IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bus itineraries for our attendees

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please find below the timetable for the buses no4 to and from the Conference Venue.   Column “Hospital” is the departure time from the Conference Venue, while column “Central Square” is the closest bus stop (name of the bus stop is “OTE”) to the hotels at the city centre.

Ticket costs 1,20 euro if you buy it from the kiosks or the atm’s around the city,  and 1,50 euro if you buy it on the bus from the driver.

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e-posters schedule

POSTER  PRESENTATIONS 

  • Three (3) monitors placed at the Conference venue (Foyer) will be used to display the eposters.
  • Four (4) separate e-poster sessions are scheduled in our program, during which presenters have to be available for presentations and questions.
  • Five (5) minutes is the maximum time available for each presentation (discussion included). Please, advise the schedule below to find out when your poster is scheduled.

e-posters schedule

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Coffee Break & Poster Session I  Conference Venue/Foyer Tuesday, 28/08/2018 | 16:15-17:15 
  • Genetics-Disease Association                                        
  • Health and conservation of  neglected species (bats) 
  • Evidence of direct infection between species at the humanfree-ranging wildlife-livestock interface in Europe 
  • Wildlife Health, Management and Conservation
  1. Investigating the genetic diversity of lagomorph infecting treponemes and their relatedness to human pathogenic Treponema pallidum. Lena Abel
  2. New Austropotamobius torrentium haplotypes revealed after molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis in Western Macedonia, Greece. Thodoris Gousdovas
  3. Genetic variability of Rhinolophus mehelyi population at the northern margin of the species distribution range. Alexandra Corduneanu
  4. Yellow ear: etiology and incidence of pinna injuries in bats in Belgium. Paul Tavernier
  5. Bat bites are only skin deep, but dog bites go clean to the bone: implications of comparative pathogenesis in reservoir hosts for human rabies. Lineke Begeman
  6. Could the thermal camera be a useful tool to help protecting the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat (Coleura seychellensis)? A pilot study. Camillo Sandri
  7. A case of swinepox in a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Belgium. Volpe Rosario
  8. First Report of Abortion of a Roe Deer Related to Brucella spp in Greece. Eleni Fotopoulou
  9. Mycoplasma conjunctivae occurrence in vectors and anatomic locations related to transmission and persistence. Xavier Fernández-Aguilar
  10. Pasteurellaceae occurrence in relation to bronchopneumonia in a Pyrenean chamois population. Xavier Fernández-Aguilar
  11. Epidemiological and molecular surveillance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in wild ungulates from southern Spain, 2011-2018. Ignacio García-Bocanegra
  12. Types and diversity of Persian leopards’ lesions resulting from the illegal use of snares and gin traps. Iman Memarian
  13. Severe conjunctivitis associated with Chlamydia felis infection in a free-ranging Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). Iris Marti
  14. European College of Zoological Medicine Residency in Wildlife Population Health. Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov
  15. Fatal co-occurrence of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, Mycoplasma agalactiae and Pasteurellaceae in an alpine chamois. Nicoletta Formenti
  16. How specific and sensitive is the visual diagnosis of Sarcoptic mange in free-ranging Iberian ibexes? Marta Valldeperes
  17. Novel Salmonella variant associated with mortality in great spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major) from Great Britain. Vicky Wilkinson
  18. Red kite (Milvus milvus) white blood cell changes during migration and winter rest in Huesca, Spain. Ursula Höfle
  19. Herpesviruses in free living owls in Slovenia. Jozko Racnik
  20. New tool for improving the post-mortem diagnosis of diseases in wild boar: the use of serum biochemistry. Bonin Léa
  21. Towards protocol building for biodiversity mapping of terrestrial gastropods. Christos Domenikiotis
  22. Nest mite communities of migratory and sedentary white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and migratory black storks (Ciconia nigra) at the end of the migratory period. Ursula Höfle
  23. Serological survey of sarcoptic mange in Mediterranean Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) populations. Marta Valldeperes
  24. Trichomonas gallinae genotype B in hand-reared wild Mississippi kites (Ictinia mississippiensis). Joao Brandao
  25. Complete Blood Counts and Hematologic Values in Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus). Joao Brandao
  26. Investigation of temporal shedding of bacterial fecal pathogens in captive monkeys. Amanda Salb
