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Expression of Interest

Important dates

Satellite symposium proposal submission opens
1 March 2017
Abstract submission opens
Early September 2017
Satellite symposium proposal submission closes
31 October 2017
Registration opens
December 2017
Satellite symposium announcement
31 December 2017
Abstract submission closes
1 April 2018
Presenters advised of abstract acceptance decision
30 April 2018
Early bird registration closes
8 June 2018
21–24 August 2018
DPP2018 symposium secretariat
Expert Events
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100
PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia

Invitation to attend

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to announce the 14th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs to be held in Brisbane (Australia) between the 21st and the 24th of August 2018 (DPP2018). We are proud to host the conference in the Asia-Pacific for the first time since the Symposium series started in Shinfield (Reading, UK) in 1979. Previous conferences have been held triennially in France, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Spain, USA, and Poland and have become recognised as the definitive international scientific forum on digestive physiology of pigs.The Australasian pig science and industry community have united and aim to meet the high standards set by the previous meetings. Among other initiatives, we are particularly proud to introduce a student program to assist MPhil/PhD candidates to attend the conference. All in all, we expect to attract around 400 attendees from Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

The scientific framework of the program will be centred around the digestive system, focusing on specific aspects such as the emerging areas of the Microbiota and the nutrient chemosensory mechanisms in the pig gastrointestinal tract. In particular, we will target the latest advances in the field of digestive physiology, which will illustrate the future research trends. Our program committee would like to encourage proposals for potential Satellite Symposia as well.

Finally, we would like you all to feel as though this is your conference and that you are a fundamental part of it. We invite you to submit your details via the expression of interest page. In doing so, you will automatically receive future announcements and other updates relevant to the DPP2018. In addition, your comments are important to us and we want to hear your voice. For this reason we have opened a direct communication line with us:

We look forward to seeing you at the DPP2018.

Assoc. Prof. Eugeni Roura
The University of Queensland

Professor Frank Dunshea
The University of Melbourne

Latest News

Abstracts now available

August 10, 2018 5:28 am

Short oral presentation abstracts and poster presentation abstracts are now available. Click here for more information Program

Program has now been released

June 13, 2018 9:00 am

The DPP2018 Symposium program has now been released. Please head to our program page to download the PDF.

Fourth satellite symposium announced

March 19, 2018 9:00 am

The Scientific Program Committee are pleased to announce a fourth satellite symposium, which will be held by Evonik on the

APNA Award – nominate by 14 March

February 27, 2018 9:00 am

Applications for the Asia-Pacific Nutrition Award, sponsored by Lucta S.A., will close on 14 March 2018.

Countdown to early bird deadline


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