FRDC | Fisheries Research & Development Corporation


  • $500

    Full registration

  • $150

    Student registration

    This option is for students enrolled at Australian Universities

Event date: 08Jul 2019

Monday 8 - Friday 12 Jul 2019

The Pullman Reef Hotel, Cairns

35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns QLD

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The Fifth FRDC Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health & Biosecurity will be held in Cairns (, Queensland, Australia – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. The conference provides a forum for presentation of research, diagnostic, epidemiology, management and policy issues encompassing all areas of aquatic animal health and biosecurity. We anticipate that the Fifth FRDC Australasian Scientific Conference on Aquatic Animal Health & Biosecurity will attract participants from not only Australia, but also New Zealand, SE Asia and beyond.

We are pleased to announce that there will be three conference keynote speakers:

  • Prof Hong Liu, State Key Laboratory of Aquatic Animal Health, Shenzhen, Guangdong, PR China, Member of the OIE Aquatic Animals Commission
  • A/Prof Timothy Dempster, Department of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Prof KC Han-Ching Wang, Department of Biotechnology & Bioindustry Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

In this conference announcement you will find information about registration, abstract forms and conference details. Conference delegates will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.

If you have any queries with respect to any aspect of the conference please contact Joanne Slater, FRDC Aquatic Animal Health & Biosecurity Subprogram Coordinator ( or Mark Crane (

The proposed conference program will in part depend on the range of topics received as abstracts but we anticipate that it will at least include sessions on:

  • Bacterial and Fungal Infections of Finfish
  • Finfish Viruses
  • Finfish Parasites
  • Finfish Immunology & Vaccines
  • Diseases of Molluscs
  • Diseases of Crustaceans
  • Invertebrate Immunology
  • Emergency Disease Response
  • Biosecurity
  • Epidemiology
  • Social licence

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Event type: Conference or seminar