After the success of last years Marine Mammal Conference held here at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, we have decided to host the 2nd WEZAM Marine Mammal Conference this year on November 8th/9th 2008. The conference is being sponsored by ALOKA ultrasound systems and Morris Animal Foundation. This year the conference will consist of lectures/presentations on Saturday and Sunday morning, and two wet lab sessions (one for all delegates on Saturday detailing the use of ultrasound and demonstrating other clinical diagnostic methods and a second necropsy lab on Sunday afternoon with limited access). Most exciting is the addition of a poster session designed primarily for students undertaking summer externships in the field of marine mammal medicine or biology.
We are inviting submission of posters from the following areas of interest:
Marine mammal wildlife health
General zoological medicine for marine mammals
Marine mammal pathology
New technologies in marine mammal health
A general submission relating to any other marine mammal topic
Delegates submitting abstracts must register for and be present at the conference. Registration for the conference will open during the first week of September and will be limited. The top five abstracts submitted will have registration reimbursed and will be guaranteed a place in the limited Sunday afternoon necropsy wet lab. The winning poster at the conference will be awarded an additional prize.
This is the ideal opportunity for students undertaking research during externships/internships to gain experience in presenting posters and demonstrate what can be achieved during such an opportunity.
Sophie Dennison BVM&S, Radiology Resident
Department of Surgical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin
2015 Linden Drive