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EAZWV Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop


1st Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop

(WS coordinators: Karin Lemberger, Maja Ruetten)

This workshop is targeted at pathologists and non-pathologists working in the field of zoo and wildlife diseases. The purpose of the workshop is the review of real-life pathology cases, based on macroscopic images, cytology and/or histology, with discussion on sampling and best ways to obtain the most accurate diagnosis.  The theme of this first workshop will be infectious diseases


This all day workshop will be held on 12.6.2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will include a keynote lecture about how to select material for specific diseases (Keynote speaker to be announced).


All participants will receive a USB drive of the macro images, scanned histology slides or smears and the case write up materials. Workshop registration includes materials, light lunch and refreshments. Registration is limited to 50 participants and cost per person is 100 euros (75 euros for students). Workshop is subject to cancellation if registration is fewer than 15 people and/or less than 10 cases submitted 1 month prior to the scheduled date.


Call for case submissions:

We are soliciting case submissions for this workshop and invite all participants to contribute. We would like to have a series of 12 cases of interest from zoo and wildlife species. These cases can include “classic” lesions, novel findings and unresolved conditions within the theme of infectious diseases. The case presentation could be presentations of macroscopic findings, histological lesions and/or cytological smears.


Submitting a case means you agree to send high quality photographs of gross lesions and/or one or two H&E slides or smears of the case for scanning (returned on the day of the workshop) and a detailed case description on letterhead for inclusion into the course materials. On the day of the workshop you will be asked to give a short presentation of the lesions (via photomicrographs) and a brief background into the disease or diagnostic process (maximum 10 min).


Please email Karin Lemberger (K.lemberger@vetdiagnostics.fr) and Maja Ruetten (Maja.Ruetten@pathovet.ch) with a brief description of the case by March 15th. Those applicants with chosen cases will be notified by email by the April 15th and receive further instructions for slide submission and case presentation.

IMPORTANTE NOTE: Remember that you are welcome to attend the Workshop even if you have not submitted a case!