NORWAY - An international symposium on infectious salmon anaemia will be held in Norway on 13-15 September 2010.

The goal of this conference is to provide updates on ISA research, biosecurity and disease control strategies.

The programme will include scientific sessions and a one day workshop focusing on risk management. Keynotes will be given by international recognised speakers.

The preliminary scientific programme is as follows:

September 13

OIE and aquatic animal disease control in a historical perspective
Dr Barry Hill, President OIE Aquatic Animal Health Commission Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Weymouth, UK.

Pathology and pathogenesis
Dr Ole Bendik Dale, National Veterinary Institute, Norway.

Virus characterisation and host interactions
Professor Espen Rimstad, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Norway.

September 14

Epidemiology
Dr Lori Gustafson, National Surveillance Unit, USDA/APHIS/VS/CEAH, Fort Collins, USA.

Diagnostics – methods and procedures
Dr Mike Snow, Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK.

Vaccination and disease control
Professor Larry Hammell, Atlantic Veterinary College, PEI, Canada.

September 15, workshop

Introductory talk on strategies for disease control and risk management in industrial farmed animal production emphasising aquaculture.
Dr Hernán Rojas Olavarría, CERES Biosecurity and Quality, Chile.

Presentations (20-25 min) from Norway, Scotland, The Faroe Islands, Canada/USA and Chile summarizing strategies and experiences on ISA disease control in the respective countries. Focus on what each country is doing and what is its success rate.

Panel discussion (on immediate questions and short presentation on controversial issues from the previous days presentations).

For more information please contact isa@vetinst.no.

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