Asian Fisheries Society

Fish Health Section Conference

From the Pillars to the Next

6-8 September 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

Fish Health Section Thailand Department of Fisheries

Aquatic Animal Health: Learning from the past to inform the future


The Programme and Abstract Book is now available for download (PDF 3.2 MB).

Day 1 (Wednesday 6 September)

Time Activity / presentation
09:00-10:30 Opening ceremony Master of Ceremonies: DOF Staff
  • Introduction to the conference
Dr. Melba Reantaso
  • Welcome remarks (FHS)
Dr. Kua beng Chu (Chairperson)
  • Welcome messages (NACA / AFS)

Dr. Huang Jie (Director General, NACA)

Dr. Murni Marlina Binti Abd Karmin (Secretary, AFS)

  • Opening remarks (DOF Thailand)
Mr. Chalermchai Suwannarak (Director General)
  • Group photo
All participants
10:30-10:45 Coffee / tea  
10:45-11:00 Introduction of pillars Dr. Eduardo Leaño
11:00-12:30 Meet and greet; informal interaction
  • Pillars and experts are encouraged to engage in a more personal chat with the younger generation of fish health enthusiasts, students, researchers.
  • Poster session (presenters are advised to stand beside their posters).

All participants

Poster presenters

12:30-13:30 Lunch  
(13:30-17:30) Fish Health Section Showcase  
13:30-14:45 History and journey of FHS (selected pillars) Drs Rohana Subasinghe, Melba Reantaso, Celia Lavilla-Pitogo, Richard Arthur
14:45-15:00 In memoriam (honoring late FHS pillars) Dr. Eduardo Leaño
15:00-15:15 Coffee / tea  
15:15-15:45 Messages from other Pillars (including video messages) FHS Pillars
15:45-16:15 Messages from younger generation of fish health enthusiasts TBC
16:15-16:35 Updates on recent activities of FHS Dr. Agus Sunarto, past Chair
16:35-16:45 Video presentation Dr. Kua Beng Chu and Malaysia team
16:45-17:15 AFS publication Prof. Mohamed Shariff, Editor, Asian Fisheries Science 
17:15-17:30 Words from sponsors Sponsors
18:30- Welcome dinner Hosted by DOF Thailand

Day 2 (Thursday 7 September)

Time Activity / presentation
08:00-09:30 Registration
09:00-12:30 Finfish health (Moderator: Dr. Eduardo Leaño)
 09:00-09:30 Fish Immunology Research for Fish Vaccine Development Prof. Ikuo Hirono
 09:30-10:00 Translocation of tilapia’s tiny terrors: Nile tilapia and its parasites Dr. Andy Shinn
 10:00-10:15 Coffee/Tea  
 10:15-10:45 New Challenges, New Solutions: Mitigating Emerging Diseases in Aquatic Animal Health Assoc. Prof. Win Surachetpong
 10:45-11:15 Practical Biosecurity Measures in Tilapia Hatchery Mr. Amorn Luengnaruemitchai
11:15-12:30 Panel discussion Moderator and speakers
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-17:30 Shrimp Health (Moderator: Dr. Stephen Pyecroft)  
13:30-14:00 Challenges and Diseases Management in Shrimp Aquaculture Prof. Chalor Limsuwan
14:00-14:30 Passing on the Torch of Wisdom in Shrimp Aquaculture Research Prof. Grace Chu-Fang Lo
14:30-15:00 Taking up the Torch of Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary Cooperation of Science, Implementation and Vision for Shrimp Aquaculture Prof. Han-Ching Wang
15:00-15:15 Coffee/Tea  
15:15-15:45 Scientific, Technological and Social Solutions for Sustainable Aquaculture Dr. Kallaya Sritunyalucksana
15:45-17:30 Panel discussion Moderator and speakers

