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The 2nd Salmon Immunology Seminar to take place in Chile

The event will take place in person in Chile and online and will focus on salmonid immunology and immunopathology.

August 10, 2023

The 2nd Salmon Immunology Seminar will be held at Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile, on November 15. It will focus on salmonid immunology and immunopathology. Researchers will discuss the importance of the interaction between fish and different pathogens, nutrition, microbiome health, and immunity.

The first edition was a webinar held in 2021 with the participation of more than 450 people from all over the world. “This time we have the opportunity to meet again in person and with a group of exhibitors who come from different parts of the world to talk and open conversations to promote knowledge about salmon immunology and vaccinology. We are very excited to be able to have an event like this in Chile, with the world's leading references in the field,” said Marco Rozas, general manager of Pathovet, organizer of the seminar.

More than ten talks have already been confirmed that will address the present and future of fish immunology, immunopathology, autoimmunity and melanosis, mucosal and microbiota immunity, the role of vaccines and immunomodulation, among other issues for the salmon industry. The event will also be available online.

Some of the speakers will be Oriol Sunyer from the University of Pennsylvania (USA); Irene Salinas from the University of New Mexico (USA); Maria Forlenza from Wageningen University (the Netherlands); Erling Koppang and Espen Rimstad of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway); Uwe Fischer of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (Germany); Javier Santander from the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada); Mark Fast, from the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada); and Marco Rozas-Serri of Pathovet Labs.

The event is sponsored by the International Society for Fish and Shellfish Immunology (ISFSI), the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca), INTESAL of SalmonChile, the Association of Salmon Farmers of Magallanes and the Association of Veterinary Doctors Linked to Aquaculture (MEVEA).

Registration will be open soon.