13th EWDA Conference August 27 – 31, 2018 Larissa, Thessaly, Greece

Dear colleagues,
The 13th EWDA Conference is on its way. On behalf of the Organizing Committee allow me to express our confidence that it’s going to be a really fantastic event!

Larissa center, Ancient Theater

But first things first… I would like to remind you that the Conference will be held on August 27 to 31, 2018 in Larissa, Thessaly, Greece and will be hosted by the University of Thessaly. The EWDA Wildlife Health Surveillance Network meeting (August 26th) and the annual meeting of ECZM (August 26 -27, 2018) will take place in parallel. The title of the Conference has been defined as “Wildlife health and conservation: expectations in a challenging era” in our effort to focus on the changing environment and the need to promote disease and conservation management in a more effective manner.

Glareola pratincola

Further, we are proud to announce the members of our Scientific Committee, who are all famous in their fields and needless to say how kind they also are, as they are willing to help with the huge workload to come: Charalambos Billinis, Periklis Birtsas, Ezzio Ferroglio, Christian Gortázar Schmidt, Mike Hutchings, Richard Kock, Thijs Kuiken, Becki Lawson, Miriam Maas, Zissis Mamuris, Aleksija Neimane, Orusa Riccardo, Marie-Pierre Ryser Degiorgis, Ursula Siebert, Vassiliki Spyrou, Morten Tryland.

Abstract submissions will be open on the 1st of February and the deadline will be the 31th of March (New Date: April 20, 2018). We will be more than happy to see you presenting your latest work at our conference. So, we are looking forward to receiving your abstracts. Early bird registration will also be open on the 1st of February, while the deadline will be the 15th of May.

Charalambos Billinis Professor Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Thessaly

Various sessions and workshops are now being formulated. Besides the scientific program, we have planned for you an excursion to Meteora, which is a majestic World Heritage UNESCO site and a post conference tour (September 1st) to the island of Alonissos, which will give you an amazing opportunity to dive into the Aegean Sea famous blue waters and watch monk seals and wild birds during their migration period.

For the months to follow, you are kindly invited to visit our website EWDA2018.vet.uth.gr to watch our latest news. You can also find us on Facebook, please do not forget to Like our page “EWDA Conference 2018”. We are really excited and working on how to make the conference an unforgettable experience… But that will only happen if you will be there with us. Looking forward to meeting youat the 13th EWDA Conference,
August 27-31, Larissa, Greece.