September 2015 will see the WVPA’s global congress come to Cape Town in South Africa – the first time we have held a congress south of the Sahara in Africa. Having been to see the congress venue and discuss the event with the Local Organising Committee, WVPA is confident that the Cape Town Congress will continue our tradition of successful congresses which the French did so admirably in 2013 in Nantes.
WVPA Congresses bring together a unique gathering of poultry health professionals, including a strong representation of poultry veterinarians from academia, research, practice and major companies who service the poultry sector. At the last congress in France in 2013 over 1,200 delegates attended from some 70-80 countries. This congress will provide each and every delegate with a great educational and networking opportunity as well as the chance to meet with the world’s leading suppliers of poultry veterinary products.
Today’s poultry veterinarians are much more than just ‘chicken doctors’! They are being increasingly seen and used as sources of trusted independent professional and technical advice in areas such as health, biosecurity, vaccination, nutrition, incubation, bird management and welfare, zoonotic pathogen control and end product quality and the scientific programme will keep you in touch with the latest developments in the many fields that constitute avian health management.
Cape Town is a great venue! It is a safe as any western city! For accommodation and dining it has something suitable for all budgets! There are some fantastic places to visit pre- and post- congress (you can not visit this city and not visit the Cape of Good Hope and some of the numerous wine estates!) and we will guarantee that our South African hosts will make each and every one who attends their congress really feel at home and have a week to remember!
We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town for what promises to be a memorable congress and experience!
Prof Hafez M Hafez – Vice President
Nigel Horrox – Vice President
Francois Xavier Le Gros – Secretary Treasurer
Officers of WVPA