Student Mentors Needed for Upcoming WDA Conference!

The Student Committee for the 2022 International Wildlife Disease Association Conference is seeking mentors! If you are a wildlife professional planning to attend the conference in Madison next month, please consider participating to help students learn about the variety of wildlife careers that are out there. The student-mentor mixer is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30-6:30pm. For more details, click here.

9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control…

The 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control, hosted by the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, will take place from May 23 – 25, 2022 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Registration for the conference is now open. Registration includes access to all conference organized sessions, oral and poster presentations, a welcome reception, and meals.

Click here for more details.

Upcoming ACZM Exam Preparation and Study Course, Plus Round Table Discussion…

The ACZM Exam Preparation and Study Course will be held the weekend before the AAZV conference on Saturday, September 28 (8am – 5pm) and Sunday, September 29 (8am – 1pm).

Additionally, on Sunday, September 29 (11:30am – 12:30pm) there will be a 1-hour round table discussion entitled: “Mentor-Mentee Round Table Discussion: Debunking ACZM Exam Myths”. This was created based on years of feedback (concerns/complaints/questions) the Exam committee received about the exam and the studying process.

Remote access is an option for those not attending the conference. Click here for more details.

Travel Grant & Workshop at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference…

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) are hosting a joint annual conference in Reno, NV from September 29 – October 3, 2019. Visit https://afstws2019.org/ for more information.

TWS’s Wildlife Disease Working Group (WDWG) is offering a $500 travel grant to a TWS student member presenting a paper or poster at the conference. Applicants must be student members of TWS and have an accepted paper or poster abstract for presentation at the conference. The application deadline is August 16, 2019. Visit https://afstws2019.org/tws-student-travel-grants/ for more details.

Seats are also still available in the Keepin’ It Clean: Biosecurity & Biosafety for Biologists and Scientists workshop co-sponsored by the WDWG and the Fish Health Section of AFS. The workshop will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 1-5pm. Featuring a mix of interactive components, lectures, and demonstrations, participants will learn best management practices for biosecurity and biosafety that can be incorporated into everyday work to help safeguard both human and wildlife health. The instructors are fish and wildlife health professionals in state, federal, tribal, and academic institutions and are eager to share their expertise as well as help address specific questions and concerns raised by participants. Visit https://afstws2019.org/sessions/keepin-it-clean-biosecurity-biosafety-for-biologists-and-scientists/ for more details.

 

WDA-Australasia ASCM Conference in Bali!

This year the Wildlife Disease Association – Australasian Section (WDA-A) will hold a joint meeting with the Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM) in Bali, Indonesia from the 27th of October to the 5th of November, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to both build links and learn about interconnected wildlife diseases within our region. There is an optional post conference tour open to all. For more details, click here.

Call for Abstracts…

Have you recently worked on a project or developed resources related to animal or public health? Would you like to share it with an enthusiastic audience? Coordinators for the 14th Annual Applied Animal and Public Health Research and Extension Symposium are seeking presenters for the upcoming conference. The symposium is sponsored by the American Association of Extension Veterinarians (AAEV) and will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in Kansas City, MO. This event coincides with the joint 122nd U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) Annual Meeting & 61st American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) Annual Meeting, which runs from October 18-24.

Abstracts are due by August 1, 2018.
For more details, click here.