WPSA UK branch meeting 2022

Join us at the East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC), Nottingham on 13th – 14th April where we will join the British Society for Animal Science to discuss the role of animals in human and planetary health.

This year, we will be trialing a hybrid format where delegates may choose to attend the conference virtually or in person. We are very interested to join feedback from members on this trial as we will have decide whether it is a good approach for future years and worth the additional cost. In person (@EMCC) attendees will be able to get up close to the action, while also being able to seamlessly participate and network with virtual delegates and speakers from across the globe. Virtual attendees will be able to show their active participation at the conference, by liking and commenting on the content, and (we hope) engaging in live Q and A’s.

The preliminary agenda is now available.


Our venue for 2022 will be our postponed 2019 venue of the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre. Where modern combines with stunning natural surroundings. Set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s beautiful and landscaped parkland, De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel prove you can mix business with pleasure.

With its secluded location and award-winning credentials, the WPSA 2022 conference venue offers the ideal retreat from the distractions of the outside world with free parking on site.


In addition to submitted talks and posters, we will have two invited speaker sessions: one focusing on the impacts of our regional return to inclusion of processed animal protein in animal feed and the other on approaches to assessment and enhancement of welfare.

On the evening on the 13th April, we are delighted to host the Gordon Memorial Lecture and Reception on behalf of the Gordon Memorial Trust. Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College, will give her lecture entitled: “Whither hen welfare?”

Please follow the link below to register for the meeting and book your accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in April