September 5-8, 2022 . Extension Center UC

Enhancing Aquatic Animal Health towards One Health

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The local organizing team welcomes you to the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH 9th ). The 2022 meeting theme will be: “Enhancing Aquatic Animal Health towards One Health”. The event is organized by the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) and will be held between September 5th and 8th , 2022, at the Extension Center of the Casa Central Campus of the PUC in Santiago, Chile.

The ISAAH is held on a four-year cycle and is also co-organized by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society. The Symposium is broad in scientific scope, geographic range, and impact to the Aquatic Animal Health Community worldwide.  Previous meetings have drawn Aquatic Animal Health Professionals from across the globe, participation from a number of key international professional organizations, including the Asian Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section, European Association of Fish Pathologists, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, Japanese Society of Fish Pathology, and the National Shellfisheries Association.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this important international meeting and to get to know our beautiful city and country.

Key Dates

March 18, 2022

Registration Open

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Conference Venue

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Pontifical Catholic University (PUC)

Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, Chile

September 2022, Santiago Chile

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Organizing Committee

Dr. Fernando Mardones
Chair

School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Dr. Esteban Soto
Co-Chair

Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

Dr. Matt Griffin
Scientific Committee Chair

Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University

Dr. Sebastián Escobar AguirreNational Scientific Committee
Workshop Coordinator

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Dr. Phillip Dettleff FaúndesNational Scientific Committee
Workshop Coordinator

School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Francisca Córdova BührleOrganizational Support

School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Patricia Mora SalasOrganizational Support

School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Natalia ZiminOrganizational Support

School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Keynote
Speakers

Dr. Alicia Gallardo

Dr. Alicia Gallardo Lagno graduated as a veterinary at the Universidad of Chile and she also holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Sciences at the same institution.
She has been working for twenty years in the public service and at the moment to be assigned to the position of Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture she was the National Director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca). At Sernapesca, she leaded the process of modernizing the organization, controlling the ISA virus at the salmon farming centers and implementing a national and international strategy against illegal fishing.Some of her areas of expertise include biosecurity in the aquaculture production, aquatic animal health and the prevention, monitoring and elimination of diseases.
Gallardo has carried out duties in both academic and international fields. She is the Vice-President of the Aquatic Animal Commission at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and in 2020 was appointed to be the president of the APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group for the term 2021-2022.

Dr. Ian Gardner

Dr. Ian Gardner is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a research focus on the control and prevention of aquatic and terrestrial animals that includes aspects of ecosystem health. From 2011 to 2019, he  was  the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). He is now a Professor Emeritus at both UPEI and the University of California, Davis where he worked for 23 years. His research interests include validation of diagnostic tests for aquatic infectious diseases in the absence of perfect reference tests,  health interactions between farmed and wild  fish, infection disease modelling and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of surveillance and disease control strategies. He has published more than 320 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and recently co-edited a Special Issue for the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) on Test Validation Science. Dr. Gardner obtained his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 1975 and completed post-graduate training (Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and PhD) at  U.C. Davis in 1988.

Dr. Mark Fast

Has worked on fish health, comparative immunology and host-pathogen interactions, with a major focus on sea lice since 1999. In 2007, Dr. Fast joined the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, NY, as an Assistant Professor and in 2010 took up the Novartis Research Chair in Fish Health at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC)-UPEI until 2015. Dr. Fast is currently a Full Professor at AVC-UPEI, researching new methods for controlling sea lice infection in Atlantic salmon, comparative immunology, vaccinology and feed associated immunomodulation of teleosts and chondrosteans.

Dr. Irene Salinas

Dr. Irene Salinas is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, Department of Biology. Her laboratory investigates  the mucosal immune system of teleost and sarcopterygian fish and its interactions with microbiota and pathogens. Recently, her laboratory has developed an interest on neuroimmune communication at fish mucosal barriers. Dr. Salinas is committed to actively make science more equal and inclusive to everyone.

Symposium
Program

Time

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

07:00 - 08:00

Breakfast in Main Foyer

08:00 - 08:30

Announcements

08:30 - 09:15

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

09:15 - 09:30

Transition to concurrent sessions

09:30 - 10:30

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment Break in Main Foyer

10:45 - 12:00

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch in Main Foyer

13:30 - 15:00

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

15:00 - 15:15

Refreshment Break in Main Foyer

15:15 - 17:00

Foyer

Main

Room A

Room B

Room C

17:15 - 18:15

Student Networking Session

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Discover Santiago

ISAAH 2022 will take place in Chile’s Capital City, Santiago, specifically Barrio Lastarria.
The city has a rich history, delicious local cuisine, and a vibrant arts & culture community.

Travel Information
Best options to get to city center are taxi or transfers.

Taxi:
> Get within 20 minutes up to 45 minutes to downtown Santiago.
> Vía Controlada services are located at the Luggage Claim area before the exit gates.
> Passengers are advised to only accept rides from official and authorized cabs.

> Transfers: CLICK HERE
> Car Rental (not recommended): CLICK HERE
> Transportation by bus at Santiago Airport is granted by a couple of bus companies: TurBus and Centropuerto
> By TurBus you can get straight to downtown Santiago within 45 minutes.
> On the other hand, by Centropuerto, it is possible to reach both Los Héroes and Maipú (only weekdays).

Any questions or concerns, please contact the organizing committee at isaah9@uc.cl

Latest Update on Covid-19 to Travel to Chile

Accommodations Here a few recommendations. There is a wide range of hotels in the area, and any hotel close to the metro is a good option.

Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

Attendees will have a 15% discount on the published rate as follows, you must put the dates of stay and the discount code (ISAAH). Automatically, this operation generates the discount and can do the reservation directly.

This boutique hotel with its modern design is located in one the capital’s Bohemian districts whose wide-open spaces vibrate to the rhythms of the city. The Cumbres Lastarria was built with modern architecture in mind, located at a privileged spot in the heart of a thriving and bewitching district, famous for its cultural history, museums, shops and restaurants.

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Hotelera Austral

This time we have the collaboration of Hotelera Austral and two of its hotels located in the historic Paris – London neighborhood in downtown Santiago, steps from the Universidad de Chile and Santa Lucía subway stations and very close to the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile headquarters, where the ISAAH 9th Congress will be host. The preferential rates for this Congress are valid from September 4 – 11, 2022. We invited you to make your reservations through the following link.

Hotel
Fundador

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Hotel
Novapark

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