The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are proud to be co-hosting the 68th International WDA Conference in 2019. This event will be held at the Granlibakken Lake Tahoe Conference Center in Tahoe City, CA (http://granlibakken.com/) from August 4 – 9, 2019. Situated in the High Sierra and on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, it will act as a wonderful introduction to our proposed theme – “Fostering Resiliency in a Time of Change” – where climate change and political challenges can be discussed as they relate to wildlife health and conservation or management concerns.
Granlibakken is a different type of venue for WDA meetings, as it offers an "all-inclusive package" for attendees who stay there. This means lodging, three meals/day, cocktail receptions (e.g., welcome reception, auction), and banquet will all be included in the lodging rate. A number of housing options will be available – student dorms, hotel-style rooms, townhouse units, studio apartments, and executive lodge units –with different price points for the full spectrum of WDA members.
Granlibakken is also a very ‘green’ venue. The summer mountain climate limits air conditioning. Recycling is extensive and plastic, styrofoam, and single use paper will be hard to find. Recreational activities (swimming, volleyball, tennis, biking and hiking) are all on conference grounds, and a 1.5 mile private trail leads to North Lake Tahoe.
Basic details can now be found on the WDA 2019 website at wda2019.ucdavis.edu.
Abstract submission, conference registration, and lodging reservations will go live through this site on December 1, 2018.
The Conference Committee looks forward to hosting a highly successful conference!