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Scientific Program


Scientific Program


12 plenary conferences (30 min + discussion=45 min) in 6 plenary sessions

  1. The microbiota-gut-brain axis in poultry production: what we and don’t know and why it matters. Mark Lyte (USA)
  2. Precision Livestock Farming. Tomas Norton (Belgium)
  3. Vaccination against avian influenza: adapting our strategy to changing challenges. Jean-Luc Guérin (France)
  4. Breeding for new requirements and future production systems: Laying hens and Broilers. Teun van de Braak (The Netherlands) and Anne Marie Neeteson (UK)
  5. Sexual dimorphism during egg incubation and development of ovosexing methods. Sophie Réhault-Godbert (France)
  6. Sustainable development pathways in poultry production. Rick Kleyn (South Africa)
  7. Strengths and weaknesses of poultry meat quality attributes for meeting increasing global protein demand. Stefaan De Smet (Belgium)
  8. Bone and eggshell quality in hens in extended laying cycles. Alejandro Rodríguez-Navarro (Spain)
  9. Unlocking Immune System Potential in Chickens through Gene Editing: A Promising Frontier. Benjamin Schusser (Germany)
  10. Fostering embryonic development in chickens: maternal and in ovo nutritional strategies. Eugeni Roura (Australia)
  11. Consequences of political conflicts in the poultry sector. Nan Dirk Mulder (The Netherlands)
  12. Trends for the future of poultry education: education, employment, and research. Vincent Guyonnet (Canada)

14 keynotes planned (20 min + discussion=30 min) in 24 parallel sessions

225 oral communications (10 min) in 24 parallel sessions

Poster Exhibition (approx. 260) in digital format in multi-purpose hall 1 – Tuesday to Thursday all day

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