  27. Outbreak of Canine Distemper in Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Austria. Annika Posautz
  28. Bifidobacterial occurrence in in cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator). Camillo Sandri
  29. Canine Distemper: an actual old issue for wildlife conservation. Marco Gobbi
Coffee Break & Poster Session II Conference Venue/ Foyer Wednesday, 29/08/2018 | 17:30-19:15
  • Aquatic animals and ecosystems
  • Wildlife Health, Management and Conservatio
  1. Immunohistochemical investigation of the cross-reactivity of selected cell markers in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded lymphoid tissues of Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei). José L. Catão-Dias
  2. Can Irish seals be One Health sentinels? A pilot study. Ana Vale
  3. Guiana dolphin mass-mortality linked to cetacean morbillivirus, Brazil. José L. Catão-Dias
  4. Fatal case of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a free-living common toad (Bufo bufo) in the United Kingdom caused by Exophiala Katharina Seilern-Moy
  5. Status of Marine Mammals’ and Reptiles Strandings in the Greek Coasts between 2014-2015. Evangelia Kofidou
  6. Causes of Stranding of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) in Northern Greece (2010-2018): A Retrospective Study. Zacharias Vougioukalos
  7. An unusual case of peripheral neuropathy in a captive Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  8. Distribution of the protected sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus (Philippi, 1845) in the Dodecanese (south Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean). Dimitris Vafidis
  9. Optimization of sampling techniques and molecular detection of Herpesviridae in Neotropical primates. Patricia Mendoza
  10. Seroprevalence to Brucella in wild boars of Campania region during the 2016-2017 hunting season. Luigi Esposito
  11. A Molecular Study of Seven Selected Pathogens in Cypriot Mouflons (Ovis orientalis ophion) using Archived Blood Stored on Filter Papers. Athinodoros Athinodorou
  12. Gastrointestinal parasites of ungulates in Greenland: Possible transmission between wild muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and free-roaming domestic sheep (Ovis aries)? Rebecca P. D. Berg
  13. Aspiration of spruce twigs in wolves (Canis lupus). Karin M Olofsson
  14. Parasitic fauna of the American mink, Neovison vison, in Valencian community, Western Spain. Jose Sansano-Maestre
  15. Diagnosis improvement of oropharyngeal avian trichomonosis: application to sampling Bonelli´s eagle chickens in nests. Gómez-Muñoz, M.T.
  16. The role of the invasor California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) in the life cycle of local parasites in Gran Canaria, Spain. Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  17. Endoparasitosis in hedgehogs from the Valencia Community (West Spain). Jose Sansano-Maestre
  18. Helminthological status of Balkan chamonis from Rhodope Mountains. Daniel Mladenov
  19. Paratuberculosis infection in wild ruminants in Bulgaria. Daniel Mladenov
  20. Clinical aspects and diagnostic investigation of a fatal outbreak in wild birds in reservoir of Karla, Thessaly, Greece. Dimitrios Chatzopoulos
  21. Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in wild boars: seroprevalence and potential biosecurity implications in areas with different levels of animal productions. Nicoletta Formenti
  22. Epidemiological investigation on erysipelas in wild boars: spread, isolation and potential impacts at the wildlife-domestic-human interface. Nicoletta Formenti
  23. Avoiding ruffled feathers – methods of reducing injuries and stress during waterfowl capture for disease sampling. Michelle O’Brien
Coffee Break & Poster Session III Conference Venue/ Foyer Thursday, 30/08/2018 | 17:00 – 18:00
  • Vector Borne Diseases
  • Wildlife tuberculosis: epidemiology and control
  • Emerging and re-emerging diseases
  1. Blood parasites in passeriform birds in Belgium. Paul Tavernier
  2. Field investigations to infer potential wildlife reservoir hosts and their contribution to the enzootic maintenance of borrelia miyamotoi, a tick-borne pathogen, in the north central USA and laboratory investigations to infer potential wildlife reservoir hosts for Borrelia miyamotoi. Seungeun Han
  3. Prevalence and distribution of vector-borne parasites in Pyrenean chamois from the eastern Spanish Pyrenees. Johan Espunyes
  4. Mortality of captive azure-winged magpie nestlings caused by Usutu virus. Denise Thaller
  5. Pathogens of zoonotic importance detected in ticks from wild mammals in North-West Italy. Francesca Rizzo
  6. Wild bird surveillance in North-West Italy: West Nile and Usutu findings from 2015 to 2018. Francesca Rizzo
  7. Thelaziosis in wolf, foxes and brown bear from Greece. Elias Papadopoulos
  8. Schmallenberg virus exposure in wild ruminants in Spain, 2010-2016. Ignacio García -Bocanegra
