Welcome to EAAP 2016, Belfast UK

The UK organising Team is delighted to invite you to the 67th Annual Meeting of EAAP. The meeting is at The Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre in the heart of Belfast and on the banks of the River Lagan.  It runs from 29 August – 2 Sept 2016.

The theme is Sustainable Food Production:  Livestock's Key Role. This is Europe's largest animal science conference and will feature 1000 presentations and 1200 delegates.

Belfast is an exciting and highly accessible city. What sets Belfast apart from other cities is the warm welcome the people will give you, the sense of  adventure, excitement and an unforgettable food experience to all who attend.

The content will cover the whole range of animal science including genetics, nutrition, animal management and health, physiology, cattle, sheep and goat, pig, poultry and horse production and livestock farming systems. It will also feature fish and food and there will be sessions featuring science relevant to industry.  

Programme Summary

View Overview Scientific Sessions          View Presentations in Sessions   Fact Sheet-July   Meetings at the Waterfront 

Accompanying persons programme   Information for authors    Guide to using the App

 

 

Sunday 28 August

14:00 – 18:00    Registration of participants
08:00 – 18:00    EAAP Workshop: Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers
 
Monday 29 August
07:30 – 18:00    Registration of participants
08:30 – 10:15    Scientific sessions
10:15 – 10:45    Coffee/Tea
10:45 – 12:30    Scientific sessions
12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break and poster viewing
14:00 – 15:45    Scientific sessions
15:45 – 16:15    Coffee/Tea
16:15 – 18:00    Scientific sessions
18:15 – 18:45    Welcome and Awards Ceremony (Main Auditorium)
18:45 – 19:10    Ulster Culture Display (Main Auditorium)
19:15 – 22:00    A Taste of Ulster and Farm Livestock Display (St George’s Market)
 
Tuesday 30 August
07:30 – 18:00    Registration of participants
08:30 – 09:05    Leroy Presentation (Main Auditorium)
09:05 – 10:10    Welcome Ceremony (Main Auditorium)
Presentations by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan
10:10 – 10:40    Discovery Plenary Session 1 (Main Auditorium)
10:40 – 11:10    Coffee/Tea
11:10 – 12:40    Discovery Plenary Session 2 (Main Auditorium)
12:30 - 14:00     Lunch
14:00 – 15:45    Scientific sessions
15:45 – 16:15    Coffee/Tea
16:15 – 18:00    Scientific sessions
19:00 – 19:45    Lord Mayor’s Reception, Belfast City Hall
19:30 -  21:30    Nomadic Reception (invitation only)
18:45 – 10:30    Prof in a Pub
20:30 -  10:30    Pub Quiz

 

Wednesday 31 August
08:00 – 18:00    Registration of participants
08:30 – 10:15    Scientific sessions
10:15 – 10:45    Coffee/Tea
10:45 – 12:30    Scientific sessions
12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break and poster viewing
14:00 – 15:45    Scientific sessions
14:00 - 18:00     SAPHIR Satellite Workshop:
                        Healthy livestock : integrated strategies for sustainable animal production through improved immunocompetence
15:45 – 16:15    Coffee/Tea
16:15 – 18:00    Scientific sessions
20:00 – late       Titanic Experience and Banquet (tour of Titanic from 18:30)

 

Thursday 1 September
08:00 – 16:00    Registration of participants
08:30 – 10:15    Scientific sessions
10:15 – 10:45    Coffee/Tea
10:45 – 12:30    Scientific sessions
12:30 – 14:00    Lunch break
14:00 – 15:45    Scientific sessions
15:45 – 16:15    Coffee/Tea
16:15 – 18:00    Scientific sessions
16:00 – 23:30    Atlantic Heritage – Six Thousand Years of Farming and Food (pre-booked only)

 

Friday 2 September
09:15 – 16:15    TT1 Dairy and Beef Tour
09:00 – 16:30    TT2 Pigs and Poultry Tour
08:30 – 18:30    TT3 Equine Tour


EAAP Plenary Session

This event will bring together leading world experts to discuss the key role that Livestock can play in providing a sustainable food source for a growing global population. 

Livestock, land use, global change and food security – The great balancing act                   
Tim Searchinger, WRI, USA
Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute and serves as the technical director of the next World Resources Report. He is also a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, USA . Although trained as a lawyer, his work today combines ecology and economics.

Role of grassland as an essential resource for future demand and environmental impact
Jean François Soussanna, INRA, France
Member of the Working Group II of IPCC on Impacts and Adaptation and Vulnerability. He was Lead Author of the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports and shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007.

Pat Dillon,Teagasc, Ireland
Head of the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation programme at Teagasc, Ireland and covers dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, animal bioscience and grassland research 

Role of mixed crop and livestock farming systems in ensuring food security                      
Philip Thornton, ILRI 
Working for International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), since 1996. First as Coordinator of the Systems Analysis and Impact Assessment Programme and from 2002, he has been involved with several integrated modelling and climate change impact projects in livestock systems in Africa.

Animal-derived foods for sustainable diets across the life stages: do they have a future?      
Ian Givens, Reading, UK
Professor of Food Chain Nutrition and Head of Food Production & Quality at Reading University.  His key interest is in nutrition and food chain nutrition in particular and involves understanding the factors which affect food composition and its subsequent effects on human health.