History of the American Association of Avian Pathologists 

The AAAP has been an organized group since 1957. It was launched as a national organization for veterinary practitioners, diagnosticians, researchers, and students interested in poultry health and medicine. With annual meetings involving both national and international members, interested individuals come together to discuss poultry diseases and further advance the field of poultry medicine. The history of the AAAP has been described in detail in two books. In 2007, celebrating 50 years, AAAP published “AAAP - The First 50 Years 1957-2007,” prepared by the AAAP History Committee and edited by John Dunn. In 2017, the AAAP published “Celebrating Sixty Years, 1957-2017, also edited by John Dunn.

AAAP is grateful for the contributions from Bruce Calnek and Dick Witter documenting their original presentations from the 2006 and 2007 Lasher History Lectures in Honolulu, HI and Washington, DC, respectively.

History of the American Association of Avian Pathologists: The First Ten Years (1957-1967)
C. W. Barber, G. H. Snoeyenbos, A. S. Rosenwald, & P.P. Levine, 1967.  PDF (78.4KB) 

the History of Avian Medicine in the United States. VIII.  The American Association of Avian Pathologists. A Thirty-Year History (1957-1987)
L. C. Grumbles and C. F. Hall, Avian Diseases 32:2, 175-194, 1988.  PDF (460.0KB) 

Brief Overview of Changes in the AAAP over the Past Twenty Years (1987-2007)
Robert Eckroade and Kim Sprout, 2007.  PDF (16.2KB) 

Avian Diseases:  The Creation and Evolution of P. Philip Levine's Enduring Gift
Bruce W. Calnek, 2009.  PDF (6.1MB) 

Origin and Evolution of the American Association of Avian Pathologists:  50 Years of Dedication and Accomplishment
Richard L. Witter, 2011.  PDF (4.83MB) 

60 Year Anniversary Video for the American Association of Avian Pathologists
View the Video Below (17:30)