Last year Novartis Animal Health Aqua sponsored the 'Young Scientist Award' for "Best Student Presentation at Aquaculture 2014".
The winner was Marie Smedley from the Institute of Aquaculture, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling and her presentation was titled ~ Biosecurity in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture: Susceptibility of blue mussels to amoebic gill disease.
Whilst in Canada, she met leading NAH scientists, and had the opportunity to learn about fish vaccines, novel pharmaceutical developments and revolutionary new technologies in fish health. A visit to the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, where the Novartis Chair of Fish Health is based, was also on the itinerary.
In 2014 day 2 of the conference had as its theme Challenges and Opportunities for Scottish Aquaculture.
We are now working on the topic for 2016 and would welcome suggestions from you.
We expect to announce the programme in mid 2015.