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43rd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop

43rd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

Chattanooga, Tennessee


April 9 to 13, 2018


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Important Deadlines:

Call for Abstracts: Now Open

Abstracts Due By:   28 February 2018

Registration Due By (postmarked): 28 February 2018 (to avoid the late fee)

PowerPoints Due: 27 March 2018

Hotel Reservation Due By: 8 March 2018

We are proud to announce the 43rd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Registration begins at our annual reception on Monday, April 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and is followed by an evening of interesting, bewildering, and bemusing case reports. There will be three full-day sessions (April 10-12), followed by a full-day continuing education course on Friday, April 13. We encourage contributions for oral presentation of case reports and research investigations that are pertinent to animal health within marine and freshwater environments. There are no poster sessions.


For the first time, the EFHW will be held in Tennessee, specifically in Chattanooga, along the banks of the Tennessee River. The name is apt because “Tennessee” is derived from a Cherokee Native American Word “Tana-see” which means “meeting place.”  Did you know that our next meeting place should be known for more than just music and whiskey because it has one of the most diverse assemblages of fish in North America? There are at least 315 species, and approximately 280 are considered native. Other fun fish facts include that the smallmouth bass is the state’s official game fish and the channel catfish is the state’s official commercial fish.


We will be honoring a special guest, Dr. Paul Bowser, the newest Distinguished Friend of the EFHW, at the luncheon on Tuesday, April 10. We are also excited to offer an optional dinner and tour of the Tennessee Aquarium on Wednesday night (April 11).  The Tennessee Aquarium has one of the largest freshwater fish collections in the world. The banquet and Best Student Presentation award will be on Thursday night, when there is never a shortage of dancing- not to be missed. Finally, we plan to provide a longer lunch time on Wednesday and a free night on Tuesday so that you are able to enjoy what the wonderful ‘Scenic City’ of Chattanooga has to offer.


We will continue to use the general email address (TheEFHW@gmail.com) to correspond with folks; however, if you need to reach any one of us, please feel free to contact us directly.


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David Scarfe PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV
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