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Zoo and Wildlife Health *Online* Conference 2020 - Welcome



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Dear member and/or conference participant,

Welcome to this new format of the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference organised by the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians! 

As you might know, the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2020 was planned to take place in Emmen, The Netherlands, in May. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the physical conference had to be cancelled to protect the health of participants and organisers and uphold international regulations.

In spite of this global health crisis, the EAZWV didn’t want to fail with its compromise to offer significant education opportunities to its members, supporting scientific research and the advancement of zoo and wildlife medicine. The organising committee started exploring options to deliver as much of the planned scientific programme as possible, and agreed on holding an online conference for the first time in our history!

The conference will be composed of 4 sessions over the month of July, lasting approximately 3.5 hours each and including plenaries, scientific talks, poster presentations and question sessions. Please check the programme here, and registration options here! Information on the online platform and the conference code of conduct can also be found on our website.

We hope you enjoy this event from the comfort and safety of your home, and we’ll meet in person again next year!



The conference will be hosted by Microsoft Teams. You can find detailed instructions on how to access the conference in our Instructions and FAQ page.

A recording of each conference day will be available for all conference registrants for the 7 days following the live events. This should make it easier for those who wish to attend but are not available on the schedules dates! Please visit the registration page for further information.



The Zoo and Wildlife Health Online Conference will offer continuing education (CE) credits provided by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the Swiss Veterinary Association (GST). Different countries might have different policies on acceptability of CE credits, so you are advised to check with the country in which you are licensed to practice to ensure the CE credits provided are acceptable.


American College of Zoo Medicine (ACZM)

The value of each of the webinars is shown below.

  • Conference Day 1 = 2.6 Credit Hours
  • Conference Day 2 = 2.6 Credit Hours
  • Conference Day 3 = 2.2 Credit Hours
  • Conference Day 4 = 2.6 Credit Hours

Those attending a live webinar will get these points automatically. Those watching the recording will be required to pass a short online test to qualify for the points.

Swiss Veterinary Association (GST)
Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte GST / Société des Vétérinaires Suisses

  • Participants will be awarded 1 Bildungspunk for each webinar they attend.
  • 1 Bildungspunkt is equivalent to 3 ATF hours (Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung) and is similarly recognised from most European countries.



Scientific Programme Committee

Fabia Wyss, Switzerland

Ana Vale, Ireland

Alberto Casado Gómez, Spain/United Kingdom

Hanspeter Steinmetz, Switzerland

Job Stumpel, The Netherlands

Endre Sós, Hungary

Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov, United Kingdom

Martine van Zijll Langhout, The Netherlands

Linda Bruins-van Sonsbeek, The Netherlands

Javier Martinez Gimenez, United Kingdom

Organising Committee

Stephanie Sanderson, United Kingdom

Rafaela Fiúza, Portugal

Sara Abreu, Portugal/Denmark

Annika Posautz, Austria


Picture Credits

Asian elephant by Enzo Franchini, Zurich Zoo

Brown bear by Zdenek Machacek, Unsplash

Manatees by NOAA US Gov, Unsplash




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