Invitation letter

Welcome to IPVS & ESPHM 2024

Dear Colleagues & Friends around the world working with and for pigs,

With deep honor and great pleasure I would like to invite you to the 27th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress as a joint event together with the 15th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management to be held in Leipzig, Germany, between 4-7 June, 2024. Together this will be the world’s greatest and most prestigious event for the global pig community.

This invitation goes to all of you, wherever your home is and whatever you have to do with pigs! This invitation is on behalf of the International Pig Veterinary Society, the European College of Porcine Health Management, the Veterinary Practitioner Council and the Local Organizing Committee. We, as the “Leipziger”, predominately represented by members of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Leipzig University, are proud of having a Local Organizing Committee assembled that perfectly reflects the German pig community, including e.g. Universities, the German Veterinary Medical Society, the German Practitioner Council, as well as professionals working in the pharmaceutical, breeding and slaughter/food processing businesses. With the Leipzig Trade Fair (Germany) and Vet International (Italy), we have highly professional partners aside to shelter and run the IPVS Congress/ESPHM 2024 successfully to your full convenience and satisfaction.

Everybody who works with pigs faces increasing challenges that are more or less severe, good and bad. All the more, this event, which is OUR event, provides unique opportunities to exchange opinions, experiences, teach and learn from each other! The scientific committee, with members from all over the world, made sure to have a program assembled that perfectly reflects and serves the demands of those challenges and the current situation. Traditional topics such as virology, bacteriology or nutrition will be complemented by e.g. sessions on human resource management and precision livestock farming/artificial intelligence.

Of course you will have additional expectations, and I promise we will meet all of them! Leipzig is an exceptionally beautiful decent sized city in the center of Germany, with lots of opportunities to enjoy yourself. You can expect a great venue – the Leipzig Trade Fair is a modern and beautiful facility with seemingly endless convention and exhibition space. Its ideal location is easily accessible by public transport. You can expect great hospitality, as “Leipziger” are by genetic very hospital. You can expect traditional cuisine and beer e.g. at the congress party Oktoberfest. Or you sign up for trips to Berlin and Dresden.

I am Johannes Kauffold from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Leipzig University signing this invitation. Myself, and the city of Leipzig, Germany, are looking forward to welcoming you! 

Yours sincerely,

Johannes Kauffold,

Congress President