"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"Epidermiology of fish diseases in aquaculture
"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"Diagnostics & biomarkers for disease identification
"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"Immunology & vaccine technologies
"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"Probiotics & therapeutics
"Eradicating Infection, Enhancing Production"Disease-management practices in aquaculture systems
International Conference on Advances in Fish Health (ICFISH)
Date: 4-6 April 2017Venue: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Abstract Deadline28th February 2017 (Extended to 5th March 2017)
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
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.
- To provide an update on emerging diseases threatening aquaculture industry.
- To promote advancement of knowledge on diagnostic approaches and biomarkers for disease identification
- To expose latest information on vaccine applications, new development in probiotics, therapeutics and other immunoprophylactic strategies used in aquaculture.
- To understand disease-management practices in culture systems for sustainable aquaculture.