Upcoming Events

This section provides links to upcoming events that may be relevant to wildlife health professionals. Listed events focus on Australia but also include information on events from overseas.

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International Symposia on Ranaviruses

The Global Ranavirus Consortium organizes biennial International Symposia on Ranaviruses to facilitate communication between the diverse and international group of researchers and professionals that work on all aspects of ranavirus biology. The symposia are interactive and productive, and generally held in conjunction with other professional meetings. See past symposia pages for more information! This year’s symposia will be hosted by James Cook University. There will be two days of presentations and workshops and a one-day field trip.
Find out more here, including how to submit your abstract: https://rana2019.com/

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4/06/2019 - 6/06/2019

International Symposia on Ranaviruses

The Global Ranavirus Consortium organizes biennial International Symposia on Ranaviruses to facilitate communication between the diverse and international group of researchers and professionals that work on all aspects of ranavirus biology. The symposia are interactive and productive, and generally held in conjunction with other professional meetings. See past symposia pages for more information! This year’s symposia will be hosted by James Cook University. There will be two days of presentations and workshops and a one-day field trip.
Find out more here, including how to submit your abstract: https://rana2019.com/

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4/06/2019 - 6/06/2019

International Symposia on Ranaviruses

The Global Ranavirus Consortium organizes biennial International Symposia on Ranaviruses to facilitate communication between the diverse and international group of researchers and professionals that work on all aspects of ranavirus biology. The symposia are interactive and productive, and generally held in conjunction with other professional meetings. See past symposia pages for more information! This year’s symposia will be hosted by James Cook University. There will be two days of presentations and workshops and a one-day field trip.
Find out more here, including how to submit your abstract: https://rana2019.com/

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2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium

“Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD.
The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.
The Symposium will bring an unprecedented opportunity to influence the direction of Australia’s future biosecurity system, network, develop new concepts, share and test ideas, build new partnerships and engage in challenging discussions that stimulate debate and energy – we hope you will be a part of it!”
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12/06/2019 - 13/06/2019

2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium

“Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD.
The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.
The Symposium will bring an unprecedented opportunity to influence the direction of Australia’s future biosecurity system, network, develop new concepts, share and test ideas, build new partnerships and engage in challenging discussions that stimulate debate and energy – we hope you will be a part of it!”
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Events

Health Assessment of Green Turtles in South & Central Queensland Following Extreme Weather Impacts on Coastal Habitat During 2011

Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Limpus, CJ et al., (2012). Health Assessment of Green Turtles in South and Central Queensland Following Extreme Weather Impacts on Coastal Habitat During 2011. Conservation Technical and Data Report 2011 (4): 1-13. (PDF, 586K,15pg).

Further information is available from the DEHP Marine Wildlife Strandings webpage >> 


Friday, 30 November 2012/Author: Tiggy Grillo/Number of views (2742)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Resources for animals affected by bushfires

Australian Veterinary Association

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) website has resources for animals affected by bushfires, including:

  • Treatment of burnt wildlife
  • Treating burnt wildlife
  • Equipment used for burnt wildlife

For access to these resources go to the AVA website >>

Wednesday, 16 January 2013/Author: Keren Cox-Witton/Number of views (3569)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Australia launches whale database

03/01/2013 ABC News [video 1:43] “The Federal government says a new database shows scientific research can be conducted without killing whales.” View the video >>

Australian Government DSEWPaC website: You can help Southern Ocean whale research“Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a new internationalcollaboration to share information on the rare Antarctic blue and killerwhales. Mr Burke said the Australian Marine Mammal Centre at the AustralianAntarctic Division has created a database that allows Southern Ocean seafarersto snap and share their photographs of these rarely sighted whales and the morecommon humpback whales to help obtain more information on these majestic creatures....” Read the full article >>

Reporting forms and access to the whale database areavailable through the Southern Ocean Research Partnership >>

Wednesday, 16 January 2013/Author: Keren Cox-Witton/Number of views (3022)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crayfish have been secretly spreading a deadly frog epidemic

18/12/2012 Smithsonian.com “Around the world, the decline of hundreds of amphibian species has been linked to the mysterious and deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytriumdendrobatidis... Until now, researchers thought the fungus occurred only in amphibians, since no studies demonstrated that the fungus can grow on live non-amphibian hosts.... New research refutes the assumption that only amphibians can carry the disease, however. Field collections in Louisiana and Colorado found that up to 29 percent of the live crayfish recovered were harboring the fungus. The team also found that crayfish presence was a strong predictor of amphibian infection with the fungus....” Read the full article >>

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PUBLICATION: McMahon,TA, et al. (2013) Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 110(1), 210-215 View the abstract >>

Wednesday, 16 January 2013/Author: Keren Cox-Witton/Number of views (3409)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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One Health and its importance to wildlife

PUBLICATION: [No authors listed] (2012) One Health and its importance to wildlife. Veterinary Record 171(24), 613-4. View the abstract >>

Abstract: “The importance of the One Health movement to the sustainability of wildlife populations was among subjects discussed at a recent symposium organised by the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM). Under the theme of 'Wildlife diseases and conservation', the symposium also considered issues such as pet travel and vectorborne diseases, poisoning of predatory birds and cetacean strandings. Georgina Mills reports.”
Wednesday, 16 January 2013/Author: Keren Cox-Witton/Number of views (3530)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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