Fifth Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture
Queensland, Australia November 24-28, 2002
The Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS-FHS) was founded in 1989 to improve regional knowledge on fish health management and to develop awareness among Asian aquaculturists towards establishing a sustainable aquaculture industry The Section, in collaboration with various agencies, has organized trainings and workshops to develop and improve expertise in fish health management in the region. During its short existence, AFS-FHS has organized three international symposia on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture. The first was held in Bali, Indonesia in November 1990, the second in Phuket, Thailand in October 1993. and the third in Bangkok, Thailand in January 1996. At each of these symposia, more than 170 fish health scientists, students, government workers, and industry practitioners from some 20 countries attended to discuss problems affecting aquaculture commodities and their solutions. The proceedings of the three meetings have been published as volumes of the series Diseases in Asian Aquaculture: DAA 1 (1992), DAA 11 (1995), and DAA 111 (1997). These proceedings have become valuable references on fish health in the region.
On the threshold of its second decade, the AFS-FHS convenes the Fourth Symposium on Disease in Asian Aquaculture. The Symposium marks the tenth anniversary of AFSFHS with the continuing commitment to provide a venue to discuss problems affecting aquaculture in Asia, to evaluate current efforts and present trends towards making aquaculture sustainable, and to assess the advancements made to fish health in Asia.
The event will be held at the Gold Coast International Hotel. The venue boasts a star reputation and is located centrally in Surfers Paradise. It is also home to a fully functional convention centre. The centre has been built within the main hotel complex and supports eleven meeting rooms and facilities that are flexible, multi usable and fully equipped.
- Keynote & Invited Speakers
- Program Overview
- Registration Fees
- Keynote & Invited Speakers
The following distinguished invited speakers have agreed to attend the Symposium:
TOPIC SPEAKER COUNTRY Ornamental fish diseases Ellen Ariel, EU Community Reference Laboratory For Fish Disease DENMARK International trade and risk analysis Chris Baldock, AusVet Services AUSTRALIA Biosecutity - A new word for an old concept Peter Beers, Biosecutiry Australia AUSTRALIA Aquaculture health management - the Australian experience lain East, Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry - Australia AUSTRALIA Farm level risk factors for white spot disease outbreaks Flavio Corsin ITALY Vibriosis and the role of phage Timothy Flegel, Mahidol University THAILAND The role of extension in health management Derek Foster, Rural Industry Business Group AUSTRALIA Vaccine development for Asian aquaculture Luc Grisez, Intervet Norbio Singapore Pty Ltd SINGAPORE Feasibility of preventing transboundary spread of aquatic animal disease Barry Hill, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences UNITED KINGDOM Ranavirus of fish, amphibians and reptiles Alex Hyatt, CSIRO AUSTRALIA Emerging diseases of soft-shelled turtles Yulin Jiang, Shenzhen Exit & Entry Inspection And Quarantine Bureau CHINA Disease of pearl oysters Brian Jones, Fisheries Western Australia AUSTRALIS Phage therapy Indrani Karunasagar, College of Fisheries Magolore INDIA White spot syndrome - what we have learned about the virus and the disease Chu-Fang Lo, National Taiwan University TAIWAN, ROC Farm level biosecurity in aquaculture CV Mohan, College of Fisheries Mangalore INDIA Recent advances in - nodaviruses and iridoviruses in Asian aquaculture T Nakai, Hiroshima University JAPAN Marteilioides infections Mi-Seon Park, National Fisheries Research& Development Institute KOREA Aquatic animal health management in Asia Melba Reantaso, NACA THAILAND Probiotic bacteria - are they beneficial? Sirirat Rengpirat, Chulalongkorn University THAILAND Genetic analysis of vibrios and development of biocontrol for luminous bacterial disease Antonius Suwanto, Aogor Agricultural University INDONESIA Improving aquatic animal health in Asia Rohana Subasinghe, FAO ITALY Innate immunity in vertebrates and invertebrates Willem B Van Muiswinkel, Wageningen University NETHERLANDS The WSSV genome Jus M Vlak, Wageningen Universyt NETHERLANDS
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2002 1630 - 1830 Registration at the Gold Coast International Hotel 1830 - 2030 Welcome Reception at the Gold Coast International Hotel MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2002 0800 Registration recommences 0830 - 1800 Plenary sessions incorporating the following topics:
Aquatic animal health management in Asia
Food safety in aquaculture
Biosecurity and Risk Assessment
Emerging diseases of finfish, amphibians and reptiles
1830 - 2000 EUS Workshop 2000 - 2200
Sponsored by World Aquaculture Society
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2002 0815 - 1800
Plenary sessions incorporating the following topics:
1800 - 2000 Fish Health Section Meeting 2000 - 2230 Optional BBQ at Hard Rock Cafe' WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2002 0815 - 1330
Planary sessions incorporating the following topics:
Probiotics and therapeutics
Free afternoon with the following optional activities offered:
Aquaculture Farm Tour
Golf at Sanctuary Cove
Currumbin Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Park
THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2002 0815 - 1800
Plenary session invorporating the following topics:
Trans - boundary diseases
The Future of Aquaculture Health in Asia
1900 until late Symposium Dinner at Sea World
WORKSHOP DETAILS The following workshops are being held after the Symposium:
29 - 30 November 2002
Gold Coast International Hotel
Fee : AUD$150
(includes room hire, morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas as well as accommodation for speakers who will donate their time).
