The UK branch holds an annual meeting, a themed occasional symposium series and sometimes hosts larger meetings for the European Federation.
WPSA UK Annual Spring Meeting
The WPSA UK branch holds an annual meeting each spring. The two day event is a scientific meeting where current research into poultry is presented by both established and younger members of the scientific research community. The audience is usually a balanced mix of researchers and industry practitioners and the meeting particularly aims to foster new relationships through its supportive, inquiring atmosphere, its intimate size of 60-100 attendees and ample opportunities for networking.
UK Branch Poultry Science Symposium
The WPSA UK branch also organises a symposium every 2 to 4 years on a chosen theme which aims to attract members of industry, research and education. Each symposium is residential over three days and is deeply considers a particular topic from basic science to practical applications and future trends and possibilities. The symposium series has covered a wide variety of topics since its inception more than 50 years ago In contrast to the focused on submitted papers in the annual spring meeting, speakers in this meeting are invited to speak as leaders on the chosen topic and to write a chapter for the accompanying book that provides a definitive text on the chosen theme. Submitted abstracts on original research relating to the chosen theme are also welcomed and presented as posters during the meeting.
World Poultry Congresses
The World Poultry Congresses (WPC) are held every fourth year and are major events of international poultry science. Usually combined with a trade exhibition, each congress is largely concerned with reviews of scientific information and the discussion of ideas. Social events and personal contacts have made recent congresses truly memorable occasions.
WPSA European Federation Poultry Conference and Working Group Meetings
Every four years, in alternate two years to the WPC, the European Federation holds a poultry science conference.
A number of the Working Groups for the European Federation also hold a symposium meeting every two years, in the alternate year to the WPC or EPC.
Details of all WPSA meetings can be found on the WPSA calendar.