Register NOW for Free Webinar – WebCEPD B-1015 “Aquatic Veterinary Conservation Medicine” (October 31, 2015)

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Join us at 3:00 AM AEDT, Saturday, 31 October 2015.

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Speaker: Mohamed Faisal, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (Professor, Depts. Pathobiology & Diagnostic Investigation / Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Veterinary Medicine & College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, USA).

About this webinar: In an aquatic habitat fish populations are subjected to a multitude of stressors, including disease. Over the last three decades, bacterial and viral pathogens have decimated fish populations throughout the world. Sometimes this results in large numbers of dead fish in marine and freshwater environments. In some cases high mortality may take a species to the brink of extinction. This presentation gives an overview of conservation medicine as an emerging veterinary discipline with an emphasis on the role played by aquatic veterinarians in rehabilitating wild fish stocks and managing fish health issues.

Learning Objectives

Participants will understand:
1. the discipline of Conservation Medicine.
2. the role played by pathogens in causing serious fish kills.
3. the role played by aquatic veterinarians in saving fish species from extinction.

About the Speaker

Professor Faisal started his aquatic veterinary professional career in 1977, when his doctoral thesis at the Veterinary School of the University of Munich, Germany, focused on the Spring Viremia of Carp Virus. Since then he practiced aquatic veterinary medicine in academia where he combined field observation, clinical examination, and laboratory studies harmoniously. His clinical experience included teleosts, molluscs, and amphipods. His research focused on understanding the host-pathogen interactions. Currently he directs the Aquatic Animal Medicine Program at Medicine, Michigan State University and oversees fish health issues for Michigan, including fishery rehabilitation programs. He is proud to have served as WAVMA President in 2013.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff. Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.

Interested but can’t join the live webinar? If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

Want CEPD credit? (Registration is required)
Information on how to access the recorded webinar (at no cost), and a short knowledge & skills assessment (KSA or quiz) covering the webinar’s principle learning objectives, in order to earn veterinary Continuing Educational & Professional Development (CEPD) credit will be e-mailed to all registrants in 1-2 weeks after the webinar.

As CEPD credit can be used towards re-licensing or registration requirements to practice veterinary medicine, and requirements for becoming a WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. We provide WAVMA Members a discount off the US$25.00 fee for earning CEPD credit ($5 for student members, $15 for all others).

Register now for this free live WAVMA WebCEPD webinar at After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

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