Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the Lebanon Branch of the WPSA, I would like to extend to all of you our heartiest welcome to Lebanon, Land of the Cedars and origin of the written word. Lebanon is rich with historical sites and blessed with natural beauty and fair weather all year round. You will be in Beirut at a time when you can enjoy the many beaches as well as the cool mountain areas which are only an hour’s drive from the conference venue, the American University of Beirut (AUB). The University is the oldest in the Near East region, established in 1866, with one of the most beautiful campuses in the World. It is located on the Eastern tip of Beirut on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The campus covers 65 acres of gardens, 19th century buildings and wooded areas. The area around the campus is rich with shopping boutiques, restaurants for all tastes, and a variety of hotels. All these are within walking distance of the conference venue.
The scientific sessions of the conference will take place in West Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus. The program consists of three parts, the first being the 15 invited papers, followed by thirty short oral presentations and 50 poster presentations. All these address a wide variety of timely topics with emphasis on the problems and challenges of the poultry industry in the Mediterranean region.
We want to thank all the speakers and poster presenters who are joining us from 31 countries and from all five continents. We also want to thank the reviewers of over 100 abstracts received by the scientific committee, the members of the organizing committee as well as members of the scientific committee for their many hours and days of work to make this meeting a success.
We hope that you will enjoy the various scientific sessions as well as the social activities and tours that you choose to take after the conference.Our sincere thanks to all participants and to all exhibitors. Special thanks should go to all our sponsors for without their support, this conference would not have been possible.
We wish you all a very successful meeting and an enjoyable time in Lebanon.Nuhad Daghir, President WPSA- Lebanon Branch
This USB Flash drive includes the abstracts of the Summit and the full papers presented by delegates coming from 31 different countries of the World.