2018 IAAAM Meeting and Conference

May 19 - 23, 2018

Renaissance Long Beach in Long Beach, California

On behalf of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM), and the 2018 host, Aquarium of the Pacific, we invite you to save the date for the 49th Annual Meeting & Conference.  The 2018 event will be held May 19 - 23 at the Renaissance Long Beach in Long Beach, California.  Details are still being planned and will be posted to www.iaaam.org once finalized. 

Here is what is now available:

SPONSOR THE EVENT

Many exciting and marketable options are available for sponsorship.   The Sponsorship Brochure is available on the website. Please consider if you, or your institution, or a partnering business of yours might be willing to support us.   If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Sacha Stevenson at sacha.stevenson@nmmpfoundation.org.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We are now collecting abstract submissions for presentations and posters.  The deadline for submission is January 2, 2018.  Complete details including formatting instructions, sample abstract, and online submission portal can be found at www.iaaam.org.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The Renaissance Long Beach is offering two rates for attendees: $150 for students (a valid student ID will be required at check in) and $199 for general attendees.  Located a half-mile from the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Renaissance sits in the heart of Long Beach.  A variety of restaurants and shops are just steps outside the door, and the famous white sandy beach is a short 10-minute walk.  The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is an approximate 30 minutes’ drive, and the Long Beach Airport servicing regional destinations is only 15 minutes away.

To make your hotel reservation online, please click here: https://aws.passkey.com/go/IAAAM2018 .   Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-888-236-2427 and mentioning IAAAM 2018.  The discounted rates are available until Friday, April 27, 2018 or rooms are sold out.

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA

Please note that this is still in draft form and is subject to change.

Saturday, May 19

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm    Conference Registration
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm    Pre-Conference Workshops
  • 9:00pm – 4:00pm    Board Meeting
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm    Sponsor & Exhibitor Set-up
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm    Icebreaker Event

Sunday, May 20

  • 7:00am – 5:00pm    Sponsor & Exhibit Showcase
  • 7:00am – 7:00pm    Conference Registration
  • 8:00am – 8:30am    Welcome & Introductions
  • 10:00am – 10:30am    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm    Plenary and Scientific Sessions
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm    Lunch Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm    IAAAM Business Meeting
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm    Student Event

Monday, May 21

  • 7:00am – 7:00pm    Conference Registration
  • 7:00am – 5:00pm    Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm    Conference Sessions
  • 10:00am – 10:30am    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm    Conundrum Session
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm    Poster Session & Reception

Tuesday, May 22

  • 7:00am – 4:00pm    Conference Registration
  • 7:00am – 12:00pm    Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm    Conference Sessions
  • 10:00am – 10:30am    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch Break
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Board Meeting
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm    Afternoon on Own
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm    Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm    Dinner & Silent Auction
  • 8:00pm     Live Auction

Wednesday, May 23

  • 8:00am – 6:00pm    Conference Registration
  • 10:00am – 10:30am    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm    Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm    Conference Sessions
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm    Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm    Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00pm – Midnight    Banquet and Awards