International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health takes place September 2–6

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Over 400 delegates from around the world will gather in Charlottetown from September 2–6 for the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH).

The Atlantic Veterinary College and the Prince Edward Island (PEI) BioAlliance are partnering with the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society to host the symposium. This is only the second time that the symposium has been hosted in Canada since the inaugural conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1988.

During the symposium, the delegates will discuss current business and research developments, trends, and the future of the aquatic animal health industry during scientific workshops, business meetings, and keynote and research presentations. The theme of the symposium is “Integrating Biotechnology in the Advancement of Aquatic Animal Health.”

As part of the symposium, AVC is hosting several sold-out preconference workshops on Sunday, September 2, covering Diagnostic Test Evaluations, Publication of Scientific Papers, Phlebotomy & Blood Analysis for Fish and Shellfish, Shellfish Necropsy & Disease Detection, and Uses of Virtual Microscopy.

If you are interested in attending this international event, please visit The conference schedule is now posted on this website, and the full program of scientific presentations will be made available there soon. If you have any questions regarding the ISAAH, feel free to contact the Local Organizing Chair, Dr. David Groman (

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
(902) 566-6786
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