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Greetings Wildlife Diseases Working Group members. Voting is now underway to elect three board positions (one student representative and two members at large) to represent you, the working group membership, during the coming two years.

Review the following document introducing this year’s nominees and then follow your personal link which you will receive via email, and vote for the candidates of your choice. Remember that you will have the opportunity to vote for one student representative and two members at large.

Vote now, don’t put it off until later! Balloting ends on 7 September 2018.

Thanks to all our nominees for their time and interest in serving the working group. Successful candidates will be announced at our WDWG business meeting in Cleveland.

Symposium Announcement:

The Wildlife Diseases Working Group, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians are excited to support the following symposium at this year’s conference:

“Best Management Practices for Surveillance, Management, and Control of Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Cervid Populations”

Location: Cleveland Convention Center, Room 25A
Time: 8:10 am to 5:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Travel Grant

The Wildlife Diseases Working Group (WDWG) is offering a $500 travel grant to a TWS student member presenting a paper or poster at the 25th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society in Cleveland, Ohio.

The WDWG travel grant is intended to promote student interest and participation in the working group, and to recognize outstanding student research in the area of wildlife disease. Applicants must be students and members of The Wildlife Society. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong interest and research accomplishments in wildlife disease.

  1. A cover letter (maximum 1 page) that explains your interest and experience in wildlife disease research;
  2. The abstract of your accepted presentation at the Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society; and
  3. A letter of support from a mentor, advisor, or supervisor.

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2018. The recipient of the award will be notified by August 15, and the award will be presented at the Wildlife Disease Working Group meeting, during the Annual Conference. Recipients who are not already members of the working group will also receive a complimentary 1-year membership.

For further information, or to submit an application, contact Brianna Williams, University of Georgia, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, at briannaw@uga.edu.



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Look below for more information on disease in wildlife and the groups that research and manage them.

Wildlife Disease News:

Wildlife Disease News Digest


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management – Wildlife Diseases

National Wildlife Research Center – Wildlife Disease Research

One Health Initiative

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS)

USDA Wildlife Services – National Rabies Management Program

USDA Wildlife Services – National Wildlife Disease Program

USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Wildlife Disease Association