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Registration for WVPA 2013 Congress Now Open

30 May 2013

FRANCE - Only a few months remain for the major event for everyone involved in poultry health: the XVIIIth congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), which will take place on 19 to 23 August 2013 in Nantes, France.

The organizing committee is offering a scientific programme which will include conferences, workshops, technical visits and commercial exhibition, as well as a varied and attractive supporting social programme.

The provisional full programme is now online. The scientific committee has selected 145 oral communications spread over 16 sessions. Each session will be introduced by a keynote lecture, in plenary session. Simultaneous translation from English into French will be provided for conferences in plenary session.

More than 400 posters will be presented during the four days of the congress. This year, a Poster prize will be attributed per session with the financial support of the WVPA and the GF-AMVA, the French branch of the WVPA.

The congress will be concluded by technical visits on Friday, 23 August:

  1. Visit of an animal husbandry applied research station;
  2. Visit of a modern broiler slaughterhouse;
  3. Visit of a genetic selection company belonging to the world 2nd largest multi-species breeding company;
  4. Visit of one of France's largest cooperatives of free-range poultry (broiler and laying hens);
  5. Visit of a new low energy poultry farm.

According to the organizing committee, this is an unique opportunity to visit such facilities together with French professionals and experts.

Registration and the booking centre for accommodation are now open.

A student package is available on the website with special issues.

For further information, please contact the congress secretariat
ISPAIA - ZOOPOLE développement - BP 7 -22440 Ploufragan - FRANCE
Tel. +33 2 96 78 61 30, Fax +33 2 96 78 61 31

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