Australasian Conference

A Joint Conference of the Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM) and the Wildlife Disease Association Australasia (WDAA) is being held in Bali, Indonesia from the 27th October until the 5th November 2018.

Please put these preliminary dates and schedule in your diary, and check ASCM and this website for updates.

Conference Venue: Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. Sanur is less than 20km from Bali’s international airport, however traffic can be congested. Sanur is east of Denpasar, Bali’s capital and where Udayana University and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is located. Boats leave Sanur beach for Pulau (island) Lembongan and other places and it’s a good place to watch sunrise.

The Asian Society of Conservation Medicine will host the initial two days, and WDAA the later two days with a workshop or tour day between. You will need to register separately for both parts via their websites (not available yet).

There is also an optional four day post-conference tour to West Bali National Park (Bali Barat NP) near Permuteran in north west Bali, open to all. This region has lower rainfall, includes savannah and other ecosystems and is also popular for snorkelling and diving. The tour cost will include bus travel, some visits and lunch both ways, and National Park entry on two days. At the meeting in Sanur you will need to book for the early morning wildlife walk, and/or snorkel near Menjangan Island, and/or the afternoon mangrove boat trip. You will pay the operators directly. If you wish, you can organise your own dive or diving lesson.

For this joint meeting you will need to book your own accommodation (discounts will be available at Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel), and there are many options in Sanur and the Permuteran area, near Bali Barat NP.

You will also need to organise your own travel and health insurance and be responsible for any vaccinations or medical health advice. Please bring a hat, sun lotion and mosquito repellent as precautions. For wildlife walks, please consider shoes and long pants (gaiters if you wish for extra walks in the savannah area). There are vipers, cobras and many other wildlife in Bali Barat NP.

For more information about this conference or WDAA please contact

The Conference Flyer includes a Preliminary Program.