The Twelfth Annual Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DPP) Symposium will be held for the first time in the United States from May 29 to June 1, 2012.
Held every three years, this conference brings together the best research in the world on such topics as:
- Nutrient digestion and absorption,
- Neonatal development of digestive and absorptive capacity,
- Long-term effects of pre- and early post-natal nutrition/environment, and
- Gut microbiome and host response.
will provide attendees with unique insight into the future of not only digestive physiology but also many aspects of swine nutrition. It will also afford attendees the chance to meet and talk with international authorities on a broad array of topics on digestive physiology.
More than 250 abstracts will be presented at the meeting, a clear indication of the breadth and depth of scientific discourse that will be a feature of this event.
Dr. Merlin Lindemann, co-chair, says this event will appeal to not only scientists but also to people involved in the pork industry, such as nutritionists and new product development staff.
"The pre-registration list confirms that a broad cross-section of the pork industry as well as the research community from around the world will be in attendance. Anyone interested in the latest developments of digestive physiology in the pig will be impressed by the scientific depth and breadth of this event."
Invited speakers include:
- Dr. Hauke Smidt, Wageningen, the Netherlands;
- Dr. Ruurd Zijlstra, Canada;
- Dr. Denise Kelly, Scotland;
- Dr. Per Sangild, Denmark;
- Dr. Randy Buddington, USA; and
- Dr. Jean-Paul Lallès, France.
In addition to this three-day program, there will also be a special Pre-Conference Symposium this year. Sponsored by Lucta S.A., the symposium is titled "Gut chemosensing: Integrating nutrition, gut function, and metabolism in pigs."