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 centered 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 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 topic: Trends in Feeding Concepts for Optimal Swine Production.

Thank you to our DPP2018 sponsors

Diamond sponsor

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors

Symposium dinner sponsor

Welcome reception sponsor

Satchel sponsor

Silver sponsors


Student travel grants

Casual barbecue dinner sponsor

Keynote speaker gifts

Symposium lunches