MT. PLEASANT, SC – This year’s Eastern Fish Health Workshop (EFHW), which was held here March 2-6 just across the river from Charleston, featured some of the top student talent in the aquatic animal health field.
Graduate student talks ran the gamut from catfish pathogens and DNA vaccines to Sea Star Wasting Disease and the first report of carp edema virus in South American koi.
This was the 40th workshop where scientists and their students not only presented some of their most interesting disease cases from the previous year, but also educated attendees with cutting-edge research results.
The meeting was dedicated to Dr. Steve Kaattari, the CSX Emeritus Professor of Marine Science at the William and Mary-Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who passed away Nov. 11, 2014.
Kaattari was a highly respected and internationally recognized researcher who specialized in fish immunology, and he was an extraordinary teacher and mentor.
Although the title of the workshop may lead people to think that the sessions were exclusively about fish, the workshop in fact encourages broad participation in all aspects of aquatic animal health that range from invertebrates to mammals…
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