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Call for Abstracts and Early Registration

The 25th World’s Poultry Congress (WPC2016) will be held in Beijing, China during September 5-9, 2016. We are looking forward to your attending.

Call for Abstracts

Delegates interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation are encouraged to submit an abstract to share your research progress and new finding with peers, colleagues, researchers and industry specialists. Oral papers or posters should be original work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Authors should be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.

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UFAW Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship (PhD) - Call for concept notes

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is inviting applications for a Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising graduate to undertake a novel programme of scientific research in animal welfare leading to a degree at the doctoral level (PhD or equivalent). The award covers the costs of a studentship up to a maximum value of £100,000.

Applications will be accepted from potential supervisors at the following institutions:

  • Institutions within the British Isles which can grant a doctoral degree
  • Institutions outside the British Isles which can grant a doctoral degree and which have a UFAW LINK (see www.ufaw.org.uk for details).

We would particularly like to encourage applications in the following areas:

  • development of approaches to eliminate or alleviate significant welfare problems in farmed animals
  • development of methodologies aimed at elucidation of the neurological basis of sentience in animals
  • development of methods of welfare / quality of life assessment, including detection and alleviation of pain, distress and cumulative lifetime experience
  • development of methods for humane pest control
  • research aimed at improving the welfare of fish – especially those farmed or caught for food.

Applications in other areas of animal welfare science are also welcome.

Initial concept note applications should be made on the form available at www.ufaw.org.uk. Deadline for concept notes: 20th November 2015.

We hope that this may be of interest.  

Dr Stephen Wickens
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN, UK

Reduced fee for WPSA members from low-income countries

Dear Colleagues,

The 25th World's Poultry Congress (WPC2016) is going to be held from
September 5 to 9 in Beijing,China. We are looking forward to your
participation into this most important event of WPSA. As a courtesy to WPSA members from low income countries classified by WPSA By-law, the Organizing Committee of WPC2016 is providing a special offer so that they can register at a reduced fee (1900RMB, equivelant to 300USD). Please note that this offer is only valid for early registration by March 5th, 2016.

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WPSA Scholarship Awards 2016

The Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science of the Netherlands Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association has announced that the sixth group of awards will be presented at the XXV World’s Poultry Congress to be organized from September 5-9, 2016 in Beijing, China. The awards are this time made in each of two categories – Education and Research - which form part of the wording on the WPSA logo. An internationally representative committee chosen by the Board of the Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science will decide on recipients. While it is anticipated that one award will be made in each category, this may vary depending on the number and quality of submissions.

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2018 European Poultry Conference

EPC2018The Croatian branch of the WPSA had a very successful year behind, winning in the first ballot and in the second voting cycle in Stavanger, during the EPC 2014.
The preparations for the EPC 2018 already started, and local and international organizing, together with scientific committee will do their best to ensure the diverse and balanced scientific programme that will cover most relevant and up to date scientific topics related to all of the WPSA’s working groups. 
Technical visits will be offered, as well as other social events during the conference. Participation of young poultry experts will be highly encouraged and Youth programme of 3-4 days will be organized in cooperation with universities and poultry producers.

Unique for its impressive medieval forts, churches, monuments and palaces, Dubrovnik is also a modern European city and easily accessible touristic destination with a wide network of transport infrastructure (airport, sea port) and excellent public transportation. Rich cultural heritage and wonderful opportunities to explore the magnificence of the highlands and spectacular scenery of its cost and islands will ensure unforgettable experience to each participant.

In the name of Croatian branch, European Federation of WPSA and entire Croatian poultry community, we extend to you an invitation to visit Croatia and a pearl of Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik, in 2018, September 17-21, for the 15th EPC.

Dubrovnik is expecting you, with hands wide open in September 2018!

President of Croatian Branch
Prof. Dr. Estella Prukner-Radovcic

Family Poultry Communications (FPC)

Please find here herewith the latest issue of FAMILY POULTRY COMMUNICATIONS (FPC). We are very sorry for the delay in its publication, and we will be doing our best to catch up with next issues of FPC!
Feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome and may please be directed to the FPC Editors, Dr. Jean-Claude Fotsa at <jcfotsa@gmail.com> or <fotsajc1@yahoo.fr> and/or Prof. J. Oluwasola Agbede at <joagbede@yahoo.com>. Thank you.

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:


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