Spring 2008 - Poultry Nutrition Symposium

1st April

WPSA UK Branch to host 17th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition

The UK Branch has been chosen to host the 16th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition which is organised on a biennial basis by members of WPSA European Working Group No 2.

A Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of WPSA UK Branch President Dr Tom Acamovic to progress this important meeting. This Committee has already met twice, in October and December and the next meeting will take place at Scarborough during the  Branch Annual Meeting.

The members of the Committee are:

Dr Tom Acamovic (Chair) – SAC Auchincruive
Mr Andrew Ball – DSM Nutritional Products
Dr Mike Bedford – AB Vista
Dr Aaron Cowieson – Danisco (UK) Ltd
Mr Patrick Garland – Alpharma Animal Health
Mr Marcus Kenny - Aviagen
Dr Aidan Leek – Sun Valley Foods
Dr Elizabeth McCann - DARD
Dr Kelvin McCracken – Treasurer of UK Branch
Dr Murdo MacLeod – Roslin Institute
Prof Peter Surai - Alltech
Dr Wendy Wakeman - Huvepharma
Prof Colin Whitehead – Chair of Working Group 2
Mr Steve Wilson – BOCM PAULS

Over 450 delegates attended the 16th Symposium which was held in Strasbourg last August and it is hoped that at least that number will come to Edinburgh in 2009 so, make no mistake, it will be a big event. A number of important lessons have been learned from previous events and it is intended to continually improve this important international meeting.

The scientific programme is now under discussion within the Committee, together with the development of the other activities associated with the meeting. Any suggestions and comments that you wish to make may be directed to any member of the Committee.

The Symposium will be held at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot Watt University, on the Riccarton Campus near Edinburgh Airport on 23rd – 27th August 2009.

Edinburgh Conference Centre

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, provides meeting rooms and conference facilities in Scotland. As the leading venue for academic meetings, exhibitions and functions in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh Conference Centre gives you everything you need for a successful event in one location:-
Dedicated contemporary conference The scientific programme is now under discussion within the Committee, together with the other activities associated with the meeting, and the Committee welcome any suggestions and comments.

    facilities for up to 600
    10002 metres of exhibition space
    Large repertoire of additional meeting/function rooms.
    En-suite accommodation available throughout the year.
    Extensive range of highly skilled support services.

The organising Committee are grateful for the assistance and support provided by the Edinburgh Convention Bureau, who provided material for distribution in Strasbourg and will do so again for the UK Branch Annual Meeting in Scarborough and for the World’s Poultry Congress in Brisbane.

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