Conference Symposium


Wildlife Disease Association (WDA)-Africa and Middle East (AME) Section has organized a WDA-AME Wildlife Disease Symposium as part of the 11th Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) Scientific Conference that will be held at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha, Tanzania from 6-8 December 2017.  TAWIRI conference will be held under the theme: People, Live-stock and Climate change: Challenges for sustainable biodiversity conservation”. The special WDA-AME Wildlife Symposium will be under the sub-theme: “Wildlife Diseases and Ecosystem Health.  WDA-AME Wildlife Disease Symposium is entitled: “The role

of Wildlife Health Professionals and the increasing trend of emerging and re-emerging diseases at the wildlife-livestock-human interface”.

The objectives of the symposium include:

  1. To mobilize wildlife health professionals to proactively engage in investigation and outbreak responses of infectious diseases of wildlife origin,
  2. To equip wildlife health professionals with current knowledge and status of infectious diseases,
  3. To update wildlife health professionals with advances in one health approaches to disease investigation and outbreak responses.

The call for abstracts for those who want to make presentations will be open from 01st March to 30th July 2017. Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 300 words for both oral and poster presentations. Specifically, the abstract should be organized as follows; title, name(s) of author(s) and addresses, brief background/objectives of the study, methodology, results and conclusion. Authors of accepted abstracts for oral/poster presentation will be notified by September 30th 2017. Abstracts for the WDA-AME Wildlife Disease Symposium should be submitted to for special handling and submission by the section. The abstract should be submitted together with the filled registration form.

Early bird registration fee for participation to the TAWIRI conference including the WDA-AME symposium is 270,000 TZS for developing countries and 250 USD for developed countries. Late or onsite registration is 350,000 TZS for developing countries and 300 USD for developed countries. Early bird registration is open from 1st March – 30th August 2017. For more details see