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Second Australian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health

17 October 2012, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - The Second Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, July 8-12, 2013. The conference provides a forum for presentation of diagnostic, research, management and policy issues encompassing all areas of aquatic animal health and bio-security.

The FRDC Aquatic Animal Health Subprogramme is pleased to announce that Prof Hugh Ferguson (Head of the Department of Pathobiology, Director of the Marine Medicine programme, Professor of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, St George's University, Grenada, West Indies), and Prof Don Lightner (Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, OIE Reference Laboratory for Crustacean Diseases) have accepted invitations as Conference Keynote Presenters.

The proposed conference programme will in part depend on the range of topics received as abstracts but we anticipate that it will include sessions on:

  • Bacterial and Fungal Infections of Finfish
  • Finfish Viruses
  • Finfish Parasites
  • Finfish Immunology & Vaccines
  • Diseases of Molluscs
  • Diseases of Crustaceans
  • Invertebrate Immunology
  • Emergency Disease Response

The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

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