  9. Protocol for the rehabilitation and release of badgers (Meles meles) in England, with consideration of Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection). Elizabeth Mullineaux
  10. A severe case of red deer Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti. Walter Glawischnig
  11. Tuberculosis and wild boar: frequentist and bayesian approaches to evaluate diagnostic tests when Mycobacterium bovis is present in wild boar but at low prevalence. Céline Richomme
  12. First test of delivery of candidate baits for oral vaccination of badgers against bovine tuberculosis in France. Ariane Payne
  13. Surveillance of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife in France: methodological constraints to monitor prevalence in at-risk areas. Stéphanie Desvaux
  14. Contact networks between cattle herds: structure and contribution to bovine tuberculosis transmission. Malika Bouchez-Zacria
  15. Mycobacterium bovis transmission between cattle and free-ranging wild ungulates in Eastern Pyrenees. Bernat Pérez de Val
  16. Tuberculosis outbreak in Montseny Natural Park involving free-ranging wild boar and domestic goats. Bernat Pérez de Val
  17. Searching for lagoviruses in Flemish hares. Paul Tavernier
  18. Estimating Apicomplexan parasite exposure in Icelandic arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus). Gábor Á. Czirják
  19. Identification in European hare of new RHDV2 recombinant virus. Antonio Lavazza
  20. Brucella melitensis shedding in Alpine ibex: age and sex heterogeneity. Sébastien Lambert
  21. TSE found in a Finnish moose Alces alces. Marja Isomursu
  22. Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance programme for Sweden 2018-2020. Erik O. Ågren
  23. A multi-disciplinary approach to investigations of supplementary salt-licks as transmission hot-spots for CWD and endoparasites in Norway. Kjersti Selstad Utaaker
  24. Not CWD: Diagnoses from cervid heads submitted for CWD surveillance in Sweden. Caroline Bröjer
  25. Monitoring of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHDV2) epidemics in European wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Andalusia (Spain), 2013-2017. Leonor N. Camacho Sillero
Coffee Break & Poster Session IV Conference Venue/ Foyer Friday, 31/08/2018 | 15:30 – 16:15
  • Wildlife and Public Health
  1. Tapeworms on the rise. Increasing prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in eastern Austria. Fabian Bagó
  2. Molecular detection of human pathogenic Leptospira in small mammals. Stefan Fischer
  3. The host age related occurrence of Alaria alata in wild canids in Latvia. Zanda Ozoliņa
  4. Malignant lymphoma in lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) – Case series. Pavel Kvapil
  5. Post-mortem findings in free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Marcus Fähndrich
  6. Preliminary study on gastrointestinal parasite community of urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), Vienna, Austria. Diana Gliga
  7. Being a European or not: Searching for the reservoir of zoonotic Variegated squirrel bornavirus 1. Rainer G. Ulrich
  8. High prevalence of cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae with zoonotic potential in wildlife of Catalonia. Anna Vidal
  9. Ulcerative enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in an American kestrel (Falco sparverius). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  10. Cryptosporidium and Giardia duodenalis in wild ungulates: zoonotic risk from the Alps? Tiziana Trogu
  11. Free-ranging red deer contribution to environmental contamination of Shiga toxin-procuding Escherichia Coli in Italian Alps. Tiziana Trogu
  12. Zoonotic Campylobacter species in sympatric wild and domestic herbivores from alpine ecosystems in the Pyrenees. Johan Espunyes
  13. Antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria in Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) and Olive baboon (Papio anubis) from Budongo Forest, Uganda. Johan Espunyes
  14. Epidemiology of zoonotic Campylobacter at Gough Island (South Atlantic): the role of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica). Marta Cerdà-Cuéllar
  15. Seasonal influence in parasite communities of feral cats Felis catus, in Gran Canary Island (Spain). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  16. A survey on Campylobacter spp, Salmonella spp, and Yersinia spp in faecal samples of hunted wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Aosta Valley Region (North Western Italy). Riccardo Orusa
  17. Aural haematoma in a wolf (Canis lupus). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  18. Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in the livestock-wildlife interface in rural Uganda. Marta Cerdà-Cuéllar
  19. Serological and molecular investigation of selected bacterial and parasitic pathogens in European brown hare (Lepus europaeus); Inferring the Ecological Niche of Toxoplasma gondiiand Leishmania infantum in hares. Constantina N. Tsokana

Friday, August 31

08:30 – 10:00 Registration (Registration Desk, Foyer)
MORNING SESSION I: Wildlife and Public Health | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs:   Thijs Kuiken and  Riccardo Orusa
08:45 – 09:30

Keynote: Current epidemiological data for Rabies in Greece. Steps to eradicate the disease.

Laskarina-Maria Korou

09:30 – 09:45 “Working in Silo” & “Path Dependence”: Relevance for a global Management of Wildlife and Health. Marc Artois
09:45 – 10:00 Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife species: the potential for sentinel surveillance in a ONE HEALTH perspective. Carlos G. das Neves
10:00 – 10:15 New tools to face old problems: Whole genome sequencing for a better insight into an outbreak of Salmonella serovar Choleraesuis var. Kunzedorf. Carlo Vittorio Citterio
10:15 – 10:30 Invasive species as a risk for public health: raccoon dogs and raccoons in the Netherlands. Miriam Maas
10:30 – 10:45 Non-invasive blood sampling methods in zoo animals with use of medicine leeches (Hirudo Medicinalis). Pavel Kvapil
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break (Foyer)
MORNING SESSION II: Wildlife and Public Health | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Marc Artois and James Paul Duff
11:15 – 11:30 Pathogen screening of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Rainer G. Ulrich
11:30 – 11:45 Chlamydiaceae in wild, feral and domesticated pigeons in Switzerland. Prisca Mattmann
11:45 – 12:00 Measuring the distribution of tick-borne encephalitis virus circulation in low endemic areas using serological screening of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). Jolianne M. Rijks
12:00 – 12:15 Jackals’ rabies outbreak, Israel 2017-18: Has the ORV failed? Roni King
12:15 12:30 Oral Vaccination of Wildlife against Rabies in Europe; Past, present and future. Ferenc Kovacs
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch(Venue Restaurant)
AFTERNOON SESSION I: Wildlife Health, Management and Conservation | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Jolianne M. Rijks and Ursula Höfle
14:00 – 14:15 Invasive turtles as a threat for environment and source and vector of animal and human pathogens. Dariusz Wasyl
14:15 – 14:30 Comparison of three methods to characterize bushpig visits into crop fields in an African swine fever endemic area of Uganda. Ariane Payne
14:30 – 14:45 Radiographic Evaluation of Thoracic Girdle Fractures in Wild Passerine Cadavers after Presumptive Window Collisions. João Brandão
14:45 – 15:00 Pregnancy diagnosis of Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in high arctic conditions. Eva Greunz
15:00 – 15:15 Defining animal welfare standards for hunting based on body mass and flight distance. Bjørnar Ytrehus
15:15 – 15:30 Unraveling the potential causes of secondary hyperparathyroidism in free-living nestling white storks (Ciconia ciconia) from Central Spain. Ursula Höfle
15:30 – 16:15 Coffee break and poster session(Foyer)See more…
AFTERNOON SESSION II: Evidence of direct infection between species at the human-free-ranging wildlife-livestock interface in Europe | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Richard Kock and Sophie Rossi
16:15 – 16:30 Cattle Egret as a potential reservoir of avian pathogens in South-West France. Guillaume Le Loc’h
16:30 – 16:45 Comparison of Rev.1 live vaccine innocuousness between Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) and domestic goats (Capra hircus): an unexpected strong species effect. Sophie Rossi
16:45 – 17:00 Few wild birds – many domestic outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 during the 2016-2017 epizootic: the French paradox. Anne Van de Wiele
17:00 – 17:15 Virulence and excretion dynamics of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the Goose/Guangdong lineage in experimentally infected wild ducks. Thijs Kuiken
17:15 – 17:30 Closing address (Hippocrates Auditorium)
 
