International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2016 Proceedings Online

Welcome to the 47th Annual IAAAM Conference hosted by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Thanks to Mark Swingle, Director of Research & Conservation at VAMSC, we will open the meeting with much-anticipated reports on the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on sea turtles and marine mammals by Keynote Speakers Dr. Cynthia Smith and Dr. Brian Stacy. The four days that follow will be filled with interesting and important presentations from your colleagues and fellow IAAAM members relating to our Constitutional Objective "to advance the art and science of aquatic animal medicine and health and promote the free exchange of knowledge in the interest of improving the health care and husbandry of aquatic animals held in human care and the proper conservation and management of aquatic animal resources in the wild". This year we have 103 oral presentations and 33 posters plus opportunities to exchange information at the pre-conference AQUAVET 40th-anniversary meeting, our Conundrums session, Student Workshop, six excellent post-conference workshops and our many social gatherings.

Pam Tuomi
Program Chair and IAAAM President-Elect

Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM
President, Veterinary Information Network
2016 IAAAM Proceedings Partner

Special note: The IAAAM Conference Proceedings Archive contains proceedings from 1968 to 2016.

Enjoy the advantages of having your Conference Proceedings:

  • available before you arrive.
  • easily searchable by speaker, keyword, or full text.
  • available to you anytime, anywhere that you have access to an internet connection.

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We suggest that you:

  1. Read the brief guide below to get the most from the IAAAM Congress 2016 Proceedings Online.
  2. Preview AND PRINT the notes for sessions you plan to attend at the conference.

Browsing the Proceedings
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Searching the Proceedings
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