About us

The EWDA Student Chapter

We are the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Student Chapter country representatives for Belgium. The EWDA is one of six sections of the Wildlife Disease Association, which is a scientific society of wildlife veterinarians, epidemiologists, biologists, ecologists, zoologists, and students.

It was first established in 1951 with the goal of acquiring and communicating knowledge about the health and diseases of wildlife in relation to their biology, conservation and the important interaction between humans and domesticated animals. Over the past 60 years, the WDA has been publishing research on One Health in its internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

The goal of the EWDA Student Chapter is to promote shared knowledge between established researchers and veterinary, biology, zoology and ecology students alike. The objective of the Student Chapter is four fold:

  • Educate wildlife disease students about the profession and career opportunities, job qualifications and education, externships, volunteer, and research opportunities.
  • Enhance the skills of wildlife disease students through workshops, conferences and field trips.
  • Connect wildlife disease students to mentors in WDA through the faculty advisor, guest lecturers, student-mentor mixers and the AAZV/WDA mentoring programme.
  • Develop international relationships between wildlife disease students across Europe and beyond. 

We hope to meet you at the symposium!

Marianthi Ioannidis and Anna Baauw