Wildlife Disease Association Australasian Section Conference

Submitted by jhall on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 09:40

Welcome to the 2019 Wildlife Disease Association's annual conference. This year we are lucky enough to be hosted by our new chairperson Scott Carver in Tasmania. 

We will have a variety of interesting talks, excellent networking and community building and we will be located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Keynote speakers and information about submitting abstracts will be released closer to the dates. 

Gumleaves Bush Holidays is located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes (105km) drive Northeast of Hobart, and two hours Southeast of Launceston. Our venue is on 400 acres of natural bushland, is family friendly and has a variety a activities for everyone including bushwalking, a museum, adventure playgrounds and obstacle courses, tennis courts and lots of wildlife and bird spotting. It's also nearby to plenty of beaches, Maria Island, Freycinet National Parks, and Wielangta Rainforest. 

Please note a travel grant is available for WDAA student members. The Student Activities Committee of the WDA would like to announce the Student Small Travel Grants Program for the WDA-Australasian Conference. The purpose of this fund is to provide 3 free registrations to  individual WDA-A student members who plan to attend the annual WDA-A conference. Students who are not WDA-A student members are NOT eligible to apply for this travel grant. The applicant review committee will award funds based on demonstrated interest and involvement in WDA/WDA-A as well as financial need. Funds will be disbursed to award recipients at the annual WDA-A conference upon confirmation of student conference registration. Students attending the conference on a travel scholarship will be asked to share their experience by giving a presentation at their home university (WDA-A Student Chapter or similar student group) during the next semester following the conference. Deadline for submission of the application form and a letter of support is July 30th, 2019. 

For further information, please see the WDA website (click here).