19:00 Travel to Volos (Meeting point: Larissa Central Square, Kyprou & Filellinon str.)
20:00 Conference Banquet (“Rivaz”, Volos)

 

Thursday, August 30

08:00 – 13:00 Registration – submission of auction objects (Registration Desk, Foyer)
MORNING SESSION I: Vector Borne Diseases | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Nikos Papadopoulos and  Károly Erdélyi
08:30 – 09:15     Keynote: Wildlife and Vector-borne diseases in Europe. Herve Zeller
09:15 – 09:30 National-wide survey for vector-borne pathogens in wild and domestic canines and associated ticks and fleas in Chile. Javier Millán
09:30 – 09:45 A survey of tick-borne pathogens in ixodid ticks and their wild boar hosts in the Barcelona metropolitan area. Raquel Castillo-Contreras
09:45 – 10:00 Landscape and invasive species effects on infection dynamics of Bartonella in indigenous rodents from southern Africa. Luiza Hatyoka
10:00 – 10:15 Understanding wildlife disease requires good host data: wild boar and ASF risk. Graham Smith
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break (Foyer)
MORNING SESSION II:  Vector Borne Diseases | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Nikos Papadopoulos and  Károly Erdélyi
10:45 – 11:00 Pathogenic potential of Bagaza virus in tree Phasianid species: red-legged partridge, grey partridge and common pheasant. Elisa Pérez-Ramírez
11:00 – 11:15 Past and current features of Usutu virus circulation in Hungary and Austria. Károly Erdélyi
11:15 – 11:30 Seasonal longevity of the West Nile virus vector mosquito Culex pipiens. Nikos Papadopoulos
11:30 – 11:45 Magpies and West Nile Virus: Reservoir or Sentinel? Ursula Höfle
11:45 – 12:00 First report of massive deaths in wild birds with neurological signs due to West Nile Virus infection during an epizootic outbreak in Peloponnesus, Greece, 2017. George Valiakos
MORNING SESSION III: Wildlife tuberculosis: epidemiology and control | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs:  Christian  Gortázar  Schmidt and Richard Delahay
12:00 – 12:15 Combining long-term testing and ecological data to improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis: An example from a long-term study of tuberculosis in wild badgers in the UK. Julian Drewe
12:15 – 12:30 Temporal and spatial distribution of antibodies against Mycobacterium bovis in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in the Basque Country (Northern Spain). Lucía Varela Castro
12:30 – 12:45 Assessment of BCG and inactivated Mycobacterium bovis vaccines in an experimental tuberculosis infection model in European badger (Meles meles). Ana Balseiro
12:45 – 13:00 TB maintenance community: investigation on the role of red foxes. Céline Richomme
13:00 – 13:15 The big bad wolf helping Spanish farmers – a tale on predation and tuberculosis. Christian Gortazar
13:15 – 14:45 Lunch (Venue Restaurant)
AFTERNOON SESSION I: Wildlife tuberculosis: epidemiology and control | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs:  Christian  Gortázar  Schmidt and Richard Delahay
14:45 – 15:00 Host heterogeneity and TB dynamics in badgers. Richard (Dez) Delahay
15:00 – 15:15 A compartmental dynamic model for Mycobacterium bovis transmission between badger and cattle in south-western France. Malika Bouchez-Zacria
15:15 – 15:30 Surveillance of wildlife tuberculosis in Catalonia (Spain), a low prevalent area of bovine tuberculosis, 2012-2018. Bernat Pérez de Val
15:30 – 15:45 Quantitative characterization of the community of tuberculosis-infected hosts in the Iberian Peninsula. Nuno Santos
15:45 – 16:00 Progress towards the development of an oral vaccine against TB in badgers. Sandrine Lesellier
AFTERNOON SESSION II: Emerging and re-emerging diseases | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Morten Tryland and  Efthimia Petinaki
