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PSA meeting to focus on poultry science research

This year’s Poultry Science Association (PSA) annual meeting will bring together some of the world’s foremost experts in the field to present and discuss their latest findings in a range of areas critical to their respective scientific disciplines and to the poultry industry. The meeting will be held in San Diego from July 21-25.

“Poultry and eggs are and will continue to be a staple in the American diet. And with the global population rise, many countries are increasing poultry production to improve human nutrition and attain food security,” said Dr Mike Kidd, PSA president and director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas.

“The PSA annual meeting is a venue where the world’s experts in poultry research present and discuss findings. The face-to-face exchange is a key component for research collaborations and synergies among poultry science experts. Research areas presented include behavior and well-being, nutrition, genetics, physiology, pathology, environmental management, endocrinology, reproduction, and processing. Dr R. Jeff Buhr, chairman of the PSA program, has put together an exceptional array of symposia which also includes topics such as computer modeling, nutritional interventions, food safety and genomics,” added Dr. Kidd.

This year’s keynote address is entitled “Modeling as a Research Tool in Poultry Science.” It will be delivered by Dr Rob Gous, University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness. The keynote – officially known as the WPSA Lectureship – is sponsored by the U.S. branch of the World Poultry Science Association. The co-chairs for the WPSA-USA Lectureship will be M. J. Zuidhof, University of Alberta, and Robert E. Buresh, Novus International Inc.

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