Our welcome and a personal invitation for you to attend and submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the 2018 World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association Conference (November 8-12)and enjoy a family vacation on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts, ... ...

... or come earlier and participate in the West Indies Veterinary Conference (November 3-7) see more... .

Our aim is to provide an attractive and easily accessible venue for veterinarians, veterinary students, and para-veterinary professionals from throughout the Americas and elsewhere, with the opportunity to interact with the influential leaders, learn more about aquatic veterinary medicine and contribute to the future directions of this discipline.

Consider joining us for 5 or more days of educational aquatic veterinary lectures, hand-on wetlabs, biosecurity workshops, family activities, and lots more. We also invite you to consider giving an oral presentation or poster – the best of which will be awarded special recognition during the conference banquet. With a theme of “Integrating One Health, Clinical Practice and Biosecurity into Aquatic Veterinary Education” abstracts that deal with veterinary environmental stewardship, education programs, or disease diagnostics, prevention, control and eradication of relevance to clinical aquatic veterinary medicine, are encouraged.  

For the 2018 WAVMA Conference we have partnered with Ross University School of Medicine, and the International Aquatic Veterinary Biosecurity Consortium to bring you a program where delegates can earn up to 30 hours of Veterinary Continuing Education and Professional Development credit.

For those that bring their families, the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis offer wonderful opportunities to splash in warm, iridescent waters along pristine shores, dive ancient shipwrecks and virgin coral reefs, sway to a soca beat, sip local rum around a beach bonfire, explore historical sites that date back to the early 15th Century Spanish and British explorers like Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake, on your own or through special island tours. But most important, you’ll smile with every new experience that unfolds on St. Kitts.

The island of St. Kitts is easy to get to, with directs flights from the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America.  Also known as Saint Cristobal Island and part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, St. Kitts is one of many islands that form a chain that arches through the Caribbean, east of Cuba and Puerto Rico towards Trinidad, Tobago and Venezuela in South America.

We hope you’ll join us November 8-13, 2018, and look forward to seeing you in St. Kitts.

Conference Coordinators (Don Bergfelt, Mark Freeman, Dusan Palić, David Scarfe and Julius Tepper)


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