Programs & Schedule

Keynote Events:

Special Keynote Lectures: Avian Genomics and Endocrinology
Dr. David Clayton, Psychology Department, Queens Mary University of London, UK
Title: “Canaries in the coal mine”: How birds reveal deep links between genome, brain and behavior

Dr. Scott Edwards, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
Title: Evolution of avian genome size and structure: genomes with a minimalist regulatory toolkit
 

Plenary Lectures:

Dr. Miriam Friedman-Einat, Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel

Title: Identification of the long-sought leptin in the dark side of bird’s genome and its characterization as an autocrine/paracrine acting ligand.

 

Dr. Wayne J. Kuenzel, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, USA.

Title: Mapping the brain of a chicken.

 

Dr. Simone L. Meddle, The Roslin Institute, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

The University of Edinburgh Scotland, UK.

Title: Neuroendocrine and environmental interactions underlying reproductive behaviour in birds.

 

Dr. Frances Bonier, Queens University; Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Title: Correlates, causes, and consequences of individual variation in glucocorticoids.

 

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Robert Etches, President & CEO of Crystal Bioscience, CA, USA

Title: Designer chickens – from concept to reality

Dr. Donald Shaver
Title: Keynote: Mandating a sustainable economy before it is too late

 

List of Symposia:

  • Biological rhythms and neuroestrogens on beahviour
  • Comparative and functional genomics provide insights into Avian Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology of facultative movement.
  • Endocrinology of reproduction.
  • Flexibility and adaptability of the endocrine system
  • Hormones and neuroplasticity: image guided discoveries of molecular mechanisms in neuroplasticity
  • Multifaceted regulation of endocrine systems by glucocorticoids.
  • Peripheral feedback satiety and energy balance.
  • Programming for the future: exploring the value of developmental adversity on endocrine systems.
  • Rapid effects of neuroestrogens on behavior.
  • Special symposium: Legacy of mentorship: a tribute to Professor El Halawani.
  • Spectrum lighting, the influence of light wavelength.
  • Symposium for Student Competition
  • The roles of food and photoperiod in seasonality.

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Day 1
10 Oct 2016
Day 2
11 Oct 2016
Day 3
12 Oct 2016
Day 4
13 Oct 2016
Day 5
14 Oct 2016

Registration

Registration

Welcome Address

Dr. Wayne J. Kuenzel
10:21-10:40

MORNING BREAK

Dr. Rob Etches

Designer chickens – from concept to reality

Dr. Donald Shaver
12:00-13:00

INTERMISSION & LUNCH BREAK

Symposium- Peripheral feedback satiety and energy balance

15:30-15:40

AFTERNOON BREAK

17:20-17:30

EVENING BREAK

Opening Ceremony

Registration

10:25-10:40

MORNING BREAK

12:00-13:00

INTERMISSION & LUNCH BREAK

Symposium: Rapid effects of neuroestrogens on behavior

15:45-16:00

AFTERNOON BREAK

Symposium: Endocrinology of facultative movement

17:40-18:30

EVENING BREAK

Wine & Cheese – Poster Session

International Committee Council Meeting

Registration

10:05-10:20

MORNING BREAK

Symposium: Endocrinology of reproduction

13:25-14:00

INTERMISSION & LUNCH BREAK (Takeaway)

14:00-21:00

TOURS & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES – FREE AFTERNOON & EVENING

Excursion 1: Mountsberg Raptor Centre & African Lion Safari

Excursion 2: Bird Kingdom & Niagara Falls

Registration

9:00-9:10

MORNING BREAK

10:55-11:05

MORNING BREAK

12:35-13-30

INTERMISSION & LUNCH BREAK

15:10-15:30

AFTERNOON BREAK

Award Ceremony: Student Competitions & Farner’s Medal

Celebration Banquet and Reception at Jackson Triggs Winery