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The Poultry Science Association 100th Annual Meeting

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July 7, 2011 – The Poultry Science Association (PSA) will conduct its 100th annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri July 16-19.

July 7, 2011 – The Poultry Science Association (PSA) will conduct its 100th annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri July 16-19.
The meeting is held jointly with the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
 “There is a lot of excitement around this year’s annual meeting,” said Dr. Mike Lilburn, PSA’s current president, said this year marks the 100th time we have brought poultry scientists and others working in and around the discipline together. He added the challenges the industry is facing are rapidly evolving and poultry scientists remain firmly committed to our efforts to help meet them.
The meeting will feature seven symposia examining various scientific and regulatory questions relating to poultry.
One joint symposium will focus on poultry production over the next five to ten years. The topics will include genetics, nutrition, hatchery, immune modulation, and coccidiosis. The session will be capped by this year's keynote speaker, Dr. William Flynn, Senior Advisor on Science Policy, Center for Veterinary Medicine, who will speak on The Future of Antibiotic Use in Farm Animal Agriculture.
The other scheduled symposia are:
Exploring Maximum Animal Responses;
Current Regulatory Status and Use of Antibiotics in the Poultry Industry;
Awareness of New Salmonella Thresholds;
Incubation and Effects upon Embryo and Hatchling Performance;
The Impact of Major Policy Shifts on the U.S. Food Supply and Producers;
New PSA Fellows:
Three outstanding long-time PSA members are to be the recipients of the highest honor that the Poultry Science Association can bestow, the title of “Fellow of the Poultry Science Association.” The award of Fellow represents the highest level of achievement in and contributions to the various disciplines within the broad context of poultry science, said Dr. Lilburn.
The new PSA Fellows are:
Sacit F. Bilgili, Ph.D. (Auburn University)
Mohamed El-Halawani, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
Henry R. Wilson, Ph.D. (University of Florida)

Other Honors and Award Winners
· American Egg Board Research Award – A. Brooke Caudill (Marel Stork Poultry Processing)
· American Feed Industry Association Poultry Nutrition Research Award – Velmurugu Ravindran, Ph.D. (Massey University)
· Embrex Fundamental Science Award – Hans H. Cheng, Ph.D. (USDA/ARS – Lansing, MI)
· Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science – Dong U. Ahn, Ph.D. (Iowa State University)
· Hy-Line International Research Award – Rami A. Dalloul, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech University)
· Maple Leaf Farms Duck Research Award – Markus Rodehutscord, Ph.D. (University of Hohenheim)
· Merial Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award – Edwin T. Moran, Jr., Ph.D. (Auburn University)
· National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award – Alejandro Corzo, Ph.D. (Mississippi State University)
· Novus International Teaching Award – Audrey P. McElroy, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech University)
· Phibro Extension Award – Joseph B. Hess, Ph.D. (Auburn University)
· PSA Early Achievement Award for Extension – Craig D. Coufal, Ph.D., (Texas A&M University)
· PSA Early Achievement Award for Industry – Michael Leslie, Ph.D. (Masterfeeds, Inc.)
· PSA Early Achievement Award for Research – Huaijun Zhou, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)
· PSA Early Achievement Award for Teaching – Kristen J. Navara, Ph.D. (University of Georgia)
· PSA Student Recruitment Award – Jacquelyn B. Hoffman, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)
· PSA Honorary Membership – Leland E. Tollett (Tyson Foods, Inc.)
· Tyson Foods Support Personnel Award – John W. Anderson (Ohio State University)
The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a global scientific society dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge generated by poultry research – knowledge that enhances human and animal health and well-being and provides for the ethical, sustainable, and economical production of food. Founded in 1908, PSA has a global membership of about 2,000. For more information, go to


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