Hosted by the USFWS AADAP Program, the 30th Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop will take place in Bozeman, MT from July 22nd- 25th, 2024. Topics to be discussed include aquaculture drug approval research and the progress of associated efforts. Please contact Pam Sponholtz with any workshop-related questions.

Schedule at a Glance (tentative):

  • Monday, July 22nd
    • Welcome Social  
  • Tuesday, July 23rd
    • Check-in and final agenda pick-up at Best Western GranTree Inn
    • Workshop presentation sessions
    • BBQ at Hyalite Reservoir
  • Wednesday, July 24th
    • Workshop presentation sessions
    • Aquatic Drug Approval Coalition (ADAC) meeting
    • Trout Trot Fun Run
  • Thursday, July 25th
    • Workshop presentation sessions
    • Teambuilding Event 

We anticipate this year’s attendance to include representatives from numerous federal, state, tribal, and private sector partners, as well as drug company sponsors, university researchers, and other entities involved in aquatic animal drug approval efforts.  In addition, several representatives from FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine are slated to attend. 


Considering giving a presentation at this year’s Workshop?  We’re looking for folks to present on any of the following (or related) topics: aquaculture drugs research (antimicrobials, parasiticides, anesthetics, spawning aids, and marking agents), disease models, and new, up-and-coming drugs.  If you’re interested in presenting, please contact Shane Ramee by May 20th, 2024 with the topic and length of your presentation.

Please email your presentation title to Shane Ramee by July 8th, 2024.


A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western GranTree Inn (Workshop location) at the rate of $279 per night (plus tax). Reservations must be made by June 24th, 2024 to secure this discounted rate.  There are several other nearby hotels available if you are not able to reserve a room at the GranTree.  Contact information for the Workshop hotel and a couple alternative hotels is listed below. Make your reservations early!

Best Western GranTree Inn (workshop location): 1325 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715; (406) 587-5261. Be sure to mention the following phrase to secure the discounted rate: US Fish & Wildlife Service - AADAP Workshop.

Days Inn & Suitesby Wyndham Bozeman: 1321 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715; (406) 587-5251

Comfort Inn: 1370 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715; (406) 220-5099


The closest major airport to the Workshop hotel is the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (15 min away). Rental cars are available at the airport. 


Registration cost is $150 for the in-person option and includes all Workshop presentation sessions, catered snacks and lunch, and the Monday and Tuesday night teambuilding events. Participation in the Thursday teambuilding event will be possible for an additional small fee. More information about this will be available on the Registration page.  Registration is now available via the Ticketbud website . Stay tuned to this webpage or the AADAP Update for more information.

We hope to see you next summer! Thank you!

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