The 15th International Congress on the Biology of Fish (ICBF)

June 23-27, 2024, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The 15th International Congress on the Biology of Fish (ICBF) will be held June 23-27, 2024, in at the Michigan Union on the campus of the University of Michigan. The biannual international ICBF meetings began in 1994 in Vancouver, Canada, and has established itself as a premier event for the global community of researchers in the field of fish physiology. Organized by The Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society and Michigan Sea Grant, in collaboration with associates from the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center, the 15th ICBF meeting will provide an opportunity for researchers and scientists from all over the world to share and collaborate on developments and findings in fish physiology. 

Following a plenary session with talks by leading international experts, the 15th ICBF will comprise a full program of concurrent thematic sessions over the span of four days, led by renowned researchers.  The range of topics will reflect current research in fish conservation physiology, environmental physiology, evolutionary physiology, use of fishes in biomedical research, and other emerging issues. In addition, session organizers will select oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts with a special emphasis on contributions by early career researchers.


This years’ hosts, Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) with local help from staff at the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center (USGS GLSC), provide scientific information to enhance and restore the Great Lakes, the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes by total area and second-largest by total volume. MISG is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that funds research, education, and outreach projects to support science-based decisions about the use and conservation of Great Lakes resources. The GLSC uses interdisciplinary teams and approaches to provide the information needed to solve the complex biological issues and natural resource management problems facing the Great Lakes