Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course 2019

Submitted by mkemp on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:36

                                          Registrations are NOW OPEN!

The Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, supported by the Cybec Foundation and CL Davis Foundation, is proud to present:

A Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course, 18 - 22 February 2019 to provide a systematic review of the health and diseases of wildlife, and practical skills based workshops.

A Wildlife Translocation Health Symposium, 23 February 2019 to unite ecologists and health scientists and contribute to a best practice framework for wildlife translocation sciences.

A Satellite Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course, 27 February - 1 March 2019 in Bangkok Thailand, in collaboration with Chulalangkorn University, to further build international wildlife health and conservation networks (dates to be confirmed).

The course is open to anyone with an interest in wildlife disease, including pathologists, veterinarians, conservation biologists, veterinary students and postgraduate students. Practical workshops on necropsy, laboratory skills, and histopathology will be offered.

The symposium will highlight the many disciplines of translocation science including ecology, nutrition, behaviour, welfare, and disease risk analysis. Panel discussions will provide an opportunity for engagement and the exchange ideas and best practice.


The Wildlife Pathology Short Course, Translocation Health Symposium, and associated workshops, will be held in the brand new, state of the art Institute of Science and Learning located on the grounds of Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia.


Internationally acclaimed wildlife pathologists Drs Judy St Leger (SeaWorld), Bruce Rideout (San Diego Zoo), Michael Garner (Northwest ZooPath), Kevin Keel (University of California, Davis), nutritionist Ellen Dierenfeld (Nottingham Trent University), and eminent ecologist Carl Jones (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust), will join local wildlife specialists to deliver this fascinating program. More information about our international guests is available below:

Dr Judy St Leger / Dr Bruce Rideout / Dr Michael Garner / Dr Kevin Keel / Dr Ellen Dierenfeld / Professor Carl Jones

Conference Agenda

Please (click here) for the draft wildlife health and pathology short course agenda. Early bird closes 1 November 2018.

Register Here

If you have any special dietary or access requirements, please email these through to registry2019@gmail.com. We apologise that these details are not included on the registration page provided by our eCommerce platform. 

Become a sponsor!

Building on a formula formed through the highly successful delivery of similar courses in 2008 and 2012, this education event is ambitious and multifaceted. Your support will allow us to deliver a ground-breaking education program to a passionate and engaged audience, in an affordable manner. Support can be targeted towards educational or social events, or directed to scholarships for Australian students or wildlife health professionals from low socio-economic level countries. The sponsorship prospectus (click here) includes detailed information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. We can also provide tailored packages to suit your budget and marketing needs so please contact us to discuss customised sponsorship opportunities!

Scholarship Applications Now Closed

Due to generous financial support from the Cybec Foundation, we are pleased to offer two (2) international professional, and three (3) Australian student, scholarships to attend the Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course in Sydney during February 2019. Scholarship applications are now closed. Winners will be announced in due time.