16:00 – 16:15 Mongolian khulan (Equus hemionus hemionus) are exposed to multiple influenza A strains. Sanatana Eirini Soilemetzidou
16:15 – 16:30 Bufonid Herpesvirus 1 – Associated proliferative dermatitis in free-ranging common toads (Bufo bufo). Francesco C. Origgi
16:30 – 16:45 Serological survey of hepatitis E virus in hunted wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Gipuzkoa (Northern Spain). Miriam Martinez de Egidua
16:45 – 17:00 Lagovirus europaeus GI.2 (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2) in an isolated population of mountain hares (Lepus timidus) expands the host range of GI.2. Aleksija Neimanis
17:00– 18:00 Coffee break and poster session (Foyer)See more…
AFTERNOON SESSION III: Emerging and re-emerging diseases | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Morten Tryland and  Efthimia Petinaki
18:00 -18:15 The occurrence of the moose nasal bot fly (Cephenemyia ulrichii) in Norway—an emerging disease? Andrea L Miller
18:15 – 18:30 Serological screening for viral pathogens among semi-domesticated Eurasian tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) from eight reindeer herding districts in Norway. Morten Tryland
18:30 – 18:45 Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) as a great threat to wild ungulates in the Asian Continent. Sasan Fereidouni
18:45 – 19:00 Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway: an update on surveillance, research and disease development. Jørn Våge
19:00 – 19:15 The background for the management of CWD in Norway – scientific reasoning with high degree of uncertainty. Bjørnar Ytrehus
16:00-19:00 Silent Auction (Conference Room, Faculty of Medicine Building-2nd Floor)
19:30 Auction (Foyer)

 

Wednesday, August 29

08:00-15:30 Scheduled excursion to Meteora (lunch included)
  Meeting point: Larissa Central Square, Kyprou & Filellinon str.
AFTERNOON SESSION I: Aquatic animals and ecosystems | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Aleksija Neimanis and  Anastasia Komnenou
16:00 – 16:15 Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation on marine mammals in German waters. Stephanie Gross
16:15 – 16:30 Antibiotic resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae causing illness in juvenile common seals (Phoca vitulina) on the East coast of England. J Paul Duff
16:30 – 16:45 Genome-wide screening and functional MHC components reveals susceptibility to lungworms in female striped dolphins. Georgios A. Gkafas
16:45 – 17:00 So why do they strand? What we know from 25 years of marine mammal surveillance in the UK. Andrew Brownlow
17:00 – 17:15 Toxoplasmosis in free-ranging Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) from Switzerland. Samoa Zürcher-Giovannini
17:15 – 17:30 Surprisingly Long Lungworms from Common Seals of the Dutch North Sea. Jocelyn Elson-Riggins
17:30 – 18:15 Coffee break and poster session (Foyer)See more…
AFTERNOON SESSION II: Aquatic animals and ecosystems | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Aleksija Neimanis and Athanasios Exadactylos
18:15 – 18:30 Clinical Significance of Uncinaria spp in Orphan Mediterranean Monk Seal Pups in Greece. Komnenou Anastasia
18:30 – 18:45 Vomiting in seals indication of bycatch? Jooske IJzer
18:45 – 19:00 Changing ecosystem dynamics: Increasing evidence of direct lethal, indirect lethal and non-lethal interactions between grey seals and harbour porpoises. Lonneke L. IJsseldijk
19:00 – 19:15 Dead useful; Separating the Signal from the Noise through Marine Mammal Strandings Surveillance. Mariel ten Doeschate
19:15 – 19:30 Marine debris and plastic pollution – an emerging non-infectious threat to aquatic wildlife and human health. Anja Reckendorf
 