A two-day workshop on the epidemiological aspects of biosecurity at the zone, national and international levels will be held on 29 - 30 November 2002 after the 5th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture.
Workshop trainers include:
Angus Cameron BVSc (Hons II), MVS, PhD, MACVSc
Chris Baldock BVSc (Hons I), MPVM, PhD, FACVSc
Iain East BSc (Hons), PhD
Edmund Peeler MA, VetMB, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
Barry Hill BSc(Hons), PhD
The purpose of the workshop is to assist participants to gain a better understanding of the epidemiological principles underpinning disease surveillance, zoning and import risk analysis in aquatic animal health.
Asian-Pacific Regional Program on Molluscan Health Management Phase II: Training Workshop and Evaluation of Country-Specific Survey Results
29 November - 4 December 2002 inclusive
Grace College, University of Queensland, Brisbane
(includes registration, accommodation, meals, contribution for trainers and room hire).
A 5 1/2-day training workshop in mollusc histopathology and diagnosis will follow DAA5. Reference material will be examined together with histological and other preserved items from country-specific surveys. Discussion of data collectionissues is planned together with standardisation of diagnostic methods, the Quarterly Asia-Pacific Aquatic Animal Diseases Reporting System for Molluscan Diseases, and Emergency Response procedures. A concept for the Phase III Workshop will be developed.
Dr Rob Adlard, Queensland Museum, Australia
Dr Franke Berthe, IFREMER, France
Dr Sharon McGladdery, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canada
Dr Brian Jones, Fisheries Western Australia
Dr Judith Handlinger, DPIWE, Tasmania
Dr Sarah Kleeman, Biosecurity Australia
Dr Melba Reantaso, Department of Natural Resources, MD, USA
SOCIAL PROGRAM OPTIONS
Sunday 24 November 2002 - Gold Coast International
1830 - 2030 hours
Take the opportunity to relax with new and old friends at the official Symposium Welcome Reception. Attendance is included for all registrants. Additional tickets may be purchased for AUD$45 per person.
Monday 25 November 2002 - Gold Coast International
2000 - 2100 hours
Students are invited to attend a student reception sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society. Attendance is for students only.
BBQ Evening (optional activity at an additional cost)
Tuesday 26 November 2002 - Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise
Cost: AUD$35 per person (beverages at individual's expense)
Enjoy a relaxing evening at one of Surfers Paradise's icons - the Hard Rock Cafe. A traditionsl Aussie BBQ will be served (free of pork products). Tickets are AUD$35 per person which includes food only. Beverages will be at your own cost.
Thursday 28 November 2002 - Sea World
1900 - 2200 hours
The dinner will be one of the Symposium highlights as it includes a behind the scenes tour of Sea World. After the tour, delegates will be able to enjoy a sumptuous banquet. Attendance is included for all registrants. Additional tickets may be purchased for AUD$95 per person which includes coach transfers.
Wednesday Afternoon Tour Options
Aquaculture Farm Technical Tour
Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture Farm, Woongoolba
Cost: AUD$25 per person
Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture is a large prown hatchery and growout farm located near the Logan River. A bus will take participants to the farm and on a tour around the ponds and facilities. Refreshments will be provided.
