The Australian Poultry Science Symposium is the premier avian science conference in Australia and attracts delegates from across Australia and the world.
APSS 2024 will be the thirty-fifth edition of the symposium, which will again be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park.
APSS 2024’s over-arching theme will be ‘Frontier Science – Integrating Nutrition, Gut Health and Welfare’, with major themes Genetics, Productivity and Welfare, Breeder Nutrition and Chick Quality, Nutrition, Microbiome and Gut Health and hot topics Sustainable Poultry Production, Antibiotic Free Production and Food Safety.
The major change for 2024 will be the removal of the Sunday night pre-registration and social function, with the official program starting Monday after lunch.
Check-in for the event will open at 9am Monday morning, allowing delegates time to fly in on the Monday, attend to emails and business calls and also socialise prior the symposium opening.
There will also be a ‘meet and greet’ networking session for new young researchers to connect with industry mentors on Monday morning prior to the start of the conference.
Morning tea and lunch will be included for all delegates on Monday.
Expect an outstanding array of local and international invited speakers, including:
- Sam Abraham, an academic lecturer in microbiology at Murdoch University in Western Australia, who, along with Darren Trott, established the first national network on antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Australian animals
- Dana Campbell is an animal behaviour scientist at CSIRO, with interests in how livestock adapt and respond to different housing environments
- Kapil Chousalkar is a deputy head at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide and leads a food safety research group
- David Cadogan is a nutritionist, specialising in monogastric nutrition, production, growth and development
- Mary-Frances Copley, a senior consultant at Integrity Ag with a background in agriculture and economics, has a particular interest in environmental accounting and sustainability for egg, chicken meat and pork production
- Rami Dalloul, with a PhD in poultry immunology, joined the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech in the US focusing on host–pathogen interactions and poultry immunology, and serves as a leading member for the turkey genome sequencing project.
- Brian Fairchild has been a member of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia in the US for 22 years, and is a professor and extension poultry scientist working in poultry house management
- Peter Ferket has research interests and extension activities in applied nutrition of commercial meat-type poultry and utilisation of agricultural co-products as feed ingredients for poultry
- Mike Gidley is director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland, with a major research interest in the linking of plant molecular structures to macroscopic properties with relevance to plant-based food properties
- Filip van Immerseel, Professor at the Department of Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in Belgium, is head of a research group studying host-bacterium interactions.
As always, researchers from far and wide have been invited to submit and present a large range of scientific papers, loaded with industry-relevant content and cutting-edge research.
The extraordinary social program will provide everyone with a plethora of networking opportunities over the three-day event.