21:00 Student-Mentor-Mixer (“Klimax”, Ifaistou & Eleftheriou Venizelou, Larissa)

 

Tuesday, August 28

08:00 – 19:00 Registration – submission of auction objects (Registration Desk, Foyer)
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome (Hippocrates Auditorium)
MORNING SESSION I: Wildlife Health, Management and Conservation | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Thomas Tully and Becki Lawson
08:30 – 09:15 Keynote: How do we get action for a healthier planet? The lead ammunition case study. Ruth Cromie
09:15 – 09:30 British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) Good Practice Guidelines for Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres. Elizabeth Mullineaux
09:30 – 09:45 OIEparser: The data management tool for OIE-listed diseases. Katalin Maria Horvath
09:45 – 10:00 Reestablishment of a non-migratory flock of whooping cranes (Grus americana) in Louisiana, USA. Thomas N. Tully
10:00 – 10:15 The Great Tit Parus major pox disease in France: evidence of emergence and spatio-temporal distributions from citizen science-based data. Phillippe Gourlay
10:15 – 10:30 Spatio-temporal dynamics and aetiology of proliferative leg skin lesions in wild British finches. Becki Lawson
10:30 – 10:45 Investigation of mass mortality in Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea) at a breeding colony in Wales. Paul Holmes
10:45 – 11:00 Prevalence of avian influenza and Newcastle disease viruses in local populations of wild birds in contact with Houbara bustards conservation breeding programmes in the United Arab Emirates. Julien Hirschinger
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break(Foyer) | Auction team meeting
MORNING SESSION II: Wildlife Health, Management and Conservation | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Erik Ågren and Miriam Maas
11:30 – 11:45 Disease and health implications of free living wildlife on a captive zoo population. Debbie Myers
11:45 – 12:00 Histopathological study of eye tissues from semi-domesticated reindeer with infectious keratoconjunctivitis caused by cervid herpesvirus 2 in an experimental setting. Javier Sánchez Romano
12:00 – 12:15 Spatiotemporal spread of sarcoptic mange in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and other wild carnivores in Switzerland. Simone R. R. Pisano
12:15 – 12:30 Epidemiological study of Dichelobacter nodosus in free ranging Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex) and other potential hosts: identifying maintenance hosts and risk factors for infection. Gaia Moore-Jones
12:30 – 12:45 Disease risk analysis for the western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville). Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins
12:45 – 13:00 Epidemiological analysis of Aujeszky disease in wild boar in Italy. Stefania Calο
13:00 – 13:15 Plasticosis from intact and micronizing plastic in birds, reptiles and mammals, including humans. Branson W. Ritchie
13:15 –14:45 Lunch (Venue Restaurant)
AFTERNOON SESSION I: Genetics-Disease Association |  Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis & Zissis Mamuris
14:45 – 15:00 An update on the puzzling world of human and animal pathogenic treponemes. Sascha Knauf
15:00 – 15:15 Does stress impair healthy aging? Relationship between stress and telomere length in roe deer. Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont
15:15 – 15:30 MHC class II DQA locus variation in the species of European Brown hare: pathogen-driven genetic differentiation. Themistoklis Giannoulis
15:30 – 15:45 Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) infection in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) possible correlated hereditary coagulation disorder. Sónia Alexandra de Jesus Fontes
15:45 – 16:00 Genomic response to experimental infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei in Iberian ibex. Arián Ráez Bravo
16:00 – 16:15 High prevalence of heart anomalies of suspected genetic origin in a reintroduced Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) population, Switzerland. Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis
16:15 – 17:15 Coffee break and poster session (Foyer) See more…
AFTERNOON SESSION II: Health and conservation of neglected species (focus: bats) | Hippocrates Auditorium
Chairs: Lineke Begeman & Gudrun Wibbelt
17:15 – 17:30 Landscape immunology across the range of a widespread Neotropical bat species. Gábor Á. Czirják
17:30 – 17:45 Disease ecology of Lyssaviruses in the greater mouse-eared bat from South Tyrol (Italy). Stefania Leopardi
17:45 – 18:00 Vector-borne pathogens in tissues of bats from Central and Eastern Europe. Alexandra Corduneanu
18:00 – 18:15 Passive surveillance of bat lyssavirus infections in the Netherlands, a three decade overview. E.A. (Bart) Kooi
18:15 – 18:30 A passive surveillance for emerging viruses in bats in Italy- Implications for Public Health and biological conservation. Antonio Lavazza
18:30 – 18:45 Detection and characterisation of multiple herpesviruses in free-living Western European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus). Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov
18:45 – 19:00 Does bat diversity explain Ebola spillover? Julie Shapiro
19:00 – 19:15 Is stress caused by anthropogenic changes responsible for virus spillover from bats to other species? Vikram Misra
19:15 – 19:25 WDA looks to the future. Richard Kock
19:2519:30 EWDA Student Chapter. Anna Hillegonda Baauw
19:30 – 19:45 Opening Address (Hippocrates Auditorium)
19:45 – 20:45 EWDA AGM (Hippocrates Auditorium)
21:00 Welcome dinner (Venue Restaurant)

