Wildlife Disease Association


Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

The Wildlife Disease Association desires to keep all members, and especially student members, informed of upcoming educational opportunities.



European Wildlife Disease Association Webinar: Sustainability & Wildlife Disease
The goal of this webinar is to inspire and motivate people worldwide who are working in wild animal research to make transformative changes that contribute to reduce biodiversity loss. Marjan Minnesma, director and founder of Urgenda will discuss her work in the Netherlands.



Wildlife Research and Conservation 2023 (WRC2023)
WRC2023 is jointly organised by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and WWF Germany; it is the successor of the International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. The conference programme includes one day of workshops on the 8th September apart from three days of plenary sessions


2023 Northeast Veterinary Pathology Conference (NEVPC)
The NEVPC will be held in person at the Smithsonian National Zoological and Conservation Biology Institute (formerly the National Zoo) in Washington DC, on April 15 and 16. RACE credits will be available for this course which includes a lunchtime tour of the medical and pathology departments. For more visit https://davisthompsonfoundation.org/event/2023nevpc/


The annual AAZV conference is pleased to invite all new attendees and there are many great reasons to join this year’s event.  The conference will bring together zoo and wildlife professionals to discuss and present the newest information with the call for abstracts closing on February 20, 2023.


The 16th Annual Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference will be hosted by the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association and Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine. This conference is an opportunity to network and collaborate with professionals working in the fields of wildlife and domestic animal forensics.



International Urban Wildlife Conference June 3-7, 2023 Washington DC

The theme is “Tell Your Story!  Communicating our science with the public, the media, and policymakers while promoting inclusivity” and urban planners, researchers, city and county staff, students, educators, biologists, and ecologists of all backgrounds from across the globe are welcome.


Zoo and Wildlife Health conference - June 7-10, 2023, Valencia, Spain

This is an opportunity to present new research and learn about the latest advances in zoo and wildlife health, welfare, conservation and management. Participation can be in person or virtual.


More information, and to register for the ECZM CPD Webinar Series, see HERE.


  • December 6-8, 2022: Safe Capture – Livestream Training Event
  • December 14-15, 2022: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (San Marcos, TX)
  • January 11-12, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Little Rock , AR)
  • January 25-26, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA)
  • February 11-12, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Athens, GA)
  • February 22-23, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Reno, NV)
  • April 19-20, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Bridgeport, CT)
  • June 13-14, 2023: Safe Capture In-Person Training Event (Fredericksburg, VA)

For more information on Safe Capture Training, visit: https://sdzwaacademy.org/safecapture/ or email AcademySafeCapture@sdzwa.org.