The Ninth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from November 11-17, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

The 6th International Symposium Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis will be held in Baiona, Spain from October 22-25, 2017
As in previous editions, the symposium will address updated issues on the field of the analysis of Marine and Freshwater toxins, with special focus on new method developments and implementations. A variety of methods needs, for detecting marine and freshwater exisiting and emerging toxins will be addressed in presenations and focused discussions. The principle organizer is the University of Vigo, Spain, home to the Department of Analytical and Food Chemistyry with the close collaboration of the European Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins located in the Campus of the University of Vigo. In addition to the keynote talks, many contributed papers, both oral and in posters will allow additional opportunities to learn of and discuss state-of-the-art detection methods as well as the advances and future perspectives on the analysis of marine and freshwater toxins.

Save the Date! The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae will take place from October 21-26, 2018 in Nantes, France.
This will be the second ICHA in France. A major goal of the 2018 conference will be to connect the science on harmful algae with the beneficiaries of this research. The scientific program will include topics such as Harmful Algae Biology and Toxins, Surveillance and Management of Harmful Algal Blooms, and impacts of HABs on the Socio-ecosystem.

Websites and Resources
CDC launches reporting system for harmful algal blooms and associated human and animal illnesses
The CDC recently launched a reporting system for harmful algal blooms, as well as a new website with important information for both health officials and the public. The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) collects data on harmful algal blooms and associated human and animal illness. This voluntary reporting system is accessible to state and territorial public health partners. OHHABS is an example of One Health surveillance. One Health is an approach that recognizes that human, animal, and environmental health are interconnected, and that human health, animal health, and environmental health communities can more effectively address many linked health challenges by working together. The new Harmful Algal Bloom website provides information about harmful algal blooms and associated illnesses for the general public, including ways that people can protect themselves, their families and their pets.

The latest issue of Harmful Algae News is now available

Harmful Algae News, June 2017

Last updated: July 11, 2016