The World’s Poultry Congress is postponed to August 8-12, 2021
The highest priority of the French Branch of WPSA and the organizing committee of the 26th World’s Poultry Congress 2020 (WPC2020) is the health and well-being of congress participants. Therefore, after consulting the members of the WPSA board, as well as the sponsors, and getting their agreement, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the WPC to August 8th to 12th, 2021 in Paris. We are grateful to the entire WPSA community for supporting us in this difficult decision.
The registrations recorded until now remain valid for the new dates, August 8th to 12th, 2021. We will extend the deadline for regular registration fee until December 31st, 2020, and give to the authors of accepted abstracts the possibility to amend them.
In case of difficulties to attend in 2021, please contact us at .
We encourage you to follow our regular updates on the www.wpc2020.com. We will also send information via emails and newsletters to registered participants and WPSA members, and through social media.
We count on you for a successful World’s Poultry Congress at Palais des Congrès de Paris, August 8th to 12th, 2021, which also will give the opportunity to celebrate the 100 years of the WPC since its first edition in 1921!
The French branch of WPSA and the WPC Organizing Committee
Link towards the official press release in extenso with a pdf format.
Michèle Tixier-Boichard finished her veterinary studies in 1981 and entered the department of Animal Genetics of INRA in 1981. After her Ph-D thesis, she joined the Laboratory of Génétique factorielle in 1985 to work on chicken genetics with Dr. P. Mérat. She was promoted Senior Research Scientist in July 1999 and is currently a scientist of the Research Unit 'Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology' (GABI) of INRA at Jouy-en-Josas.
She has been involved in European projects, being a partner of ChickMap (1995- 1998) and AvianDiv (1998-2000) and an invited expert in SEFABAR (sustainable breeding) and GLOBALDIV (characterization and management of animal genetic resources). She is involved in several international scientific collaborations regarding poultry genetics with Sweden, UK, Taiwan, Vietnam, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroun and Morocco, including both phenotypic and molecular tools. She has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals, was a supervisor of 10 thesis and 15 master students.
She is a member of WPSA since 1989 and a member of the North-American Society of Poultry Science since 1990. She was elected Chairperson of WG n°3 'Breeding and Genetics' of the European Federation of WPSA (1994 -2002), Vice-President of the European Federation of WPSA (1998-2006), and Secretary of the French branch from 2002 to 2008. She was an invited speaker in several Regional or World Poultry conferences from 2000 to 2011. She has been elected Vice-president of the World Federation in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. She is a member of the editorial board of the World's Poultry Science Journal.