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)