The FHS EXCOM and meeting organizers of the 2020 Western Fish Disease Workshop and the 2020 Joint Meeting of the Northeast Fish Committee and the AFS Fish Health Section have been closely monitoring the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the ability to hold safe and successful meetings. Given the current circumstances and uncertainty of the next few months, we have decided to postpone both meetings until 2021.
Please stay tuned for details as we work through this situation and begin to make arrangements for both meetings in 2021.
AFS-FHS and Northeast Fish Health Committee Joint Meeting
June 22-26, 2020
“Applying Research: Bridging the Gap Between Aquatic Animal Health Research and Inspections”
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the AFS Fish Health Section will be held jointly with the Northeast Fish Health Committee (NEFHC) for the first time on June 22-26, 2020 in Burlington, VT! The theme for the meeting is “Applying Research: Bridging the Gap Between Aquatic Animal Health Research and Inspections.” The venue for the meeting is the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain which has newly renovated guest rooms and meeting spaces. The Hilton is only one block from beautiful Lake Champlain and only three blocks from the Church Street Marketplace – Vermont’s award-winning open-air mall featuring over 100 places to shop and dine.
The FHS looks forward to co-hosting this meeting with the NEFHC and provides a tremendous opportunity for learning more about fish health research and topics unique to the Northeast US and provides an opportunity to attract our Canadian colleagues to the meeting.
The meeting will begin on June 22-23 with the Northeast Fish Health Committee Meeting, a Continuing Education Course will be provided on June 23, and the FHS meeting will occur on June 24-26. We are planning at least two special sessions: (1) “Fish Health Research/Topics in the Northeast US, and (2) “Current Status of Fish Health Regulations and Testing Criteria for Aquatic Animal Movements in the Northeastern US & Canada.” Additionally, a half to full day of Continuing Education is being planned for June 23rd and more details will be provided in the future.