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Hot Topics to be Addressed at WPSA Meeting

23 January 2013

UK - The Annual Meeting of the national branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) will be held on 16 and 17 April at Nottingham University. Key topics in the programme are the future for therapeutic use of antibiotics and unexpected consequences of genetic selection in broilers and turkeys.

The highlight of the year will again be the Annual Meeting, this year held on 16 and 17 April 2013, says Branch Secretary, Steve Lister.

Despite some suggestions of a change in venue, the 2013 Meeting will again be held at the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University, which offers a range of accommodation and meeting rooms and the opportunity to network and renew acquaintances with WPSA colleagues.

As in previous years the Meeting will run alongside the BSAS and AVTRW symposia, will incorporate a joint session, the Hammond Lecture and, of course, the Gordon Memorial Lecture.

This year, the Gordon Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Paul Hocking who has had a long and important association with WPSA. The Lecture is titled: 'Unexpected consequences of genetic selection in broilers and turkeys: problems and solutions'.

Day 1 of the meeting will include original communications from members and an invited speaker session entitled 'Therapeutic use of antibiotics: Where are we now and where are we going?'

This will be followed by the Gordon Memorial Lecture and in the evening the WPSA Annual Dinner at the National College.

Day 2 will start with the Hammond Lecture, followed by a Joint WPSA/BSAS Industry Session on 'How can we manage without therapeutic antibiotics – and why should we?'

The morning will be completed by further original communications, the AGM and the award and presentation of the President's prizes.

Full details and application forms will soon appear on the WPSA web site [click here].

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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