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Greetings ZHA Members,
We are rapidly approaching the end of the year, which means it's time for us to receive nominations for leadership positions from members of the community for the new 2014 Zebrafish Husbandry Executive Board!
The following seats will be open for election this year:
-President Elect (2 yr commitment, 2nd year converts to President)
-Vice President (1 yr term)
-Secretary (1 yr term)
-Treasurer (1 yr term)
The 2013 President Elect is currently Carrie Barton, and will assume the position of ZHA President for 2014.
Further details of each seat are described below.
Anyone can nominate, self nominate, or be nominated for office, but to vote or hold office you have to be a member in good standing. This means you have to be either a dues paying member or someone who has had their dues paid for by their organization (school, institution, company, etc). Persons nominated who choose to run must be in good standing by paying their membership dues, or having their membership paid for. Otherwise you will not be included in the voting ballot.
-November 4th - November 11th: nominations accepted by ZHA members. Deadline: November 11th.
-November 12th - November 19th: affirmation from those nominated. Deadline: November 19th.
-November 19th - November 27th: bios from individuals nominated. Deadline November 27th.
-November 29th - December 12th: ballots are accepted. Thursday December 12th.
Please submit your nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your nominations and hope that all members participate in this year's ZHA elections.
Thank you for your continued support,
2013 ZHA Executive Board
Zebrafish Husbandry Meeting 2014, Seattle.
Mark your calendars for the Zebrafish Husbandry Meeting in conjunction with Aquaculture America 2014 in Seattle, Wa. ZHA will also host their annual members meeting and luncheon during this event so don’t miss out. Check back for details
Aquaculture America 2014
Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Bar Harbor, Maine. August 19-23, 2013
Applications are being accepted for this 1-week educational opportunity for individuals with maintenance, management or research responsibilities in which fish are used as laboratory animals. APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 15, 2013.
The course is offered at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, Maine during the period of 19 - 23 August 2013. Topics to be discussed will include general system design and water quality management, anatomy and histology of fish, general fish diseases and disease management strategies. Infectious and non-infectious diseases common to all fish as well as specific diseases of importance to laboratory-maintained zebrafish will be discussed. The course will consist of lecture, laboratory exercises and discussions. During the course there will be an opportunity for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises. The course should be particularly valuable to technical staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and investigators needing skills to monitor the health of a colony of aquatic organisms. The course also provides a unique educational opportunity for Residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine Programs.
For more information on the course and online application, please see the course web site at:
ZHA recently attended the District 8 AALAS branch annual meeting in Portland, Or. The organization had an affiliate booth on site for the duration of the meeting. A wide variety of research professionals visited our booth and requested information on Zebrafish.
A number of veterinarians and managers from primarily mammalian species facilities requested information because their universities are starting zebrafish programs in the near future. One mission of ZHA for 2013 is outreach, and this meeting clearly shows the need.
If you would like information on AALAS branches in your area, information is available here:
AALAS Job Analysis Survey
Dear ZHA Members,
We have been invited to participate in a job analysis survey by AALAS. There are two survey options: One is for technicians at the ALAT/LAT level, and the second one (LATG/CMAR) is for senior technicians, supervisors, trainers and managers.
As the development of appropriate training and certification programs is currently a widely debated topic, we encourage our members to take these surveys. Please clink on the link below for more information.
ZHA Executive Board
Highlights from the Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop 2013
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ZHA's membership is comprised of a wide range of people interested in zebrafish culture; including research and veterinary professionals, facility managers, technicians, fish culturists, aquacultural engineers, and representatives from various private aquaculture supply and biomedical companies.
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World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014
2013 Turnkey Conference Report