The 2nd International Conference on Necrotic Enteritis will be held on July 11-12th 2018, just prior to the AAAP Annual Meeting

Items of Interest

Click here for answers to questions about the Veterinary Feed Directives

AAAP Media Coverage

AAAP issues statement on misleading marketing claim for chicken (1/6/17)

The Poultry Site
Watt AgNet
Poultry Health Today
US Poultry Wire

Woody Breast not Linked to Infectious Pathogens or Food Safety

AAAP Hall of Honor Inaugural Class

Elanco Scholarship News Release

Read your issue of Avian Diseases on your favorite Reader (iPad, Kindle and more). Look online for ePub or Mobi files under "Supplemental Material" to download onto your device. Available for AAAP Members and Avian Diseases subscribers.

Gift A Chicken Project, coordinated by Arizona State University, provides rural Ugandan families with flocks of special, hybrid chickens that will guarantee the families better nutrition and a sustainable source of income.

Congratulations to Dr. Jagdev Sharma, & Dr. Sylvia Lemus Sharma.

Learn More here.

 Avian Pathology Continuing Education Materials Available On-Line

A collection of over 600 virtual slides of avian histopathology cases with a reduced rate for AAAP Members

Provided by
Dr. Oscar Fletcher and
Dr. Tahseen Aziz

Available through the Continuing Education office in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State

Commentary from CAST available: The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes


Keep our Food Safe

Frequently Asked Questions about Antimicrobial Use and Antimcrobial Resistance

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Bruce W. Calnek Applied Poultry Research Achievement Award
2017 Award Information

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2018


The Bruce W. Calnek Achievement Award is given to a member of AAAP who has made outstanding research contributions resulting directly or indirectly in a measurable, practical impact on the control of one or more important diseases of poultry. Examples would include, but not necessarily be limited to, such contributions as: development of a successful vaccine or other immunogen; establishment of methodology that resulted in control through an eradication program; finding successful chemotherapeutic approaches; discovering the etiology, or elucidating the pathogenesis, immunology, etc. that laid the foundation to a successful disease control approach. The award shall be in the amount of $1,000.00.  The award shall not be given more than once to a recipient.

Qualification Criteria:

The nominee must be a member (any category) of the AAAP.

Awards will be based on the following information:

  1. The cover letter is to be the letter of nomination.
  2. No more than two seconding letters.
  3. A brief statement of significant contributions to the field of avian medicine.
  4. Biographical Information 1:  Institution(s) attended, degree(s) granted, and
    area(s) of study.
  5. Biographical Information 2:  List of the professional positions held by the nominee.  In addition, state the length of time and activities associated with those positions.
  6. Any other biographical information considered pertinent to this award.
  7. A bibliography.
  8. State the 5 publications that are considered by the nominator to be most significant.  If these publications are printed in a journal other than Avian Diseases, you may be asked to submit a reprint of the appropriate paper(s).  It is not necessary to send any reprints at this time.

Previous recipients of this award are:

Stephen Hitchner
David A. Halvorson
Nathaniel L. Tablante
David Suarez
Carol Cardona
2010 Mark Jackwood
2011 K. V. Nagaraja
2012 Jack Gelb, Jr.


Jagdev Sharma
John K. Rosenberger
Holly S. Sellers
Guillermo Zavala

Please send nominations by mail, or E-mail (preferred) to:

American Association of Avian Pathologists
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32223-8638
904.425.5735 (Office)
281.664.4744 (fax)



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