AAAP on Modern Poultry

AAAP on Modern Poultry

Modern Poultry now has a page dedicated to the AAAP under their Industry Insights! AAAP members can find this page by clicking the button below or by clicking the link under External Links on the AAAP homepage.

AAAP on Modern Poultry

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APHIS HPAI Epidemiology Update: Webinar Materials

APHIS HPAI Epidemiology Update: Webinar Materials

On May 31st, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service put on a webinar entitled "Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Epidemiology Update".

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Volunteer to be a AAAP Awards Committee Member

Volunteer to be a AAAP Awards Committee Member

The Awards Committee is looking for two new members who are interested in recognizing the achievements of AAAP members and poultry professionals. We maintain an equal balance of industry, academia and research/government and are currently in need of one new member from academia and one from industry.

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AVMA’s First Frederick Douglass Patterson Award Winner: Dr. Willie Reed

AVMA’s First Frederick Douglass Patterson Award Winner: Dr. Willie Reed

On July 14, 2023, Dr. Willie M. Reed, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University, was named the inaugural recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Frederick Douglass Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession. Congratulations to Dr. Reed on this well-deserved honor!

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2023 AAAP Strategy Plan Survey

2023 AAAP Strategy Plan Survey

Deadline: August 31, 2023

This year the AAAP Board of Directors will meet to assess and update the strategy plan of our organization, so it remains relevant in our ever-changing environment.

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New AAAP Foundation President-Elect and IPWA Liaison

New AAAP Foundation President-Elect

We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s American Association of Avian Pathologist Foundation President-Elect election.  

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The 95th Annual Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD) Call for Abstracts

The 95th Annual Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD) Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Titles and Abstracts:
5:00pm EST, Friday, August 18, 2023

The 95th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases will be held in-person at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA on Wednesday September 13, 2023 in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Meeting (September 13-14, 2023).

Submit Titles/Abstracts to: Dr. Megan Lighty, [email protected]
All are encouraged to submit Titles and Abstracts for the 2023 NECAD Scientific Symposium on topics including poultry disease or diagnostic research studies, case reports, and updates regarding specific diseases of poultry.  Oral presentations should be limited to 15 minutes.  A prize will be awarded for the best Graduate Student and best post-doc/veterinary resident presentations. 
Click the button above for more information.
Conference registration will open soon via the Penn State Extension website.

Gamebird Medicine and Management Book

Gamebird Medicine and Management Book

Gamebird Medicine and Management (eds. Teresa Y. Morishita and Robert E. Porter, ISBN: 978-1-119-7121-3, 384 pages, October 2022)) is a complete and authoritative reference on the management of gamebirds and exhibition Galliformes in health and disease.  The authors combine relevant material from avian veterinarians, commercial production professionals and experts from the conservation and captive breeding sectors, to develop diagnostic and treatment plans for small or large gamebird flocks.  The emphasis is on management and diseases of pheasants, partridges and quail, but the text includes focused chapters on exhibition galliformes, guinea fowl and peafowl.

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New AAAP Foundation President-Elect and IPWA Liaison

New AAAP Foundation President-Elect

We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s American Association of Avian Pathologist Foundation President-Elect election.

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AAAP Meeting for Students AND Virtual Vet Panel!

AAAP Meeting for Students AND Virtual Vet Panel!

Hello AAAP student members!

TLDR: Organize for AAAP with this document. Save the date for May 17 at 8pm EST virtual poultry vet panel.

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2023 AAAP Election Results

2023 AAAP Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s American Association of Avian Pathologists election.   

AAAP Director: Ivan Alvarado (2023-2026) 

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AAAP Spring 2023 Newsletter

AAAP Spring 2023 Newsletter

The AAAP Fall 2022 newsletter has been posted to the newsletters page. Click the link below to see all past newsletters!

2023 Virtual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest

2023 Virtual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest

The AVMA's Animal Welfare Division is excited to share with you a new animal welfare-related educational opportunity with you.

On April 22-23, 2023 the AVMA will host a Virtual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest® (AWJAC®).  This virtual contest will include scenarios featuring potbellied pigs and broiler breeder chickens. There will be presentations about managing housing systems and a poster gallery.  You can learn about the contest, its history, this year's virtual format, and more on our website www.awjac.org.   

