Our 2020 (and 40th annual!) conference will be online, November 7- 15! All sessions will be pre-recorded so you can watch them throughout the 9 days. There will also be some live streamed Q&As and roundtables.
Check back on this page for the official agenda closer to conference.
COVID-19 has changed our plans, and we are sorry we won’t get to see you in person, but we are grateful that we have found another way to share educational and network resources for our membership. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date announcements and requests for feedback!
The Annual NYSWRC Seminar
This year’s conference was originally scheduled for Binghamton NY, November 13-15 2020. We hope we can defer this plan to 2021 for our 41st conference.
Culminating its year-long efforts to support the rehabilitator in the field, NYSWRC sponsors an Annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Seminar: a dynamic, weekend-long educational event designed to help everyone from the beginning to the advanced rehabilitator, as well as interested veterinarians.
Most years, the conference also provides an opportunity to take the DEC’s RVS (rabies vector species) course, required for individuals to rehabilitate raccoons, bats, and skunks in NY. Unfortunately the online course is still in early development and will not be available for this this year’s course. We hope it can be offered in early 2021 instead.
With in-depth programs staged by wildlife rehabilitation experts from throughout the US and abroad, subjects this year will include:
Virtual “Labs”: Fluid therapy, Animal Basic Care, Medical Math, possibly Turtle Care
Bird Topics: Song birds, Raptors, Waterfowl and Shorebirds
Mammal Topics: Eastern Cottontails, Opossums, Canids, Squirrels
RVS/ Mammal Diseases: Bats, Raccoons, Skunks, Mammal Diseases & Zoonosis
Medical Topics: Wound Management, Head Trauma & Shock, Diarrhea & Emaciation, Bird Diseases & Treatments
Operations Topics: sample topics- Fundraising & Social Media, How to Become a Non-Profit, Dealing with the Public, Handling Interns & Volunteers
Plus Vet and Vet Tech-only Sessions
The weekend offers participants the unique opportunity to communicate their interests, share experiences, and voice concerns.
Continuing education credits will also be offered. Be aware that you must view entire sessions, and the minutes will be tracked. You will have an additional form to fill out to request credits.