Following a successful first conference in 2012, the 2nd WVPA Asia Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 11-12th September 2014 and has as its theme ‘Testing & Monitoring’.
The conference will also host the prestigious Asian Avian Pathology Lecture, which will be presented by Prof Dr Md Rafiqui Islam from Bangladesh on the subject of infectious bursal disease.
The conference, which is well supported by industry, has a day of invited papers followed by a day of presentations from regional scientists and researchers. Subjects covered by the invited speakers include monitoring flocks for protection against Newcastle disease, chicken infectious anaemia and Gumboro diseases, molecular detection of mycoplasmas, coccidiosis monitoring and management, the use of PCR, serology, mycotoxin testing breakthroughs and diagnosis of duck diseases.
Research papers offered include ones on environmental screening for viruses, IBD cytokines, Newcastle disease vaccination, detection of avian influenza, IBD shedding profiles, colibacillosis survey, H7N9 avian influenza in China, MRSAs, autophagy, detection of campylobacter, salmonella antibiograms, ILT shedding, variant IB in Malaysia and ELISA for IBH.
"This conference has a comprehensive programme," says Dr Sumeth Sapchukun, President of the Thai Branch of WVPA. "It really is a must attend event for Asian poultry veterinarians and poultry health scientists and we look forward to welcoming them all to Bangkok in September."
"In addition, it is a wonderful networking opportunity for everyone associated with avian health in the region," added Nigel Horrox, WVPA global vice president, "and this meeting is rapidly becoming established as a premier gathering of poultry health expertise."