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From: “Dr. David Scarfe”
Date: 26 January 2015 05:48:09 AWST
Subject: AquaVetMed e-News: Shark Reef Aquarium 2015 Aquatic Medicine Seminar (Feb 13-15; Las Vegas, NV)

January 25, 2015
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay 2015 Aquatic Medicine Seminar Program

The 2015 Aquatic Medicine Seminar (February 13-15, 2015) hosted by Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas promised to be an important program with three days of information packed presentations centered on practical applications of aquatic medicine in day-to-day situations.

Aquatic Medicine Seminar 2015 Program

Friday February 13, 2014 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm, followed at 7:00 pm with an Ice Breaker at the Mirage Dolphin Habitat)
· Janna Wynne (California Science Center) “Better Medicine through Individual Identification of Fish”
· Lysa Posner (NC State University) “Can Fish Feel Pain?” (Review of the Pain Pathway in Fish and Use of Analgesics)
· Liz Koutsos (Mazuri) “Current Knowledge of Fish and Elasmobranch Nutrition”
· Lysa Posner (NC State University) “Propofol in Fish….What Do We Know Now?”
· Mike Murray (Monterey Bay Aquarium) “Aquatic Touch Pools: Risk Assessment and Management”
· Liz Koutsos (Mazuri) “Commercial Diet Production, What the End-User Needs to Know”
· Janna Wynne (California Science Center) “Current Topics in Invertebrate Disease: Sea Star Wasting Syndrome and Copper Toxicity”
· Mike Murray (Monterey Bay Aquarium) “Diving Birds in the Aquarium: Adding Air Breathers”

Saturday February 14, 2014 (8:00 am to noon, 2:00 – 6:00 pm, followed by cocktails)
· Wet Lab at the Mirage Dolphin Habitat
· Andy Stamper (Epcot’s The Seas) “Microbes and the Aquarium …The Meek Shall Inherit”
· Tim Hovanec (Dr. Tim’s Aquatics LLC) – Probiotics, The Current Status for Marine Aquaria”
· Andy Stamper (Epcot’s The Seas) “Head and Lateral Line Erosion versus Epidermal Thinning…Not for the Thin- Skinned”
· Tim Hovanec (Dr. Tim’s Aquatics LLC) “Nitrification in Marine Aquaria, Who, What and Why”

Sunday February 15, 2014 (8:00 am to noon; roundtable discussion to follow)
· Doug Mader (The Turtle Hospital) “Debunking the “Myths” in Reptile Medicine”
· Greg Lewbart (NC State University) “Emergency Care of Fishes”
· Doug Mader (The Turtle Hospital) “Neurological Evaluation in Sea Turtles”

Registration includes classroom presentations, continental breakfast, an Icebreaker hosted by the Mirage Dolphin Habitat, and access to Shark Reef Aquarium. The wet lab is an additional fee with limited registrations (a “hands on” experience allowing you to engage not only the animals and the process, but work side-by-side with some of the best aquatic veterinary specialists in the country).

To register please download, complete and submit the registration form that is accessible at by January 30. Once received Registration a link to registration payment will be e-mail and payment must be submitted by February 5, 2015 (late registration fees apply beginning February 6, 2015).

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