Over the last week (27th Nov to 2nd Dec 2022) members of our team attended the Wildlife Disease Association Australasian section's annual conference in Kinglake, Victoria. It was a fantastic conference with a great turnout. The program included 3.5 days of talks, a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri elder Ian Hunter, a field trip day to Healesville Sanctuary, a Media workshop, a Student Chapter run Trivia night, an auction and awards night (with 80 silent auction items and 10 live auction items raising several thousand dollars for the student chapter), the WDA-A Annual General Meeting, and a spotlighting evening. Much fun was had by all and it was wonderful to be able to catch up with everyone in person again!
Dr. Laura Grogan gave a presentation on 'Infection tolerance to amphibian chytridiomycosis' on the Friday morning which was very well received. As Chair of WDA-A she also ran the AGM on the Thursday, and helped with aspects of conference organisation, including technical support and time keeping.