Steve and others,

You may choose the option of single day registration.  Please let me know if you have other questions.

Best Regards,



Debra Lee Miller, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Professor/Wildlife Pathologist

  Center for Wildlife Health (FWF) AND Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences (CVM)

  274 Ellington PSB

  The University of Tennessee

  Knoxville, TN 37996-4563

  865-974-7948; Fax: 865-974-4714

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  Certified Wildlife Biologist®



From: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Kimble
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 9:12 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: 2nd International Ranavirus Symposium: discussion topics and poster presentations


Dr. Brunner:
I would very much like to attend the symposium, but can't foot the $365 for the whole WDA conference. Is there a ranavirus-only registration available?

On Apr 8, 2013 1:15 PM, "Brunner, Jesse L" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Global Ranavirus Consortium members, 


As you all know, the 2nd International Ranavirus Symposium is being held 27-29 July of this year. We are now well on our way to organizing the program. It's going to be a great symposium! We are hoping you can help us make it even better in two ways:


1) Additional poster presentations

While the oral presentations are now set, we do have room to include more poster presentations. So if you have a late-breaking topic, a preliminary study, or would like to include your students' research, please consider sending in an abstract for a poster presentation. You are not limited to just one. The format for abstract submissions is below. 


2) Discussion topics

One aspect of the previous symposium that I think we all found helpful was the breakout discussions, so this year we are planning to have at least one breakout discussion after each of the five presentation sessions, but if there is enough divergent interest, we may have separate groups meeting concurrently. We have written out a few questions that we think would be useful or interesting to discuss (see below), but we would like to get your input as well. Please send us any additional topics you would like to add to the list. Or if you feel strongly that a topic should or should not be included in the discussion, let us know that as well.


Please email your abstracts and topic suggestions to [log in to unmask] by 1 May 2013. After that point we need to finalize our program. 



Thanks for your help. We look forward to seeing everyone in Knoxville this summer!


Jesse Brunner 


on behalf of the Presentation and Discussion Committee:

Amanda Duffus

Deb Miller

Rachel Marschang

Tom Waltzek  



Please prepare your abstract according to the following format:

1) abstract title in ALL CAPS

2) authors name in bold, with the presenting author’s name underlined, followed by the author(s) affiliation using superscript numbers1,2 to indicate respective affiliations

3) abstract text, which should be in Times New Roman font and 12 point type and should not exceed 250 words.




Ecology and Epidemiology

Genetic markers to differentiate/track RVs

Can we nail down routes of transmission?

What are the key open questions?

Do we need to worry about "stressors"? If so, which ones?


Emergence and conservation

Under what conditions is/isn't RV a serious conservation issue?

How should surveillance programs be structured? (spatially? Temporally?)

Standards for minimum standards for sample sizes

What is prevalence good for? (vs. incidence)


Pathology and Physiology

What techniques are available or should be developed to enhance our understanding of disease pathogenesis.


Virology & Immunology

Genetic Markers for Host Fidelity and Virulence

How important are acquired and innate immune responses?

Can (certain) animals be immunized?


Diagnostics, treatment, & management

What should we use for a "gold standard" in diagnostics?

OIE methods vs. others

PCR specificity & sensitivity?

Prospects for vaccines and antiviral drugs