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Annual WDA-A Conference: Where to Next?


The next Wildlife Disease Association Australasian Section Conference is being held at Falls Creek in the Victorian High Country, Australia from the 24-29 September 2017. 

This year’s conference is in the beautiful Victorian Alps, with the conference facility at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre in the Alpine National Park, near Falls Creek.

The overarching theme for our conference this year is the “Intersect of Ecology and Wildlife Health”, and so we’d like to invite particularly cordially our ecologist friends with an interest in wildlife health! Therefore, this year, member registration prices are available not only to WDA members, but also to members of ESA (Ecological Society of Australia) and AWMS (Australian Wildlife Management Society).

To find out more about this year's conference, please download the WDA-A 2017 Conference Information Sheet, which includes details about abstract submission, registration, location and importantly the conference side-trips!

You can check out the Draft Conference Program as well as the conference-specific Facebook page for more information. 

Why not download a Conference flyer and advertise in your organisation!

Call for presentations: Submission of abstracts of presentations is now open, please submit your abstract by Friday 23rd June 2017.

Registration: The deadline for registration is 22nd September 2017, but earlier registration is appreciated.

The link for abstract submission and conference registration [note: you will need to create an account to submit an abstract and / or register for the conference]

Contact for the conference in regards to registration, presentations or other enquiries is by email to: 

General WDA-A Conference and Meeting Information

A highlight of the Australasian section is its Annual Conference. These are typically held away from capital cities, at wilderness locations of major interest to members. Biologists and conservationists working in the local area are invited to share in the meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to present a talk on anything related to wildlife health - e.g. wildlife disease, biology, ecology, management, whether cutting edge science, case studies or interesting stories. Past conference proceedings are available for WDA-A members.

In addition to the scientific programme there are field trips, bush walks, and a friendly atmosphere that encourages the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Camping and informal accommodation is usual, and families and friends are welcome.

Previous Conference Proceedings are available to WDA members. Follow link to Login (Once you login you will be directed to the member resources area).

Previous WDA-A Conference Locations

    2016 Christchurch, NZ
2015 Sunshine Coast, Qld (International WDA) 2014  Tidbinbillla Nature Reserve, ACT
2013 Grampians National Park, Vic 2012 North Stradbroke Island, Qld
2011 Coorong Camp, Meningie, SA 2010 South Wilderness Lodge, Tas
2009 Catlins, South Otago, NZ 2008 Kioloa, NSW 
2007 Dryandra Woodland, WA 2006 Naracoorte, SA
2005 Cairns, Qld (International WDA) 2004 Kinchega National Park, NSW
2003 Healesville, Vic 2002 Darwin, NT
2001 Sydney, NSW 2000 New Zealand
1999 Jervis Bay, NSW
1998 Calperum Station, SA
1997 Flinders Island, Tas 1996 Central Australia, NT
1995 Kangaroo Island, SA 1994 Western Plains Zoo, NSW
1993 North Stradbroke Is, Qld
1992 Warrumbungle National Park, NSW
1991 Mallacoota, Vic 1990 Little Desert National Park, Vic
1989 Lake Eucumben, NSW 1988 Sydney, NSW
1987 Flinders Ranges, SA 1986  Tamborine Mountain, Qld
1985 Maria Island, Tas 1984 Kinhega National Park, NSW
1983 Melbourne, Vic 1981  Sydney, NSW (International WDA)