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10th BWDS & UA Symposium

10th BWDS & UA Symposium
EVENT DETAILS
EVENT DETAILS
Date
18 October 2024
Start time
09:00
End time
16:30
Location
Hof van Liere
Address
Stadscampus UA, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp
Organizer
Belgian Wildlife Disease Society (BWDS) / University of Antwerp (UA)
Website
Email
info@bwds.be

Event by The Belgian Wildlife Disease Society (BWDS) and University of Antwerp (UA).

The Belgian Wildlife Disease Society (BWDS) is thrilled to announce the 10th BWDS Symposium, organized in collaboration with the University of Antwerp (UA). This year’s symposium is particularly special as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the BWDS, a significant milestone in our dedication to advancing the understanding of wildlife diseases.

Event Details

  • Date: October, 18 2024
  • Venue: Hof van Liere, Stadscampus UA, Prinsstraat 13 Antwerp

Preliminary Program Highlights:

  • 09:00 – 09:30: Registration and coffee

  • 09:30 – 09:40: Welcome by H. Leirs (UA) & S. Roels (BWDS)

  • 09:40 – 10:15: Keynote on Exotic Emerging Viruses by F. Drexler (Charité, GE)

Sessions Covering:

  • Various projects related to zoonotic pathogens

  • The role of vectors in disease transmission

  • Impact of mutating viruses and pandemics

  • Future risks and emerging pathogens

The full program includes detailed presentations, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking during coffee breaks and a concluding reception.

Researchers are invited to submit a poster and pitch communications on the topic of wildlife diseases in its broadest sense.

Registration:

  • Early Bird (until July 15): €40

  • Regular (until September 30): €60

  • Students: €30

Contact Information: For more details and registration, please visit BWDS&UA Symposium Registration or email at info@bwds.be.