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International Aquaculture Biosecurity Conference: Practical Approaches for the Prevention, Control and Eradication of Disease

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

International Aquaculture Biosecurity Conference: Practical Approaches for the Prevention, Control and Eradication of Disease

August 17-18, 2009, Trondheim, Norway

The rapid growth of aquaculture in the last few decades and the emergence of many aquatic animal diseases that disrupt production and trade have opened a worldwide need and demand for practical and effective biosecurity programs. The International Aquaculture Biosecurity Conference: Practical Approaches for the Prevention, Control and Eradication of Disease has been organized to help set a solid framework for the development and implementation of biosecurity plans โ€" from the farm to the nation. It will provide practical and effective tools for the aquaculture industry in the prevention, control and possibly eradication of many priority diseases. The organizers aim is that the conference will result in an outline for industry-government cost-sharing programs.

Held in conjunction with Aqua Nor 2009 the two day program will comprise of  presentations by internationally-recognized keynote speakers and contributed posters on the following topics:

ยป Economic impact of disease and biosecurity programs
ยป Components of ideal biosecurity plans and programs
ยป International, regional and national strategies
ยป Identifying and prioritizing hazardous diseases and evaluating risks
ยป Determining and mitigating hazardous disease critical control points and risks
ยป Disease epidemiology, surveillance and monitoring
ยป Determining disease status and freedom
ยป Control and eradication contingency plans and programs
ยป Disease diagnostics, medical and farm record keeping
ยป Implementing, auditing and certifying biosecurity programs


Principal Coordinating Entities
ยป American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
ยป Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (AVC-UPEI)
ยป Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University (CFSPH)
ยป Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, Iowa State University (IICAB)
ยป Norwegian National Veterinary Institute (NVI)
ยป Norwegian Veterinary Medical Association (NWMA)
ยป World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA)

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