PSA Insights
Our first ever Poultry Science Association Virtual Meeting is just around the corner! Registration has now closed, but I look forward to joining all of my fellow attendees online for an excellent program – you can see the schedule posted on the PSA Website!

The role of Meeting Chair and Vice-Chair have been filled this year by Brian Fairchild and Jason Emmert. If you have not had a chance to serve PSA in this capacity, it likely will not be a surprise that this is a major undertaking, and this year, COVID-19 has made this particularly so, with many changes occurring every single day! A large team of individuals have worked with Brian and Jason to get this meeting organized, including symposia organizers, abstract reviewers, section chairs, session chairs, PSA staff, PSA Board members and others – it takes an army! To each and every one of these individuals, a huge thank you from the PSA membership!

I will miss seeing you all in person, but trust the Virtual Meeting will be amazing! Hoping to see you in person in 2021!

Karen Schwean-Lardner
PSA 2 nd Vice President
Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting
Meeting Details
Please Note That Registration has Closed

We apologize, but registration has officially closed for this year's Annual Meeting.

The deadline to register was last night (July 14, 2020) at 11:59 PM CST. Registrations can no longer be accepted due to limitations within the virtual platform.
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Accessing the Virtual Platform

All registrants will receive an email on Thursday, July 16, 2020 with details on how to log in and make the most of the Virtual Annual Meeting.

The only credential you need in order to log into the platform is the email tied to your PSA membership that you used to purchase your registration. No password or additional information will be needed to log in.
2019 Business Meeting Minutes

PSA posts the prior year's business meeting minutes online for members to review before the current year's business meeting taking place at the Annual Meeting.
Social Events

Cheers to Our "Fellow" Peers
Monday Night at 5:30 PM CST

Join us as we celebrate this year's Fellow award recipients, Ken Anderson, Todd Applegate, and Jeanna Wilson! Each of our fellows will be recognized with the premier of their fellow interview and they will be available to chat throughout the event.

Curious as to what each of the fellows likes to drink? We will be providing a drink menu (alcoholic and non-alcoholic items) that you can use as a guide to craft your own cocktail at home. See you in the networking lounge on Monday night!
PSA Trivia EGG stravaganza
Tuesday Night at 5:30 PM CST

Want to win a complimentary registration to the 2021 PSA Annual Meeting in Omaha? Well, bring your knowledge in all things PSA and beyond for your chance to win a registration to next year's Annual Meeting. Trivia categories will range from PSA History, Mythology, Dangerous Bird Attacks, and more! With multiple choice answers, anyone can play for their chance at the prize!
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Last Opportunity to Vote!

This year's elections will close on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST. Results of the elections will be announced at the Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 as part of the Virtual Annual Meeting.

You will be required to log in using credentials that were previously sent to you. If you need help retrieving this information, please contact Sam Shafer.
Results of the Student Video Competition

PSA received 5 submissions to this year's Student Video Competition and the winner will be officially announced during the PSA Hatchery Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 as well as at the PSA Business Meeting that same day.

The winner will be listed on the PSA website following the Annual Meeting along with all other entries to this year's competition.
2020 Commemorative T-Shirt
Order Yours Today!

PSA is pleased to once again offer a commemorative T-Shirt design for the PSA Annual Meeting. This year's shirt features the virtual theme of the conference as well as the safe social distancing we're experiencing around the world.

You can order your shirt at the link below. Shirts are $14.52 each (Plus approximately $5.48 in Shipping & Processing Fee).

The order form closes on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Interpretive Summary
Smaller Brain Size in Laying Hens

When humans domesticate and breed an animal, they tend to select for a very specific trait. In laying hens, artificial selection for high egg production has led to hens that can produce 320 eggs a year. But could artificial selection have unintentionally altered hen brain morphology?
Let's "Squawk" About It
Egg Storage, Safety, & Myths
Join us as we discuss all things eggs with Deana Jones with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in this month's episode of Let's "Squawk" About It!
Additional Reading
Literature review: spectral imaging applied to poultry products
With worldwide consumption of poultry products increasing, the demand for safety and quality associated with these products is also increasing. New techniques such as hyperspectral imaging (HSI) are being developed to provide real-time data as it relates to chemical and spatial information of these poultry products without destroying samples and contributing to economic losses. This literature review provides a comprehensive overview of HSI applications to poultry products.
2020 PSA Hatchery's
Student of the Year
Sanjeev Wasti
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A big congratulations goes out to this year's PSA Hatchery Student of the year! Sanjeev will also be recognized at the Hatchery Business Meeting at 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 during the Virtual 2020 PSA Annual Meeting.