JUNE 15 - 18, 2016, QINGDAO, CHINA
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Scientific Program

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11th WRC Scientific Program Final
Date June 15th
08:00-19:00 Registration
15:00-16:30 Mini Symposium on Kangda Rabbit Breeding (optional)
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception (Pulanade Bar)
Date June 16th
08:00-19:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Opening Ceremony (Zhonghua Hall 1)
10:00-10:30 Invited Paper: Reproduction
Chair: P. G. Rebollar
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Invited Paper: Ethology and welfare (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M S. Szendro
11:30-12:00 Invited Paper: Management and economics(Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: L. Wu
12:00-13:00 POSTERS: Reproduction + Management + Quality of products
(Zhonghua Hall 2)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Oral communication: Reproduction 8 papers (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: P. G. Rebollar
Oral communication: Manag.&Econ. (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M L. Wu
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 Round table: Genetics (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M H. Garreau & M L. Fontanesi
Round table: Management and Economics (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M. S. Lukefahr & U. Chapagain
19:00-20:00 Dinner
Date June 17th
08:00-19:00 Registration
08:30-09:00 Invited Paper: Pathology and Hygiene (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M A. Camarda
09:00-10:30Oral communication: Nutrition+Physiol. (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M T.Gidenne
Oral communication: Ethology & Welf. (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M S.Szendro
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Invited paper: Pathology and Digestive Physiology
(Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M.A. Camarda
11:30-12:00 Invited paper: Feed and Feeding (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M.F. Li
12:00-13:00 POSTERS: Pathology + Feeding + Ethology & Welfare
Zhonghua Hall 2
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30Oral communication: Feeds & Feeding (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M F. Li
Oral communication: Pathology (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M A. Camarda
16:30-17:00Coffee Break
17:00-18:30Round table: Reproduction (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: P.G. Rebollar
Round table: Production qua. (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M Z.He
17:00-19:30WRSA General Meeting (Frankfurt Hall)
20:00-24:00Gala Dinner (Rome Hall)
Date June 18th
08:30-09:00Invited paper: Fur and Wool (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M D. Allain
09:00-09:30Invited paper: Breeding and Genetics (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: Mrs M.Piles
09:30-10:30Oral communication: Breeding and Genetics (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: Mrs. M. Piles
Oral communication: Wool & Fur (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M D. Allain
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00Oral communication: Genetics (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: Mrs. M. Piles
Oral communication: Wool & Fur (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair: M D. Allain
12:00-13:00 POSTERS: Genetics + Wool & Fur + Nutrition & Physiology (Zhonghua Hall 2)
14:30-16:00Oral communication: Quality product (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Chair: M C. Castellini
Round table: Pathology and Hygiene (Zhonghua Hall 4)
Chair:A. Carmada
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:30Awards and Closing ceremony (Zhonghua Hall 1)
Date June 19th
09:00-12:00 Technical Visit (optional)

Invited speakers and main papers

Invited Speaker(s) Main paper title Session Country
Luca FONTANESI The rabbit in the genomics era: applications and perspectives in rabbit biology and breeding Genetics Italy
Ahmed DAADER Recent trends in rabbit does reproductive management: special reference to hot regions Reproduction Egypt
Luc MAERTENS Feed efficiency in rabbit production: nutritional, technico-economical and environmental aspects Feed and Feeding Belgium
Thierry GIDENNE France
Xun SUO Control of rabbit coccidiosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease: impact of recombinant DNA technology Pathology and hygiene China
Fang Wang
Ignacio BADIOLA Recent advances in ERE in growing rabbits Pathology and digestive physiology Spain
Steffen HOY Alternative housing systems for rabbit does Welfare and ethology Germany
Zsolt MATICS Hungary
Ruoying ZHU Innovative processing technology for rabbit skin and wool Product quality and processing China
Hong DAI
Yono RAHARJO Rabbit breeding and research in Asia: perspectives and problems Management and economics Indonesia


Round Tables

Section Responsible(s) Topic Country
Reproduction Dr. Pilar Garcia Rebollar New approaches of ovulation induction in rabbit does: alternatives to intramuscular injection using seminal plasma and GnRH analogues via vaginal. Spain
Pathology and hygiene Prof. Antonio Camarda Diffusion and control of the new forms of MEV Italy
Product quality and processing Prof. Zhifei He Rabbit meat nutrition and consumption promotion China
Genetics Dr. Hervé Garreau Perspectives in Rabbit biology and genetic after the European COST action on Network on Rabbit Genome Biology France
Prof. Luca Fontanesi Italy
Management and economics Mr. Ujjwal Chapagain Strategies to sustain the development of Rabbit farming in LDC area : importance of a demonstrating rabbit farm, of a network of farmers Nepal
Dr. Steven Lukefahr USA

Guidelines for oral short presentation (9 minutes)

Detailed guidelines for the preparation of Power Point presentations

Visuals should support your talk. They should thus relate to the words spoken, be seen clearly, be well organised and emphasise the important points. A visual that is overloaded or difficult to read or understand will only be distracting.
The aim is to get your message across, not to show the range of functions available in Power Point! Keep things simple for maximum impact!

