About us

IPVS History

The specialization in Veterinary Medicine and the current increase in the importance of swine production have demanded the cooperation of Veterinary professionals from all over the world. This cooperation aimed the development of know-how to solve problems related to raising and reproducing this animal species.

The IPVS – International Pig Veterinary Society – was founded with this objective and with the purpose to promote, every two years, a meeting with professionals from the swine production chain to discuss the studies developed by the international scientific community.

In the last 50 years, this IPVS objective and purpose have been achieved. Since the first conference held in Cambridge/England, in 1969, the scientific and technical community had shown its interest in this international forum, where all the problems related to pig production were presented and debated. Thanks to the dedication and seriousness with which IPVS representatives have treated the issues of this community´s interest, more than 40.000 people have already had the opportunity to participate in IPVS conferences, with the presentation of more than 13.000 scientific papers.

Historical Data

The interest in technical-scientific development is the main motivation to organize IPVS Congresses. Many of the debates have led to the development of procedures, which were incorporated into pig production systems, aiming to increase productivity. At each Conference, a complete review of the new advances is presented in search of more efficient solutions to face pig production challenges.

Edition
Local
Cambridge, England 23 – 06/28/69
Chair
Dr. PD Storie-Pugh
Abstracts
123
Participants
500
Edition
Local
Hannover, Germany 23 – 05/26/72
Chair
Dr. W Schulze
Abstracts
179
Participants
900
Edition
Local
Lyon, France 12 – 06/14/74
Chair
Dr. J Tournut
Abstracts
187
Participants
854
Edition
Local
Ames, US 22 – 06/26/76
Chair
Dr. W Brandt
Abstracts
374
Participants
1250
Edition
Local
Zagreb, Yuguslavia 13 – 06/15/78
Chair
Dr. O Bohm
Abstracts
181
Participants
450
Edition
Local
Mexico City, Mexico 26 - 07/31/82
Chair
Dr. RR Necoechea
Abstracts
360
Participants
1250
Edition
Local
Ghent, Belgium 27 – 06/31/84
Chair
Dr. MB Pensaert
Abstracts
187
Participants
854
Edition
Local
Barcelona, Spain 15 – 07/18/86
Chair
Dr. JL Garcia-Ferrero
Abstracts
455
Participants
1026
Edition
10º
Local
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14 – 08/17/88
Chair
Dr. L Roppa
Abstracts
368
Participants
1233
Edition
11º
Local
Lausanne, Switzerland 01 – 07/05/90
Chair
Dr. H Keller
Abstracts
528
Participants
1718
Edition
12º
Local
Lausanne, Switzerland 01 – 07/05/90
Chair
Dr. J Verheidjen
Abstracts
696
Participants
2004
Edition
13º
Local
Bangkok, Thailand 26 – 06/30/94
Chair
Dr. S Laungtongkum
Abstracts
538
Participants
1621
Edition
14º
Local
Bologna, Italy 07 – 07/10/96
Chair
Dr. E Seren
Abstracts
648
Participants
1614
Edition
15º
Local
Birmingham, England 05 – 07/09/98
Chair
Dr. C Glossop
Abstracts
839
Participants
1800
Edition
16º
Local
Melbourne, Australia 17 – 09/20/00
Chair
Dr. R Cutler
Abstracts
605
Participants
1614
Edition
17º
Local
Ames, US 02 – 06/05/02
Chair
Dr. H Harris
Abstracts
688
Participants
1500
Edition
18º
Local
Hamburg, Germany 27 – 07/01/04
Chair
Dr. H Bossow
Abstracts
872
Participants
2455
Edition
19º
Local
Copenhagen, Denmark 16 – 07/19/06
Chair
Dr. B Nielsen
Abstracts
937
Participants
2486
Edition
20º
Local
Durban, South Africa 22 – 06/26/08
Chair
Dr. DPB Evans
Abstracts
918
Participants
1900
Edition
21º
Local
Vancouver, Canada 18 – 07/21/10
Chair
Dr. E Sanford
Abstracts
1149
Participants
2716
Edition
22º
Local
Jeju, Sputh Korea 10 – 06/13/12
Chair
Dr. WH Lee
Abstracts
-
Participants
3099
Edition
23º
Local
Cancun, Mexico 08 – 06/11/14
Chair
Dr. A Stephano
Abstracts
978
Participants
2560
Edition
24º
Local
Dublin, Ireland 07 - 06/10/16
Chair
Dr. P Kirwan
Abstracts
1100
Participants
3552
Edition
25º
Local
Chongking, China 11 – 06/14/18
Chair
Dr. Y Hanchun
Abstracts
903
Participants
5599
Edition
26º
Local
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21 - 06/24/22
Chair
Dr. FRCL Almeida
Abstracts
-
Participants
-