4th Workshop for Canada’s Wildlife Health Professionals

workshop-2014Registration is now open for the 4th Workshop for Canada’s Wildlife Health Professionals.  The workshop will be held in Québec City on April 8 & 9, 2014 at the Hôtel Palace Royal. Everyone with an interest in wildlife health is welcome to attend.

To register, please go to the following websites:

English – <http://www.ccwhc.ca/workshop_en/>
French –  < http://www.ccwhc.ca/workshop_fr/>

Registration Deadline: March 28 2014

This workshop is being held jointly with Québec’s annual wildlife health workshop: Journées Faune-Zoo de la Stratégie québécoise sur la santé de la faune.  Presentations will be in English or French, with simultaneous translation.

Posters: There is still room for additional poster presentations.  Please contact headquarters@ccwhc.ca with proposals.

The tentative program for the workshop is as follows:

8 April – Wildlife Health Risk Assessment and Multi-criteria Decision Analysis

  • An all day workshop consisting of guided table-top exercises in wildlife health risk assessment and related multi-criterion decision analysis, organized around a wildlife translocation scenario. This workshop is based on a training workshop developed in for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) by the CCWHC.
  • Chief instructors: Ted Leighton and Jane Parmley (CCWHC)

9 April – Wildlife Health Issues and Discoveries across Canada

  • Mini symposium on declining moose populations
  • Mini symposium on White-Nose Syndrome in bats in Canada

Presentations on:

  • Liver damage from giant liver fluke in muskoxen
  • Erysipelas in muskoxen
  • Babesia in deer
  • Rabies in the Canadian Arctic
  • Vaccination of racoons against rabies in Quebec
  • Tularemia – the ecology of F. tularensis in Quebec
  • Emerging vector-borne diseases: Lyme disease and West Nile virus
  • The emergence of Lyme disease in southern Quebec
  • Management perspectives on Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada
  • Wood Frogs in research on amphibian diseases
  • Avian Bornavirus in wild waterfowl
  • Disease in Bass from the St Lawrence River
  • Injuries in eagles caused by traps
  • All about Black Bears
  • Programs and discoveries at the National Wildlife Health Centre (USGS)

If you have problems downloading the registration form, or have any other questions, pleases contact us:

Email: headquarters@ccwhc.ca
Phone: 1.800.567.2033
Fax: 1.306.966.7387

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