The FHS-AFS was founded in 1989 in Malaysia and held the first Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA) in 1990 in Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia. The FHS is credited with holding triennial symposia where members and aquatic animal health professionals meet to discuss broad issues and specific topics related to aquatic animal health in Asian aquaculture.
The Society has conducted nine symposia: DAA1 (Bali, Indonesia, 1990), DAA2 (Phuket, Thailand, 1993), DAA3 (Bangkok, Thailand, 1996), DAA4 (Cebu, The Philippines, 1999), DAA5 (Gold Coast, Australia, 2002), DAA6 (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2005), DAA7 (Taipei, Taiwan, 2008), DAA8 (Mangalore, India, 2011) and DAA9 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2014).
Each of these symposia brought together more than 300 aquatic animal health scientists, students, government officials and industry personnel from over 30 countries. To celebrate the milestone of the biggest scientific event on research, diagnostic and services of aquatic animal health in Asian aquaculture,DAA10 is coming back to Bali.
The symposium promises to combine intellectual stimulation and a sunny retreat at an exotic Bali paradise, surfing science in the sun.
DAA10 is anticipating an attendance of 450-500 delegates from 30-40 countries over the five days of the Symposium. With the chosen theme of “Enhancing Aquatic Animal Health Research and Services through Public-Private Sector Partnerships” we anticipate to cover topics from classic parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases to emerging trends and cutting-edge research in aquatic animal health.
Ample time will be scheduled for networking, public-private round table discussion, field trips and social functions during the Symposium. Trade displays will be exhibited throughout the Symposium.