Welcome Note

The main focus of the GARAD - One Health Poultry is to establish global partnerships and links between academic researchers and the poultry industry to improve joined up work in regards to preventing, controlling and combating avian diseases. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas around the single theme of exploiting available opportunities to deal with emerging and existing infectious avian diseases in poultry production systems and to safeguard food supplies and human health.

In the conference, it is planned to address basic, applied and commercial aspects of research on avian diseases. Therefore, we cordially invite all stakeholders including senior scientists and young researchers from academia, industry and government organisations involved in protecting and improving poultry health, welfare and production.

The meeting invites proposals for both oral and poster presentations in following areas:-

• Evolution and Epidemiology of Avian Pathogens
• Host-Pathogen Interactions – Virulence and Pathogenicity
• Pathogen Mechanisms of Immune Evasion
• Next Generation Disease Control Strategies
• Vaccines
• Immunity
• Diagnostics
• Zoonoses and Socio-economic impacts of avian diseases
• Global Research Opportunities and Threats

Keynote Speakers 

Professor Fiona Tomley, (One Health), Royal Veterinary College, UK

Professor Venugopal Nair (Marek's disease), The Pirbright Institute, UK

Professor Zheng Shijun, (IBDV), China Agriculture University (CAU), China

Professor Hualan Chen,  (Influenza) Animal Influenza Laboratory, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China

Professor David E Swayne, (Influenza) Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, United States National Poultry Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USA


Prof Munir Iqbal (
Prof Venugopal Nair (
Prof Fiona Tomley (
Prof Muhammad Munir (

Key Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 17 March 2023 (submit now)
Registration Deadline: 28 April 2023 (register now)


Travel grant for attending the GARAD-OHP-2023:

Early career researcher can apply travel grants via Houghton Trust:

Apply for following when you submit your abstract:

Registration fee weivers for best posters and talks from LMIC. See list of LMIC HERE

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