Coral Reef Disease Session
shawn.mclaughlin at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 10 21:16:04 EST 2000
The 25th Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop is hosting a platform
session/panel discussion on Coral Reef Disease at the upcoming meeting
in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 10-14 April 2000. The goal of the forum is
to promote the exchange of ideas, expertise, and latest research on
coral reef disease and bleaching events. Potential topics include
disease and bleaching dynamics, identification and characterization of
disease agents, transmission and prevention, host defense mechanisms,
and effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on coral reef
ecosystems. All coral reef disease related topics are welcome.
The Eastern Fish Health Workshop encourages a broad participation in all
aspects of aquatic animal health from shellfish to mammals. Excellent
platform sessions, a congenial atmosphere, and reasonable meeting costs
makes the workshop a favorite among many of the participants. Attendees
usually number from 100-150 and include fish health workers, resource
and hatchery managers, students, and researchers from a wide range of
disciplines (e.g. microbiology, pathobiology, parasitology, and
molecular biology, ecology, and many more.) A special topic is
highlighted each year at the workshop and this year the topic is coral
Speakers interested in making oral presentations related to coral reef
health and disease are invited to contact one of the co-organizers of
the Coral Reef Disease session listed below. (Please note abstracts
should be sent directly to the EFHW organizer, Dr. Rocco Cipriano, as
mentioned in the meeting announcement included below.)
Dr. Cheryl Woodley
NOAA/National Ocean Service
Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Email: cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
NOAA/National Ocean Service
Phone: 410/226-5193 or 301/713-3020
Email: shawn.mclaughlin at noaa.gov
25th ANNUAL EASTERN FISH HEALTH WORKSHOP
10-14 APRIL 2000
In the year 2000, the Eastern Fish Health Workshop ushers in a new
millennium while celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The National
Health Research Laboratory (Kearneysville, WV) is especially proud
host this gala celebration at The John Carver Inn, in Plymouth,
Massachusetts. Registration will begin on Monday, 10 April from
- 7:00 pm, followed by three full day sessions, 11, 12, and 13
PLEASE NOTE: Not only will there be a complete session on the
day (Thursday,13 April) but that evening will also feature our
special Anniversary Banquet with professional entertainment
in the registration package). Therefore, we encourage you to
make your departure plans for Friday, 14 April.
Sessions will include oral presentations of research studies and
clinical reports as well as workshops on current trends in
aquaculture and coral reef diseases. Lodging accommodations must
made with The John Carver Inn at (508) 746-7100 or (800) 274-1620.
Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. The Inn has
graciously honored our room rate of two years ago at $60.00 + 9.7%
room tax/night for either single or double occupancy. Identify your
affiliation with the Eastern Fish Health Workshop to secure
reservations at these prices before 1 March 2000. You can visit
Inn at http:\\media3.com/johncarverinn and take a step back in
to review the birth of America and explore the attractions of this
England seaport at http:\\bestreadguide.com\plymouth\index.html.
A $105.00 registration fee (U.S. currency equivalent) includes
proceedings, refreshments/breaks, continental breakfasts and
on each day of the proceedings, a catered get-acquainted reception
Tuesday evening, and the 25th Anniversary Banquet on Thursday
Please make checks payable to the "Eastern Fish Health Workshop c/o
Rocco Cipriano" and return payment with your completed registration
form by 15 March 2000. Contracts for food services necessitate a
registration fee of $120.00 after this date.
For additional information, contact:
Dr. Rocco C. Cipriano
National Fish Health Research Laboratory
Kearneysville, WV 25430
Ecmail: rocco_cipriano at nbs.gov
25TH ANNUAL EASTERN FISH HEALTH WORKSHOP
THE JOHN CARVER INN
PLYMOUTH, MA 02360
RETURN A HARD COPY: 15 MARCH 2000
Mailing Address: _________________________________
Zip Code: _________________________________
I plan to attend the Eastern Fish Health Workshop and will _____
not _____ give an oral presentation. Please reply with titles
whenever possible to assure your place on the program. A
title for my presentation is:
Make registration checks ($105.00 U.S. currency or equivalent;
after 1 March 2000) payable to "Eastern Fish Health Workshop c/o
Cipriano" and return with this form. Use a separate form for each
registrant. Return to: Dr. Rocco C. Cipriano, National Fish
Laboratory, 1700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430.
DIRECTIONS TO THE JOHN CARVER INN:
25 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-7100 or (800) 274-1620
From Route 3, take exit 6 onto Route 44 East towards the historic
Plymouth waterfront. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Route
South. Turn right onto Leyden Street (by the CVS Pharmacy) then
left. The John Carver Inn is immediately on your right.
Plymouth is approximately a 45 minute drive from Logan
Airport. In additon to all major car rentals, the Plymouth and
Brockton Bus Company has daily scheduled shuttle service. Shuttles
from Logan International Airport to Plymouth run approximately
one way and $23.00 for a roundctrip ticket. It is then a very short
taxi ride from the shuttle stop in Plymouth to the John Carver Inn.
PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS
Oral presentations should be 12 minutes allowing an additional 3
minutes for questions. Presentations should be made for 2x2
photographic slides. Directions for preparation of abstracts are as
1. Limit your abstract to a single side of an 8.5"x11" page keeping
margins within 1.5" on all sides.
2. Type in Microsoft Word using a Courrier 10 font.
3. Capitalize the first letter of every word in the title.
4. Denote genus and species with italic script.
5. Provide a double-blank space between the title and authors; a
single-blank space between the authors and their affiliations;
a double-blank space between the affiliations and main body of
6. Underline the name of the author who will give the oral
presentation and use numeric superscripts to denote
7. Either e-mail your abstract to rocco_cipriano at usgs.gov or store
on a 3.5" diskette. Disks must be mailed to : Dr. Rocco C.
NFHRL, 1700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430. All abstracts
be recieived by 1 March 2000.
Did you know?
The Indians not only introduced the Pilgrims to corn but also to
sour red berries that grew in the bogs around Plymouth. The Cape
Indians called the berry Ibimi, meaning bitter berry. To the
Pilgroms, the nodding pink blossom of the plant looked like the
of a crane. So they named it crane berry, which was later changed
The Indians used cranberry poultices to draw venom from arrow
The bright red cranberry juice supplied them with dye for rugs and
blankets. Cranberries mixed with dried venison and fat formed a
the Indians called pemmican, which they shaped into cakes and baked
the hot sun.
The Pilgrims invented cranberry recipes of their own. They made
cranberry sauce, cranberry tarts, cranberry nog, and a juice made
cranberries plus apples that was sweetened with pumpkin pulp. When
the settlements turned into thriving towns, cranberries remained
popular. As their trade with Europe grew, cranberries were served
ships' crews to provide them with vitamin C to prevent scurvy. In
winter, the cranberry bogs around Plymouth are flooded to protect
vines. After the ice forms, the water underneath is drained off.
Under their blanket of ice, the cranberry vines can then breath and
protected from the severe winter weather.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
sponsors coral-list and the Coral Health and Monitoring Program
(CHAMP, http://www.coral.noaa.gov). Please visit the Web site
for instructions on subscribing and unsubscribing to coral-list.
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