February 8, 2013

In the Spotlight: WDIN Presented 'Discover Novel Wildlife Health Information'

January 29th was a dark and stormy night, but many braved the slush and rain to hear the Wildlife Data Integration Network (WDIN) team talk about our work as invited presenters in the Global Health Seminar Series, hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Global Health Institute.

Our presentation, Discovering Novel Wildlife Health Information, showcased the methods, techniques and products we are developing and using to standardize disparate wildlife disease data and information so that they can be integrated, disseminated and visualized.  We explained how we make this information accessible to the public, researchers and decision-makers enabling them to gain new knowledge and a better understanding of wildlife health issues in support of the One Health Initiative.

Screenshot of presentation recording. Turn it up and listen!
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about our work and its potential to support the Global Health community.  The audience was engaged and posed great follow-up questions and suggestions to improve our projects and better target our user audience.

We are excited to share the video recording of the presentation which is about one hour in length (get the popcorn!) and can be found online at:  http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videos/45007

Other presentations in the Global Health Series are also available for viewing online through their archives. This collection of GREAT presentations on global health topics includes a talk by Dr. Hon Ip from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center presenting on the Global Influenza Crisis.  

If you are interested in learning more about WDIN's work, contact us at digest@wdin.org.  We are always looking for collaboration opportunities, especially related to wildlife health surveillance efforts. 

Cris Marsh, WDIN Content Manager, showing
off the announcement flyer for our presentation
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