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Symposium 2018

 Anaheim, CA

 February 28 – March 3, 2018

Workshops Offered in 2018

·      Baseline Diagnostic Assessment – NEW FOR 2018

Learn basic laboratory analysis to help benefit animal well-being! No experience necessary! Performing basic tests helps you and your veterinarian determine the best course of treatment for patients in your care.

·      Basic Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - RENEWED FOR 2018

This workshop covers essential bat basics, including species identification, anatomy, restraint, physical examination, and initial care. Come and develop or improve your bat skills! Proof of rabies vaccine or protective titer required.

·      Aquatic Bird Waterproofing and Protective Wrap Workshop – NEW for 2018

Learn techniques to maintain waterproofing in aquatic birds while they are in your care! Learn how to detect and prevent skin and feather problems and how different protective wraps are used in various species!

·      Basic Raptor Jesses, Anklets, and Leashes

This presentation provides a hands-on introduction to the basics of making jesses and types of swivels, leashes, and perches. During the lecture portion, our discussion includes the proper and safe use of jesses, jess designs, and the materials used to make jesses, anklets, and leashes.

·      Patient Assessment and Effective Use of Fluid Therapy in Wildlife Medicine

Providing fluids to wildlife patients is essential! Become familiar with fluid types and when to use them, fluid dose calculations, and routes of administration in multiple species.

·      Avian Necropsy

There are numerous anatomical and physiological differences between different groups of birds – this workshop covers dissection techniques and highlights some of these incredible differences.

·      Creative Thinking for Enriching Lives – Renewed for 2018

Learn the benefits, drawbacks, and safety considerations of enrichment in wildlife rehabilitation and learn how to meet species needs for enrichment at very little cost!

Workshop Preregistration

NWRA workshops are designed for an optimum learning experience through hands-on activities in small groups, therefore limited enrollment is necessary. The preregistration system for these workshops is outlined below.

1. Register for symposium attendance online by January 4, 2018 or mail in your paper registration form postmarked by January 4, 2018.

2. When you receive the 2018 program listing, read it carefully to plan your desired workshops. Pay special attention to the date and time online workshop preregistration goes live; mark this date on your calendar so you don’t miss it! Workshop preregistration is available only online.

3. Register online by following the link emailed to you specifically for workshop preregistration. Only those individuals registered for symposium attendance by January 4, 2018 may use this link to preregister for workshops. Online debit or credit card payment is required for workshop registration.

4. Workshop preregistration only is open for a limited time. After the January 4th symposium registration time expires, all registered attendees have access to register for workshops. WORKSHOP SPACE IS FILLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Please note: All workshop registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.