Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather July 21-25 in Indianapolis, Ind., for the 60th annual conference of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP).
The conference opens with the keynote address, “Global Competitiveness Focusing on Broilers, Turkeys & Table Eggs,” presented by Brett Stuart, co-founder of Global AgriTrends, which specializes in market intelligence and trade data. Formerly the lead economist for the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Stuart has conducted extensive research on the global meat trade and has also advised U.S. trade officials.
With more and more avian health professionals being asked to lend expertise to public policy discussions that steer government regulations and consumer perceptions, AAAP has also organized a half-day symposium, “Poultry & Policy: A Melee of Science, Agriculture & Politics.”
The four-day scientific program offers more than 200 oral and poster presentations on avian influenza, intestinal health, respiratory disease, immunity management, Marek’s disease, bacteria management, virology, diagnostics, food safety, flock welfare and related topics.
AAAP will also debut two new videos: one recapping the history of the association, and the other commemorating the association’s 60th annual conference.
In addition, AAAP will induct 19 more avian health professionals into its Hall of Honor, which it began last year to recognize members who have made significant contributions to poultry health or the association. AAAP will also award recent achievements in avian medicine with more than 30 awards, scholarships and preceptorships.
AAAP is an international association whose mission is to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well-being and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world. For more information about the 2017 AAAP conference, click here, or visit aaap.info.