[Updated] – EWDA Wildlife Health Surveillance Network meeting

EWDA Network Meeting: How to start up a wildlife health surveillance programme.

Date: August 26, 2018 | Time: 13:00 to 20:00

Background:

Out of 49 European countries, we know of only 14 countries that have a wildlife health surveillance programme at a level 2 or 3. Level 2 means partial general surveillance, i.e. wide range of programmes but restriction in various ways, e.g. geographical regions or covered species. Level 3 means comprehensive general surveillance, involving the entire country, and a wide range of species and diseases covered. Therefore, we have no or only poor knowledge of the state of wildlife health in the majority of European countries. In wildlife health surveillance, as in many other areas, “The first step is the hardest.” How did those European countries who do have partial or comprehensive general surveillance of wildlife health get started? Knowledge of their histories may be useful for people who are keen to start wildlife health surveillance in their own country. However, this information is not generally available. The goal of this EWDA Network meeting is to use the knowledge from OIE training programmes, plus the start-up periods of countries with established wildlife health surveillance systems to help other countries to set up their own systems.

Posters:

Anyone who is involved in wildlife health surveillance in Europe and wishes to present information about this for his/her country or region, is invited to submit a poster that will be available for viewing during the workshop. Those intending to present a poster at the workshop are asked to contact Becki Lawson (email: Becki.Lawson@ioz.ac.uk) by 15th July 2018 to confirm their intention to participate and receive guidelines for abstract formatting. Poster abstracts (maximum 500 words) should be sent as Word files to Becki Lawson (email: Becki.Lawson@ioz.ac.uk) by the deadline of 1st August 2018.

Posters will follow the EWDA conference guidelines – please note the use of e-Posters formatted in landscape orientation. Details are available @

https://ewda2018.vet.uth.gr/2018/06/25/e-poster-guidelines/

 Programme:

  • 13:00-14:00. Welcome coffee
  • 14:00-14:05. Welcome and introduction (Thijs Kuiken)
  • 14:05-14:15. Overview of wildlife health surveillance in Europe as of 2009 (Thijs Kuiken)
  • 14:15-14:30. Review of requirements of a wildlife health surveillance programme (Marie-Pierre Ryser)
  • 14:30-15:30. Start-up and growth spurts of established wildlife health surveillance systems in a selected number of countries, part 1 (4 x 15 min; Paul Tavernier, Belgium; Antonio Lavazza, Italy; Jorge Lopez, Spain; Marie-Pierre Ryser, Switzerland)
  • 15:30-16:00. Break and Poster Viewing
  • 16:00-16:30. Start-up and growth spurts of established wildlife health surveillance programmes in a selected number of countries, part 2 (2 x 15 min; Jolianne Rijks, The Netherlands; Becki Lawson and Paul Duff, U.K.)
  • 16:30-17:15. Panel discussion: what worked, what didn’t? (Panel: all speakers on start-up and growth spurts of established programmes. Chair: Thijs Kuiken)
  • 17:15-17:45. Break and Poster Viewing
  • 17:45-19:00. Situation reports of a selected number of countries who wish to start a wildlife health surveillance programme (5 x 15 min; Kastriot Korro, Albania; Daniel Mladenov, Bulgaria; Gudrun Wibbelt, Germany; Charalambos Billinis, Greece; Sara Sevic, Serbia)
  • 19:00-19.45. Panel discussion: how to get started? (Panel: all speakers on countries wishing to start a programme . Chair: Thijs Kuiken)
  • 19.45-20:00. Concluding remarks (Thijs Kuiken)

 

NEW WORKSHOP OFFERED “Disease Risk Analysis for Translocations”

Disease Risk Analysis for Translocations

Coordinator: Tony Sainsbury BVetMed MRCVS CertZooMed DVetMed DipECZM (Wildlife Population Health) PGCAP FHEA

This workshop will provide an introduction to disease risk analysis for translocations using examples from conservation translocations conforming to IUCN Guidelines.  No prior knowledge of disease risk analysis is required.   We will tackle real translocation scenarios to gain an understanding of the method, possible pitfalls and how these can be addressed.  The tutors have experience of undertaking over 20 detailed disease risk analyses for translocations compliant with IUCN guidelines for invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

This half day workshop will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 13:00 PM

Workshop registration includes materials, light lunch and refreshments. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

Workshop Tutors:
Tony Sainsbury BVetMed MRCVS CertZooMed DVetMed DipECZM (Wildlife Population Health) PGCAP FHEA
Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins BSc BVMS CertAVP(zm) PhD DipECZM (Wildlife Population Health)
Jenny Jaffe DVM MSc MRCVS
Others to be confirmed

NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE is now completed.

We would like to thank all those who submitted their abstracts for the EWDA 2018 Conference.

The Scientific Committee has completed the evaluation and authors have received notification of acceptance.

So, we are happy to announce that:

89 abstracts have been accepted for oral presentation.

111 abstracts have been accepted for poster presentation.

Join us in the 13th EWDA Conference in Greece this summer to attend the above amazing presentations!

Do not forget to early register by the 5th of June!

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE (New Date: 31st of May) & EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINES (New Date: 5th of June) ARE CHANGED!!!

We would like to thank all those who submitted their abstracts for the EWDA 2018 Conference. Due to the huge workload, the Scientific Committee will need some more time to evaluate the abstracts and select those for the oral presentations and the posters.

So, we announce that new deadlines are set as below:

  • Authors will get notification of acceptance by the 31st of May.
  • Early registration deadline is accordingly moved to the 5th of June.

You can register online https://ewda2018.vet.uth.gr/2017/12/07/registration/

We will be happy to meet you during the 13th European Wildlife Disease Association Conference.

Thank you for your interest in our Conference.

Kind regards,

Charalambos Billinis
Chair of Organizing Committee
13th EWDA Conference

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE (New Date: 31st of May) & EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINES (New Date: 5th of June) ARE CHANGED!!!

We would like to thank all those who submitted their abstracts for the EWDA 2018 Conference. Due to the huge workload, the Scientific Committee will need some more time to evaluate the abstracts and select those for the oral presentations and the posters.

So, we announce that new deadlines are set as below:

  • Authors will get notification of acceptance by the 31st of May.
  • Early registration deadline is accordingly moved to the 5th of June.

You can register online https://ewda2018.vet.uth.gr/2017/12/07/registration/

We will be happy to meet you during the 13th European Wildlife Disease Association Conference.

Thank you for your interest in our Conference.

Kind regards,

Charalambos Billinis
Chair of Organizing Committee
13th EWDA Conference

New extension for the abstract submission deadline – April 27, 2018!!

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION

 We would like to thank all those who submitted their abstracts for the EWDA 2018 Conference.

However, there were many of you that requested some more time. So, we are in the pleasant position to announce that there is a New Deadline for the EWDA 2018 Conference Abstract Submission, until Friday, April 27, 2018.

Do not miss the last opportunity to submit your abstracts for Oral and/or Poster Presentations related with “Wildlife Health and Conservation: Expectations in a challenging era”.

You can submit your abstract online and also find more information on the abstract submission process and guidelines here: https://ewda2018.vet.uth.gr/abstract-submission/

Authors will get notification of acceptance by May 5, as previously announced (date may be subject to changes)

Early registration: May 15, 2018 (date may be subject to changes)

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