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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


WAVMA Special Session - Call for Abstracts

“Advances in Clinical Aquatic Veterinary Practice: Servicing Industries & Clients”

 With the increasing global demand for veterinary services by aquaculture industries and aquatic animal owners, we invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation that cover important practices, techniques and approaches used in clinical cases and important for clinical medicine and veterinary practice.

Presentations by veterinarians, students, veterinary technicians/nurses or other para-veterinarians are welcome – particularly those that cover routine or new diagnostics, treatments, surgical or other approaches necessary for preventing, controlling and eliminating common or new/emerging diseases.

As this Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Special Session (9:30-12:00 am & 1:00-5:00 pm) is intended for AAVSB/RACE approval, priority will be given to speakers willing to give 30-minute presentations; however, if abstracts for two or more 15-minute presentations dealing with similar subjects are received, they will be included in this session.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is May 31, 2018

When submitting your abstract be sure to indicate this is for the

“WAVMA Special Session”


 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


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.
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.
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!


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

MS Opportunity at NWAC- Investigating Emergent Strains of Edwardsiella spp.

More information
Deadline July 1, 2018


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





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 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

6/11 Update - postion still open

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

UAPB Aquaculture /Fisheries Center
Research Associate (Temporary) – Aquaculture/Seafood Economics and Marketing

Job Description
Deadline: Dec7 or until a suitable applicant is found.
6/11 Update - position still open



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

More info

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

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