The Board of Directors invites eligible countries to present bids to host future meetings. To be eligible, a country must either have a national association of veterinary laboratory diagnosticians or commit to organizing one prior to the next ISWAVLD meeting. Bids are presented to the Board by representatives of these countries at the next ISWAVLD meeting. After hearing and studying the bids, the Board votes on the country that will host the next meeting. Meetings are held every two years in June in the northern hemisphere and November in the southern hemisphere with an attendance of up to 500 scientists and accompanying persons.
The meeting usually lasts 2 ½ to 3 days. It is preceded by a one day OIE (Organisation Internationale des Epizootics, Paris, France) seminar which helps to attract attendance.
Information To Be Included In The Bid: