Third Student Workshop of the European Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association (Third EWDA Student W)

Venue: Conference Centre of the Foundation Merieux

Location: Veyrier-du-Lac, France

Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 22, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 15, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2009
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The Third EWDA Student Workshop will be held at the conference centre of the Merieux Foundation, Les Pensieres, in Veyrier-du-Lac, France, from March 19th to March 22nd, 2009! The central theme of the workshop is Infectious Diseases at the Wildlife / Domestic Animal / Human Interface.

The EWDA Student Workshop aims at giving advanced undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to meet and share the experience of internationally renowned scientists working at the crossroads of human and animal health. During three days, students and professionals will share their knowledge through keynote lectures and outstanding oral communications, panel discussions, special sessions and student presentations. Special guests will be invited to enlarge the scope of the discussions, and will include representatives of leading Institutions supporting health initiatives, experts from pharmaceutical companies, European and governmental representatives, journalists, and more!

The objective of the workshop is to enhance the scientific skills of participating students, from study design to publication to media release, and offer a comprehensive view of the outlets and duties of the next generation of health scientists, under the One World – One Health framework.

The Third EWDA Student Workshop is open to graduate students (MSc and PhD) working on disease ecology and/or wildlife diseases, and undergraduate students in their final years considering pursuing disease ecology research. Medical, veterinarian, biological, ecological, mathematical and other backgrounds are all welcome! Selection of 40 participating students will be based on a CV, motivation letter, reference letter from a Professor, a poster abstract if MSc or PhD student and grade transcripts of latest semester if undergraduate. Willing undergraduates are welcome to send a poster abstract. Experience in disease ecology research is highly recommended. The application deadline is January 15th, 2009!