Conference

Fit for the Future: The BSAS – WPSA joint annual meeting 2019

WPSA will be joining BSAS in their celebration of 75 years of the BSAS, and examining for ourselves as poultry scientists and practitioners, how we can make sure we are fit for the future.

Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

We are thrilled to be bringing the 2019 Annual Conference to the iconic Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Situated at the heart of the capital, the EICC is one of the world's outstanding and adaptable conferences and events venues. Winner of the Best Conference Venue at the Conference Awards 2016 and Best Large Venue winner at the Scottish Events Awards 2015.

Not only does Edinburgh double as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a huge amount of attractions. So why not extend your stay and take in the sites, steep yourself in history, and enjoy our vibrant capital. 

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh Guide  Venue

 

 

Accommodation

Some where to sleep

Edinburgh has a wide range of excellent value accommodation.   Convention Edinburgh provides a free accommodation service for delegates to find the best deal, all within walking distance of the EICC.  

PLEASE NOTE - the accommodation booking service closes on Monday 25 February 2019.  

Book your room here           

Programme

 

MONDAY 8 APRIL  
12:30-17:00 Early Career Council (Student Event) - venue TBC
18:30 Social Evening - buffet, quiz, ceilidh - The Three Sisters
WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL  
08:00 Registration
09:00-10:00   Hammond Lecture
10:00-10:30 Coffee/Tea
10:30-12:30 Sessions
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Sessions
15:00-15:30 Coffee/Tea
15:30-17:00     Sessions
19:00-19:30 Gordon Memorial Reception
19:30 WPSA Conference Dinner - The Sheraton Hotel
THURSDAY 11 APRIL  
08:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea
11:00-12:30 Sessions
12:30-13:30     Lunch
13:30-15:00 Sessions
15:00 Close of WPSA Conference
NB: Programme may be subject to change

 

Fees

 

 

  MEMBERS    
  Until 8 Feb From 9 Feb At the conference 
Full Conference £250 £300 £350
Full Conference Student  £160 £160 £160
  NON-MEMBERS    
Full Conference £325 £370 £420
Full Conference Student  £160 £160 £160

 

SOCIAL EVENTS    
Monday 8 April  * Early Career Council (student event) including Quiz and Ceilidh   
    *  BSAS Student Member £10 |  Other student £65 | Non Student £80
Wed 10 April £50 Conference Dinner - The Sheraton Hotel
MEMBERSHIP    

Existing members can renew their Membership for 2019 when they register for the conference.

If you wish to join WPSA, please complete your Membership HERE before 
proceeding with your registration at the members rate.

 

 

 

Travel

 

With a convenient city centre location, the EICC is just a 12 minute walk from Haymarket Train Station, 12 minutes by taxi from Waverley Station, 20 minutes by car/taxi from Edinburgh Airport. There are also bus and tram options, as well as several car parks in close walking distance to the EICC - you could even hire a bike!

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS - WPSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – EICC, Edinburgh

REGISTRATION
A confirmation receipt will be issued to all delegates and can also be downloaded from the delegate's registration account. 

START AND FINISH TIME OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference will commence on Wednesday 10 April 2019 and finishing on Thursday 11 April by 17:00 hours. A draft of the  programme will be on the website by mid January.  

There will be a student programme on Monday commencing at 12:30 hours, followed by a  social event  in the evening - meal, quiz and ceilidh. All other delegates can also book the evening event via the registration site.

CONFERENCE FEE
All authors must register by 8 February, failure to register by this date may result in the summary being withdrawn from the programme and not being published in the proceedings. The Conference registration fee includes the WPSA book of Summaries. Registration for the discounted rate must also be received by 8 February.
A special low rate conference fee is offered to WPSA students.
Registration entitles you to attend.
• All WPSA Sessions
• Joint WPSA/BSAS Sessions
• all WPSA delegates are invited to attend the BSAS Hammond Memorial Lecture.

STUDENT PROGRAMME
All WPSA students attending the conference can register to attend the BSAS Student Day on Monday.  Non-students and other delegates are also welcome to register if they are attending the conference. 

ACCOMMODATION
Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation.   It is advisable that accommodation is booked early as April is a busy month and accommodation can be in short supply if left too late. There is a booking service on the website via Convention Edinburgh - please note rooms will be released by Monday 25 February.

PAYMENT
BSAS manage all registrations and payments on behalf of WPSA.  BSAS accept payment using the following credit cards: Visa (credit and debit), Mastercard (credit and debit) , Maestro, Solo and Amex or you may prefer to pay by cheque, made payable to BSAS. JCB cards are not accepted. Please make your payment in £ sterling. Cheques must be drawn on a UK bank. Delegates can also request an invoice when paying online or contact the BSAS Office.

CANCELLATION
30 days prior to the conference full refund less a £50 administration fee. Within 30 days of the conference: No refund. Neither WPSA or BSAS will be held responsible if for any reason the conference is unable to commence or curtailed early.

LOSS or DAMAGE
WPSA and BSAS will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal items of the delegates, accompanying persons, or exhibitors or injury at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

CAR PARKING
There are various pay and display car parks within walking distance of the venue.

WIFI ACCESS
FREE wifi access available in all areas.

WSPA SUBSCRIPTION
New and Current WPSA Members can pay their membership subscription via the registration site or the normal link on the WPSA website. New members should also complete and send a membership registration form to WPSA membership secretary - http://www.wpsa-uk.com/membership

CONFERENCE ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS
WPSA, c/o BSAS, PO Box 3, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0RZ, UK.
Tel: + 44 (0)131 650 8784  
Email: bsas@bsas.org.uk
Website: http://www.bsas.org.uk
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