The preliminary program for the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress and 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) has been released. The jointly-held event will take place June 7-10 in Dublin, Ireland.

The event will include a number of presentations by leading industry keynote speakers and roundtable discussions.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bacteriology and bacterial diseases
  • Herd health management
  • Immunology and vaccination
  • Parasitology and parasitic diseases
  • Reproduction
  • Veterinary public health and food safety
  • Virology and viral diseases
  • Welfare and nutrition

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Gary Althouse DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Chairman, Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center
  • Sandra Edwards, Professor, UK Agricultural Development and Advisory Service
  • David Francis, Emeritus professor,South Dakota State University
  • Dr. Peter Geldhof, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University
  • Dr. Bruno Goddeeris, Chairman of the Scientific Council, VAR-CODA-CERVA (Centre for Veterinary and Agrochemical Research) of Belgium
  • Dr. Carl Andreas Groentvedt DVM, Dipl. ECPHM, Swine health expert and researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo
  • Prof. Anja Joachim, Professor, Institute of Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  • Dr. Yuzo Koketsu, Professor, School of Agriculture Meiji University, Japan
  • Dr. Andrea Luppi, Brescia and Reggio Emilia Laboratory (IZSLER)
  • Dr. John Mabry, Director, Iowa Pork Industry Center, ISU
  • Fernando A. Osorio DVM, PhD DACVM, Professor, Nebraska Center for Virology and School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Gerald Reiner, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Swine, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
  • Dr. Nicolas Rose DVM, PhD, Director, Swine Epidemiology and Welfare research unit
  • Prof. Jonathan Rushton, President, International Society for Economics and Social Science of Animal Health
  • Peter Stevenson, author of comprehensive legal analyses of EU legislation on farm animals and of the impact of the WTO rules on animal welfare and lead author of the recent study by the FAO reviewing animal welfare legislation in the beef, pork and poultry industries


Abstracts being accepted until January 8

The deadline to submit abstracts for the IPVS Congress and ESPHM is January 8, 2016. This is an opportunity for people in the swine health field to advance their careers, advance their departments and make industry connections.

Potential abstract topics include:

  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)
  • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)
  • Classical swine fever or African swine fever
  • Viral and viral diseases
  • Porcine circovirus type 2 (PVC2)
  • Swine influenza virus (SIV)
  • Herd health management and economy
  • Welfare and nutrition
  • Reproduction
  • Lawsonia
  • Brachyspira
  • Salmonella
  • H. Parasuis
  • S.suis
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Vaccinology and immunology
  • Antimicrobial
  • Mycoplasma
  • Actinobacillus
  • Clostridia
  • E Coli
  • Bacteriology and bacterial diseases
  • Veterinary public health (food safety)
  • Miscellaneous

Abstracts can be submitted online.