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The Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference
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Each year EAZWV joins forces with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) to hold an international conference on Zoo and Wildlife Health.

As well as an opportunity to present new research and learn about the latest advances in zoo and wildlife health, welfare, conservation and management, participants have the opportunity to take part in practical workshops, round table discussions and network with colleagues. Our conference is attended by wildlife researchers, managers and veterinarians from all over the world. It is usually held in May each year and hosted by a European zoo or wildlife institute.

Information on our next conference, our last conference and a list of previous conferences can be found below. Proceedings for past conferences are being digitized and will be uploaded to the member area shortly.



Our next conference will be a joint meeting with our colleagues from the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians hosted by Prague Zoo in October 2018


Abstract Submissions :

We know you are all looking forward to our joint conference with AAZV and IZW in Prague this year. 

This year there will be an open call for papers. Submissions on all topics related to zoo and wildlife medicine are welcome. The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is particularly interested in submissions on the following subjects:

·        AZA/EAZA Programs Veterinary advisors updates *

·        Zoo Animal Welfare

·        Natural disaster management

·        Ethics and zoo animal veterinary practice

We would particularly welcome any collaborative work you might undertake with colleagues from the USA. 

*If you are an EAZA programme vet adviser, how about pairing up with your AZA counterpart? I am happy to make introductions - just click here to drop me an email and I will get it sorted out. 


Abstract submission IS OPEN from:
5th February - 2nd April 2018



Note: unlike in other years, you won't have to register when you submit your paper. If it is accepted however you will be expected to complete your registration within 4 weeks - or we will give your slot to someone else. 

Registration :

We anticipate this will be a very well attended conference - 200 of our American colleagues have already indicated that they want to come! To fit in all the great talks this conference will include a 6 day scientific program - 1 day of workshops and 5 days of talk rather than our usual 4 day conference. Please make a note of this as registration fees will reflect the increased conference length.


30th June 2018

General information about Prague, how to get there and the scientific and social programs will be available on our conference website.


Conference newsletter:

Conference information and date reminders will be sent out to all EAZWV members.

If you are not a member would like to receive our e-mail conference newsletter, please send an e-mail with "Subscribe Zoo Wildlife Health Conference Newsletter" in the subject line and your name to:

Please note that you will automatically receive our conference newsletter if you have attended the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals in previous years and/or the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2017. If you would like to unsubscribe from our newsletter list, please send us an e-mail.


 Previous Conferences: 

Past Proceedings can be accessed by EAZWV members by clicking here.

  Year  Location   Notes 
  2017  Berlin, Germany  Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2016  Atlanta USA  1st Joint conference EAZWV/AAZV/IZW
  2015  Barcelona, Spain   Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2014   Warsaw, Poland   Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2013  Vienna, Austria   Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2012  Bussolengo, Italy   Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2011   Lisbon, Portugal   Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2010  Madrid, Spain  Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2009  Beekse Bergen, The Netherlands   1st Joint EAZWV/IZW
  2008   Leipzig, Germany   EAZWV conference
  2007   Edinburgh, UK  IZW conference
  2006   Budapest, Hungary   EAZWV conference
  2005   Prague, Czech Republic   IZW conference
  2004  Ebeltoft, Denmark  EAZWV conference
  2003  Rome, Italy   IZW conference
  2002  Heidelberg, Germany  EAZWV conference 
  2001  Rotterdam, Netherlands  IZW conference
  2000  Paris, France  EAZWV conference 
  1999  Vienna, Austria  IZW conference 
  1998  Chester, UK  EAZWV conference
  1997  Zurich, Switzerland  IZW conference 
  1996  Rostock, Germany  EAZWV conference



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