10th BWDS & UA Symposium

  • Venue: Hof van Liere, Stadscampus UA, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp

Symposium Theme: “Triggers of Zoonotic Pathogen Emergence”

Preliminary Program Highlights:

  • 09:00 – 09:30: Registration and coffee

  • 09:30 – 09:40: Welcome by H. Leirs (UA) & S. Roels (BWDS)

  • 09:40 – 10:15: Keynote on Exotic Emerging Viruses by F. Drexler (Charité, GE)

  • Sessions Covering:

    • Various projects related to zoonotic pathogens

    • The role of vectors in disease transmission

    • Impact of mutating viruses and pandemics

    • Future risks and emerging pathogens

  • The full program includes detailed presentations, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking during coffee breaks and a concluding reception.

    We invite researchers to submit poster and pitch communications on the topic of wildlife diseases in its broadest sense.


    • Early Bird (until July 15): €40

    • Regular (until September 30): €60

    • Students: €30

    Contact Information: For more details and registration, please visit BWDS&UA Symposium Registration or email us at info@bwds.be.

The Belgian Wildlife Disease Society (BWDS) is thrilled to announce the 10th BWDS Symposium, organized in collaboration with the University of Antwerp (UA). This year’s symposium is particularly special as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the BWDS, a significant milestone in our dedication to advancing the understanding of wildlife diseases.

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