31st Poultry Science Symposium 2014
31st Poultry Science Symposium 2014

31st Poultry Science Symposium 2014

September 8, 2014 to September 10, 2014
Chester - Cheshire - United Kingdom
General Info

The UK Branch of WPSA is pleased to announce their 31st Poultry Science Symposium on "Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe", to be held in Chester (UK), 8-10th September 2014. 

Sustainability of European poultry production encompasses all the factors needed to create a durable industry. This symposium aims to explore and ultimately define sustainability in the context of poultry production and to answer the questions around how we achieve a sustainable poultry industry in Europe.

The symposium promises to be informative, challenging and highly relevant for those interested in helping create a resilient European poultry industry. With UK and international invited speakers representing industry and academia, the programme will explore the three pillars of sustainability: Environment; Social and Economic.


The symposium will commence at 12pm on Monday 9th September and will close with lunch (12pm) on Wednesday 11th September. The full programme will be available 7th July, 2014.


Abstract Submission

For guidelines on abstract format, please click here
Please click here to submit abstract for poster presentations at the symposium (link opens in another window). Please note, oral presentations are by invited speakers only.

Closing date for submission of poster abstracts is 16th June 2014


If during registration, you receive a message indicating that rooms at the Queen Hotel are not available. Please note that rooms for PSS can be booked directly with the hotel at the same discounted rate by simply stating you are attending the Symposium. Please click on this link to be taken directly to the Queen Hotel website. More information about the Symposium hotels are found below.

The Destination

The historic City of Chester provides the perfect location for the symposium. Originally a Roman settlement, Chester has many archaeological sites and historic buildings; from the Roman amphitheatre to the City walls and Cathedral. Soak up the atmosphere of the medieval timber buildings whilst taking advantage of the fantastic shopping and entertainment on offer.

Getting to Cheshire

Airports: The nearest airports to Chester and Cheshire are Manchester International ( and Liverpool John Lennon (, which are both about 40 minutes by road from Chester.
By Road: Main motorway links to Chester and Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M53
By Rail: Chester is only two hours from London, where you can connect to services to the North Wales Coast. Crewe is the northern hub of the rail network with regular connecting services throughout the region.
For more information on Chester, including travel and accommodation go to and

The Venue

The Venue for the symposium is The Queen Hotel, Chester. Situated in central Chester, next to Chester Railway Station and only minutes walk from the Roman walls, historic sites, museums and the wonderful shopping experience of this great historic city. The Hotel combines the wonderful architecture and tradition of this grand marque hotel with highly creative and contemporary design, guaranteeing a quite unique experience.


Special rates have been secured for symposium delegates at the Queen Hotel (venue for the symposium) and The Westminster Hotel (opposite the venue). Reservations can be made for Queen hotel through the registration booking form.
Accommodation rates

Reduces rates have been secured for symposium delegates at the Queen hotel (symposium venue) and the Westminster Hotel (across the road from the venue). These can be booked through the registration form.

For more information on the hotels:

Visit Premier Queen Hotel

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