WPSA UK is pleased to announce its 32nd Poultry Science Symposium which will take place on July 3 to 5, 2017 in Cambridge.       



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The theme of 2017 symposium is “Poultry feathers and skin – the past, present and future of poultry integument”. The theme captures a wide breadth of subjects dealing with the natural first defence of birds against all insults. The organising committee has chosen an idyllic environment of Clare College in the historic and renowned city of Cambridge for this educational and timely symposium.


The scientific committee has put together a program that will capture the aspects of biology, genetics, welfare, nutrition and other management aspects related to poultry feathers and skin looking both to the past and the future. World leading experts in the various areas of research above will make presentations on current research and thinking in their respective fields. There will also be opportunity for posters and short oral presentation in this year’s symposium.



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 Thank you to all our sponsors. Please click here to see the list. 

For sponsporship opportunity, please click to the end of page or visit our sponsors page.


Abstract submission now closed - see below (deadline 28/02/2017)

Click here for a sneak peek of speakers

Click here for sneak peek of speaker topics (being updated until final programme is featured)


Final programme (abridged version) for the symposium is now available to view. or download.

The full programme which includes abstracts of invited and submitted talks and posters is only available to delegates.

Abstract Submission - now closed!

**Please note, oral presentations are by invited speakers only. All submitted abstracts will be presented as posters only.

Conference registration

Please click on this link to register for the symposium



Early Registration Fees*

                 Registration Fees

Standard Delegate (WPSA members)



Standard Delegate (non members) 



Student/Retired Delegate



Day Registration



*The following are included in your symposium registration fee

  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee during breaks 
  • Buffet lunch each day of the symposium
  • 3rd July - informal social evening - includes social activity, drinks reception and dinner


 Gala dinner (4th of July) - £50 per ticket

Car parking - £5 per day

Accommodation - £83 per night (single ensuite bedrooms)

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation with internet access, plus tea and coffee faciliities in room
  • Full English breakfast

There is wireless internet access at symposium venue


The Destination (mouse over images to see more pictures)

Cambridge skyline

The historic City of Cambridge provides an ideal setting for the conference.



At the conference venue you are not far away from where historic discoveries were made or from the fun of punting.



Getting to Cambridge

Flying: The nearest airports to Cambridge are Cambridge International Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Luton Airport.

Driving: Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Access from Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction  you are coming from, you should make for A14 to the north of Cambridge.

By Rail: There is easy connection from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge. And with Eurostar, Cambridge is a gateway to Europe.

For more information on Cambridge, go to www.visitcambridge.org

The Venue

The Venue for the symposium is Clare College*,the second oldest college in Cambridge. It is a college rich in history and provides a relaxing setting for our conference. 


Special rates have been secured for symposium delegates at the conference hotel. 

Accommodation rates

These are displayed during registration and can be booked through the registration form.

For alternative accommodation in Cambridge, visit www.visitcambridge.org. There are many options to suit a range of budgets within easy access of both the symposium venue and city centre.

Travel grants

WPSA UK made available a limited number of grants to cover the costs of registration, accommodation and meals associated with attendance at this symposium. The grants were made available on first come, first served basis are primarily to encourage attendance by students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and early career individuals in academics and industry. Application is now closed. 

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

The scientific symposium offers great opportunities for participation by commercial organisations. Details are available by contacting Helen Masey O'Neill 

The list of Sponsors will be displayed in due course.


Advertise the Symposium

Advertise 32nd Poultry Science Symposium, download the flyer here


Local Organizing Committee

Lucy Tovey, Oluyinka Olukosi, Anthony Waller

Scientific Committee

Oluyinka Olukosi, Victor Olori, Nick French, Ariane Helmbrecht, Sarah Lambton.


Please contact Helen Masey O'Neill for sponsorship opportunity.


*The organisation (WPSA UK) is one which contracts Clare College for the use of facilities, but which otherwise has no connection or association with Clare College or the University of Cambridge.

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