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June 2023 Newsletter

Volume 61, June 2023  Newsletter Editor: Prof Avigdor Cahaner


Note from the Editor

This is the first WPSA Newsletter in its new format, consisting of items provided by WPSA organizations and members, through their branch secretaries. Each item has a brief description of updated internet sites containing poultry-related scientific and professional materials, and the link to that site.
Use ctrl-F to search the site descriptions is this Newsletter for items containing words of interest to you.



News from the WPSA Board

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Introduction from the President

Dear members of WPSA

It is my pleasure to inform you that the proposals submitted to the branch development programme can now reach up to 4000 US$, instead of 2000. We are expecting branch proposals, please visit . The next deadline is JULY 1st, don’t miss it. This is aimed at helping you.

The communication strategy is one important topic for the board, and we received 348 answers from 59 countries to our survey dedicated to the web site and social media. This was discussed at an online board meeting on April 25. The overall content of the web site was generally appreciated, which is a good point. We also realized the need to retain our young members with us.

Together with the Secretary General, Peter Van Horne, and a Vice-President, Fallou Gueye, I attended the 2nd Pan African Poultry Conference co-organized on May 16-18 by the branch of Togo and by CERSA, the regional excellence center for avian sciences based in the University of Lomé. The ministry in charge of research and higher education from Togo opened the conference, in the presence of the delegate ministry of Burkina-Faso for animal resources. The programme featured invited talks and short oral communications that triggered a very lively discussion. Simultaneous translation made possible to gather participants from whole Africa, either French-speaking or English-speaking. I congratulate the organizers for this successful event. In addition, it made possible to gather, on site or on-line, several representatives of WPSA branches from the African WPSA network recently created. The role of a branch was clarified by sharing experience, and it was decided to hold the next Pan African Poultry Conference in 2025, May 12-14, in Johannesburg. Save this date!

Working groups of the European Federation are getting ready for their symposiums, please check the calendar on the website. The waterfowl working group will also meet in Indonesia.

After postponement due to COVID, the Asian Poultry Conference will take place in China in November. See for more information.

I hope that you will like the new format of this Newsletter. It is aimed at stimulating exchanges between our members. This is a way to develop the sense of belonging within our large WPSA family.

With my best regards

Dr Michèle Tixier-Boichard, President


Federations and Working Groups

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


2023 ESPG2023 SS 19072022
XII European Symposium on Poultry Genetics
8-10 November 2023
Hannover, Germany
2023 Eggmeat logo EMQ 2023

12th Asian Pacific Poultry Conference
1-3 November 2023
Nanjing, China
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XVI European Poultry Conference
24-28 June 2024
Valencia, Spain


World's Poultry Science Journal

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


WPSA Programmes


Branch News

The USA Branch welcomes our new slate of WPSA-USA Branch Executive Committee members, and thanks 3 members for their service to the WPSA-USA Board the past 4 years.  Read the full information on these members.  (USA)

Officers and Board members of the Canadian Branch.

Pakistan WPSA-Branch Newsletter (Pakistan)


Conferences, Webinars and Podcasts

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

  • The USA and Canada branches of WPSA jointly sponsor the WPSA Lecture to be held as the keynote address for the Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting), July 10-12, 2023.  The speaker will be Dr Yuval Cinnamon of the Volcani Center in Israel with the topic 'Towards a humane and sustainable solution: A genetic model to eliminate male chicks culling in the egg industry'. (USA)
  • The USA Branch co-sponsored (on April 25-26, 2023) the Alabama Feed & Grain Nutrition Seminar, one of the premier nutrition conferences held each year in the US. (USA)
  • The annual meeting of the Italian Branch of WPSA on 'Sustainability and Innovation of Poultry and Rabbit chains' was held in Rimini on May 5th, 2023 in conjunction with Fieravicola. The presentations are available here. (Italy)
  • The Atlantic Poultry Conference 2023 was held on February 14-16, in Halifax, NS. The next edition of the conference will be held in 2025. (Canada)
  • PIP (Poultry Innovation Partnership) has launched a new knowledge mobilization initiative - Innovation Roadshow. (Canada)
  • The PIP team hosted Feeding Breeders: a series of webinars on the challenges of managing modern broiler breeders. You can view the webinars at the website. (Canada)
  • The Poultry Podcast Show features insights from poultry experts worldwide. There are episodes with Canadian experts, Dr Marie-Pierre Montminy and Dr Doug Korver. (Canada)
  • The French Branch of WPSA is an associated partner of the EAAP meeting 2023 in Lyon. (France)


Scientific Articles


New Books

  • A new book on ‘Poultry Meat Quality’ edited by Massimiliano Petracci (University of Bologna) and Mario Estévez (Universidad de Extremadura) is now available. (WG5)
  • Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of their new title, Embryo development and hatchery practice in poultry production, edited by Dr Nick French.
    Special Offer
    Receive 20% off your order of the book using code EMB20 via the BDS Website. Discount code expires 31st July 2023 and can be applied to all Poultry Science books in the Burleigh Dodds series.


Various Media Coverage

WPSA Calendar

For all WPSA meetings see the WPSA Calendar

Date: 30 September 2023

Date: 30 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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