Palms Couses, Sanctuary Cove Resort
Cost: AUD$85 per person
The Palm Course at Sanctuary Cove is a world renowned championship golf couse. Take the time with colleagues for a friendly golf competition. Includes coach transfers and a golf cart.
Australian Wildlife Experience
Currumbin Bird Sanctuary
Cost: AUD$35 per person
Experience Australian wildlife at the magnificent Currumbin Sanctuary where you will be able to feed kangaroos and other Australian wildlife. The native bird feeding is a spectacle not to be missed. Includes park entry and coach transfers.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND PRICES
Gold Coast International Hotel (Symposium venue)
This 5 star hotel offers guests the very best of Gold Coast hospitality with 24 hour reception and room service, 4 bars, 4 restaurants, swimming pool, spa, sauna, tennis courts, gymnasium and guest laundry. Each room offers views over the ocean or the hinterland mountains, private balcony, individually controlled air conditioning, colour TV, direct dial telephones, mini bar and ironing facilities.
Single/Double/Twin Room AUD$120.00 room only
Single AUD$135 including breakfast
Double/Twin AUD$150 including breakfast
Outrigger Sun Resort
Located opposite the Gold Coast International and 150 metres from the beach, This 4.5 star resort style property offers spacious 2 bedroom apartments complete with private balconies, fully equipped kitchen, in-house movies, in-room safe and weekly cleaning service. The resort provides a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, indoor and outdoor pool, children's pool, spa, tennis courts, sauna and fitness centre.
2 Bedroom Apartment AUD$240.00 per night
Located approximately fiftenn minutes walk from the Gold Coast International Hotel, this 4 star hotel features 24 hour reception, swimming pool, spa and sauna, tennis court and gymnasium. Rooms offer individually controlled air-conditioning, colour TV, ironing facilities, in room safe, mini bar, private balcony and direct dial telephon.
Single/Double/Twin Room AUD$98.00 per night
Single/Double/Twin Room AUD$128.00 including breakfast
* Please note that the Gold Coast has a variety of accommodation available. Please contact the Symposium Managers if you would like further information.
Limited financial support may be available to students and young scientists from developing Asian countries who have been accepted for oral or poster presentations. Please note that to apply for funding, you must provide a letter of recommendation and a short curriculum vitae (no more than 1 A4 page) to the Symposium managers on email@example.com
As funding is limited, the decision of the selection panel is final. For more information, please check the Student Affairs page on the Symposium website.
Before 30 Sept 2002 After 30 Sept 2002 Member AUD$500 AUD$560 Non-member AUD$600 AUD$660 Student AUD$350 AUD$450
Attendance at all symposium sessions
Morning and afternoon teas
A satchel containing the symposium handbook and other important information
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations for registration and accommodation will only be accepted in writing. Cancellations made prior to 24 October 2002 will be refunded less 25% to cover administration costs.
No registration refunds will be made after this date.
As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without penalty.
Discounted air travel has also been negotiated for the Conference, with all domestic bookings being processed through Ozwings (a division of Ozaccom). Non-Conditional and Conditional discounts of up to 60% off the full economy airfare have been negotiated, subject to seat availability at time of booking. As Ozwings is also a licenced travel agent and can co-ordinate all your travel requirements including alternate airlines and current promotional fares.
Australian National Toll Free 1 8000 814 611 Brisbane Metropolitan 07 3854 1611
Flight cancellations will be subject to the conditions specified on your ticket. Please enquire with. Ozwings when purchasing your ticket regarding cancellation conditions. Cancellation of additional tickets for social functions will be available if participation is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the function.
All prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% GST. Cheques or drafts must be made out in Australian currency and drawn on an Australian bank. Alternatively, payment by credit card is acceptable. Registration form may be sent by facsimile only if payment is by credit card.
Optional Tours and Social Activities
Please note that with the exception of the Welcome Reception and Symposium Dinner, all tours and social activities are at an additional cost. These are also based on minimum numbers, if numbers should not be reached then the organisers reserve the right to cancel the tour. All monies will be refunded in the event of optional tour or function cancellation.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 15 AUGUST 2002
EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 SEPTEMBER 2002
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