Agenda

The scientific themes for the conference sessions include:

  • Wildlife health and climate change
  • Human dimensions and wildlife health (including public perception of nature and influencing behavior change)
  • Systems thinking and approaches to One Health and wildlife health
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of wildlife scientists in the response
  • Zoonosis and wildlife
  • Innovations in diagnostics and surveillance
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Special Session on Wildlife Disease Management/Monitoring/Evaluation
  • Emerging and Legacy Contaminants and Wildlife Health
  • American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Special Session on the Use of Immunotherapeutics in Wildlife

Students also play a prominent role in the conference, with an entire day dedicated exclusively to student presentations. WDA encourages student participation, sponsoring several conference travel grants and student awards including two scholarships, a research recognition travel award, a best student presentation award and a best student poster award. In addition, we are planning the usual array of social events including an icebreaker on the University of Wisconsin campus, picnic at the International Crane Foundation, and an auction and banquet. More details will be forthcoming.

Agenda

**Tentative – details subject to change**

Sunday, July 24
Time Session Location
8:00am-5:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:00am-4:00pm

ACZM Workshop

*Registration Required

Concourse Hotel

8:30am-10:00am

Student Workshop – Writing for Scientific Publications

*Registration Required

Concourse Hotel

11:00am-1:00pm

Student Workshop – Science Communications Workshop

*Registration Required

Vet School

5:30pm-7:30pm Icebreaker Picnic University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

 

Monday, July 25
Time Session Location
7:15am-8:00am Yoga Concourse Hotel
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Concourse Hotel
7:30am-2:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:30am-10:00am Opening Session Concourse Hotel
10:00am-10:30am AM Break Concourse Hotel
10:30am-12:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch & Business Meeting Concourse Hotel
1:00pm-9:00pm Crane Foundation Tour & Dinner Crane Foundation
Tuesday, July 26
Time Session Location
7:15am-8:00am Yoga Concourse Hotel
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Concourse Hotel
7:30am-5:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:30am-9:05am Keynote Concourse Hotel
10:00am-10:45am AM Break & Posters Concourse Hotel
10:45am-12:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch & Business Meeting Concourse Hotel
1:30pm-3:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
3:00pm-3:45pm PM Break & Posters Concourse Hotel
3:45pm-5:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
5:30pm-6:30pm Student/Mentor Mixer Concourse Hotel
6:30pm-10:00pm Auction Concourse Hotel
Wednesday, July 27
Time Session Location
7:15am-8:00am Yoga Concourse Hotel
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Concourse Hotel
7:30am-1:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:30am-10:00am Panel Session Concourse Hotel
10:00am-10:30am AM Break & Posters Concourse Hotel
10:30am-12:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Concourse Hotel
1:00pm Free Afternoon
7:00pm Concerts on the Square Downtown Madison
Thursday, July 28
Time Session Location
7:15am-8:00am Yoga Concourse Hotel
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Concourse Hotel
7:30am-7:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:30am-10:00am Panel Session Concourse Hotel
10:00am-10:45am AM Break & Posters Concourse Hotel
10:45am-12:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch & Business Meeting Concourse Hotel
1:30pm-3:00pm Panel Session Concourse Hotel
3:00pm-3:45pm PM Break & Posters Concourse Hotel
3:45pm-5:00pm Session Concourse Hotel
5:00pm-6:00pm Business Meeting Concourse Hotel
6:30pm-11:00pm Closing Banquet Concourse Hotel
Friday, July 29
Time Session Location
8:00am-1:00pm Registration Concourse Hotel
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast Concourse Hotel
9:00am-10:30am Session Concourse Hotel
10:30am-11:00am AM Break Concourse Hotel
11:00am-12:00pm Plenary Session Concourse Hotel
12:00pm-12:30pm Closing Remarks Concourse Hotel