July 24, 2020
Aviagen participates in 63rd AAAP virtual event
Aviagen has announced its support for the 63rd annual American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting.
Due to the current global pandemic, the event will be held online during July 30 – August 6. The company is a Platinum sponsor of the event, and, in addition, three Aviagen veterinarians – Dr. Christina Lindsey, Dr. Keat Fu and Dr. Emma Castillo - will speak on topics intended to help poultry producers prevent and manage diseases in breeder and broiler chickens, while strengthening health and welfare.
Aviagen is a longtime sponsor of the AAAP, and it shares with the organisation a commitment to promoting the success of the global poultry industry by training future generations of professionals. The company regularly donates to the AAAP Preceptor Scholarship award that enables veterinary students from American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA)-accredited colleges to pursue avian medicine as a career.
Aviagen's vice president of veterinary services for North America, Dr. Eric Jensen, is a long-time and active member of the AAAP, serving on the board of directors and as AAAP president for the 2019-20 term. At the 2020 meeting, he will pass the scepter to another member, continuing to serve as past president.
"Aviagen and the AAAP share a mission to leverage scientific knowledge to promote the health, welfare, and productivity of poultry, and, in doing so, provide a healthy and sustainable source of nutrition for the world's people," said Dr. Jensen.