International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 2011 Proceedings Online

Welcome to the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine.

This year we have 115 abstracts in the proceedings, comprised of 28 posters and 87 oral presentations, including 25 by students of various types (undergraduate, graduate, veterinary and post-doctoral students, interns and residents). The breakdown of species includes are 10 general marine mammal or aquatic animal abstracts, 39 cetacean, 31 pinniped, 13 fish, 7 turtle, 6 manatee, 5 bird, 3 invertebrate and 1 otter abstract. This year for the first time a committee reviewed abstracts and made recommendations on the type of presentation (poster or oral).

It's been an honor to serve as President-elect and plan the 2011 conference in Las Vegas. I've learned so much along the way and gotten to know lots of new people including our student members. They are the future of this organization and the aquatic field. Please take time to talk to them, share your experiences and encourage them. In fact I encourage all of you to get more involved with IAAAM whether now or in years to come.

Lizza M. Mazzaro
2011 Program Chair and IAAAM President-Elect

Special note: The IAAAM Conference Proceedings Archive is now complete. The archive contains proceedings from 1968 to 2011.

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.

For technical support please email or, in North America, call 800-700-4636 (weekdays, 8 AM - 5 PM Pacific Time).

We suggest that you:

  1. Read the brief guide below to get the most from the IAAAM Congress 2011 Proceedings Online.
  2. Preview AND PRINT the notes for sessions you plan to attend at the conference.

Browsing the Proceedings
When browsing the Proceedings online, you may use the Table Of Contents (Browse By Speaker and Browse By Category), in the left column, or the 'Previous' and 'Next' arrows found at the top and bottom of each article. The titles displayed in the Table of Contents may be abbreviated. To view a particular article, and the full article title, click the title of the presentation.

Searching the Proceedings
To search the Proceedings by topic, type a specific topic in the 'Search this Resource' box and click the 'Go' button.

Speaker Index
The Speakers are listed alphabetically on the Speaker Index and Browse By Speaker pages. To see a list of presentations by each Speaker, click the Speaker's name.