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Students, Delegates: Register for Sea Lice 2010!

CANADA - Preparations are going ahead apace for Sea Lice 2010, the 8th International Sea Lice Conference, in Victoria, BC in May 2010. Deadlines for student bursaries and early registration are coming up.

Upcoming deadlines

Important upcoming dates for Sea Lice 2010 are 2 October for student bursary applications and 30 October for early registration.

Students are an important part of Sea Lice 2010 and are encouraged to attend and present their research. Awards from industry, government and individual sponsors will be provided to students to offset travel costs according to need and the quality of the conference presentation.

To sponsor a student, contact Linda Hiemstra, e-mail: sealice2010@shaw.ca.

Program highlight - keynote speaker: Dr Geoff Boxshall

The titel of Dr Boxshall's presentation will be 'Sea Lice Biology and Emerging Issues'.

Dr Boxshall joined the Natural History Museum in London in 1974. His research has focused on the systematics, functional morphology and evolution of copepods and related crustaceans, extending across the whole range of life styles from parasites to plankton. He specialises in research on the systematics and biology of parasitic crustaceans.  He was elected Fellow of The Royal Society in 1994 and has won numerous awards recognising his work. He has published extensively including over 180 scientific papers and has co-authored several books including Copepod Evolution Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd edition, 1998), The Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Natural History (in 1987) and An Introduction to Copepod Diversity (in 2004).

Conference partners and sponsors are: Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health; University of Victoria Fisheries and Oceans Canada; BC Pacific Salmon Forum; PHARMAQ AS BC Salmon Farmers' Association; BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Sea Lice 2010 - 8th International Sea Lice Conference will take place on 9 to 12 May 2010 at The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. You can find out more about Sea Lice 2010 by clicking here.

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