Pre conference workshops will take place on Monday 25 August 2014.
Please sign up for the pre-conference workshops when you register.
The pre-conference workshops will be:
Taking wildlife health on the European continent-scale a step further
One-day workshop at the EWDA (European wildlife disease association) conference.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts from several EU FP7 research programs (including ANTIGONE, APHAEA, EDEN next, EuroWestNile and WildTech) and other recognised scientists, to share ideas. These include the most recent concepts in the knowledge of this most difficult art of collecting data from free-living populations. The information is essential in gathering evidence for the management of wildlife related diseases and zoonoses. As well as the veterinary and human health concern, this discipline is increasingly important for the conservation of biodiversity.
The workshop will have invited short presentations. These emphasise new technologies and approaches to surveillance in the field, in the lab, in front of a computer, and in the office of policy makers. A large part of the workshop will be dedicated to round-table discussions (RTD) which will address many challenges.
You can download full details of this workshop here:
Wildlife post-mortem examination and pathology workshop
Morning and afternoon workshop sessions will be held in the veterinary necropsy room at the University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Campus. The postmortem sessions will be hosted by Dr Adrian Philbey and Dr Jo Baily, at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and Dr Andrew Brownlow, from SRUC, Inverness.
Mini-buses will be available to transport delegates from the main conference venue to the veterinary school.
Full details of this workshop are available in the conference booklet: