The Second EWDA Student Workshop was organized by the European Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association on the theme of Wildlife Conservation and the Threat of Infectious Diseases, and was held from April 26 th to 29 th, 2007 at the Athena Pallas Village, in Sithonia, Greece.
Meant to offer advanced undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders in the field of wildlife disease research and wildlife conservation, twelve internationally renowned scientists were invited to present lectures, and lead working sessions and panel discussions within the frame of the One World – One Health approach. Sixty student participants from 17 countries from Europe and beyond shared with great enthusiasm the experience and knowledge of the invited speakers. Twenty-five posters gave an overview of the students’ current research projects, and a price offered by the Wildlife Trust was awarded to the best poster, presented by Amber Teacher on microsatellite genotyping of common frog populations affected by ranaviruses. A one-year student membership to the Wildlife Disease Association will be offered to all student participants for the year 2008, and we are pleased to welcome the first Greek members of the WDA!