Appleton 2012

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The Science of Rehabilitation

The 34th Annual IWRC Symposium in Appleton, WI

November 12 to 18, 2012


The 2012 IWRC Symposium is complete. Thanks to all who volunteers, presented, and attended. There were a large number of great sessions and some fantastic roundtable discussions. The workshop sessions were a success and will definitely be back next year in Victoria, British Columbia.

Some presenters have provided pdfs of their powerpoints and/or handouts.

Karen Bailey: Raccoon workshop seminar

IWRC Raccoon Infectious Disease 2012 handout 2 slides per page

Cris Marsh: Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER): An Online Tool for Monitoring and Recording Wildlife Health Observations

WHER Information and link to IWRC Presentation

Papers and Sessions

Papers – full schedule with paper titles and authors.

Sessions –

IWRC is excited to announce a new addition to our annual symposium. This year we will be offering Practical Skills Seminars. These seminars will target two specific areas essential for wildlife rehabilitators: first, our hands on skills like wing wrap for birds, physical exams, or gavage; and second, our practical knowledge in areas like pain management, medical math, or release criteria. Our new seminars will be a combination of interactive lecture, hands on lab, and case studies with time for you to ask questions and perfect your techniques with help and guidance from experienced wildlife veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and wildlife rehabilitators. So whether you are a brand new rehabber looking to add to your tool kit or an experience rehabber looking to refresh or take a new look at your current practices, IWRC’s Practical Skills Seminars have something for you and more importantly for your wildlife patients.

Our goal is to leave you with hands on skills and rehab ready knowledge that you can start using as soon as you get home.


Get to know Appleton!

Photos by Robert Elko

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