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    Flavobacterium 2007    


The genus Flavobacterium includes over 30 species of which F. psychrophilum, F. columnare, and F. branchiophilum are important disease agents for salmonids, catfish, and other aquaculture species. This conference, Flavobacterium 2007, will bring together researchers working on diverse aspects of these microorganisms, including genomics, proteomics, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, vaccination, novel control strategies, systematics and diagnostics.  F. psychrophilum and F. columnare are the focus of this conference, although there will be a session devoted to other Flavobacterium.

Picture of NCTC (Left)

Final Flavobacterium Program and Abstract Booklet

Tentative schedule

5/2/07 (Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

5/3/07 (Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)




Day 2 Introduction




Session 5


Session 1






Session 6


Session 2


Lunch at NCTC or on own


Lunch - at NCTC or on own


Session 7


Session 3






Session 8


Session 4


Picnic Dinner and Tour of  the NCCCWA


Poster Session


5/4/07 (Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon)


Day 3 Introduction


Session 9




Session 10 Future Research Directions/Priorities


Lunch - at NCTC or on own


Tentative Speakers Listed Alphabetically:

Cova Aris, PhD, Auburn University, AL, USA

Anamitra Bhattacharyya, PhD, Integrated Genomics, Chicago, IL, USA

Jean-Francois Bernardet, PhD, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Ken Cain, PhD, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA

Doug Call, PhD, WashingtonStateUniversity, Pullman, WA, USA

Inger Dalsgaard, PhD, Danish Inst. For Fisheries Res. Denmark

Eric Duchaud, PhD, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Joseph Grzymski, PhD, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, USA

Sima Hadidi, PhD, USDA-ARS-NCCCWA, Leetown, WV, USA

Rich Holt, PhD, OregonState University, OR, USA

David Hunnicutt, PhD, Penn.StateErie, Erie, PA, USA

Scott LaPatra, PhD, Clear Springs Foods, Inc, Buhl, ID, USA

Mark Lawrence, PhD, Mississippi State, MS, USA

John Lumsden, PhD, Univ. Guelph, Canada

Mark McBride, PhD, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA

Tetsuichi Nomura, PhD, National Research Institute for Aquaculture Sapporo, Japan

Devendra Shah, PhD, Washington State Univ. PullmanWA, USA

Craig Shoemaker, PhD, USDA-ARS-AAHRL, AL, USA

Greg Wiens, PhD, USDA-ARS-NCCCWA, Leetown, WV, USA

Tom Wiklund, PhD, Abo Akademi Univ, Finland

Additional Speakers will be selected from Submitted Abstracts


The registration deadline is March 15th.  Registration costs are $75.  After March 15th, fees will increase to $125.


Credit card payments are only accepted online thru PayPal.


Credit cards cannot be accepted on the day of the meeting.  


Checks and money orders will be accepted before or at the meeting, and should be made out

to The US Trout Farmers Association. Checks can be mailed to

111 West Washington Street, Suite 1,

Charles Town, WV 25414. 

Tel: 304/728-2189 Fax: 304/728-2196





Abstracts are dueMarch 30th, 2007. 

Abstract format and guidelines:

 1. Please use Microsoft Word and limit abstracts to one page.

 2. Capitalize titles followed by authors, then affiliations.

 3. Email Abstracts to:


Presentation Guidelines

  1. All presentations will be in Power Point 2003 format.

  2. Talks will be either 15 or 20 minutes with 5 minutes of time reserved for questions.  

  3. Please ensure all fonts are 20 pt or greater.


Poster Guidelines

1.   Poster board will be available (4' x 6')


Lodging and Transportation


A block of rooms have been reserved at the National Conservation

and Training Center.  Please contact them between Feb 15th and March 30th 

to make reservations. After this time, rooms cannot be guaranteed.


U.S.Fish & WildlifeService

6168 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV25443

Hotel Reservations:304/876-7900
Front Desk (to reach an onsite guest):304/876-7403 or 304/876-1600

($105/night + tax, meals are included).


A block of rooms have been reserved at the

Days Inn ($65/night + tax)
2001 Maddex Square Dr.
Shepherdstown, WV
Jack Conaughty - Manager
Please reference NCTC


Additional hotels in the local area (

Maps of the Area (

Shuttle Information from DullesAirport (


Organizing Committee


Doug Call, Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Microbiol. And Pathol., Washington State University, Pullman, WA 



Scott LaPatra, Director of Research and Development, Clear Springs Foods, Inc. Buhl, ID  



David Hunnicutt, Assistant Professor, School of Science, Pennsylvania State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, PA  



Tim Welch, Research Microbiologist, NCCCWA, LeetownWV 



Greg Wiens, Committee Chair, Research Immunologist, NCCCWA, LeetownWV




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About Shepherdstown




1. I just tried to make my reservation at the NCTC and they said "they did not have it in there yet." They told me to check back in February.

If you want to stay at the NCTC, please make your room reservation between February 15th and March 30th 2007.  Let them know that you are part of the Flavobacterium 2007 Workshop and that reservations can be found under NCCCWA/ARS/USDA.  There are 65 rooms reserved at the NCTC and 40 rooms being held at the Days Inn in Shepherdstown.  Rooms cannot be guaranteed after March 30th. 


2. I assume selected speakers should also submit abstracts for the conference booklet?

Yes, an abstract is requested of all presenters and all abstracts will be included in a conference booklet.  In addition, we would like to make a pdf version of each talk and poster available on the conference web site, provided the presenters give their consent.  This has been a useful resource resulting from the Renibacterium Workshop (  Speakers will be given time after the meeting to revise slides (correct typos, etc) or remove slides if they don't want them available. 


3. If we rent a car will we need a parking pass at the center? What about security?

When you reach the NCTC you will need to pass through a drive-through security check-point.  Please inform the security person that you are attending the Flavobacterium 2007 Workshop.  They will provide you a parking pass.  For the tour of the NCCCWA, you will need to sign-in at the front desk and non-US citizens will need to bring their passport.  There is no charge for parking at either the NCTC or the NCCCWA. 


4. One other question I had was that if I fly out of Twin Falls my only easy option is to arrive at BWI. What are my options other than renting a car to get to the NCTC?

Currently, there is no organized transportation from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).  Thus, you will need to rental a car.  Dave Hunnicutt is checking into the feasibility of providing transportation from BWI.  Please contact him directly at  There is a shuttle to the NCTC if you are flying into Dulles International Airport (IAD).  Please see (


5. What are the average temperatures in May for the area?

Average temperatures for the area: (  For the picnic on May 3rd, we will be outside and it will probably be cool in the afternoon/evening.  If it is raining, we will be indoors.


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