71st Western Poultry Disease Conference 



Message from the 2022 WPDC Program Chair  

The title of the 71st Western Poultry Disease Conference is “Poultry Diseases of Concern in Modern Production Systems”. Within the last decade, the North American poultry industry has been challenged with a reemergence of several avian diseases that were traditionally of minor economic importance to welfare and production systems. Poultry producing regions have reported an increased detection of several transmissible diseases in commercial poultry flocks within recent years. These diseases have led to challenges in the field and have forced us to reevaluate the control and prevention strategies implemented by the industry.

For this meeting, we are requesting titles and 150-word summaries. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the submission pool and all chosen presentations will be included in the 71st annual WPDC Proceedings. This year we invite poultry disease experts that can provide insight into infectious diseases currently challenging the poultry industry. The WPDC committee would like to invite all interested presenters including poultry clinicians, diagnosticians, graduate students, residents and veterinary students to submit summaries that may be applicable for this meeting. Additionally, detailed instructions will be provided to those whose titles are accepted.

We are excited to return to an in-person meeting for the 2022 WPDC and ACPV Workshop which will be held from April 3rd to April 6th, in Vancouver B.C., Canada. With great enthusiasm, as Program Chair, I invite you to the 71st WPDC and look forward to seeing you in-person next year.

2022 WPDC Program Chair   
Simone Stoute 

2022 WPDC Student Competition

We are proud to announce and invite undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students as well veterinarians on a poultry residency program to join our Student Competition at the 71st Western Poultry Disease Conference (WPDC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada on April 3rd to 6th, 2022.

Two prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the best presentations on basic research and field research/case reports. A title and a 150-word abstract must be submitted to compete. Student abstracts selected for oral presentations are eligible for the awards. Abstracts can be submitted starting September 1st, 2021.

Upon registration, please indicate your interest in participating in the Student Competition.

We are looking forward to an in-person meeting at the 2022 WPDC!

Ana da Silva
2022 WPDC Student Program Chair


For additional attendee resources, visit the Vancouver Tourism Official Website for the 71st WPDC: 71st Western Poultry Disease Conference | Destination Vancouver




Registration Fees: 

Regular: $300.00 

Student: $100.00 

Luncheon: $15.00 

Make Your Reservation

Book your hotel room by March 3, 2022 to receive the group rate. 

WPDC Designated Hotel 

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown 
1128 West Hastings Street 
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 

Become a Contributor

We hope you will consider supporting the 2022 WPDC. Contributors will receive exposure in messaging before the workshop, at the live portion of the workshop and on the WPDC learning management site. 

COVID-19 Safety & Travel Restrictions

We are closely monitoring the CDC regulations and updates for international travel. Please be advised that unvaccinated travelers from the United States will not be allowed to enter Canada.

Travel Guidelines

WPDC Program Chair
Dr. Lynn Bagley
Norbest Inc.
Phone: 435-851-4918
E-mail: [email protected]

Agenda Chair
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]

Student Program Chair
Dr. Ana Da Silva
University of California, Davis
E-mail: [email protected]