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Poultry Health & Biosecurity Major Themes at WPC 2012

by 5m Editor
13 June 2012, at 10:52am

BRAZIL - The Biosecurity session will be one of the major themes at the 24th World’s Poultry Congress, to be held from the 5 to 9 August at the Bahia Convention Center, in Salvador, Bahia. According to the coordinator of the Poultry Health and Biosecurity Area, Dr Paulo Martins, it is necessary to discuss the issues concerning this theme due to the close link between animal and human diseases.

It is known that 60 per cent of infectious diseases in humans originate in domestic and wild animals, as do 70 per cent of new human infections. With the increase in the worldwide demand for animal protein, the number of flocks also increases and along with it, the health risks. In this context, the poultry sector regards Biosecurity as one of the main tools to control those diseases.

“WPC 2012 will offer a session with several lectures, presentations of scientific studies and posters, which will enable an open and objective debate on the issue to take place," reveals Dr Paulo Martins. It is due to this large amount of information that health expertsfrom poultry companies from around the world will be participating in the congress. It is a unique opportunity, especially for Brazilians. “This is the best possible opportunity for continued education, exchanging experiences and expanding professional contacts," he adds.

Those who are interested can still register exclusively online. The advance registrations can be made until 29 June. After that date, you can register during the event itself, for an adjusted fee. Dr Martins highlights that other very relevant issues will be presented at the WPC 2012, each one of them with special sessions with the presence of the greatest international and Brazilian authorities on the subjects.

Some examples: Vaccinology and the development of new immunogens; Official health surveillance and international requirements, Control of bacterial diseases; Avian Influenza: where we are and where we are going; Emerging and reemerging zoonoses: the importance of a working agenda. The full program is available on the website www.wpc2012.com, where the participants also can register.