International Conference




13th Annual Meeting of Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians

November 13 – 15, 2019, Hyderabad, INDIA

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Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad extends a cordial invitation to participate in the International Conference on "Advancements in Veterinary Sciences for Wildlife Conservation" and the 13th Annual Meeting of the Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (AIZWV) at Hyderabad on 13th - 15th November, 2019. The objectives of the conference are to highlight new research developments in conservation and management of endangered Indian wildlife with focus on wildlife health, conservation breeding and management, conservation breeding and management, conservation genetics and reproductive technologies. The conference will bring together zoo and wildlife veterinarians, wildlife conservationists, Zoo and wildlife veterinarians, wildlife conservationists zoo managers and biologists working in different parts of the world to deliberate on recent scientific developments in this important area.

LaCONES is a dedicated laboratory of CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad for wildlife research and conservation in India. LaCONES was established in 2006 with the collective efforts of CSIR-CCMB, Ministry of Science and Technology, Central Zoo Authority, Government -of India, and the then Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. LaCONES is uniquely placed among various National Institutes to have wild animal holding facilities to carry out modern biotechnological research on them within its campus. Over the years, LaCONES has made significant contributions in wildlife research especially a better understanding in basic biology of highly endangered animals both in-situ and ex-situ, DNA fingerprinting, DNA-based wildlife forensics, monitoring of genetic health and genetic resource banking. Further, the research at LaCONES has led to successful live births in ungulates and birds by artificial insemination. LaCONES is committed to partnering with other stakeholders who implement conservation breeding of wildlife in the country.

Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (AIZWV) was established in 1991 and currently has 250 accredited life members across the country representing zoo and wildlife veterinarians, academicians, scientists and research scholars. The association strives to bring together professionals working in various facets of wildlife biodiversity conservation, management and healthcare, and provides a common platform to exchange technical observations and scientific findings. AIZWV organizes workshops, conferences and symposia to keep members updated with latest advances in wildlife research and management.

Themes of The Conference

This conference summit serves as a platform to gather a number of scientists and experts in various branches of wildlife conservation biology. Zoo and wildlife veterinarians, young scientists and students can utilize this opportunity to interact with eminent scientists in this field.

Plenary lectures, lead papers, oral and poster sessions will be covered in the following broad thematic areas

Wildlife Health and Management

(Anaesthesia, diseases, surgical management, imaging, rescue and translocation, orphan rearing)

Conservation Genomics

(Wildlife forensics, population genetics, evolutionary genetics)

Zoo Biology and Conservation

(Enrichment, nutrition, behaviour, physiology, captive management)

Reproductive Biotechnologies

(Reproductive anatomy, endocrinology, gametes, embryo and tissue banking, artificial insemination, rescue of gametes, in vitro production of embryos)

AdVetCON2019 is organised by the CCMB’s Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) in association with Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians(AIZWV), India.

The official language of the conference will be English.


Hyderabad is an ancient city (4th largest in India) located in South- Central India. It has a rich history with admixture of diverse cultures. It is famous for its cultural heritage, pearl jewellery and exotic cuisine. Hyderabad is also known for its Information Technology, Pharma and Biotech industries. Weather in November will be pleasant with temperature between 170C and 300C . Hyderabad is well connected by International flights and trains from several cities across the world.

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We look forward to welcoming you in Hyderabad!

Conference Venue

The Conference Venue is CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Auditorium. (Adjacent to CSIR-CCMB, Main Campus).


Main Scientific sessions and key speakers

Wildlife Health and Management

Prof. Edward Ramsay
University of Tennessee, USA

Dr. Khyne Mar
University of Sheffield, UK

Dr. Fabiola Quesada
Wildlife Conservation Medicine, South Africa

Mr. Kartick Satyanarayan
Wildlife SOS, India

Conservation Genomics

Dr Shekhar Neeraj
Advanced Institute for Wildlife Conservation, India

Dr Ajay Gaur
LaCONES, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Zoo Biology and Conservation Management

Dr. Goutam Narayan
Pygmy Hog Conservation Breeding Centre, India

Prof. Andre Ganswindt
Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Govindhasamy Umapathy
LaCONES, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Dr Brij Kishor Gupta
Durrell Conservation Academy, UK

Smt N Kshitija, IFS
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Reproductive Technologies

Dr Barbara Durrant
San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, USA

Dr. Mike McGrew
The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Riaz Shah
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir

Dr. Ampika Thongphakdee
Wildlife Reproductive Innovation Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Olga Amelkina
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC, USA



Registration Fees

  Early bird(until October 30) Regular(after October 30) Spot 
AIZWV Member  INR 3000  INR 3500  INR 4000 
Non-member  INR 3500  INR 4000  INR 5000 
Student/scholar  INR 2000  INR 2500  INR 3000 

Foreign Delegates USD 70
Foreign Students USD 40

* This does not include accommodation


Accommodation will be arranged on request on payment basis in nearby hotels/guest house.

Double occupancy - INR 500 per night/head


Payment is to be made online through SB Collect Portal

Early bird registration deadline extended to October 30th, 2019

Abstract Submission

Abstracts (250 - 300 words) related to above areas are invited through online submission only after registering for the conference. Submissions by email, fax or post will not be considered. All abstracts sent before September 30th, 2019 will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee. Authors will receive notification of provisional acceptance, for a poster or oral presentation by October 30th, 2019.

Accepted abstracts and lead papers will be published in proceedings of the conference.

Awards Presentation

Awards will be given in each thematic area for best oral and poster presentations. Awards for best young researcher and field veterinarian will be also given. Lifetime achievement awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on the final day of the conference and awarded s will be presented at the valedictory function.

Important Dates To Remember

Early bird registration last date: October 30, 2019

Abstract submission last date: October 30, 2019

Acceptance of abstract: October 30, 2019

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron Dr. Rakesh K Mishra, Director, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad.
Patron Dr. Karthikeyan Vasudevan, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad.
Conveners Dr. Sadanand D. Sontakke, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad.
Dr. B. Sambasiva Rao, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad.


AIZWV Executive Body

President  Dr. B. M. Arora. Retd. Professor (Wildlife), ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar
Vice-President  Dr. Apurba Chakraborty, AAU, Assam.
Joint Secretary  Dr. M. Hoque, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar.
Executive Members. Prof. S.Nagaraju, Institute of Wildlife Veterinary Research, Karnataka.
Prof. N. A. Sudhan Centre for Wildlife, College of Vet. Sci., Jammu.
Dr. Parag Nigam, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
Dr. Niranjan Sahoo, Centre for Wildlife Health, College of Veterinary Science, Bhubaneshwar.
Dr. Rajiv Singh, College of Veterinary Science, SVPUAT, Meerut.
Dr. Somesh Singh, Centre for Wildlife Forensic and Health, College of Veterinary Sciences, Jabalpur.



Dr. Sadanand D. Sontakke,
Dr. B. Sambasiva Rao,
Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES)
CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Attapur, Hyderabad 500048 INDIA
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