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19-23 October 2014
Jeju Island, South Korea
10th Asian Pacific Poultry Conference

OECD Cooperative Research Programme for 2015

The Co-operative Research Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will provide grants to support short-term fellowships of scientists from one OECD member research institution to another. The goal of the fellowships is to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation among research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries. Scientists are invited to apply in one of three research themes: the natural resources challenge, sustainability in practice and the food chain. Applications are due by September 10.
More: see website.


APPC2014 Early Registration and Abstract Submission

The 10th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference (APPC 2014) will be held from October 19th to October 23rd, 2014 in Jeju International Convention Center in Jeju Island, South KOREA. The on-going early registration will end in June 15th, and the abstract submission is due May 31st.

The theme for APPC 2014 is “The Next Generation of Poultry Science and Poultry Industry”, and the organizing committee is anticipating that more than 2,000 attendees from 50 countries will participate in the APPC.  Plenty of new trends and industry-applicable technologies will be introduced in the following five areas : 1) Genetics, breeding and reproduction, 2) Production, feed additives and nutrition, 3) Processing, safety and welfare, 4) Health and disease prevention, and 5) Biotechnology.

Many renowned scholars have been selected as speakers for keynote and plenary lectures by the organizing committee, and lots of fruitful seminar programs are under developing (www.appc2014.org). A noteworthy event in this year’s 10th APPC is that many award programs have been included to foster and encourage young researchers and scientists. Travel award for students and researchers, oral competition and poster presentation award for all participants of this symposium are sure to provide strong motivation for the young scholars.

The early registration and abstract submission for APPC2014 began in March 1st, and if you register by June 15th, symposium attendance is available at a discounted price. The registration fee includes: welcome dinner and conference materials including booklets, poster browsing and sightseeing expense for enjoying the beautiful nature of Jeju Island. We strongly encourage researchers and many others to submit their abstract by May 31st to be given an opportunity to present or participate in the conference. Early registration and abstract submission are only available online. For further inquiries on the conference, please visit www.appc2014.org. Once again, we urge all in the poultry industry and poultry science to participate, and hopefully we can be honored with great research results. We hope to see you in October in Jeju Island where you can see the best of Korean autumn.

Important Dates:
1. Conference: October 19th-23rd, 2014
2. Early Registration Due: June 15th, 2014
3. Abstract Submission Due: May 31st, 2014


The organizing committee of the APPC 2014

APPC 2014 Office
Seoul National University, Bldg. 220, Rm. 616,
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742, Korea
TEL. +82-2-885-2014 / FAX. +82-2-885-2015

Official e-mail: appc2014@appc2014.org / Homepage: www.appc2014.org

New website FAO-INFPD

Please be kindly informed that the FAO-INFPD website has been updated and renewed. It is now available in the three official languages of INFPD, English/French/Spanish, under:


The old site, www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/en/infpd/home.html, will be taken offline but all relevant information will be available through the new website.

With our warm regards,
E. Fallou Guèye, Ph.D.
INFPD Coordinator


Death of Dr Trevor Bagust,
President of the World Veterinary Poultry Association

Poultry veterinarians and avian health scientists around the world have been saddened by the death of the president of the World Veterinary Poultry Association the Australian, Dr Trevor Bagust, who died suddenly in early March and whose funeral service was held in his home town of Port Fairy on 11th March.
Dr Bagust had assumed the presidency at WVPA’s Cancun Conference in 2011 and had been at the helm of WVPA in an evolutionary time when, among other things, the Asian membership was expanded and the first WVPA Asian Conference had been held. He was also the driving force behind the creation of the WVPA Hall of Honour which recognises the contribution of great veterinarians and scientists in the in the avian health field. The first group of these eminent individuals was inducted into the Hall of Honour in 2013 at WVPA’s Nantes Congress in France. Naturally, Dr Trevor Bagust was in this first intake. Another milestone in WVPA’s history during Trevor’s presidency, was the establishment of the annual Young Poultry Veterinarian Award which recognises exceptional young poultry veterinarians and was first awarded in 2012.
Prior to his time in WVPA, Dr Bagust had been actively involved in the Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association and was instrumental in taking the WVPA’s Global Congress to his home city of Melbourne in 1993.
Dr Bagust’s poultry career started in the field in Australia where he developed Australian SPF stock and then took this technology into China and other parts of the third world. During his time in China he developed friendships that have lasted to this day. His contributions to the understanding of chicken diseases was second to none and his is particularly remembered in this context in the field of poultry viral diseases and, in particular, infectious laryngotracheitis. In case of the latter, a vaccine which he developed and patented many years ago is still used today.
In the latter years of his professional career, he joined the staff of the University of Melbourne in Australia where he became the ‘founding father’ of Avian Health on Line which has become the leading on line postgraduate avian health educational resource and still operates globally today.
Within WVPA, Dr Bagust while always be remembered for his pipe smoking, his banter with British and South African colleagues on cricket and rugby. The greatest memory for many will be of Trevor as a friend, advisor and mentor of poultry colleagues around the world with whom he always had time to share his wisdom and knowledge.
“Trevor was a wonderful person, a great poultry veterinarian and an inspired leader”, concluded his WVPA Executive colleagues, “and our thoughts and sympathies go out to his wife, Joanne, daughters and grandchildren”.

Family Poultry Development
Release of new educational videos

A series of 13 new educational videos for family poultry development have been prepared by FAO based on the training of Associate Poultry Experts that was part of the IFAD-funded project “Smallholder Poultry Development Programme”. The videos are prepared for self study of technical staffs and for use in training sessions. They highlight the general role and situation of family poultry and their contribution to food security, income generation and gender equality; give information about family poultry nutrition and feeding in the different production systems; address topics of poultry health and disease control; and give information about the importance of assessing the economic aspects in family poultry development. They can be accessed at:


WPC 2012 - Proceedings CD

The updated proceedings CD is available here.

New INFPD website

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