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EAZWV March 2017 News OUT NOW!

Wednesday 29 March 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sanderson
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EAZWV March 17 News!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Continuing education is getting more and more important as knowledge is growing fast in our profession (and in the field of zoo and wildlife biology generally). EAZWV strives to provide a diverse selection of educational opportunities to support our members. These are not only for our full and student members but also available to vets working in range counties through our subsidized Developing Nation Membership and to non-members who are welcomed to our conference and workshops. 

“The Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference” jointly organized with our partner the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) is the biggest of these educational events in our calendar - and is now just around the corner (24-27 May 2017). We are very pleased to have had an excellent set of abstracts submitted. We have taken your feedback on board and we are now, for the first time, involving a whole team of EAZWV members to rate the abstracts and pull together an excellent scientific program made by the membership for the membership. I am sure this conference will offer you high quality continuing education, time with friends and colleagues and of course opportunities to visit Berlin, a pulsating city with a great history.

The quality and variety of our Association is dependent on active, engaged members. We are trying to involve you more and more. We would like to hear your ideas and involve you in delivery of the EAZWV strategic plan. We are launching our new working groups at the Berlin conference and will also fill you in by email for those who can't attend. Please contact the board, membership@eazwv or post on our forum at any time if you would like to play a more active role. With your experience and expertise, we can help each other help wildlife and build friendships across countries and continents.

I am looking forward seeing you in Berlin at the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference. If you have not registered yet, please click here and do so now.


Be safe and make the difference

Hanspeter Steinmetz


ps. The newsletter below includes headlines only. More information can be found by clicking the embedded links. Many of these are in the members only area so don't forget to login!

Running our organisation: Keeping it purring!

Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the board meeting held on 17th-18th November 2016 can be found here. As well as keeping you updates on what we have been up to, they also contain the finalised 2017 budget.


Board Elections

We have two board positions coming up for election at the May General Assembly - Treasurer and Vice-treasurer. We will also need to elect two auditors - one of which must be a new auditor. The current board post holders are willing to stand again but if there are any of you who have relevant experience and are interested in these positions, please do let us know by contacting 

New Member Applications

We are delighted to accept all 27 new member applications received in the period July - September 2016. Since then we have had a further 95 applications – click here to see who your new colleagues are. As part of our constitution new members have provisional status until they are approved at the GA or 3mth post application to give time for any objections to be lodged.

Member Benefits – Helping you to help Wildlife!


New Veterinary Advisor Database

We are delighted to announce that we now have an up to date, downloadable database of all current EAZA EEP and TAG veterinary advisors. This can be found by clicking here (remember to login - this is a member only benefit). Do take a look. Together with EAZA we will be updating it weekly - so do keep going back to the website to check who is the current advisor. Also if you see any errors or you yourself are a "missing advisor" do email Katharina Herrmann at the EAZA Executive Office:


New Clinical Forum

Have you accessed your latest member resource? The Clinical Forum is a space where you can post questions, share your experiences or learn with other members previous discussions. Click here to check out the more recent topics on EEHV and Avian Influenza, and do feel free to start a new discussion or contribute to the current topic.


Reproductive Pathology in Callitrichids - We need your help!

EGZAC are looking to evaluate the potential effects of breeding history on reproductive pathology in callitrichids. This includes animals that have and have not bred or used contraception. For more information and for the survey, please click here. We thank you in advance for your help.


2017 Rudolf Ippen Young Scientist Award CLOSING DATE 15th March 2017

Every year EAZWV and IZW present the Rudolf Ippen award to a young scientist whose scientific output, particularly the papers published in the past 12 months, document the beginning of a promising career in wildlife veterinary science, conservation medicine, or zoo animal medicine. This award is endowed with €1'000. Application details can be found here (you can nominated yourself or be nominated by someone else.) 


Twice Weekly News Posts - Articles, Events, Job Postings and more!

EAZWV now produces a news feed of interesting articles, papers, job postings, events etc. at least twice weekly (often daily). These are available hereYou don’t need to be a Facebook member to view them – but if you do want to have them delivered straight to your Facebook account, just “like” our EAZWV Facebook page!


EAZWV Continuing Education: Conferences and Summer Schools

Student Workshop 2017 - Save the Date!

The Student Section is happy to announce that this year's EAZWV Student Workshop will be in Budapest, Hungary, from the 24 to 27th of August. Save the date if you want to join us and hear all about this year's exciting topic: "Avian Medicine". More information soon in the website and our facebook group

Can you offer a Student Placement?

The Student Section is still looking to expand the list of externships offered by the zoological institutions our members are part off. It's a brand new list, so if your institution receives under or post-graduate students for clinical or research externships, make sure to check out the current list. If you're not there, we ask you to fill this super quick questionnaire. The Student Section appreciates any help spreading the word!


Berlin Conference

Our plans for the Berlin conference are going very well - we have had all the abstracts in and the scientific committee of IZW and EAZWV members are busy putting together the program. If you haven't registered yet there is still time. Click here.

(Also make sure you member dues are up to date!)


Prague Conference

We are also busy planning for our next joint conference with AAZV in Prague. To fit in all the great talks we will extend the conference from our usual 3 days to 5 days - bringing the total conference length to a week. The preferred dates are Saturday 6th October 2018 - Friday 12th October 2018 - put the dates in your calendar now.


What have YOU been up to? Articles from our Members

Member Spotlights and Interviews

We have put together all the articles highlighting the projects and achievements of our community in one simple page. Just click here. And why not contribute with an article of your own? We're looking forward to share our members accomplishments to advance zoological medicine and help wildlife!


What would you like from EAZWV?

Join the Conversation!

EAZWV is here to help you help wildlife. Let us know how we are doing, how we can do better and volunteer to take part. Click here to join the conversation - we would LOVE to hear from you!


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