"Promoting Shared Knowledge"
Chapter Mission Statement: The European Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association was created in October 2005 and counts today 78 WDA members from 30 countries. The mission of the EWDA Student Chapter is to promote shared knowledge between students and established researchers, and several tools and activities have been developed to work toward this goal.
Tools and activities:
The EWDA Student Workshop organized in a European country every second year alternating with the EWDA conference on a theme related to wildlife/One Health, to give an opportunity to wildlife disease students to get acquainted with applied state-of-the-art scientific reasoning and meet professional researchers excelling in the field of wildlife disease investigation in Europe. The 7th EWDA Student Workshop “One Health: Living and surviving the interface” will be held in April, 2017, at the Conference Centre of the Fondation Mérieux, in Veyrier-du-Lac, France. For more information, visit our website: https://ewdastudent.wordpress.com/
The EWDA Student Mentor Mixer organized during the EWDA conference to connect students and high ranking academics in order to develop international relationships across Europe and beyond.
To further promote shared knowledge across Europe, the EWDA Student Chapter is developing a network of Country Representatives whose role is to promote the activities proposed by the Chapter and the involvement of wildlife health students in their countries. The Country Reps organize country-based EWDA One-Day Student Symposia to give an opportunity to wildlife disease students to meet and share the experience of wildlife health experts and fellow wildlife health students of their home country.
Tool #1:The EWDA facebook page where we would like to invite everyone to share:
- News and stories on wildlife health issues. You can find these on Pro-MED, but also through RSS feed from diverse sources!
- Job and education opportunities. You may know of a position at your University, receive an offer through your faculty, or you may be a subscriber to other lists with occasional offers related to wildlife health: post it!
- Conference announcements. You are aware of a future meeting on wildlife health issues or with a session on wildlife diseases, you organize or know the organizing committee of such an event: this is the place to distribute the information! 4. Wildlife health hot topics and debates: whatever you are currently brainstorming over, share it here!
Tool #2: The EWDA electronic journal club to compile a list of most recent references on wildlife diseases and disease ecology issues as they get published in the literature.
Lastly, to further promote shared knowledge across Europe, the EWDA Student Chapter is developing a network of Country Representatives whose role is to promote the activities proposed by the Chapter and the involvement of wildlife health students in their countries. Is your country not represented yet and are you interested in becoming a country representative for your country? Please contact us:firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website to learn more about the EWDA Student Chapter, its objectives and activities, and become a member!
Number of members: 78
Chapter email: email@example.com
Chapter Website: https://ewdastudent.wordpress.com/
Chapter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10403297125/
Current Progress Report (PDF)
Student Activities Coordinator on the EWDA Board:
Name: Lineke Begeman
Degrees, Position: DVM DECVP, PhD student at Erasmus MC
Research interests: Wildlife pathology
Chair (The Netherlands):
Anna Hillegonda Baauw
Rebecca D. Berg
Communications Officer (Greece):
Workshop Coordinator (France):
Anne-Fleur Brand, The Netherlands