 

All Day – 13th EWDA Conference Workshops

TIME VENUE WORKSHOPS
10:00-18:00 Dep. of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Un. Thessaly, Volos & visit to the sea Marine Priority Habitats and species: Applied biomonitoring in Marine Protected Areas and the special-case of Marine Mammals
09:00-17:00 Classroom 1, Faculty of Medicine Building -3rd Floor

2nd EWDA Wildlife Histopathology Workshop

 

08:30-18:00

Computers Classroom, Library Building-1st Floor

& Visit to LAke Karla

Methods to investigate the association between wildlife and human cases in a zoonotic disease outbreak; the WNV example
10:00-14:00 Classroom 2, Faculty of Medicine Building-3rd Floor Wildlife disease monitoring: techniques and Cost-benefit trade-offs analysis
09:00-13:00 Classroom 3, Faculty of Medicine Building-3rd Floor

Disease Risk Analysis for Translocations

 

13:00-20:00 EWDA Wildlife Health Surveillance Network meeting

Amphitheater 1, Faculty of Medicine Building, 2nd floor
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)

 

[Updated] – Auction

13th EWDA Conference AUCTION Thursday evening, August 30, 2018

It is already a tradition to hold an Auction during the EWDA Conferences.

The auction is an important fundraiser for the EWDA student chapter and it is a great opportunity to show them our support! Plus, the auction night is a great opportunity for funny and lively moments to remember! Participants are kindly requested to bring a relevant good quality item with a wildlife theme suitable for auction!

Examples could include a book, piece of artwork, T-shirt or hat, or any other piece of wildlife-based memorabilia that a member of the EWDA or other conference delegate would find interesting and be willing to pay for. We are looking forward to this year’s event and ask for your assistance to make it a success!

Αuction item… “Beauty of Bath”

The auction of the “beauty of Bath” (attached picture) will be a highlight of the EWDA Conference … this unique object is a “new tradition” of our association!

This Beauty will be auctioned with the hope of exceeding the bets of the Berlin conference. Guess what it is ?

and you also tell us what extraordinary object you are going to auction …

Rosine, Paul and Marc (masters of auction)

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