The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases

The Avian Pathology Lectures
sponsored by the Houghton Trust

On the occasion of each World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Congress, the Houghton Trust sponsors a Keynote Lecture, the Avian Pathology Lecture (formerly the Houghton Trust Lecture), This has been the tradition since 1993 with the international congresses but has now been extended to the two regional meetings, the Asian since 2012 and the African, starting this year, 2022. Each lecture is given by a young scientist (not more than 45 at the time of the relevant Congress), who has made a major contribution to the field of poultry disease research. The lecturer will have been selected by the Houghton Trust and members of the international or regional branch of the WVPA.

To mark the occasion, each Lecturer is presented with a certificate and an engraved commemorative award. All costs of attending the Congress at which the Lecture is given are met by the Houghton Trust.

Nominations for future presenters can be made in two ways:

  • By the Corresponding Secretary of a National Branch of the WVPA, or
  • By an individual member of the WVPA.

In either case, the nomination details must be on the form available for download on the WVPA website (http://wvpa.net/awards.php).

Previous Avian Pathology (Houghton Trust) Lecturers at International WVPA Congresses

Year WVPA Venue Lecturer Country Topic
1993 Sydney Paul Barrow UK Salmonellosis
1997 Budapest Isabelle Kempf France Mycoplasmas
2002 Cairo Khatjiah Yusoff Malaysia Newcastle disease
2003 Denver Vladimir Zelnik Slovakia Marek's disease
2005 Istanbul Ilaria Capua Italy Avian influenza
2007 Beijing Amir Noormohammadi Australia Mycoplasmas
2009 Marrakech Pete Kaiser UK Avian immunology
2011 Cancun Erica Spackman USA Viral diagnostics
2013 Nantes Filip van Immerseel Belgium Necrotic enteritis
2015 Cape Town Dieter Liebhart Austria Histomonosis
2017 Edinburgh Mark Stevens United Kingdom Bacterial Zoonoses
2019 Bangkok Mattia Cecchinato Italy Infectious bronchitis

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The XXIInd global WVPA Congress will be held in Verona, Italy in 2023, from September 4-8 The Avian Pathology Lecture will be presented by Professor Damer Blake of the Royal Veterinary College London on avian coccidiosis.

Previous Avian Pathology Asian Lecturers

Year WVPA Venue Lecturer Country Topic
2012 Bangkok Thaweesak Songserm Thailand Duck vaccination
2014 Bangkok Md Rafiqul Islam Bangladesh Infectious bursal disease
2016 Manila A. R. Omar Malaysia Newcastle disease virus
2018 Kuala Lumpur G. Dhinakar Raj India New Generation Poultry Vaccines

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The Vth WVPA Asia Congress will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 22-23 October 2022. The Avian Pathology Lecture will be presented by Professor Mohamed Hair Bejo from the Uinversiti Putra, Malaysia, entitled ‘Fowl Adenovirus Infections’.

 

The Avian Pathology Lecturer at the first WVPA Africa Congress

This will be held in Marrakech, Morocco in 23-25 June.

The lecture will be presented by Dr I. Shittu of the National Veterinary Institute, Vom, Nigeria entitled ‘The situation of Newcastle disease in Africa: challenges and control options.’