The American Association of Avian Pathologists is an international association whose mission is to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well –being, and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world.  Established in 1957, it is open to anyone who is engaged in some phase of avian diseases.  Each year AAAP conducts a scientific program and symposium where the latest findings and issues regarding diseases in poultry are shared and discussed.  AAAP also publishes Avian Diseases, a quarterly, international journal for original basic or clinical research from various disciplines including microbiology, immunology and pathology.  In addition, AAAP publishes many educational materials on avian health including Diseases of Poultry and the Avian Disease Manual. AAAP committees and interest groups offer members a forum for discussion and action on specific poultry topics and issues.  Through the AAAP Foundation, scholarships and awards are given each year to support those who are striving for careers in poultry medicine and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the area of poultry medicine.

Vision Statement
AAAP will be the premier organization that advances science-based knowledge, expertise, and education on poultry health, welfare, and food safety to provide member value and stakeholder trust.

Mission Statement
AAAP facilitates member collaboration to advance science-based knowledge, expertise, and education on poultry health, welfare, and food safety.

Member Benefits

  • Access to the Avian Diseases Journal
  • Pay no page charges to publish in the Avian Diseases Journal
  • Present in the AAAP Annual Meeting
  • Be a part of active committees on topics ranging from Avian Influenza and Epidemiology to the History of Avian Medicine and Education
  • Have access to useful tools such as the Job Board, Salary Survey Results, Research Priorities, the Membership Directory, and a plethora of Student Resources to further your career
  • Contribute to an organization that advocates on behalf of the poultry industry and provides guidance to veterinarians and companies on important topics
  • Support the poultry industry through awards to recognize longstanding contributors and scholarships for upcoming professionals