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2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Tickets

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting

June 11 - June 14
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Don't forget to buy tickets for the Annual AAAP Foundation Raffle. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 5 tickets for $40 unless otherwise marked. This year's prizes include:

  • Maine Shore Clambake Gram for Two donated by Biochek
  • A Steak Dinner donated by Aviagen
  • H. Deringer Bourbon Whiskey donated by Aviagen
  • Maine Lobster Dinner for 6 donated by IDEXX

Raffle Tickets

Editor-in-Chief of Avian Diseases Opening

Editor-in-Chief of Avian Diseases Opening

Application Deadline: May 1st


The AAAP is soliciting applications to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Avian Diseases. The Editor-in-Chief has the overall responsibility for all material published in Avian Diseases (AD) ensuring that all articles are published with the highest scientific, ethical, and animal care standards. The Editor-in-Chief position includes an honorarium as determined by the AAAP Board of Directors and serves a five-year renewable term.

Learn More and Apply Now

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Hotel Update

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Hotel Update

June 11 - June 14
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

There are still rooms available to reserve June 11-14th in the AAAP room block. Book before May 16th, to receive the special room block rate.

Book Your Sawgrass Reservation Here


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2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Committee Events

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting

June 11 - June 14
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Register Now

All AAAP members and annual meeting attendees are invited to attend the AAAP committee meetings on Tuesday, June 13th! See the full committee schedule now!

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AAAP Histopathology Interest Group Request for Histology Case Submissions

AAAP Histopathology Interest Group Request for Histology Case Submissions

Deadline: May 4th

Join us for the inaugural AAAP avian histopathology interest group virtual session to be held on Thursday June 1 from 9am-noon EST.  Dr. Luke Borst will serve as keynote speaker with his presentation on “Gross lesions and histopathology of Enterococcus cecorum infection in poultry.” Potential speakers are asked to submit a title or a brief abstract (less than 100 words) of an interesting histology case to Dr. Rob Porter at [email protected]. The submitted presentations will be accepted in order until all slots are filled. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday May 4. Cases might present a new histological finding, a diagnostic conundrum, or a classical poultry condition. The chosen abstracts can then be presented as either a powerpoint and/or full description of a digitized histology slide. This is a great opportunity for either a pathology resident or the most seasoned diagnostician to present findings. We will encourage selected presenters to download a single digitized slide on the AAAP histology repository by two weeks prior to the virtual meeting.  This will allow all registered participants to view various slides prior to the virtual session. Please keep in mind that sharing a digitized histology slide with your colleagues is encouraged, but not required.

The slide session will be held prior to the AAAP meeting in order to reduce conflict with other committee meetings, allow for broader attendance and to provide ample time for discussion. Field veterinarians are encouraged to attend.

FFAR & AAVMC Open Applications for 2023 FFAR Veterinary Student Research Fellowship

FFAR & AAVMC Open Applications for 
2023 FFAR Veterinary Student Research Fellowship

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2023) – Veterinarians with experience in medicine, animal sciences and public health add unique perspectives to solving critical food and agriculture challenges. To support the development of future veterinary researchers, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) are seeking applications for FFAR’s Veterinary Student Research Fellowships (FFAR Vet Fellows), a fellowship supporting veterinary student research at the interface of food-animal production. 

Veterinary science is critical to solving challenges affecting nutritional security, environmental sustainability and public health. However, most fellowships available to veterinary students are limited to traditional biomedical research, with limited opportunity to conduct research outside that scope. To ensure students are informed of the numerous opportunities for veterinarians, FFAR and AAVMC established the FFAR Vet Fellows in 2018 to support veterinary student research ranging from climate change to pandemic prevention. The three-month fellowship prepares fellows for multi-faceted careers in science and public service. The fellows complete their research with a qualified mentor and present their findings at the annual Veterinary Scholars Symposium.  


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2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Program

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Program

Don't miss this first look at the 2023 AAAP Annual meeting program!

2023 AAAP Annual Meeting Program

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