ESPHM 2018 to focus on global issues in swine health

More than 1,500 swine veterinarians, researchers and industry leaders from around the world will gather at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM), to be held May 9-11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
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The three-day event will feature original research presentations on swine health, efficiency and production, as well as talks and roundtable discussions led by leading, international experts.

“The ESPHM in Barcelona will be the 10th edition of the symposium, representing the complete consolidation of a meeting that started in Copenhagen in 2009 with 220 delegates,” said ESPHM Chair Joaquim Segalés. “The growth of the congress since then is proof of the increasing interest in the scientific contents of the ESPHM, not only among European veterinarians but also in the international community.”


To open the symposium on Wednesday, May 9, swine veterinarians Josep Font of SIP Consulting, Spain, and Derald Holtkamp of Iowa State University, USA, will deliver the keynote address on return on investment in pig production.

On the second day, virologists Klaus Depner of Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute and Fernando Rodríguez of Spain’s Animal Health Research Center (CReSA) will present in a morning keynote session on African swine fever. This will be followed by an afternoon keynote on biosecurity led by veterinarians Dominiek Maes of Ghent University, Belgium, and Marta Hernandez of Australia’s Charles Sturt University.

A final keynote on the third day will include presentations by scientist Emma Baxter of Scotland’s Rural College and veterinary consultant Enric Marco from Spain on large litter management.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend nine research sessions on a variety of swine health and production topics and view posters highlighting new findings from around the world.

ESPHM is organized by the European Association of Porcine Health Management and the European College of Porcine Health Management, this year in collaboration with and CReSA as local organizing committee.

For more information and to view the full program, click here.

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