June 6-8 2023

62nd Western Fish Disease Workshop


The organizing committee for the 62nd WFDW is happy to welcome you to our event website! Here you will find information about the conference and the Continuing Education session. If you have a question that isn't addressed on this website, please contact us. More information including a detailed schedule, abstract book, and speaker list will be posted as we get closer to the meeting.

What you need to know about the WFDW


Registration will be done through our website. Please note that all payments are in $US and as such we have provided 2 choices for attendees (travellers from the US or from Canada). We have done this to ensure everyone pays the same amount for registration to this event so please choose your country of origin.


Rooms at the Tigh-Na-Mara resort are being offered to participants at the WFDW at a standard rate of CA $219/night. Rates are based on single/double occupancy with an additional $20/adult or $10.00 for each child aged 6-17/night. Children aged 5 years and younger are complimentary. Please contact the hotel directly before May 5, 2023 to book your room at the above stated rate and indicate that you are with the Western Fish Disease Workshop.


The meeting will run from the evening of June 5th through June 8th. We will be hosting the opening social and poster session on June 5th. There will also be a Clinical Conundrums session that evening. If you have a case for the Clinical Conundrums, please email Amy Long, amy.long@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

General Sessions will take place on June 6th and 7th. The Continuing Education session, 'Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Animal Health', will take place on June 8th. (We will be applying for RACE approval and will update this when approved.)

Important Dates

The deadline to book hotel rooms at the discounted rate is May 5, 2023.

The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30, 2023.

The deadline for early registration is May 22, 2023.

Thanks to all of our sponsors!



Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155, Resort Drive Parksville, BC Canada, V9P 2E3

Registration period

February 1, 2023 - 22:35 until June 2, 2023 - 01:00

Submission period

January 6, 2023 - 22:35 until May 1, 2023 - 01:00

Contact us

For any questions about the event, please contact mark.higgins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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