70th Virtual Western Poultry Disease Conference and
ACPV Sponsored Workshop


  • The registration form will allow you to sign up for the 2021 Western Poultry Disease Conference and/or the 2021 American College of Poultry Veterinarians Workshop.
  • Receipts will be sent to the email address provided when the registration is completed. If you have not received a receipt, please look in your SPAM folder before contacting the ACPV office at [email protected]
  • The registration fee for the WPDC is $150. Speakers and contributors to the conference will receive a discount code to use when registering.
  • The registration fee for the ACPV workshop is $125. ACPV Diplomates can register at a discounted rate of $100. Login to the AAAP website in order for the system to recognize you as an ACPV Diplomate. Speakers and sponsors receiving free registrations will be registered by the ACPV office.
  • AAAP Student members can register for the ACPV workshop for $40. AAAP Student members can register for the WPDC for $20.
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Recorded Presentations Available Starting March 1st, 2021

The theme of the 70th Western Poultry Disease Conference will be “How Current Events Will Shape the Future of the Poultry Industry”. We will hear from industry leaders, and gain insight into how the poultry industry has been impacted by COVID-19.
This year's virtual conference consists of prerecorded presentations, live keynote speakers and live Q&A sessions per presentation topics.  Presentations will be available for viewing beginning March 1st.  Live broadcasts are March 15 and 16. 

Speakers include Rodrigo Gallardo, David Rives, Helen Wojcinski, Eric Gingerich, and Bruce Stewart-Brown

The WPDC has been pre-approved by the ACPV for 18 hours continuing education credits.

View The WPDC Program Agenda


Speakers and participants come from throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other countries around the world. All papers are to be presented in English. The 70th Western Poultry Disease Conference (WPDC) will be held virtually on March 15-16, 2021 in PSTPresentations for WPDC are prerecorded Keynotes and Q&A sessions are live. Recordings will be available for viewing on March 1st. A Zoom invitation to attend the Live Program will be sent to each registrant. The theme of the 70th Western Poultry Disease Conference will be “How Current Events Will Shape the Future of the Poultry Industry”. We will hear from industry leaders, and gain insight into how the poultry industry has been impacted by COVID-19. The agenda has now been set. Please see the attached agenda for more details. 


All veterinarians, researchers, previous participants and other professionals interested in avian diseases and management are invited to attend and submit titles for presentation. Students are especially welcomed and encouraged to participate. If you receive this notice, you are welcome to attend. If we have overlooked others who may be interested in this meeting, please pass a copy of this announcement on to them.

Presenter Instructions

 American College of Poultry Veterinarians-Sponsored Workshop

“Incubation and Hatchery Performance, The Devil is in the Details”
March 13-14, 2021

This program has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Topics include breed farm Q&A, egg pack/egg quality, incubation (modeling temperature/what the embryo needs, basic science of embryo development, the European perspective on incubation, and evaluating incubation), hatchery sanitation, hatchery ventilation, vaccination (spray vaccination update on bronchitis, in ovo vaccination), Q&A on chick quality—hatching/egg associated and quality control and diagnosis of hatchery performance.

Speakers include Jose Bruzual, Eduardo Costa, Scott Martin, Nick French, Aline Kunkze, Ron Meijerhof, Donna Hill, Scott McKenzie, Chris Williams, Brian Jordan, Ian Rubinoff and Sue Ann Hubbard

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70th WPDC Contributors

View Levels of Support and Entitlements for the 70th WPDC

The following companies have already contributed to the 70th Virtual Western Poultry Disease Conference.

Super Sponsors


Maple Leaf Farms
Foster Farms
Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Hygieia Biological Laboratories
Boehringer Ingelheim

Charles River
Cutler Associates International
Hy-line International
Richard McCapes
Richard Chin
California Poultry Federation
Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology, LLC
Pacific Egg and Poultry Association

Sustaining Members
Rodrigo Gallardo
Richard Yamamoto

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Message from the 70th WPDC Program Chair

It’s time to start thinking about the 70th WPDC! The 2021 WPDC will be held online on March 15-17th. The world has changed in so many ways in the last few months and I am sure COVID-19 has also changed the way you conduct your work. Since COVID-19 has been dominating the poultry headlines, the theme of the 70th WPDC will be “How Current Events Will Shape the Future of the Poultry Industry”. We will hear from industry leaders,  and gain insight into how the poultry industry has been impacted by COVID-19.

Emphasis for selecting abstracts will be placed on clinical poultry medicine, avian infectious disease research and diagnostics. For this meeting we are requesting titles and a 150-word summary. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the submission pool and all selected presentations will be included in the 70th annual WPDC Proceedings. The WPDC committee would like to invite all interested presenters including poultry clinicians, diagnosticians, graduate students, poultry residents and veterinary students to submit summaries that may be applicable for this meeting. Additionally, detailed instructions for the complete paper submission will be provided to those whose titles are accepted. With great enthusiasm, as Program Chair, I invite you to the 70th WPDC and a look forward to seeing you next year!

Warm Regards,
WPDC Program Chair,
Dr. Lynn Bagley

WPDC Leadership
WPDC Program Chair
Dr. Lynn Bagley
Norbest Inc.
Phone: 435-851-4918
E-mail: [email protected]
WPDC President
Dr. Simone Stoute
California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS)
Phone: 209-634 5837
E-mail: [email protected]
WPDC Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
University of California, Davis
School of  Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 530-752-1078
E-mail: [email protected]
WPDC Proceedings Editor
Dr. David D. Frame
Utah State University
Phone: 435-283-7586
E-mail: [email protected]
WPDC Contributions Chair
Dr. Nancy Reimers
Phone: 209-620-3828
E-mail: [email protected]
WPDC Program Chair-Elect
Dr. Simone Stoute
California Animal Health and Food safety Laboratory (CAHFS)
E-mail: [email protected]