WCW 2020 Programme

Thursday, February 20st

  • (07.00 AM Breakfast at hotel)
  • (07.45 AM Bus to Barneveld)
  • 08.30 AM Registration at Aeres MBO Barneveld
  • 09.00 AM Speaker 1
  • 09.45 AM Speaker 2
  • 10.15 AM Break
  • 10.45 AM Speaker 3
  • 11.30 AM Speaker 4
  • 12.00 PM Lunch (included)
  • 01.00 PM Hands-on workshops themed health- and veterinary care
  • 04.30 PM Social talk and drinks
  • (05.30 PM Bus to hotel)
  • (06.30 PM Dinner at hotel)

Friday, February 21st

  • (07.00 AM Breakfast at hotel)
  • (07.45 AM Bus to Barneveld)
  • 08.30 AM Arrival at Aeres MBO Barneveld
  • 09.00 AM Speaker 1
  • 09.45 AM Speaker 2
  • 10.15 AM Break
  • 10.45 AM Speaker 3
  • 11.30 AM Speaker 4
  • 12.00 PM Lunch (included)
  • 01.00 PM Hands-on workshops; a diversity of sessions at the campus
  • 04.30 PM Social talk and drinks
  • (05.30 PM Bus to hotel)
  • (06.30 PM Dinner at hotel)

Saturday, February 22nd at OUwehand Zoo

  • (08.00 AM Breakfast at hotel)
  • (09.00AM Bus to Ouwehand Zoo, Rhenen)
  • 09.45 AM Arrival at Ouwehand Zoo, Rhenen
  • 10.00 AM Welcome at Ouwehand Zoo
  • 10.15 AM Tour at the Zoo
  • 12.00 PM Lunch (included)
  • 01.00 PM Walking at the Zoo
  • 03.00 PM Keynote speaker
  • 03.45 PM Official closing ceremony of WCW 2020
  • (04.30 PM Bus leaving to hotel for post-conference attendees/ time to leave for flights)

* The WCW programme may still change slightly in the coming months.

OPTION: Sunday, February 23rd

One day Post-conference tour: wild goose safari by touringcar and ferry
Bird sightings below and at sea level + birding at the island of Texel!

Click here to find more information on registration and fees.

speakers at WCW2020

Dr. Paul Rose, Associate Lecturer at the University of Exeter / Research Associate at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, UK, will talk about the science behind waterfowl behaviour.

Bernd Marcordes, curator at Kölner Zoo, Germany, and chair of EAZA’s Waterfowl Taxon Advisory Group will talk about the past work and future plans of the Waterfowl TAG.

Julian Loomans, aviculturist at a new private breeding center in Belgium, will talk about the Passchendaele Waterfowl Breeding Center.

Thijs Kuiken DVM PhD DACVP, Professor of Comparative Pathology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, will speak about Avian influenza in waterfowl.

Nigel Jarrett, Head of Conservation Breeding at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK, will talk about Madagascar pochard conservation and reintroduction.

Kevin Varekamp, aviculturist, will discuss the results of the Egg-logger project at the campus of Aeres MBO Barneveld.

Dr. Jente Ottenburghs, Post doctoral at department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, will talk about Waterfowl hybridisation, genetics and taxonomy.

WORKSHOP TOPICS AT WCW2020

Hands-on workshops will be scheduled in the afternoon and include the following topics:

  • Waterfowl catching, handling and fixation
  • Waterfowl anatomy
  • Waterfowl pathology
  • Water quality testing methods
  • Health checks & condition scoring
  • Artificial incubating eggs
  • Injecting birds
  • Faecal examination
  • Examinating show waterfowl