The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture:
Health and Disease Management

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Event:   The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture: Health and Disease Management (Virtual Conference)

Date:      17 – 18 March 2022

Organized by:
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

National Science and Technology Development Agency
Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation

Event Concept:
This virtual conference on aquatic animal health and disease management is part of a series of international conferences on aquaculture technology in the early and late stages of development of the production process. This goal of this conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, and technologies in the field of health and disease management both domestically and internationally. It also aims to highlight trends that are critical for the aquaculture industry to meet global sustainability standards in the future and provide a platform for collaboration among researchers or organizations working on aquaculture health worldwide

A series of Aqua-Thailand:
The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture

Rationale:
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic animals. Global aquaculture production set a new record in 2018 at 114.5 million metric tons live weight, with a total commercial value of $263.6 billion (the price of product available at the farm, excluding separately invoiced transportation or delivery costs) (FAO,2020). The total production was composed of 82.1 million tons of aquatic animals, 32.4 million tons of aquatic algae, and 26,000 tons of shells and pearls for ornamental purposes.

Aquaculture will continue to be the driving force behind growth in global fish production, continuing a decades-long trend. Aquaculture production is projected to reach 109 million metric tons in 2030, but the average annual growth rate of aquaculture is expected to slow from 4.6 percent in 2007-2018 to 2.3 percent in 2019-2030.

Despite the important role that aquaculture plays in the global economy, the success and sustainability of the sector depends heavily on the issue of disease management. Often, the success or loss of aquaculture enterprises depends on how effectively farmers and researchers are able to manage diseases in the farmed environment. Therefore, successful disease management is one of the critical keys to achieving high profits for farmers and ensuring food security for consumers.

The International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture aims to advance global understanding of disease control strategies and research trends to improve aquatic animal health. The conference theme, Health and Disease Management, recalls approaches to mitigate and prevent disease outbreaks while striving for sustainable aquaculture production. The conference theme encourages dialog and collaboration to share advances in aquaculture research, knowledge, and technology. Recent understandings of the shrimp immune system, pathogenesis, and microbiome management will be covered, and the developments of feed additive, vaccine, and other health management strategies will also be discussed.

We invite interested professionals and researchers to present original papers and participate in the conference to respond to the theme of Health and Disease Management and link all these issues to sustainability and excellence in aquaculture production.

Conference Sessions:
Session 1: Research trend to improve shrimp health and well-being

Session 2: Managing the microbiome and other strategies for better shrimp health and disease mitigation

Important Date:

Public Relation and Registration
1 December 2021 – 18 February 2022Opening online registration “Early Bird Rate”
19 February – 4 March 2022Online registration “Regular Rate”
Abstract Submission
1 December 2021First call for abstract submission
20 January 2022Deadline for abstract submission
31 January 2022Notification of acceptance
18 February 2022
Deadline for payment (to confirm the presentation)
4 March 2022Deadline for E-Poster and a voice recording presentation submission

How to Join Virtual Conference:
The organizers will send you a link to attend the online conference by 10 March 2022. 

Conference Secretariat:
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd., Khlong Nueng
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
Phone:    (66) 2564 6700 ext. 3380-3382
E-mail:    aqua-thailand@biotec.or.th 
Website:  https://www.biotec.or.th/aqua-thailand/