Dear Colleagues at Porcine Health Management,

On behalf of the Hungarian Association of Porcine Health Management (HAPHM), it is our pleasure to invite you to the 13th ESPHM scheduled from 11th to 13th May 2022 in Budapest.

It has been a true privilege for the Local Organizing Committee to collaborate with the Board of the European College of Porcine Health Management, the core organizer of the event.
As swine practitioners play a decisive role in porcine health and welfare management, we expect support from the Veterinary Practitioners’ Council in planning the scientific programme of the symposium and we are grateful for their contribution.

The ESPHM – as a large annual event with over 1,500 participants – provides a sparkling environment for extending professional and social networks, especially for young graduates and researchers. This might encourage more young colleagues to pursue a career in swine health management. Such an event in a Central European city is an excellent opportunity to strengthen cooperation among professionals from all over Europe, thus improving the competitiveness of the EU pig industry.

ESPHM 2022 is fully supported by the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, other academic and governmental institutions, as well as local swine breeding companies and organizations.

We are honoured to welcome our colleagues, friends, professionals of porcine health and our industrial partners from all over the world to Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary.

ESPHM delegates will have the opportunity to visit the Campus of Budapest University of Veterinary Medicine, where such notabilities of the universal veterinary science worked, such as Professors Marek and Hutÿra. The campus has been chosen, not accidentally, as one of the nicest university campuses in our Country. The visitor may also have a look at the research institute, where Aladár Aujeszky differentiated the disease from rabies which was later named after him, Aujeszky’s disease. Also, the same Institute opened up opportunities to Adorján Bartha and Béla Lomniczi. Bartha discovered the world-famous Aujeszky’s disease vaccine strain, called K61, also known as ‘Bartha’ strain, while Lomniczi described the genetic background of the attenuation of K61 strain.

Moreover, Budapest is a marvellous tourist attraction, in a stunning natural setting with the hills of Buda on the right and the busy metropolis of Pest on the left bank of the Danube. Our city has an incredibly rich history and culture, with a wide range of options for leisure and social activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 13th ESPHM in Budapest on 11th – 13th May 2022.


Yours Sincerely,

Jozsef Földi DVM
Chair of the 13th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management