Program

IFISH 5 will span four days and include a variety of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. All presentations will be on the Memorial University campus. There will be at least one evening event for delegates off-campus. Sessions descriptions are now finalized. Program is still being updated as speakers confirm and events are finalized.

Online registration is now closed. You may still register in person at the conference. 

Conference Overview

Sunday, June 10

Pre-Conference Workshop: “Recent Global Conventions and Resolutions Targeting Improved Safety, Health and Sustainability at Sea in the Fisheries Sector – Strategies for Moving Forward

Note: The pre-conference workshop is free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors, but there is a separate registration. See the pre-conference workshop page for more information. 

Opening Reception and Poster Session 

Monday, June 11

Full-day of presentations and keynote speakers

Tuesday, June 12

Half-day of presentations and keynote speakers, followed by an outing to the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, Foxtrap and an evening networking/social event at The Gathering Place.

Wednesday, June 13

Half-day of presentations and keynote speakers

Post-Conference Workshop:Global Aquaculture Occupational Health and Safety: National and International Perspectives

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Program at a Glance

Room listings

Keynote/Plenary

Health and Safety – The Changing Landscape

New Horizons in Fishing

Aquaculture/Seafood Processing/Quick Takes

Offsite Events

Worker Safety Interventions and Training

Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:00am-7:00pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

9:00am-4:30pm

Recent Global Conventions and Resolutions Targeting Improved Safety, Health and Sustainability at Sea in the Fisheries Sector – Strategies for Moving Forward

5:00pm-7:00pm

Opening Reception and Poster Session

Monday, June 11, 2018

7:00am-5:30pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

7:15am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am-8:45am

Morning keynote speakers: Jennifer Lincoln and Sandra Allnutt

9:00am-10:30am

Weather and Fishing Safety

Understanding Injury in the Fishing Sector

Quick Takes: Short Talks on a Variety of Topics

Medicine at Sea

10:45am-12:15pm

Evaluating the Effects of Fisheries Management Measures on Risk-taking and Safety in Commercial Fishing

Tracking Injury in the Fishing Sector: Trends and Opportunities

Regional Approaches to Aquaculture and Seafood Processing

What’s working (and not working) in commercial Fishing?

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:45pm -3:15pm

Policy and Regulation – Best Practices & Initiating Change

Regional Approaches to Fishing Safety 1

Seafood Processing: Hazards and Interventions

Utilizing an Industry-Led Integrated Approach to Advancing Safety, and Reducing Injuries, Illness & Fatalities in Commercial Fishing

3:30pm -5:00pm

Open Session

Commercial Fishing and Processing Health and Safety Surveillance Informing Intervention Development

Safety and Health in Aquaculture: Policy and Practice

Prevention of Chronic Injury and Illness

5:15pm-6:00pm

Afternoon Keynote Speakers: Mohamed Jeebhay and  Ingunn Marie Holmen

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:00am-5:30pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

7:15am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am-8:45am

Morning Keynote Speakers: Mel Myers and Andrew Watterson

9:00am-10:30am

Obstacles to Performing Occupational Safety and Health Research in Commercial Fishing

Overboard Falls of Crew Members on Québec Lobster Boats: Risk Analysis and Tested Prevention Solutions for Crews and their Boats

Exposure Assessment and Health Effects of Seafood Bioaerosols in the Fishing and Seafood Processing Industries

Health and Safety Interventions

10:45am-12:15pm

The Need for a Public Health Program in Commercial Fishing

Regional Approaches to Fishing Safety 2

Evaluating Fishing Safety Interventions

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch / Lunchtime Talk: Daryl Attwood, Lloyd’s Register Foundation

1:30pm-4:30pm

Visit to the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, Foxtrap

7:00pm-11:00pm

Networking/Social Event (off-site)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:00am-5:00pm

Registration/Information Desk Open

7:15am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am-8:45am

Morning Keynote Speakers: Jim Wellman and Christina Stringer

9:00am-10:30am

Latent and Active Causes of Vessel Loss

Changing Commercial Fishing Personal Flotation Use Behavior: What Can We Learn From Efforts to Address the Most Important Safety Technology Adoption Challenge of Our Time?

Safer, Healthier Workplaces in Aquaculture

Workplace Injuries, Let’s Tackle Them Together

10:45am-12:15pm

The Danish Story: Health and Safety, Education, Social Contract with collective financing in the Danish Fishery

Safety and Survival Training in New England: Program Design, Research, and Evaluation

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch/Closing Remarks

1:30pm-4:30pm

Global Aquaculture Occupational Health and Safety: National and International Perspectives

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