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Regular Registration for ISAAH-6 closes July 15th, 2010.
Hotel Registration must be made prior to August 13th to guarentee symposium room rates.
We suggesting booking your room as soon as possible to guarentee a room.

Link here for the online symposium registration form

Note that all components of the symposium registration must be filled out during the same online session in order for the automated registration submission to work properly. Please review all options prior to filling out the online form.

***Note that Regular Registration has been extended through July 25th***

Early bird full registration
Registered by April 30th
Regular full registration
Registered by July 25th
Late full registration
Registered after July 25th - August 15th. Or on site
Early bird limited registration
Registered by April 30th
Regular limited registration
Registered by July 25th
Late limited registration
Registered after July 25th - August 15th. Or on site
Early bird student registration
Registered by April 30th
Regular student registration
Registered by July 25th
Late student registration
Registered after July 25th - August 15th. Or on site
Optional pre-conference workshop    
Aquatic surveillance workshop
Late workshop registration
Registered after July 25th - August 15th. Or on site
A la carte options
Night at the Florida Aquarium
Symposium banquet gathering
Single day registration
Same priviledges as limited registration Monday - Thursday
Optional educational excursions    
GREEN TOUR: St. Petersburg
CANCELLED (Contact Andy Kane to provide alternate choice)
BROWN TOUR: St. Petersburg
July 25th or until tour is filled
RED TOUR: Sarasota
July 25th or until tour is filled
July 25th or until tour is filled
BLUE TOUR: Crystal Springs
July 25th or until tour is filled



Full registration includes all scientific sessions, Wednesday morning poster session breakfast, hardcopy of the symposium proceedings, icebreaker social on Sunday evening, night at the Florida Aquarium (with dinner) on Monday evening, and the symposium banquet gathering on Wednesday evening.

Limited registration is being offered to provide an economic alternative to the full registration fee. Limited registration privileges are the same as full registration but does not include the night at the Florida Aquarium (with dinner) on Monday evening, and the symposium banquet gathering on Wednesday evening.

Student registration fees have been supplemented in order to encourage student attendance and participation. Students have the same privileges as limited registrants. Student registration is open to students currently enrolled in a bachelor of science, master of science or doctoral program at a degree granting academic institution. A copy of valid student idenfification and a signed letter from the student's advisor on letterhead must accompany the registration (send electronically to or by post to: Andrew Kane, Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory, Emerging Pathogens Institute, 2055 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA).

Single day registration provides same priviledges as limited registration for a single day Monday-Friday.


All excursions (except the Blue Tour) will depart from the symposium hotel (Tampa Marriott Waterside) immediately after Tuesday morning scientific sessions. Motorcoaches will take participants to the different excursion locations. Box lunches will be provided during outbound travel. Coaches will return to the Waterside early evening (time for dinner on your own in Tampa). Registration includes transportation, lunch and admission fees. Register early since attendance will be limited.

Note that, in addition to the optional educational excursions listed below for Tuesday afternoon, there is lots to do and see in Tampa. Just a trolly or taxicab ride away consider:

GREEN TOUR: St. Petersburg: *** UPDATE***CANCELLED*** The scheduled excursion to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has been cancelled due to a shift in State priorities associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Persons who have already registered for this tour can choose any of the other tours instead (please email Andy Kane of your new choice).

BROWN TOUR: St. Petersburg: Salvador Dali Museum. The Salvador Dalí Museum is the permanent home of the world's most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist's work. The collection includes oils, water colors, graphics, sculptures and objects d'art and spanning from 1917 through 1970, and provides an excellent overview of Dalí's major themes and symbols. Characterized by its diversity, it includes the Impressionist and Cubist styles of his early period, abstract work from his transition to Surrealism, the famous surrealist canvases for which he is best known, and examples of his preoccupation with religion and science during his classic period. Visit Florida's top-rated museum and take in some of the world's most famous and controversial art.

RED TOUR: Sarasota: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. This tour to the Mote Marine Laboratory & the Mote Aquarium will provide a unique opportunity to view their laboratories, engage in interactive exhibits, and admire over 100 species of marine life including sharks, dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. This excursion will includes a private overview of Mote with an interactive question and answer session.

ORANGE TOUR: Ruskin & surroundings: A tour highlighting Florida ornamental fish farming and distribution. Florida’s ornamental aquarium fish and plants industry accounts for up to 95% of U.S. production, with most of the farms being in the Tampa Bay and surrounding region. This excursion will take participants to Ruskin, Lakeland and Gibsonton, and includes tours of Urban Tropical, Inc., an ornamental fish production facility producing a wide variety of fish tropical and semi-tropical species, and Segrest Farms, a large aquarium fish wholesale and shipping facility, that provides a critical interface for national and international trade. The final stop will be the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory of the University of Florida. At all locations you will tour the facilities and have the opportunity for Q&A. Additional nourishment will be provided along the way for this excursion (included).

BLUE TOUR: Clear Springs manatee tour: Consider staying an extra day (or two)! We are pleased to announce a new excursion on Friday, September 10th that includes boating and swimming with manatees at the beautiful Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. A second stop on this excursion will be at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park you will see captive manatees and tour the facilities of the Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release Program. Registration includes roundtrip transportation from the symposium hotel, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins, boat transport to the manatees and entry to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Tour departs the symposium hotel early Friday morning and will return approximately 5pm.  Registration will be limited to 20 persons. Thanks to Drs. Bob Bonde and Iske Larkin (manatee research biologists from USGS and UF Aquatic Animal Health Program), this should make for a most pleasant day! [Check out:]


The workshop on aquatic animal disease surveillance will take place on Sunday, September 5th from 9:00am until 2:30pm. Workshop leader will be Kenton Morgan, Chair of Epidemiology, University of Liverpool. This optional workshop will be hosted through the International Society of Aquatic Animal Epidemiology (ISAAE), and has limited seats (so register early!).

Background. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world. Epidemics of established and emerging diseases represent a threat to the biodiversity of indigenous fisheries, the sustainability of developing aquaculture and to the social fabric of the populations associated with them. Aquatic disease surveillance is seen as an essential component of national and international disease control. The OIE is currently preparing a manual on Aquatic Animal Disease surveillance. Theoretical and political imperatives that surround surveillance have been addressed with great clarity. The practical issues of How? Who? Where and at what cost? are less well defined, even in terrestrial animal health where the epidemiological capacity and practical experience of international disease control is better established.

Aims. The aim of the workshop will be to examine some of the practical issues surrounding aquatic animal disease surveillance and to report back on these to national and international organisations. It will be of interest not only to epidemiologists but to politicians, regulators, economists, and repesentatives of national and international organisations and multinational companies.

Format and content. The workshop will be scenario-based and lead by experienced facilitators trained to foster learning and creative thinking. A wide range of relevant issues will be addressed, prioritised and evaluated critically. One of the exciting things about aquatic surveillance is that there is no ideal system. This workshop presents the opportunity to consider surveillance systems that capture relevant information but that can be tailored to a particular budget.


Continuing education credits will be offered through the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Every hour of participation in the scientific speaker sessions is worth one hour of credit.  Additionally, the pre-conference workshop is worth 2 CEUs, the poster session is worth 1 CEU and the excursions are worth 1 CEU.


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