International Conference on Advances in Fish Health (ICFISH)

Date: 4-6 April 2017

Venue: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Abstract Deadline

28th February 2017 (Extended to 5th March 2017)


Epidemiology of fish diseases in aquaculture

Diagnostics & biomarkers for disease identification

Immunology & vaccine technologies

Probiotics & therapeutics

Disease-management practices in aquaculture systems



Professor Alexandra (Sandra) Adams

Head of the Aquatic Vaccine Unit,
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling, UK

Dr. Melba B. Reantaso

Fishery Resources Officer (Aquaculture)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) Rome, Italy

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Dr. K. Pani Prasad

Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India

Dr. Celia Lavilla-Pitogo

Dr. Hj. Mazuki Bin Hashim

Senior Director Biosecurity Division
Department of Fisheries Malaysia


"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"


Aquaculture sector has been identified as one of the main drivers in ensuring food security. However, diseases are among the major obstacles to efficient production in many aquaculture systems. Understanding diseases in aquatic ecosystems should be emphasized to improve and strategize for disease control. Health management, especially the preventive and immunoprophylactic measures such as vaccination, immune boosters and marker-assisted selection of resistant broodstocks and also disease-management practices in culture systems have been increasingly been promoted to ensure sustainable development in aquaculture. This seminar is the platform to learn about the latest advancement of knowledge in aquaculture diseases and health measures.


  1. To provide an update on emerging diseases threatening aquaculture industry.
  2. To promote advancement of knowledge on diagnostic approaches and biomarkers for disease identification
  3. To expose latest information on vaccine applications, new development in probiotics, therapeutics and other immunoprophylactic strategies used in aquaculture.
  4. To understand disease-management practices in culture systems for sustainable aquaculture.


  •   +603-8947 2233/2224/2223
  •   Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology Institute of Bioscience (IBS) Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor

Registration Fees

Local participants (normal)
RM 800
Local students (normal)
RM 650
MFS members
RM 680
AFS members
USD 230
International participants (normal)
USD 300
International students (normal)
USD 250
**All registrations must be done online.


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