69th WDA Annual International Conference

Submitted by jhall on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:26

WELCOME to Spain, WELCOME to La Mancha, WELCOME to Cuenca & MOST WELCOME to the WDA-EWDA 2020 Joint Conference.

This is the 2nd time in history that the “mother” International Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) liaises with the European section (EWDA) to organize a joint Conference that provides members and non-members with the opportunity of exchanging science, expertise, mentoring and good conversations on wildlife health with a coffee, a beer or a wine in hand and with the final goal of better Managing Wildlife Diseases for Sustainable Ecosystems.

The 69th annual WDA - 14th biennial EWDA Joint Conference will take place in the beautiful medieval city of Cuenca (Spain) on September 1-4, 2020. The Conference will also host the meeting of the EWDA Wildlife Health Surveillance Network (August 30, 2020) and a series of pre-conference workshops/symposiums (August 31, 2020) in parallel, and different activities to achieve greening and decreasing the carbon footprint of the Conference as well as to show you the beautiful landscape where ‘Don Quixote’ rode ‘Rocinante’ through multiple adventures.

In the Anthropocene epoch the impact of human activities is evident even on the Earth’s geology. We, humans, have influenced almost every single ecosystem on the planet and nowadays these cannot be understood and protected without taking into consideration the unstoppable influence of humans over the millennia. This Conference seeks to provide the scientific and technical bases for the future strategies to protect and preserve our naturally inherited wildlife richness by ‘Managing Wildlife Diseases for Sustainable Ecosystems’. Advances in all aspects of wildlife diseases are within the scope of the topic, and those with a special focus on advances in wildlife disease management are most welcome.

The Conference is hosted by the University of Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM) in the facilities of the Campus of Cuenca, a modern university campus at walking distance from the city and its historic center, with a complete array of facilities in a quiet academic environment. Leading wildlife disease research institutions in Spain - UCLM, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Córdoba - joined together in the Organizing Committee.

For information, please see the conference website: http://www.cuenca2020.com/CUENCA2020