August 19, 2011

In the Spotlight - Wildlife Pathology Short Course

Australian Registry of Wildlife Health Hosts the 2012 Wildlife Pathology Short Course
Wildlife Disease Investigation Training

Following on from the success of the 2008 wildlife pathology short course held at Taronga Zoo, the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health are hosting another short course in 2012. The theme will be wildlife health and conservation, with talks providing a general overview of the diseases of native wildlife, and topics such as wildlife sentinels of environmental degradation, ‘One world - one health’ and wildlife health and climate change.

The aim of this course is to provide comprehensive and systematic training in the investigation of wildlife disease. In turn, the course will bolster national and international linkages across all sectors involved with wildlife health: universities, zoos, agriculture and environment departments, vertebrate pest controllers, wildlife managers, and wildlife rehabilitators.

The 2012 course will be focused on the more practical aspects of wildlife health, incorporating a series of hands-on workshops including: wildlife disease risk assessment, wildlife health information management, mapping and analysis, marine mammal necropsy, invertebrate pathology and basic wildlife laboratory skills.

Confirmed speakers include internationally renowned wildlife pathologists: Drs SCOTT FITZGERALD, GARY WOBESER, IAN BARKER, RICHARD JAKOBHOFF, JUDY St. LEGER and LEELLEN SOLTER along with many highly respected local speakers.

To find out more about who’s speaking and how to register your interest, follow the link:

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