June 28, 2013

In the Spotlight: Invitation to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Community to Join Us for a Demonstration of the Wildlife Heath Event Reporter

Dear Wildlife Rehabilitator,

Wildlife Health Event Reporter home page.  Create an account today to share
your wildlife health observations and view reports made by others.
The Wildlife Data Integration Network, a program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, is hosting a web-based demonstration of the Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER), www.wher.org.

This publicly available tool gathers observations of sick, injured, or dead wild animals as well as functions as an alerting system that can quickly distribute reports to those concerned about potential emerging wildlife health issues.

In addition, WHER can be used to log and track wildlife health calls from the public, especially for those unfortunate events where no action can be taken. These observations can be at least recorded and added to a collective body of knowledge for the greater understanding of wildlife health issues.

Join our team to learn about how WHER can keep you and your colleagues up to date on where wildlife health events are being reported in your state, region or around the globe in near real-time. You can view example reports that were made in the last few days here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/wher_reports

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM Central Daylight Time (Convert to your time zone)
Agenda: http://www.wdin.org/documents/wher/2013 jul 10_demo agenda.pdf

How to Register?
Email us at wher@wdin.org for instructions on how to join this webinar demonstration.

WHER Resources
We look forward to sharing information about WHER and how it can be used for surveillance and communication about wildlife health events. You are welcome to forward this invitation on to other interested parties.

The WDIN Team

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