Day 3

Time Activity / presentation
09:00-09:15 Basic to Modern Diagnostic Technologies: A Key to Risks Assessment of Shrimp Diseases along the Value Chain Joseph Carlo V. Vergel,  E.M. Leaño, V. Alday-Sanz, and M.G. Bondad-Reantaso
09:15-09:30 Use of the Viral Accommodation Mechanisms to Control Viral Diseases in Shrimp Suparat Taengchaiyaphum, K. Sritunyalucksana and T. W. Flegel
09:30-09:45 White Spot Syndrome Virus Facilitates and Relies on host de novo Nucleotide Synthesis to Support Viral Pathogenesis Cong-Yan Chen, D.-Y. Lee, S.-S. Lin, C.-H. Liu, and H.-C. Wang
09:45-10:00 Shrimp pva-miR-166 and PvProsaposain Participate in Hemocyte Homeostasis in White-spot Syndrome Virus Induction by Modulating Apoptosis Chantaka Wongdontri, W. Luengtrakool, P. Boonchuen, P. Sarnow, and K. Somboonwiwat
10:00-10:15 Coffee/Tea  
10:15-10:30 A glance into the Evolution of the White spot Syndrome Virus Isolated from Farmed Penaeus japonicus (Kuruma Shrimp) in Japan Pattama Puttirungroj, S. Kawato, M. Samuel, M. Furukawa, R. Oomine, K. Koiwai, H. Kondo, and I. Hirono
10:30-10:45 Novel Multiplex PCR Assay for the Detection of Three Major Viruses Affecting Global Tilapia Aquaculture Suwimon Paimeeka, T. Prasartset, M. Khemthong, T. Lertwanakarn, and W. Surachetpong

10:45-11:00 Highly Sensitive and Specific Detection of Tilapia lake virus in Fish Tissues and Environmental Samples using Droplet Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction Tharinthon Prasartset, S. Paimeeka, M. Khemthong, T. Lertwanakarn and W. Surachetpong
11:00-11:15 Fish Vaccination: Benefits and Impact in the Tilapia Industry Roberto Cascione
11:15-11:30 Cell-mediated and Humoral Immune Responses of Goldfish after Live-attenuated virus Hiroaki Saito,
L.-M. Lau, S. Minami, M. Yuguchi, A. Shitara, H. Kondo, G. Kato, and M. Sano
11:30-11:45 Dynamics of Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss during Maturation Ryota Shimizu, A. Nonaka, G. Tuboi, S. Hirabe, F. Shirotori, T. Takeuchi, K. Takehana, M. Shigekura, M. Kawanobe, S. Ogawa, E. Nakamura, T. Takikawa, H. Matsuyama, G. Kato, and M. Sano
11:45-12:00 Cracking the Code of Tilapia Lake Virus Replication: Unleashing the Way to Inhibit the Virus Tuchakorn Lertwanakarn and W. Surachetpong
12:00-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-13:45 Molecular Epidemiology of Megalocytivirus in Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) from Malaysia C.A.C. Johan, M.D.D. Abdullah, S.N.E.S.J. Fadaak and Sandra Catherine Zainathan
13:45-14:00 Effect of Water Temperature Fluctuation on the Occurrence of Betanodavirus Infection in Asian Seabass (Lates calcarifer) A. Azila, M.K.A. Safwan, M.I. Shaharah and M. Firdaus-Nawi
14:00-14:15 An Experimental Animal Model of Yellowfin Seabream (Acanthopagrus latus) for Amyloodinium ocellatum Infection Zhicheng Li and Anxing Li
14:15-14:30 Morphological Identification of Parasites in Spotfin Bigeye, Priacanthus tayenus from the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia S. Mazelan, F. Shaharom, W. Wahab, M.H. Borkhanuddin, N.A.H.M. Yusoff, S.R. Manaf, N.F.A. Mohamad, R.H. Hamdan, M.B. Martin, M.A. Ghaffar, A.S. Draman and Mohd Ihwan Zakariah
14:30-14:45 Characterization of thioredoxin glutathione reductase in Cryptocaryon irritans as a target for medicine discovery Zhihong Zhong, T. Zilong Tan and Anxing Li
14:45-15:00 Ammonia-Nitrogen Removal and Microbial Community Dynamics in an Outdoor HDPE-lined Shrimp Pond with no Water Discharge P. Satanwat, P. Tapaneeyaworawong, P. Wechprasit , T. Boonprasertsakul, W. Pungrasmi, K. Sritunyalucksana, S. Powtongsook, and Anuphap Prachumwat
15:00-15:15 Coffee / tea  
15:15-15:30 The Effect of Oral Immunization Using Palm Oil Adjuvanted Vaccine Against Streptococcosis in Cage-Cultured Red Hybrid Tilapia M.S.M. Ridzuan, A. Abdullah, N. Ramli, and Mohd Firdaus-Nawi
15:30-15:45 Enhance Resistance to Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Heat Stressed Shrimp by Peroxiredoxin4 S. Wanvimonsuk P. Jaree, T. Kawai, and Kunlaya Somboonwiwat
15:45-16:00 Effects of Probiotic and Nutrient Supplementations on Growth Performance and Gut Microbiota of Stinging Catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis M. Akther, H. S. Mumu, T. Rahman and Md. Ali Reza Faruk
16:00-17:00 Closing ceremony and awards  
18:30- Farewell dinner Hosted by FHS