Announcements

  • 2019-05-10 Professor Christopher Langdon confirmed as speaker at the 8th International Oyster Symposium. Find out more...
  • 2019-05-10 Professor Ximing Guo confirmed as speaker at the 8th International Oyster Symposium. Find out more...
  • 2019-04-12 Professor Guofan Zhang confirmed as speaker at the 8th International Oyster Symposium Find out more...
  • 2019-03-17 Professor Dennis Hedgecock confirmed as speaker at the 8th International Oyster Symposium. Find out more...
  • 2019-02-14 Professor Bernard Degnan confirmed as speaker at the 8th International Oyster Symposium Find out more...
  • 2019-01-20 Information on the 8th International Oyster Symposium is released on WOS website Find out more...

Oyster Symposium 8

The 8th International Oyster Symposium will take place in Qingdao, China, from 5th to 8th November 2019.

The Symposium will be hosted by Ocean University of China. It will be an excellent opportunity to bring together outstanding scientists, professionals, policy makers, and students from interdisciplinary oyster community to share the latest developments, meet old friends and form new parternerships.  The overall theme of the conference is:

Sustainable expansion of global oyster production.

The Symposium aims to support this theme by inviting presentations on:

- Breeding high quality oysters

- Developing new markets

- Innovation

- Reducing disease and climate risks

- Shellfish hygiene

- Environmental sustainability

- Ecosystem services

- Restoration

- Sustainable expansion of global oyster production

IOS8 invited abstracts in these and related areas, in support of the global oyster community.

Important Dates

June 20, 2019 – Registration Open
June 20, 2019 – Abstract Submission Opens
September 20, 2019 – Early Bird Registration ends
September 20, 2019 – Deadline for submission of abstracts 
October 20, 2019 – Late online registration deadline