This is a joint scientific meeting organized ny PVS and in conjunction with both the European College and European Association of Porcine Health Management.
2013 is also the 50th year since PVS was founded, making it the oldest dedicated Pig Veterinary Society in the World. This year's Symposium will incorporate our 50th anniversary Spring Meeting to mark this occasion, and we invite all persons dedicated to the Pig Industry to join us for the celebration.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland in the United Kingdom, and consistently ranks as one of the most handsome cities to visit in Europe.
The host International Conference Centre is sited within the city itself, allowing the Symposium to be at the heart of this beautiful region and provide a very suitable backdrop to the scientific programme.
Pig Veterinay Society
The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) is based in the United Kingdom and was founded in Cambridge in 1963, making it the World's oldest dedicated pig veterinary society. It currently has over 250 full and associate members drawn from all walks of the pig industry worldwide, with full membership being open to qualified veterinary surgeons.
PVS is a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association and is consulted on many aspects of pig related subjects by the Government, the industry and the public. PVS exists to allow its members to exchange knowledge on all aspects of pig health, welfare and management, and promote the study of these subjects. It does this by providing a forum for discussion and the exchange of these ideas.
European College of Porcine Health Management
The European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) was given provisional recognition by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) in 2004 and is currently working towards full recognition. It is the governing body for postgraduate veterinary specialisation in Europe within the field of porcine health and its associated management.
ECPHM is the awarding body for the European Diploma (DipECPHM) that is granted on completing the correct training phase and passing the relevant examinations. There are currently 148 diplomates of the ECPHM, who are also recognised as European Veterinary Specialists in Porcine Health Management.
European Association of Porcine Health Management
The European Associaton of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) was founded in 2010 at the 2nd ESPHM held in Hannover, Germany. It was set up to represent the interests and to serve the needs of all veterinarians specialised in pig and pork production throughout Europe.
The objectives of the EAPHM are primarily educational in order to increase contact and interaction across an increasingly borderless Europe. It also aims to represent pig veterinary interests and views on increasingly important aspects of welfare, health and production as they come to the forefront in the future.
The organising committee of the ESPHM 2013, along with the members of the United Kingdom PVS, look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in May 2013.