Picturesque and Historic Place to Network
Spectacular Venue: Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre
Economical Accommodation
Great Hall: Networking and Refreshments Place

The main focus of the GARAD conference 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


Venue: Strand Campus, King´s College London WC2R 2LS London (Detail)


GARAD-2015 will be hosted at Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre:


Refreshments, Poster and Sponsor Booths at Great Hall:



Keynote Speakers

Prof Robert G Webster

Division of Virology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA





Prof David E Swayne

Laboratory Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Athens, Georgia, USA




Prof Ian Brown

Head of Virology Department
Director of EU/OIE/FAO International Reference Laboratory
for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease;
                           OIE Reference Laboratory for Swine Influenza
                           Virology Department, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Prof. Helen Sang

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK



Prof Paul Barrow

Veterinary Infectious Diseases, University of Nottingham, UK



Prof Jim Kaufman

Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK




Prof Aijian Qin

College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, China




Prof Bernd Kaspers

Institute for Animal Physiology, University of Munich, Germany




Prof Abdul Rahman Omar

Director, Institute of BioScience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia




Prof Daral J. Jackwood

Food Animal Health Research Program, The Ohio State University, USA





Prof Paul Digard

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK





Prof Michael Hess

Clinic for Poultry and Fish Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria





Prof Amir NoorMohammadi

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia




Elankumaran Subbiah

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, USA




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