Dear Colleagues at Porcine Health Management,
On behalf of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we are honored to invite you to the 14th ESPHM in Thessaloniki which will be held from 31st May to 2nd June 2023.
ESPHM 2023 is fully supported by the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Veterinary Association, other academic and governmental institutions, as well as local porcine breeding companies and organizations.
Veterinary practitioners, academics, researchers, and all the members of the scientific community working on porcine health management acknowledge the scientific value of the Annual Symposiums of our College as proven by the increasing number of delegates each year. The ESPHM 2023 scientific programme will be prepared in strict collaboration with the College’s Board and the Veterinary Practitioners’ Council, which will address all the major topics of porcine health management and present the latest scientific knowledge and novel trends.
Apart from the scientific soundness of ESPHM over time, the symposium has been widely acknowledged as an excellent opportunity for networking, both professionally and socially. We are confident that ESPHM 2023 will provide the attendees with a most fertile networking environment. Besides, Thessaloniki is one of the largest and vibrant cities in South-Eastern Europe, able to combine a rich historical past epitomized by famous archaeological sites and the infrastructure of a rapidly modernizing capital. The city is strategically situated in Macedonia, in the North of Greece, and is easily accessible from all over the world. Nearby archaeological sites from the time of Alexander the Great as well as the ruins dating back to the Roman and Byzantine times offer great opportunities for sightseeing before or after the Symposium.
ESPHM delegates will also have the chance to visit the Aristotle University Campus in Thessaloniki, the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB) – which is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, one of the leading Greek institutions in the field of biotechnology, and the scientific group MagnaCharta (Magnetic Nanostructure Characterization Technology & Application, School of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) focusing on modern magnetic nanomaterials, e.g. magnetic nanoparticles, multilayers, and thin films. Moreover, participants will be able to visit other veterinary research sites and farms breeding the indigenous Greek Black Pig under a semi-extensive production system.
Above and beyond, we are confident that the privileged collaboration of the Local Organising Committee together with the Board of the European College of Porcine Health Management, the core organizer of the event, will result in an event that will exceed your expectations.
Thus, we are deeply honored to welcome you all, colleagues and friends, scientists working on porcine health and industrial partners from all over the world to Thessaloniki, a city to remember in Greece.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 14th ESPHM in Thessaloniki, on 31st May to 2nd June.
With warmest regards
Eleni D. Tzika
DVM, PhD, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Porcine Health Management
Prof. of Porcine Medicine
Chair of the 14th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management