Autumn 2005 Newsletter : Exciting Times
The Branch recently held one of its most successful Symposia in the Poultry Science Symposium series. This 28th Symposium was entitled “Avian gut function, health and disease” and it attracted nearly 180 delegates to the Bristol venue, the majority being from overseas. The Symposium Committee, under the Chairmanship of Dr Graham Perry, deserve our congratulations and thanks for an excellent and well-aimed meeting. A full report appears on page 7 of this Newsletter.
The Symposium series goes from strength to strength and plans are already in hand for the 29th Symposium, to be held in 2007 and which, under the Chairmanship of Dr Paul Hocking, will tackle the important topic “The biology of breeding birds”. Dates and preliminary details will be available shortly.
Meanwhile, following the 2005 Annual General Meeting decision to change the Branch Constitution, we will need to elect both a new President and a new Vice President at the 2006 AGM. Full details of the new arrangements were published in the last Newsletter and a brief explanation appears on pages 3 and 4 of this Newsletter which also calls for nominations for these two important posts. The future direction of the Branch will rest largely on these two individuals and it is therefore vital that members have their say in the choice. Nominations please!
Note this important date:
WPSA UK Branch Annual Meeting
Tuesday 28th – Wednesday 29th March 2006 University of York