NEAFWA Conference Update

News: NEAFWA Conference Update


NWDC and Jenny Dickson (CT DEEP) are moving along with the organization of a special symposium on wildlife disease at the NEAFWA conference in Groton, CT. Our symposium will take place in the afternoon on Monday, April 15. The specific times of various talks have yet to be assigned. The following are the presenters and talk titles that will be part of the symposium.

Richard Gerhold (Univ TN, Knoxville), “Development of a serological diagnostic assay for Parelaphostrongylus tenuis” *This work has been funded by NWDC members: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont*

Nick Hollingshead (Cornell University), “Developing a wildlife health surveillance system for the Northeast”

Walt Cottrell (NWDC), “Disease Surveillance - Putting the Horse Before the Cart”

David Needle (NHVDL), “Concurrent Infection of Skunk Adenovirus-1, Listeria monocytogenes, and a Distinct Clade of Canine Distemper Virus in a Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)”

Brenda Hanley (Cornell University), “How can we augment the few that remain? Using stable population dynamics to aid reintroduction planning”

Samantha Gibbs (USFWS), “The influence of climate change on wildlife diseases”

During the conference we would like to meet with your agency staff. We are eager to discuss online tools and related topics including communication, regional cooperation, and disease surveillance. Let Julie know when someone at your agency would be willing to meet over drinks/lunch/coffee/dinner. We look forward to seeing you!