IWDC 2021 Remains Spot For Breeders, Vets, Scientists


The live portion of our virtual IWDC 2021 may have ended, but anyone can still attend the virtual conference, which will be available on the conference platform until Jan. 7.

If your interest or operation includes odor-detecting dogs, training dogs, explosive-detecting dogs, breeding, genetics and more, IWDC 2021 is for you. Registration price remains the same at $289 for full access to the three-days of recordings and additional pre-recorded presentations. Student registration is available at half-price as are IWDBA discounted memberships at registration.

Over 200 attendees, from 21 countries and all continents except Antarctica took part, including first-time delegates from Zimbabwe, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. You can still join these canine professionals thanks to advances in digital presentation.

We are offering a $25 discount to all people who either renew or begin an IWDBA membership subscription anytime through the end of availability for the IWDC2021 materials Jan. 7. The discount code is 82TG0HZR6G.
IWDC 2021 also offers 12.75 RACE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Highlights include:
  • A discussion focusing on “Epilepsy in Working Dogs,” by Dr. Holger Volk of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany.

  • Penn Vet Working Dogs Center research fellow Dr. Meghan Ramos focusing upon the “Fit to Work” Training Program for puppies 8 weeks to 14 months who mature into Working Dogs.

  • The development of a “liquid biopsy, which is able to detect cancer in dogs at a much earlier stage is explained by Dr. Katherine Lytle, who has worked with canine genetics for nearly a decade.

  • Working dogs, depending on their assignments, often require different diets and nutrition, according to Dr. Debra Zoran of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University.

How to access the recorded IWDC 2021 on–line:

STEP 1: Register for the conference

If you have not already registered, do so by visiting https://cvent.me/ZbyEGa.

STEP 2: Login to the Virtual Attendee Hub at https://cvent.me/0KBvNz..

Once you click the link above, you will be prompted to enter your name and the email address that you registered with. You will then be sent a verification code to your email and mobile number on file.

STEP 3: Watch the recordings

Access the recordings by clicking Schedule at the top of the screen > On Demand. Please note that under the video you will find a pdf of the speaker’s PowerPoint along with their bio and email should you have any follow-up questions.