Today was registration day for the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health at the (very grand) Marriott Waterside in Tampa. Usually thats a mellow check-in day but it was also ExCom meeting time for the Fish Health Section and then a Session Chair co-ordination meeting. I was delighted to see again a colleague from Kamchatka, Tatiana Gavruseva, who I first met at a US/Russian bilateral exchange meeting last year in the DC area. Kamchatka-Moscow-Washington-Tampa - what a flight, can you imagine? I am aurprised she can keep her eyes open.