2nd CEPI Summer School
Poultry Health and Nutrition

The poultry sector plays an important role worldwide with increasing production, consumption and employment rates. There are several common goals in the poultry production strategies, such as improvement of the efficacy of production with proper feed
utilization, and the improvement of animal health to produce safe and high quality products. Already in 2011 the University of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Pannonia started to collaborate in order to address some main challenges in poultry production, aiming to utilize the different but synergistic scientific profiles of the two institutions.
The Clinic for Poultry at Vetmeduni Vienna performs research on poultry diseases and diagnostics. Research is directly incorporated into teaching of poultry medicine, a strategy also followed by the Department of Animal Sciences at the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia in Keszthely with regard to poultry nutrition. The Department of Animal Sciences is regarded the leading poultry nutritional institution in Hungary with a reputation that widely exceeds national borders. Both institutions have widespread contacts with participants of the poultry sectors and relevant institutions.
The main goal of our project is to connect the two universities and poultry professionals of both countries through common education and exchange programs including research cooperation. However, the impact of the project exceeds national borders indicated also by the CEPI Summer School.

CEPI Summer School combines classical lectures with practical exercises. In addition to classroom work, group discussions and hands-on training, excursions are organised to operating sites and institutions to complete learning experience. Besides the professional programmes, sport, social and cultural activities are set up to facilitate team building and networking between participants.

Teaching languages
Teaching will be done in English. Therefore a good command of English language is necessary for participation.

Experts involved
Lecturers include university teaching staff of Vetmeduni Vienna and the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia as well as practicing professionals in the field from Austria and Hungary.

Time and duration: August 27 - 1 September, 2018 (full week)
Location: University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Number of participants: The number of participants is limited to 20.

Participation fees
CEPI is implemented in the frames of the V-A Austria-Hungary Cooperation Programme. The project is financed by the European Union, Hungary and Vetmeduni Vienna. The project covers all costs of the event, and therefore participation is free. Participants need to cover their travelling costs only.

Qualifications and admission
The CEPI Summer School is designed for young researchers (BSc, MSc, PhD students and Residents of the European College for Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS)) and professionals working in the area of poultry nutrition and poultry health. Precondition for admission to this school is a university degree in Veterinary Medicine or Agriculture, proficiency in English, knowledge/experience in poultry health or poultry nutrition is considered advantage.


Applications are to be sent to astrid.hrdina@vetmeduni.ac.at until 13 May, 2018.

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