Dear colleagues and friends of the international fish pathology community,
We would very much like thank you for attending the 18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish which took place in Belfast in September 2017.
Building on the success of previous meetings, we were delighted to host this conference that has clearly become the pre-eminent event in the field of fish disease internationally.
We are proud of our city as a centre of research and learning with a proven track record of hosting major national and international congresses.
The venue for the conference was the award winning Belfast Waterfront set on the banks of the River Lagan.
We enjoyed giving you a warm Belfast welcome.
The European Association of Fish Pathologists:
The 18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish is organised by The European Association of Fish Pathologists. Information regarding the Association, Council, Members and other EAFP meetings, can be found on their website.
The 18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish is CPD accredited. Delegates can request a CPD Certificate of Attendance and to record their attendance towards their formal CPD requirements for their professional body, institute or employer. Information will be emailed to all registered delegates in the lead up to the conference.
The Belfast Waterfront is the venue for the conference. The centre is ideally situated close to the city centre and a number of the recommended hotels. It is a perfect venue with excellent facilities to provide ultimate comfort to delegates.
The conference is a great way to meet new people, as well as hear from supported projects and gain a better understanding of this incredible organisation. With amazing guest speakers and fabulous evening entertainment, there is plenty for everyone.
The vibrant cosmopolitan town of Belfast is your host town for the 18th annual event. With a vast variety of shops, restaurants, accommodation and buzzing nightlife, Belfast makes the perfect setting for the 2017 conference.
On behalf of the Council of the European Association of Fish Pathologists and the local Organising Committee we cordially invite you to participate in the eighteenth International Conference of the Association. The conference will be held at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. We look forward to meeting you at the conference and we are certain that you will enjoy Belfast, Northern Ireland and the surroundings.
The Histopathology Workshop takes place on the Sunday. From Monday 4th – Thursday 7th September there will be a full scientific programme of Keynotes, oral presentations, dedicated poster sessions, workshops and roundtables. An EAFP plenary session is also scheduled. On Thursday 8th September the scientific programme of the conference will close with the traditional Conference Banquet. Friday 8th September has a study tour which includes a visit to the Fish Testing Station at Bushmills taking in visits to the UNESCO site at the Giant’s Causeway or the Old Bushmills Distillery established in 1608.
The primary means of communication for the conference will be by poster, which will be facilitated by dedicated sessions each day that do not overlap with other activities. The format introduced in 1995, of oral sessions on selected topics given by expert keynote speakers, has been retained for the 18th International Conference. Submissions offered for oral and poster presentations will be subject to peer-review. In addition, there will be several workshops on subjects of interest to fish and shellfish pathologists. The Conference Centre can accommodate smaller meetings of EU project partners and we encourage members to avail of this facility. However, room hire and associated costs are not covered by the EAFP and must be paid in advance. For details, please contact Happening Conferences and Events.
The official language of the conference is English.
In addition to the scientific programme the Local Organisers have put together an extensive social programme both for delegates and accompanying persons.
We look forward to meeting you at the conference and we are certain that you will enjoy Belfast and the surroundings.