Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course 2019

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

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. REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

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. REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

A satellite short course on the Pathology and Diseases of Wildlife and Exotic Animals, 27 February - 2 March 2019 in Bangkok Thailand, in collaboration with Chulalangkorn University, to further build international wildlife health and conservation networks. For details and registration for this course, please click here. REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 and translocation health symposium agenda. Early bird closes 1 November 2018. Registrations close 4 February 2019.

*Please note: Workshops are running concurrently. You may attend the Lab skills (half day) and/or necropsy (half day) workshop OR the histopathology master class (full day). You may not attend both.

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. 

Meet our Scholarship Winners!

Due to generous financial support from the Cybec Foundation, we are pleased to announce two (2) international professional, and three (3) Australian student, scholarships to attend the Wildlife Health & Pathology Short Course in Sydney during February 2019. It was difficult to choose so few winners from the large number of strong applications that were received. We thank everyone who applied for this opportunity and extend our congratulations to the winners. To learn more about them, please click here!