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Programme at a glance


Welcome cocktail


Opening Ceremony and Plenary sessions in the morning

Oral presentation and Workshops in the afternoon


Plenary sessions in the morning

Oral presentation and Workshops in the afternoon

Gala dinner


Plenary sessions in the morning

Workshops in the afternoon

Closing ceremony


Technical tour and Youth programme


Programme at a glance can be dowloaded here.

Plenary Sessions


The scientific committee has developed an attractive scientific program with numerous key speakers. In the plenary sessions, during three days, 12 invited speakers who are well known for their expertise, will deal with specific issues from various angles followed by a plenary discussion.



1. Barbut Shai : New insights on breast myopathies
2. De Cesare Alessandra : Metagenomic insights into the dynamics of microbial communities in poultry and poultry products: current challenges and future opportunities
3. Humphrey Tom : Campylobacter infection compromises broiler health, welfare and performance
4. Norton Tomas : Application of Precision Livestock Farming technologies in the poultry  sector
5. Nys Yves : How Scientific Innovation may improve egg production and quality or the development of non-food uses of eggs
6. Rychlik Ivan : Microbiota, chickens gut health and antibiotic reduction/resistance
7. Savic Vladimir : Viral infections of poultry – the globally challenging situation
8. Siegert  Wolfgang : Non-essential amino acids – the forgotten nutrients?
9. Sossidou Evangelia N. : Managing on-farm health and welfare risks to promote sustainability in poultry industry
10. Steenfeldt Sanna : Alternative protein sources for poultry nutrition
11. Tixier-Boichard Michelle : Are there limits to selection in poultry: theoretical, biological, ethical, environmental?
12. Yalçin Servet : Preincubation and incubation conditions, hatching time and broiler  growth

Youth Programme

EPC2018 is proud to support students with Youth Program Grants.


The goal of this programme is to give the students possibility to attend the XV EPC 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia and to present their paper.

The Youth program is also including a 4-day post-congress excursion tour.


For more details kindly contact Assist prof. Danijela Horvatek Tomic via e-mail


Social Programme


Welcome cocktail (17th Sept 2018 / 8PM to 10PM)


Valamar Lacroma hotel (conference venue) beautiful terrace will be the location of the Welcome cocktail on Monday, 17th September 2018.

Throughout the terrace, there are breath-taking views across the sea and Elaphite Islands.

Gala dinner (19th Sept 2018 / 8PM to 10PM), price per person: 90,00 EUR


Gala dinner will take place on 19th September 2018 in one of the most interesting Dubrovnik city centre sites. Enjoy nice and tasty dishes accompanied with great music and have some fun with your colleagues and friends for the last night of the conference.


We encourage you to register as soon as possible as number of places are limited.


Technical visit (21st Sept 2018 / 8AM – cca 4 or 5PM), price per person: 55,00 EUR


Technical visit is planned for 21st September 2018. Visiting poultry farm near the Metković city, you will be able to get a “wow effect” by getting the view to the wonderful Neretva Valley.
Technical visit will be a full day tour incl. transfer and lunch.


*VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ! When requiring croatian visa you are obligated to mark „mutiple entries requested“ as this is the only way for passing the border (Neum coridor)




We encourage you to register as soon as possible as number of places are limited.



Island of Korčula – full day excursion, 19th Sept 2018


Price per person : 54,00 EUR per person
Price includes: transfer, guide, boat transfer to Korčula, wine tasting Pelješac


Marco Polo is the property and inheritance of the whole world!
Other explorers before him had changed the geography of the world – Marco Polo changed its history.
… and Korčula is his hometown!
The island of Korčula indisputable holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands.Here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else.
Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city.
Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean.
After sightseeing free time for lunch or even swimming.
On the return trip a stop will be made in one of the well known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine.


Elaphite (3 island) cruise – full day excursion, 20th Sept 2018


Price per person : 51,00 EUR per person
Rate includes: transfer, guide, live music, lunch and wine


Just like the streets of Dubrovnik were not built to be seen by carriage but by foot it is certain that the best views of the Dubrovnik region are from the sea. The historical Galleon is certainly the best stage for such scenery. During this cruise you will see the three most beautiful islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago – Koločep. Lopud and Šipan commonly known as the Elafiti islands.The old legend of the islands is hidden in its name-about the old Greeks hunting for deer and subsequently naming the islands the Deer islands. Green islands, with gardens full of oranges and lemons and lovely seashore landscapes, charming and picturesque villages with harmonious architecture of summer manors; old seaman´s houses and little votive churches. Visit all the three Elaphite islands and enjoy your lunch of grilled fish and wine while beeing entertained by our local musicians.


Note: sportswear recommended



2 day tour – 16th -17th September 2018 – Split and National Park Krka Waterfalls


Itinerary and more details about the tour can be found here.



3 day tour – 22nd to  24th September 2018 – Split, National Park Plitvice and Ston


Itinerary and more details about the tour can be found here.