IAAAM 2015 Conference Registration & Abstract Submission Now Open!

WAVMA is glad to sponsor the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine’s meeting at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, April 6-10, 2015.

Registration for the 2015 IAAAM Conference (April 6-10) & associated workshops (April 11) in Chicago, IL, USA is now open. To take advantage of early registration fees for the conference and all associated events or workshops, please be sure to register prior to March 1, 2015.

To submit an abstract for a Conference presentation, follow the formatting instructions on the IAAAM website and e-mail them to murphylp no later than 11:59 PM (US EST), January 15, 2015. Every submission will receive a response within 48 hours; if not please phone +1 (610) 925-6217.

Students Travel Awards are available and applications are due January 15, 2015.

In addition, consider attending the following workshops after the IAAAM Conference (Saturday, 11 April 2015).

American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV) Workshop

The 2nd annual AAFV meeting (8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Shedd Aquarium) with lectures covering clinically-relevant fish veterinary issues for RACE-approved CE. Registration fees (includes lunch, and dinner) is $150 for AAFV/IAAAM members, $200 for non-members, $75 veterinary students and will be limited to 50 participants. Please contact Dr. Brian Palmeiro petfishdoctor or visit www.fishvets.org for more information.

CL Davis Pathology Workshop

For the tenth year, Dr. Judy St. Leger of Sea World will host a full-day seminar combining didactic lectures, case presentations, and audience interaction to cover what’s new and exciting in the pathology of sea creatures. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Karen Terio of the Illinois Zoological Pathology Program, will present a keynote lecture on “Using Molecular Diagnostics in Pathology”. Registration before March 1, is $100 ($125 thereafter) and includes continental breakfast, refreshments, syllabus, and a DVD of the case slides for review. For more info, visit: http://www.cldavis.org/courses/upcoming.html.

Marine Mammal Radiology Workshop

The 3rd annual IAAAM Marine Mammal Radiology Workshop will be from 9 am-12 pm at the Shedd Aquarium. Presented by board-certified radiologist Marina Ivančić of AquaVetRad and the National Marine Mammal Foundation, the workshop will cover a variety of both fundamental and advanced concepts in marine mammal imaging. It is geared towards all aquatic animal veterinarians with marine mammals in their care, as well as veterinary students pursuing a career in radiology. Topics include principles of diagnostic image acquisition and interpretation, a discussion of the five imaging modalities as they pertain to aquatic animal medicine, cases presentations, and an informal question/answer session. A $10 fee will be required, with coffee provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Ivančić at marina.

Marine Mammal Water Quality Workshop

This workshop will present a Steering Committee’s efforts on drafting a contemporary "Marine Mammal Water Quality” that may replace a 1998 USDA APHIS Technical Bulletin, and help revise regulations for optimizing water quality for housed animals. The document is intended as a new centralized source of information for marine mammal animal health professionals that would guide decision making to modernize standard practices. The current draft document will be reviewed and suggestions for input or changes will be sought through active participation of the attendees. Registration fee (includes lunch) is $25 and the workshop is limited to 50 participants.

For complete registration, accommodation, abstract submission, student travel awards, and other information, go to www.iaaam.org/2015-iaaam-conference-and-meeting.

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