Friday, 7 September 2012

2012 International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Symposium - via Herp Digest

Call for Papers
 This coming November more than 150 wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, conservationists, and other wildlife professionals will gather in Appleton, Wisconsin, to discuss their experiences of wildlife rehabilitation at the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council’s Annual Symposium. The Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife professionals to meet and exchange ideas, skills, and products relating to wildlife rehabilitation. 

The Symposium will be held from Monday, 12th to Saturday, 18th November, 2012. Presentations will run from the Thursday to Saturday.  The overall theme for the symposium will be The Science of Wildlife Rehabilitation. There will be one plenary session on the first morning, then two tracks a day for the rest of the symposium. We are now seeking submissions for presentations for all tracks. As well as a series of open sessions covering the subjects listed below, we also plan to run a track on the rehabilitation of reptiles and so we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts for presentations on this subject.  

Suggested subject areas include:
Veterinarian: necropsy, new techniques 
Legislation: working with your country/state/province officials
Research: post release monitoring, new diets
Conservation: projects with conservation agencies or on endangered species
Environmental Enrichment: 
Rehabilitation: species  specific presentations on birds, mammals, reptiles, 
Animal welfare: 
Tools of the trade: data collection, use of scientific procedures in rehabilitation, project design

Anyone wishing to present a talk should submit their abstract for review by the Symposium committee. If your talk is accepted, the committee will then contact you to confirm the date and time of your presentation.

The abstract should include:
·         TITLE 
·         AUTHOR(S)
·         ABSTRACT (Summary of the presentation) 250 words
·         BRIEF BIOGRAPHY 100 words
 If there is more than one author, please indicate who will be presenting and provide a preferred contact email and postal address. The brief (one paragraph) biography of the author(s) should include experience as it relates to the presentation.

All abstracts will be available for delegates in booklet form and so should be submitted electronically as a MS Word document or using a Microsoft compatible format. Use 12-point font and, if possible, Times New Roman style. Use single line spacing, full justification and do not indent paragraphs. 

Please also supply an extra version of your submission as an RTF or plain text file. If you cannot provide an electronic version of your submission, please ensure that you have given all the relevant information requested as your abstract will be retyped. Abstracts may be edited for grammar or length. Safe receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged.

The deadline for submissions is 31st August 2012.
Please submit your Abstract, via email, to Adam Grogan
or Kai Williams

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