FHS Annual Meeting

2024 FHS and Western Fish Disease Workshop

Riverside Hotel Boise, Idaho

July 30th – August 1st

Hosted by Idaho Department of Fish and Game


The 2024 American Fisheries Society, Fish Health Section meeting and 63rd Western Fish Disease Workshop will be held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho from Tuesday July 30 – August 1, 2024. A full day continuing education session will be held on Tuesday July 30th and will be followed by a welcoming social, with light appetizers, cash bar and a casual session of interesting case studies. The general session will start the morning of Wednesday July 31st and will continue through the afternoon of Thursday August 1. A poster session on Wednesday afternoon will be followed by the meeting banquet.


  • The continuing education program agenda will cover “Disease Prevention – Finfish Brood and Production Strategies”. This session is intended to provide a practical applied approach for disease prevention with a focus on biosecurity and risk management, stress management and vertical transmission, nutrition/feed supplements and gut health, general brood management strategies, broodstock genetics and genetic selection to improve disease resistance, vaccinations and practical applied case studies.
  • Total RACE credits for this session are currently in review and will be posted as final approval is received.



  • Continuing education registration: $75 (U.S. dollars)
  • FHS/WFDW registration: $350 (U.S. dollars)
  • Registration and abstract submission link here.
    • Abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 19th*.


The Annual Meeting of the Fish Health Section (FHS) takes place every year, either on its own or in conjunction with another workshop or symposium. A Business Meeting is held every year during that same time and an update on the activities of the Section for the previous year is provided to all members of the Section that choose to attend. The minutes recorded for each of those meetings are provided below.

YearLocationMeetingMeeting Minutes
2023Burlington, VTFHS Annual Meeting2023 Minutes
2022Santiago, ChileFHS Annual Meeting and 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health2022 Minutes
2021VirtualFHS Annual Meeting2021 Minutes
2020VirtualFHS Annual Meeting2020 Minutes
2019Ogden, UTFHS Annual Meeting and 60th Western Fish Disease Workshop2019 Minutes
2018Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaFHS Annual Meeting and 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health2018 Minutes
2017East Lansing, MIFHS Annual Meeting2017 Minutes
2016Jackson Hole, WYFHS Annual Meeting and 57th Western Fish Disease Workshop2016 Minutes

For more information, contact Wade Cavender.