Title and Abstract Submission

Oral and poster presentations are being solicited on all aspects of health of wild and cultured fish and shellfish including diseases, pathogens, vaccine development, test methods, health management, and intriguing case histories. Additionally, we are accepting submissions for our special session entitled “The Day After Tomorrow: Moving Beyond Antimicrobials”, which will include papers on theraputants, judicious use of antibiotics, and management of disease in changing regulatory times.

If you have questions pertaining to oral or poster presentations, please contact Marcia House at (360) 528-4344 (), or Matt Stinson at (360) 528-4360 ().

Title Submissions:

Individuals interested in presenting a paper or poster at the meeting are requested to submit the following: (a) the title of their presentation, (b) whether it will be presented orally or as a poster, and (c) any equipment needs. The planning committee will use this information to begin developing an agenda for the meeting.

Title submissions should be submitted using the link on the abstract submission page no later than April 28, 2017.

Use the Title Submission Form here.

The length of oral presentations will be determined in the first week of May. Time per talk allowed will be either 12 minutes or 15 minutes, based on the number of presentations we receive.

Formal Abstracts:

Formal abstracts will also be required for each oral presentation and poster.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is May 19, 2017.

Use the Abstract Submission Form here.

Late submissions may not be included in the proceedings.

Guidelines for Abstract Preparation:

  1. Please use Microsoft Word Calibri 12 point font
  2. Use 1″ margins on all sides of the page
  3. Align text Left
  4. Denote genus and species with italics
  5. Use ALL CAPITAL letters for the title
  6. Please leave a double- blank space between the title and the authors
  7. Use first name, middle initial, and last name for each author. Follow the name of each author with a numeric superscript to denote their affiliation if the paper has more than one author.
  8. Leave a single-blank space between the authors and their affiliations. Superscript numbers should precede the authors’ affiliations (not needed for sole authors).
  9. Start each affiliation on a separate line
  10. Affiliations should be a complete mailing address including zip code. Please do not include emails.
  11. The abstract body should be 300 words or less
  12. Fill out information on the abstract submission page and upload the file using the link there.

Please see the example below:


Paul K. Hershberger1*, Nancy E. Elder1, Courtney A. Grady1, Jacob L. Gregg1, Cristina A. Pacheco1, Correigh Greene2, Casimir Rice3, Ted R. Meyers4

1 USGS – Marrowstone Marine Field Station, Western Fisheries Research Center, 616 Marrowstone Point Road, Nordland, WA 98358

2 NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112

3 NOAA Fisheries, Mukilteo Research Station, 10 Park Ave. Bldg. B, Mukilteo, WA 98275

4 Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fish Pathology Section, Division of Commercial Fisheries, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526

Recurring epizootics of viral erythrocytic necrosis (VEN) occurred among juvenile Pacific herring in Skagit Bay, Puget Sound, WA and were characterized by high prevalences and intensities of cytoplasmic inclusion bodies within circulating erythrocytes.   Prevalence of VEN peaked at 67% during the first epizootic in October, 2005, after which prevalence slowly waned to 0% by August of 2006. A second VEN epizootic occurred throughout the summer of 2007, and was characterized by disease initiation and perpetuation in the age 1+ yr cohorts followed by involvement of the age 0 yr cohorts shortly after their larval metamorphosis to juveniles. The epizootics were limited to Skagit Bay; however, the disease was detected in other populations of juvenile herring throughout Puget Sound and Prince William Sound where prevalence and intensity typically did not correspond to the disease patterns observed in Skagit Bay.   The persistence and recurrence of VEN epizootics indicates that the disease is likely common among juvenile herring throughout the eastern North Pacific, and although population-level impacts occur, they are typically covert and not easily detected.