Some rules

  • Do follow the timetable given in the detailed programme.
  • Make a title slide to introduce your talk and set the scene. Put it on when you are ready to start to get peoples’ attention. This is the only slide in your presentation that might have a logo.
  • Headings should be short. Keep your other messages short as well. Do not write your text in sentences. Rather use key words and bullets to focus attention.
  • Illustrations may help emphasising your messages.
  • What to include? Consider what main points you wish to put across to the audience, and then devise slides to illustrate these as concisely and clearly as possible.

Too many sildes?

You should have less than one slide for each minute allocated for the talk (9 minutes). Beware that slides that build information (e.g. by use of animation) may take you longer. Be prepared to leave slides out if time is against you. The most important slides are often at the end, i.e. the conclusions and implications. Plan your presentation so there is no risk you will need to leave out the most important slides!

Not too much information!

  • Keep it simple. It is difficult for audiences in long sessions to absorb complex information from a slide (most slides are up for less than 90 seconds).
  • Tables– if you have more than four rows of four columns it will be difficult to read. Tables taken straight from a journal or your paper might be impossible to read and understand in a slide. Rounding numbers may add to clarity. If the major purpose is to show a trend or make a comparison rather than showing the precise data it is better to show a graph or chart.
  • Graphs and charts. Do not use too many lines in a line graph, or bars in a chart. It might be easier for the audience to quickly see what a line represents if you put a label next to each line instead of having explanatory legends outside the graph. Pie charts can be labelled in the same way. Using different colours or shades will help distinguishing lines, bars etc. (see section “Colours”). Remember that the axes should be quantified and named.
  • Pictures and photos will add impact and help illustrate but can be overdone. Ask yourself if they assist the talk, or are they just pretty?

Avoid small font sizes!

Font size 24 is usually a minimum size for the text, but the size can preferably be larger, both in text and headings. Use fonts that have been used widely for many years, such as Arial, Verdana, Comic Sans, Times New Roman, Symbol. That reduces problems that might occur when the presentation is done with another computer than the one where it was produced. Another option is to save the file by using “Pack and go”.
Words written in lowercase letters (or with an initial capital) are easier to read than words all in uppercase.


  • Colour can make visuals more attractive, but too many colours in a slide can distract from your message. Text and diagrams are usually seen best on a plain background.
  • Make a good contrast between text and background, e.g. dark text on a light background. If you use a dark background, make the text white or yellow (and preferably bold).
  • Avoid basing a distinction solely on red vs. green; those that are colour blind might miss it.
  • Choose colours, contrasts and font sizes that maximise the possibility to keep room light on during your presentation. Having the room illuminated improves contact with your audience and helps keep them awake!


Test your presentation in a hall to make sure it is clear for those sitting at the back of the room. As a first test, however, you can check that your slides are easy to read in PowerPoint “slide sorter view” (select zoom 100%).


There will be an opportunity for you to do a final check of your slides in the Slide Reception room when you have arrived to the congress.

Guidelines for the preparation of Scientific Posters


  • Poster must be written in English.
  • Make the poster fit a board 0.9 m wide × 1.2m high
  • Posters can be made up on one large sheet or up to smaller sheets
  • Use thick paper (plastic coated is reasonable) or card
  • Divide the poster into sections (eg. title, message, introduction, methods, results and conclusions). Make it clear in which order they should be read by numbering (1, 2, 3 …).
  • Titles should be 2.5cm high, text 1cm high

The message

  • To get delegates to read your poster you must have a clear message which answers the question.
  • This should be prominently displayed as it maybe the only part read.
  • What is the most important aspect, outcome, or issue raised in your poster?

Simple and clear please

  • Posters with too much information, too much colour and too much design have weak messages.
    Clarity is the key word !
  • A simple graph (in colour), a table or a photograph will attract and aid understanding. Too many will confuse. The example in this leaflet has only one graph, one table and one photo.

Golden rules !

  • The objective of a poster is not to explain every interesting aspect of an experiment; it is to show that aspect which is open to presentation through the poster medium.
  • With a poster the medium and the message are closely connected. What you did and what the result was should be said in large print, simply and be instantly seen by the viewer.


Most people passing your poster are not interested in details- think how much of other people's posters you read!- give them a handout instead.

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