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AAFV 2018 Student Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!
Student members: Are you looking at increasing your aquatic animal experience but are concern about costs?   We may have a solution for you.  AAFV has a limited number of scholarships available to help you defray some of those costs. Go to "Student Scholarship Program and Application" under our "Student Resources" tab to learn more!
 

2018 AAFV CONFERENCE

WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH ISAAH
 SEPTEMBER 2-6, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

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

 

24th Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
agenda is filling up!
 
The 24th Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop is still a ways off, but we’re lining up a great suite of speakers. Historically, the workshop has been a venue for presentations covering updates on research to support fish drug approvals, the FWS’s INAD program, fish drugs sponsor activities, and things of interest from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). 
 
This year, we plan to have another presentation on Veterinary Feed Directives to address issues that came up last year that the CVM contingent wanted to ensure responses were accurate and correct. In addition, we anticipate locking down a presentation from an FDA Field Inspector on what to expect if you are paid a visit from one of their inspectors to look over your VFD paperwork. As well we have lined up a presentation from the Department of Homeland Security field inspectors who will talk about what types of things they look for when helping you comply with their Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorist System requirements. If you store more than 400 lbs of 35% Perox Aid, you need to enroll in this program to make sure you are complying with storage requirements to minimize the likelihood of a potential terrorist stealing your fish drug.
 
Sound interesting? Check out the workshop schedule and lodging information. Remember, this will be in Bozeman MT, June 19, 2018, and held in conjunction with the 59th annual Western Fish Disease Workshop. Attend both workshops and get a discounted registration!

 

Federal Register Notice

Request for Public Comment

New Animal Drugs for Investigational Uses
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  FDA is seeking public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its regulations which "... set forth the conditions for investigational use of new animal drugs and require reporting and recordkeeping [in order] to protect the public health. [FDA] uses the information to determine that investigational animal drugs are distributed only to qualified investigators, adequate drug accountability records are maintained, and edible food products from treated food-producing animals are safe for human consumption. We also use the information collected to monitor the validity of the studies submitted to us to support new animal drug approval ... [The] regulations require that certain information be submitted to [FDA] ... to qualify for the exemption and to control shipment of the new animal drug and prevent potential abuse ..."

Comments Due By: April 23, 2018

The February 22, 2018 FDA Federal Register Notice is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-22/html/2018-03609.htm

 
 
Learn about the new and improved NOAA Fisheries website

We are pleased to announce “phase 1” of our new and improved NOAA Fisheries website—www.fisheries.noaa.gov.

What’s New?
After gathering feedback from our customers and taking a closer look at our web analytics, we are making a dramatic change to our website. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A new look and feel. Our goal is to captivate our visitors and make it easy for users to search and navigate throughout the website.
  • Better organization. We know that users are more often coming to our site to complete a specific task, so we have organized the new site by species, topics, regions, and key tasks.
  • Mobile friendly. Our new design has views that are friendly for desktop, tablet, and smart phone users.
  • Higher-quality content. We are also cleaning out redundant and old content and making sure our content is written in plain language.

What’s Ahead?
Our web transformation is a huge undertaking. Please bear with us during this process. We are migrating 20 separate websites and platforms into one national website to reduce redundant content and make it easier for you to find information without having to jump from website to website.  


Portable Microscope offered by ioLight

 ioLight offers a portable microscope that provides a similar resolution to a lab microscope so you can diagnose fish to see if they are clear of parasites at the water's edge.

The ioLight microscope is used by Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Bayer, The Royal Veterinary College and CEFAS.

Early Diagnosis:
You can help detect unhealthy fish fast and easy!

  • Sea Lice / Salmon Lice.
  • AGD (Amoebic Gill Disease).
  • Gyrodactylus.
  • Myxozoa.
  • Marine Algae. Harmful phytoplankton and zoo-plankton.
  • Ectoparasites in seabream and seabass.
  • Detect pathogen infection in the hetopancreas of shellfish.

You can read more about the portable microscope in aquaculture here The ioLight team are ready to assist info@iolight.co.uk

 
 AAFV 2018 Officers, 2017 Presidential Service Awards,
and 2017 Student Scholarship Awards
listed in JAVMA News
 
 
   
   
 
 
Missed The 2017 AAFV Conference?
Register for the webcast!
And Remember - the 2017 AAFV Webcast is RACE Approved!

See our Continuing Education page for more information

 

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Radiographs courtesy of Dr. Shane Boylan, South Carolina Aquarium

 

 

 

 


Loan, Grant, Training and Research Programs

 

Rqst for Applications - NIFA ans USDA: Aqua Research Competitive Grants Program (includes genetics and critical disease issues in aqua)
More information 
Deadline: May 17, 2018, 5PM -EST

 

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

 

Veterinary Fellowships (8)  - two year training program
Location: University of Florida/IFAS in cooperation with USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
Deadline: June 1, 2018
More information

 

Aquatic Animal Health Fellowship
Location: University of California-Davis
Deadline: April 1, 2018
More information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

New England Aquarium
Associate Veterinarian
Location: Boston & Quincy, MA
Job Description

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


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

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

Virginia Tech, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Professor, Seafood Quality and Safety
Location: Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Job  Description

UAPB Aquaculture /Fisheries Center
Research Assoc - Fish Pathology
Job Description - email Dr. Ramena ramenag@uapb.edu
Deadline: Nov 16 or until filled

UAPB Aquaculture /Fisheries Center
Research Associate (Temporary) – Aquaculture/Seafood Economics and Marketing
Job Description
Deadline: Dec7 or until a suitable applicant is found

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UPCOMING EVENTS, WEBINARS & CONFERENCES


43rd Eastern Fish Health Workshop
April 9-13
Chattanooga, TN
More info

2018 International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine
(IAAAM) Meeting and Conference
May 19-23
Long Beach, CA
More info

59th Western Fish Disease Works
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June 18-22, 2018
Bozeman, MT

More info

24th Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
June 18-22, 2018
Bozeman, MT
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


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ExoticsCon 2018
Sept 22-27
Atlanta, GA
More info

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

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

2019

ICare
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