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Call for Abstracts for Annual International WDA-EWDA 2020 Conference in Cuenca, Spain August 30 - September 5, 2020 

Deadline for abstract submission is May 3, 2020

Call for abstracts is at http://www.cuenca2020.com/CUENCA2020/abstracts/guidelines


2020 WDA Student Travel Grants

These grants provide small travel scholarships ($500 - $1000) to individual WDA student members who plan to attend the annual WDA conference (this year at the same time as the EWDA conference), especially to those who may not be eligible to apply for the competitive WDA student awards. Students who reside near the conference location are NOT eligible to apply for this travel grant, as funds are intended to offset travel and lodging fees. The applicant review committee will award funds based on demonstrated interest and involvement in WDA as well as financial need.

Application materials can be found
HERE.
Submission deadline is April 15, 2020.
Applications should be sent to Marianthi Ioannidis at wdatravelgrant@gmail.com
Notification of awards by May 15, 2020.


Student Chapter Grants
The student Activities committee (SAC) awards the Student Chapter Grants in order to facilitate student involvement in the activities of their local chapter and therefore the worldwide development of the Wildlife Disease Association.
Student chapters are locally engaged in the organization of activities (lectures, workshops, field trips etc.) related to wildlife health. To help support these activities and the promotion of new chapters, the SAC annually offers TWO different grant amounts. For more information about the following grants click HERE.

2020 WDA Student Chapter Grants

SEED GRANTS
The purpose of this grant is to help smaller student chapters and stimulate smaller educational events.
Applications will be accepted from:
October 1st until October 31st: Result notification on November 15, 2020
March 1st until March 31st: Result notification on April 15, 2020
There will be a maximum of 2 winners for each application period and each winner can receive $500/winner.


BLOSSOM GRANTS
This grant was created to help student chapters in the organization of larger events.
Applications deadline April 30th:  Result notification on May 15.
There will be a maximum of 2 winners and each winner can receive $1000/winner.


Starting January 1, 2020 all WDA Regular, Student, Lifetime and Emeritus members will get access to BioOne Complete.Click HERE to login, you will then be redirected to the access page.

Dear WDA Members and Colleagues,

Southern and eastern Australia is currently experiencing an unprecedented and catastrophic bushfire season in which approximately 6 million hectares has burnt (this is equivalent in size to almost the entirety of Ireland, Sri Lanka or West Virginia). In addition to the homes and human lives lost, it is estimated that considerably in excess of 500 million wild animals (not including invertebrates) have perished. The existence of a number of species, such as the Kangaroo Island Dunnart, will likely be imperilled by these fires. Increased intensity and severity of bushfires in southeastern Australia as a direct consequence of climate change has been predicted by numerous scientific reports for more than a decade.  

WDA members have been heavily involved in this crisis, responding to the needs of government agencies and the public and carrying out triage and treatment of injured wildlife. Your donation will be directly and in its entirety used by WDA Australasia to provide funds to our members and partner organisations involved in the emergency response, and will be used to ensure the best outcomes for the welfare and conservation of wildlife in bushfire affected areas. We are enormously grateful for the support of our international friends and colleagues during this disaster. 

Donations may be made online via the WDA website HERE, or by calling the WDA Business Office at 785-865-9404. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact wda@allenpress.com.  

Sincerely, 

Carlos das Neves, WDA President
Andrew Peters, WDA Vice President

Who is WDA?
We are researchers, practitioners and educators! Please watch our video to learn more about us!


  
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2020 WDA/EWDA Joint Conference & COVID-19
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Dear colleagues,

You may all be aware of the evolution of the new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic and how measures implemented to contain transmission are underway in many countries in the world. It is too early to forecast how this will affect the celebration of events such as the 2020 WDA/EWDA Joint Conference. The Organizing Committee has decided to follow-up the evolution of the pandemic and meet again in one month to review the scenario and the potential effects on the Conference. We have taken the decision of implementing a 15-day extension to the deadlines for abstract submission and early bird registration as follows:

Annual Conference

  • New deadline for abstract submission for the Conference is May 3, 2020.
  • New date for notification of abstract revision is June 15, 2020.
  • New deadline for Early bird registration is July 5, 2020.

First Global Symposium and Workshops on Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans

  • New deadline for abstract submission is March 29, 2020.
  • New date for notification of abstract revision is April 14, 2020.

We will inform you of any further changes to the Conference schedule.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any question at cuenca2020@viajeseci.es or at josefrancisco.ruiz@uclm.es.

Looking forward meeting you all in Cuenca.

Kind regards,

The Organizing Committee

  
WDA Continues to Support One Health

For more than 60 years Wildlife Disease Association has published what is now called One Health research, facilitated One Health solutions to wildlife conservation challenges, and promoted One Health education.

For over 30 years WDA's One Health mission has been to "acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation and ecology including interactions with humans and domestic animals”.

Most recently WDA's slogan says it all:
WDA is all wildlife diseases, all conservation, all one health, all the time!"


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