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Registration Opens for WPSA UK Branch Meeting

20 January 2014

UK - Online registration is now open for the Worlds Poultry Science Association (WPSA) UK Branch Annual Spring Meeting 2014, which will be held in Nottingham on 29 and 30 April.

This year’s annual meeting is again taking place at glorious Jubilee Campus at the University of Nottingham between 29 and 30 April.

The meeting offers opportunities to hear original communications on the topics of poultry health and welfare, efficiency of production, nutrition and genetics.

The organisers are also very excited to be able to announce this year’s invited speakers.

Firstly, in the dedicated invited speaker’s session, entitled ‘Injurious Pecking; the move away from beak trimming’, Dr Ester Ellen from Wageningen will discuss ‘Genetic approaches to reduce injurious pecking’ and Sarah Lambton of the University of Bristol will present ‘Management strategies to reduce injurious pecking’. Steve Lister of Crowshall Veterinary Services will introduce the topic. Together, these speakers will provide an excellent update on this very current topic.

Secondly, Professor Pete Kaiser from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh will be delivering the Gordon Memorial Lecture on Tuesday evening, followed by the reception and then the popular Gala Dinner.

Furthermore, Wednesday morning also brings the opportunity to attend the Joint WPSA/BSAS Industry Session on 'The Challenges of Increased Intensification', chaired by Dr Emily Burton.

The organisers are also pleased to announce, new this year, that The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is the professional accrediting body for the Register of Accredited Animal Scientists and Technologists and you may be able to claim Continuing Professional Development points for your attendance at this meeting. More information will be available from the reception desk during the meeting.

A full programme of all papers to be presented will be posted on the WPSA UK website as soon as it is finalised.

If you are a student, do not forget that the BSAS has an excellent student programme, available on Monday 28 April.

For more information, visit the event web site, www.bsas.org.uk/events-conferences/annual-conference-2014/.

Registration now open at booking.bsas.org.uk/conference2014wpsa_bookingform.php.

ThePoultrySite News Desk



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