Chair of Organizing Committee Closing Speech

Dear Colleagues, dear friends

This is a very special moment for me, as I have to close this meeting and say goodbye to you.

It was my pleasure to host this Conference and it was a unique experience for me. All the difficulties and all the stress are already forgotten just looking at your faces.

We have tried to offer you the opportunity to enjoy a scientific program along with a variety of other activities which we wish have made your staying in Greece quite unforgettable.

We are deeply thankful to our keynote speakers, Ruth, Herve and Marilina, for making us the honor to accept our invitation.

Also, I would like to express my gratitude to Marie Pierre and all the exceptional members of the EWDA Board for giving me the opportunity to organize this event and for their kind cooperation so far.

Finally, I feel the need to thank all my colleagues and the members of the organizing committee for the work and support they have offered.

I also need to thank my research team for their contribution to the conference

  1. Konstantina Tsokana
  2. Maria Kantere
  3. Alexios Giannakopoulos
  4. Dimitris Chatzopoulos
  5. George Valiakos

I am very proud of my organizing team and the undergraduate students who have helped us out during all this full week.

So, a big thank to the students:

  1. Vasiliki Mylona
  2. Katerina Vlachou
  3. Garyfallenia Tsinopoulou
  4. Effie Michelakaki
  5. George Kotsadam
  6. Stephania Tambach

and the organizing team

  1. Yiannis Makantasis
  2. Petros Providas
  3. Thanasis Sofos
  4. Yiannis Chloptsios
  5. Panagiota Argyraki

I would kindly ask to give them a big applause!

So, once more thank you all for coming to Larissa and attending the Conference.

I hope we meet again in Spain in 2020.


EWDA 2018 Workshops

2018 Workshops EWDA

Pre conference workshops will take place on Monday, August 27, 2018.

Please sign up for the workshops you are interested in on our registration page.

The 13th EWDA Conference offers the following Workshops:

Workshop title Disease Risk Analysis for Translocations Wildlife Histopathology Wildlife disease monitoring: techniques and Cost-benefit trade-offs analysis


Wildlife population assessment – a key tool in epidemiology

Marine Priority Habitats and species: Applied biomonitoring in Marine Protected Areas and the special-case of Marine Mammals Methods to investigate the association between wildlife and human cases in a zoonotic disease outbreak; the WNV example
Workshop coordinators Tony Sainsbury, ZSL K. Lemberger/ Vet Diagnostics, Lyon
G. Wibbelt/ Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, U. Hofle, University of Castilla-La Mancha, IREC
Dr. Sasan Fereidouni / University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Dr. Joaquín Vicente & Dr. Pelayo Acevedo/ University of Castilla-La Mancha, IREC D. Vafeidis, A. Exadactylos/ University of Thessaly C. Billinis, N. Papadopoulos/ University of Thessaly
Invited speaker Thijs Kuiken
  • Dr Tony Sainsbury, ZSL
  • Dr Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins
  • Murdoch University, Australia
  • Dr Jenny Jaffe, ZSL (Further speakers to be confirmed
  • Gudrun Wibbelt,
  • Ursula Hofle
  • Dr. Sasan Fereidouni
  • Prof. Chris Walzer,
  • Prof. Richard Kock and
  • Julian Keles
  • Dr. Annika Posautz
  • Ana Valente,
  • Jose Angel Barasona, and
  • Pablo Palencia
  • C. Antoniadou,
  • A. Lolas,
  • G.Karamitros,
  • G. Gkafas
  • Periklis Birtsas,
  • Konstantinos Papaspyropoulos,
  • Christos Sokos,
  • Alexios Giannakopoulos,
  • Charalampos Ioannou,
  • George Mastronikolos,
  • Thomas Kilindris,
  • Georgia Delivasi,
  • Ioannis Vergos,
  • Dimitris Michalakis
Duration 4 hours (09:00-13:00) 9 hours (9:00-17:00) 4 hours (10:00-14:00) 5 hours (09:00-14:00) 8 hours (10:00-18:00) 9,5 hours (08:30-18:00)
Location Larissa – conference venue/ indoors Larissa – conference venue/ indoors Larissa – conference venue/ indoors Larissa – conference venue/ indoors Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Un. Thessaly, Volos & visit to the sea / in and outdoors Larissa – conference venue & visit to Lake Karla/ in and outdoors
other information call for case submissions transportation to Volos included transportation to Lake Karla included
no. of participants 30 50 40 20 50 45
Coffee break (Yes/No) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Light lunch (Yes/No) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Fee (Euro) 50 100 50 60 80 100
Student fee (Euro) 35 75 35 40 60 75

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