"Frontier Science - Integrating Nutrition, Gut Health and Welfare"


The Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS) is the premier avian science conference in Australia and attracts delegates from all across Australia and around the World. APSS 2024 will be the 35th edition of the symposium, which will again be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel - Sydney Hyde Park.

 Our organising committee has decided that the event will be exclusively FACE-TO-FACE again next year, however we are exploring the possibility of being able to provide a virtual recorded version, which would be released at the conclusion of the conference, allowing anyone who could not attend the event in Sydney to review the presentations and discussions.

The major change for next year will be the removal of the Sunday Night pre-registration and social function, with the official program not starting until Monday after lunch. Check-in for the event will open at 9am Monday morning, allowing delegates time to fly in Monday, attend to emails/business calls and also socialise prior the symposium opening after lunch. Morning tea and lunch will still be included for all delegates on Monday.

This years over-arching theme will be "Frontier Science - Integrating Nutrition, Gut Health and Welfare".
There will again be an outstanding array of local and international invited speakers, and as always, we will be inviting researchers far and wide to submit and present a large range of scientific papers, loaded with industry-relevant content and cutting edge research. Our extraordinary social program will also provide everyone with plenty of networking opportunities over the 3 day event.

The Poultry Research Foundation (PRF), in conjunction with World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Australian Branch, cordially invites you to the:



3 Day Conference:
Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st Feb, 2024
Symposium Dinner @ Doltone House Darling Island:
Tuesday 20th Feb, 2024


     Sheraton on the Park


  • Genetics, Productivity and Welfare
  • Breeder Nutrition and Chick Quality
  • Nutrition, Microbiome and Gut Health


  • Sustainable Poultry Production
  • Antibiotic Free Production
  • Food Safety

Important Key Dates:

1st July, 2023
Online Paper Submission Portal Opens
(Click Here to Access)

13th October, 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline
(Late submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committee)

2nd October, 2023
Online Registration Portal Opens
(Click Here to Access)

15th December, 2023
Author & Early Bird Registration Deadline
(Authors accepted to present a paper must be registered or their paper will be removed from the program)

Invited Speakers:

  • Brian Fairchild - University of Georgia, USA
  • Kapil Chousalkar - University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sam Abraham - Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • Mary-Francis Copley - Integrity Ag, Queensland
  • Filip van Immerseel - Ghent University, Belgium

  • Peter Ferket - North Carolina State University, USA
  • Rami Dalloul - University of Georgia, USA
  • Dana Campbell - CSIRO, Australia
  • David Cadogan - Feedworks, Australia
  • Mike Gidley - Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Attendee Testimonials

It was excellent seeing everybody again! There was an "energy" in the room especially given a lot of people in new roles with new objectives.

Judy O'Keeffe 
Sure-feed Pty Ltd.

The program structure was well set out and the location of the event was superb. 

Kate Roodt
Urban Farmer

The program this year was very, very good and every session was extremely relevant.

Karen Gurney
Redsun Nutrition Pty Ltd