The World Oyster Society

The 8th International Oyster Symposium

Sustainable expansion of global oyster production
5th~8th November, 2019
Qingdao Huanghai Hotel, Qingdao, Shandong, China

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The World Oyster Society
Ocean University of China

Supporting Organization

Ocean University of China

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Qi Li
Professor, Ocean University of China
Dr. Guofan Zhang
Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Qingyin Wang
Professor, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Science
Dr. Ziniu Yu
Professor, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Caihuan Ke
Professor, Xiamen University
Dr. Qinggang Xue
Professor, Zhejiang Wanli University
Dr. Dahui Yu
Professor, Qinzhou University
Dr. Zhinan Zeng
Professor,Fujian Fisheries Research Institute
Dr. Ruihai Yu
Professor, Ocean University of China
Dr. Jianmin Yang
Professor, Ludong University
Dr. Qiongzhen Li
Professor, Guangxi Academy of Fishery Sciences
Dr. Ying Pan
Professor, Guangxi University
Dr. Qingzhi Wang
Associate Professor , Liaoning Ocean and Fisheries Science Research Institute
Dr. Shikai Liu
Professor, Ocean University of China

International Advisory Committee


Dr. Katsuyoshi Mori
President, The World Oyster Society; Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University, Japan.

Members (in alphabetical order of family name)

Dr. Ching-Fong Chang
Director of the Asican and Oceanian Chapter, The World Oyster Society
Dr. Jonathan King
Director of the European and African Chapter, The World Oyster Society
Dr. Qi Li
Director of the Chinese Chapter, The World Oyster Society
Dr. Keisuke Takahashi
Vice President, The World Oyster Society
Dr. Aswani K. Volety
Director of the North and South American Chapter, The World Oyster Society
Dr. Mitsugu Watanabe
Director of the Japanese Chapter, The World Oyster Society

Theme of the Symposium

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.


This programme is being updated.

Tuseday 5th NOVEMBER 2019

14:00 – 18:00
Registration and poster display

Wednesday 6th NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 –
Registration desk opens
09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and opening
09:30 – 10:30
Plenary session 1
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00
Plenary session 1 (continued)
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch break and poster viewing
13:30 – 15:30
Sessions 1
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00
Sessions 1 (continued)
18:00 – 19:30
Welcome reception (TBD)

Thursday 7th NOVEMBER 2019

08:30 – 10:30
Sessions 2
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
Sessions 2 (continued)
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch break and poster viewing
14:30 – 16:00
Sessions 3
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00
Sessions 3 (continued)

Friday 8th NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 – 17:00
Conference tours to Rushan (Shandong) for showing around oyster industry in China. Transportation and meals will be provided with no additional charge, but registration is required for this activity. Please indicated your intention to join this tour when you register for the conference.

Invited Speakers

INvited Speakers Organization (more details)
Dr. Bernard Degnan Professor, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia (
Dr. Dennis Hedgecock Profesor, College of Letters, Arts and Science, University of Southern California, USA
Dr. Guofan Zhang Professor, Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (
Dr. Ximing Guo Professor, Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Rutgers University
Dr. Christopher Langdon Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University

Travel & Lodging

The Four-Star Qingdao Huanghai Hotel is one of Shandong Province’s excellent hotels and ranked among the ten best establishments in Qingdao. It is a member of both the Tourist Hotel Association of China and the Friendship Hotel Group of China.

The Huanghai Hotel boasts an excellent location near picturesque Huiquan Bay. Its main towers provide visitors with breathtaking views of the ocean, islands, trees, and the hills. Not only is the setting gorgeous, but the air in Qingdao is clean and sweet. The scenic Number One Bathing Beach and Zhongshan Park are nearby, as is the German Governor’s Mansion and other attractions, including many fine restaurants. The World Financial Center and other business spots are just minutes from the Huanghai Hotel.
These features make the Huanghai Hotel the great option to stay in Qingdao for visitors all over the world coming to the city for business, pleasure, or both together. The property is approximately three kilometers from Qingdao Railway Station and 30 kilometers from Qingdao International Airport.
You are always welcome!

Conference price:
Standard room (two beds): RMB 380/night, breakfast included.
Queen room (one bed): RMB 490/night, breakfast included.
Suite room: RMB 880/night, breakfast included.

Registration Fees

  USD/Person   RMB/Person  
  Registration by
20 Sep. 2019
Registration after
21 Sep. 20199
Registration by
10 Sep. 2009
Registration after
10 Sep. 2009
Non-Student Fee
(Non-WOS member)
Student Fee
(Non-WOS member)

The World Oyster Society (WOS) members are eligible to give oral or poster presentation at the International Oyster Symposium (IOS) and can receive a discount of the IOS registration fee.
The symposium attendees are welcome to apply for the WOS membership with NO cost.
*To qualify for Member Rate, your Membership Number of the World Oyster Society is required.

How to pay

PAYMENT METHOD and Bank Transfer Information

Name Of Organization :Qing Dao Huang Hai Hotel
Costomer’s Bank in China :Industrial and Commercial Bank of China QingDao Branch Shinan Sub-Br.
Add :16 Guangxi Rd, Qingdao, China
Account Number : 3803021009006508442

Please make the note “Oyster symposium registration” when making registration payment using bank wire transer.
After remittance, please write down your name and email on the bank remittance receipts, then scan and submit through registration portal.

Register online using our secure site

Important Dates

June 20, 2019
Regisutration 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

Abstracts Submission

Instructions for Abstract Submission
Guidlines for abstracts, abstract template, oral presentation, submission of PowerPoint presentation, posters and registration.

Please click here for the detailed information.

Important Notes: The submitted work will have the opportunity to be considered for publication in a Special Issue in the journal: Aquaculture Reports (current impact factor:1.887) after the meeting. Detailed instructions will be released to the symposium participants in early October 2019.

Sponsorship & Exhibbitor Opportunities

The official IOS 2019 industry prospectus is now available. If you are interested in collaborating with us in the symposium, please contact Prof. Shikai Liu (Local Organising Committee).


Prof. Shikai Liu
Tel: 86 532 82032595

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