Autumn 2001 Newsletter : WPSA UK Annual Meeting
9-10 April 2002
The Annual Meeting and AGM are important events in the life of the Association. Past experience suggests that, providing a superb mixture of scientific, social and business activities, next springs events should really not be missed.
The University of York
After eight enjoyable and successful years in Scarborough, the 2001 Annual Meeting moved, together with BSAS, to York. Easier to get to by rail (and an hour nearer to everywhere by road!), the new venue on the superb and modern campus of the University of York proved to be highly popular with our members. It offered delegates a more integrated event with the major benefit of everybody being on one site. Having both excellent conference facilities and good quality accommodation, York offers sufficient space for WPSA and BSAS to meet both together and separately over the two days and one night of the Meeting. For all of these reasons, the 2002 Annual Conference is returning to York.
The main topic for discussion this year will be the important issue of Current knowledge in lighting for poultry. This will be the subject of a joint WPSA/BSAS mini-symposium where papers from a number of invited international speakers will be featured. Commencing at 10am on Tuesday 9 April, the WPSA Meeting will run through until lunchtime on Wednesday 10 April. The mini-symposium is most likely to occupy Tuesday afternoon followed at 5pm by the Gordon Memorial Lecture and Reception preceding the Branch Annual Dinner in the evening. This years Robert Fraser Gordon Memorial Lecturer will be Dr Fred Davison of the Institute for Animal Health Compton Laboratory who will be speaking about poultry immunology.
Papers and Posters
Members are now invited to submit papers and/or posters for consideration by the Programme Committee. These may be on the topic of Current knowledge in lighting for poultry or on other topics relating to poultry science. Details for submission of papers and posters, the preparation of abstracts and a downloadable example paper appear.
The deadline for submission
of papers and posters is
Annual General Meeting
The Branch AGM will be held at approx 9am on Wednesday 10 April 2002. This year we need to elect a new President and two new members of Council as Prof Sally Solomon, Dr Nick French and Mr Patrick Garland reach the end of their terms of office. Prof Solomon will then become Immediate Past President, succeeding Prof Colin Whitehead who now stands down. This Newsletter provides an opportunity for us all to thank them for their hard work on our behalf over a number of years.