EWDA Student Mixers

The EWDA Student Mixer is organized every two years during the conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association. It aims at connecting students from across Europe and develop international relationships in a relaxed atmosphere!

The First EWDA Student Mixer was organized on the day before the first day of the VIIth conference of the EWDA in the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September 2006. A group of students gathered for a hike to Lake Serve in the National Park of Mont Avic.

Participants of the first EWDA student Mixer

The Second EWDA Student Mixer was organized on the day before the first day of the VIIIth conference of the EWDA in Rovinj, Croatia, in October 2008. A (growing!) group of students had fun under the sun, on the beach, along the blue Adriatic!

Participants of the second Student Mixer

The Third EWDA Student Mixer was a multi-event taking place at and around the 9th EWDA conference, on Vlieland, the Netherlands (Sept. 13 to 16, 2010). It included:

  • a 4-hour student workshop taught by Prof. Christian Gortazar
  • a student mixer around drinks and snacks
  • a meet-the-professors session during the conference

The Fourth Student Mixer took place in Lyon this July 2012 during the first joint WDA-EWDA conference.

Captured Chamois

The conference officially began on Monday 22nd but for some fortunate students, it began on the Saturday before. Collected in Lyon and gathered on the VetAgro’Sup’s campus they were transported to Les Bauges, in the North of the Alps, for an amazing adventure: the capture of chamois.

The Fifth Student Mixer was organised during the EWDA Conference in Edinburgh on August 27th 2014. Students and mentors gathered at the JMCC Bar for drinks.

The Sixth Student Mixer took place in Berlin, at the BfR – the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment on the 30th august 2016.

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin did an amazing job on organising the 12th Conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA).

In a relaxed environment, around 50 students had the opportunity to share their thoughts with professionals working on different fields of wildlife health, to whom we are thankful for their collaboration and enthusiasm.



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