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August 2023 Newsletter

Volume 62, August 2023  Newsletter Editor: Prof Avigdor Cahaner


Note from the Editor

This is the second WPSA Newsletter in its new format, consisting of items provided by WPSA organizations and members (through branch secretaries). Each item has a brief description of updated internet sites of poultry-related scientific and professional materials, and the link to that site.



News from the WPSA Board

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Introduction from the Secretary General

Dear WPSA members!

It is a great honour for me to write my first message in this newsletter, after being elected last summer for the next four years (2022-2026). From the 1st of January 2023 I have been involved in many activities of the WPSA Executive Committee and visited the IPPE Poultry show in Atlanta, the 2nd Pan Africa poultry Conference in Togo and the round table of Working Group 1 on Economics In Helsinki, Finland. I want to meet many members and branches to learn about their views and objectives to further promote knowledge of poultry science and the poultry industry. For the year 2023 and 2024 I will combine being the Secretary General of WPSA with my position as poultry economist at Wageningen University & Research.

This year the working groups of the European Federation have their symposia. Please check the calendar. I want to mention that working groups 4 and 5 jointly organise a symposium on quality of eggs and egg products and quality of poultry meat in Krakow, Poland. The Board of WPSA will attend this symposium after two days of the annual Board meeting.

Later this year the Asian Pacific Poultry Conference (APPC) will be held. This meeting has been postponed because of Covid and will now be held on 31 October to 4 November 2023 in Nanjing, China. For the programme please go to the website.

Later on, I will represent WPSA at VIV MEA in Abu Dhabi (20–22 November 2023) with a booth to promote WPSA activities. For me this is another opportunity to meet with members and branches of countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

With my best regards

Peter van Horne, Secretary General


Federations and Working Groups

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EggMeat Symposia
7-9 September 2023
Krakow, Poland
Combined meeting WG12 - Physiology and WG6 - Reproduction
18-20 September 2023
Woclaw, Poland
7th World Waterfowl Conference
20-22 September 2023
Jakarta, Indonesia


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XII European Symposium on Poultry Genetics
8-10 November 2023
Hannover, Germany
12th Asian Pacific Poultry Conference
1-3 November 2023
Nanjing, China
XVI European Poultry Conference
24-28 June 2024
Valencia, Spain

24th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition
23-26 June 2025
Maastricht, The Netherlands

The 12th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference (APPC 2023) will be held in Nanjing, China from November 1st to 3rd, 2023. It is co-organized by WPSA-Asia Pacific Federation (WPSA-APF) and the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV). For detailed information click here.


World's Poultry Science Journal

The online Journal is hosted on the Taylor & Francis website.


WPSA Programmes


Branch News

  • The Bangladesh branch elected its officers for the years 2023-24. The results of these elections, and information on branch activities, are presented in their website (Bangladesh)

  • The UK branch conference was held on 29-30th March 2023. For detailed programme and future meetings, as well as other branch activities, see (UK)

  • The Italy branch organized the 23rd edition of European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Rimini (June 21-24, 2023). For detailed programme see PPT files of the ESPN keynote presentations will soon be posted in the website of the Italy branch
    Almost 1800 participants attended the meeting which was really fantastic. See video coverage (4min.) ( (Italy)

  • Japan Poultry Science Association (JPSA) welcomes the submission of original research articles and review papers to the Journal of Poultry Science (JPS) using the following website: (Japan)


Conferences, Webinars and Podcasts

Check the WPSA website for a list of upcoming WPSA conferences and webinars.


Scientific Articles


New Books

  • The 'Science of Poultry and Meat Processing' is a free textbook by Dr Shai Barbut from University of Guelph, Canada. The book is available for download here (WG5)

  • The Poultry Grading Picture Series edited by USDA illustrates various defects described in the official U.S. Classes, Standards, and Grades for Poultry (WG5)



WPSA Calendar

For all WPSA meetings see the WPSA Calendar

Date: 29 September 2023

Date: 29 September 2023

Expo Center Norte, red pavilion, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: 03 October 2023

Travel Grant Programme

For information about the Travel Grant Programmes click here.


Travel Grants can only be requested for WPSA events.

Only WPSA members can apply.


Travel Grant application forms

Speakers' Bureau Programme

For information about the Speakers' Bureau Programme click here.


Branch Development Proposal

In the Board meeting held during WPC2016 in Beijing, China, the Board decided to increase the funds available for Branch Development by making a formal call for Branch Development Proposals.
The maximum budget for a proposal is US$4,000.

Deadlines for submission are January 1st and July 1st.

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