Edition 2016

Wildlife crossing borders

7th of October 2016

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Programme

Moderators :  S. Roelandt, V. Vandenberge, W. van der Poel, R. Bodewes & J. van der Giessen

09:30 - 10:00  Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome (Paul Heyman,BWDS & Wim  van der Poel, DSWH)

Keynote speech

10:05 - 10:50 Landscapes and infectious disease - where are the boundaries? (Richard Kock, RVC – UK)

Session: drivers of emerging diseases

10:50 - 11:10 Invasive species (Tim Adriaans, INBO – BE)

11:10 - 11:30 Avian Influenza in migrating birds (Marjolein Poen, ErasmusMC – NL)

11:30 - 11:50 Rabies in bats and wolves (Steven Van Gucht, WIV – BE)

11:50 - 12:30 Spread of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in the Netherlands and Belgium

                              (Joke van der Giessen, RIVM – NL & Leen Claes, ITG – BE) 

12:10 - 12:30 Poster pitches (max. 3 slides and 3 minutes each)

12:30 - 14:00  Lunch/Poster session (on site)

Session: specific habitats in relation to conservation biology/ecology

14:00 - 14:30 Infections in Ecosystems (Hans Heesterbeek, FD – NL)

14:30 - 14:50 Toxoplasma in Marine mammals (Norbert Van de Velde, UGent – Be)

14:50 - 15:10 Ecological drivers of Lyme borreliosis (Hein Sprong, RIVM – NL)

15:15 - 15:30  Coffee Break 

Session: surveillance  WL diseases & public Health

15:30 - 15:50 Wildlife surveillance in Belgium (Annick Linden, Ulg – BE)

15:50 - 16:10 Wildlife surveillance in the Netherlands (Andrea Gröne, DWHC – NL)

16:10 - 16:30 Wild boar: CSF & ASF (Willy Loeffen, CVI – NL)

16:30  Closing remarks, poster awards & drinks


BWDS


Belgian Wildlife Disease Society