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 SEPTEMBER 2-6, 2018


Information on ISAAH can be found on the link under "UPCOMING EVENTS, WEBINARS & CONFERENCES" to the bottom left on this page. More information on the AAFV presentations will be posted under the
"2018 AAFV Conference" page



ISAAH Registration - July 13 – after this date registration goes up $130 CAD

Conference Lodging Special Rate, book by August 3

ISAAH Workshop registration – August 3



 Federal Register Notice
Request for Public Comment
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 The FDA is seeking additional public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with the administration of its VFD Regulation.

Comments Due By: July 11, 2018

 More information


Federal Register Notice
Request for Public Comment
Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Maine
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

 The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking additional public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its program
to "... reimburse aquaculture industry businesses; conduct biosecurity, protocols and
audits; develop site-specific ISA action plans; compile fish inventories and mortality
reports (and keep records of the inventories and reports); and conduct disease
surveillance ..." - APHIS notes that ISA is a "... clinical disease resulting from infection
with the ISA virus; signs include hemorrhaging, anemia, and lethargy. ISA poses a substantial threat to the economic viability and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in
the United States and abroad ..."

 Comments Due By: July 12, 2018

More information


FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Update
Notice of Availability of Guidance for Industry #3
Evaluating the Human Food Safety of New
Animal Drugs Used in Food-Producing Animals

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine has issued a final Guidance for Industry #3, titled 'General Principles for Evaluating the Human Food Safety of New Animal Drugs Used in Food-Producing Animals', which "... describes the type of information that [CVM] recommends sponsors provide to address the human food safety of new animal drugs used in food-producing animals. The human food safety evaluation of new animal drugs used in food-producing animals helps ensure that food derived from treated animals is safe for human consumption. CVM developed this guidance to inform sponsors of the scientific data and/or information that may provide an acceptable basis to determine that the residue of a new animal drug in or on food, when consumed, presents a reasonable certainty of no harm to humans ..."

 Comments Due By: May be submitted at any time

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The 2018 Humane Endings Symposium Call for Abstracts

Abstracts should clearly relate to euthanasia, humane slaughter, or depopulation, or the harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations for these activities. Examples of submissions of interest include recent research findings; reviews of research in a defined area; discussions of voluntary or regulatory oversight; and efforts or methods for harmonizing recommendations, nationally and internationally.

The Symposium will be held November 2-4 in Rosemont IL.  More information regarding the 2018 Symposium and Call for Abstracts can be found by following the link below (or to the left under Upcoming Events):

 If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact


Radiographs courtesy of Dr. Shane Boylan, South Carolina Aquarium





Loan, Grant, Training and Research Programs


NIFA Grant Funding Opp. Annc. - Comp. Genomics Rsh. Prog. Understanding Biol. Processes Related toHealth & Disease of Agriculturally Important Animals
More information
Deadlines: October 5, 2018, February 5, 2019, & June 5, 2019


Rqst for Applications - HHS
National Institutes of Health and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture:
Dual Purpose Agricultural Farm Animal/Human Health Research Grant Funding
More information
Deadline Aug 28, 2017/2018




University of Idaho
Research Nutritionist
Location: Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station
Job Description

Auburn University School of Aquaculture Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS)
Extension Specialist - FIsh Health
Location: Alabama Fish Farming Center (AFFC), Greensboro
Job Description
Deadline: Open until filled

University of California-Davis, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Aquaculture Science
Location:UC Davis’s Bodega Marine Laboratory
Job Description
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019 if not already filled

UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center
Research Assoc - Fish Pathology
Job Description - email Dr. Ramena:
Deadline: Nov 16 or until filled
6/11 Update - position still open

Michigan State University, Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Natural Resource
Assistant or Associate Professor
Location: Michigan State University
Job Description
Deadline: Until position is filled

6/11 Update - postion still open



AVMA Convention
July 13-17, 2018
Denver, CO
More info

67th Wildlife Diseases Association (WDA) Annual International Conference
Aug 5-10
St. Augustine, FL
More info

2018 ISAAH

September 2-6, 2018
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada



ExoticsCon 2018
Sept 22-27
Atlanta, GA
More info

50th Annual AAZV with EAZWV/IZW
Oct 6-12
Prague, Czech Republic
More info

2018 Humane Endings Symposium
Nov 2-4, 2018
Rosemont, IL
More info

Gill Health Symposium for Marine Fish
Nov 21-23
More info


April 28 - May 2
London, England

ExoticsCon AAZV
Sept 27-Oct 5
St Louis, MO

23rd Biennial Society of Marine Mammalogy Conference/2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference
Dec 9-12
Barcelona, Spain

More info