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Thank you for your interest in participating in the 16th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs. Below you will find information relative to the timeline and process for submitting abstracts of scientific contributions.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the organizers at


  • September 30, 2024: Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 14, 2024: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • October 31, 2024: Symposium Registration Opens
  • February 8, 2025: Notification of Abstract Acceptance
  • February 18, 2025: Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • March 15, 2025: Symposium Regular Registration Deadline


Abstracts aligning with the following themes will be considered:

  • Functionality of the intestinal microbiome and host response.
  • Advances in understanding of nutrient digestion and absorption.
  • Development of the digestive and absorptive capacity in the neonate and impact of weaning on intestinal function.
  • Mucosal immunity and pathogenesis and the role of the digestive tract in the maintenance of health.
  • Functional ingredients and utilization of feed resources for improved digestive function and nutrient efficiency.


DPP 2025 Abstract Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts must be written in English (US or UK spelling) with a maximum of 300 words. This excludes the title, authors and affiliations.
  2. A maximum number of two abstracts per presenting author will be allowed.
  3. Abstracts are required for all submitted papers, all invited papers, and all symposia presentations.
  4. Abstracts submitted for scientific sessions should describe work that has not been published or presented at another international meeting.
  5. Authors are encouraged to indicate their preference for either poster or oral presentation. However, the Scientific Committee will make the final selection for oral presentation.
  6. Abstract body:
    • The objective(s) of the presentation is to be clearly and concisely stated at the beginning of the abstract.
    • Pertinent methodological conditions (such as population and sample, design, instrumentation, methodology used, assessment of methodology, data collection, and data analysis) are to be included to define the scope of the work.
    • Reference to commercial products should be avoided. Rather than that, scientific names of effective components should be used. Statements must be supported by data provided in the abstracts.
    • The information in the abstract is to only include those details that directly influence the interpretation or enhance the understanding of the results or methodologies presented.
    • Tense: Use simple past tense for everything that has happened in the past.
    • Results are clearly presented and include data (means, magnitude, and direction of change, etc.) relating to the objectives, along with indications of statistical analysis, such as P-values.
    • Statistical significance: the minimum statistical significance has been set at P≤0.05; statistical “trends” can be acknowledged only if P < 0.10; differences with a P ≥ 0.10 have no statistical relevance and should not be mentioned.
    • The use of tables and figures is not allowed.
    • A clearly stated conclusion is essential.

    An abstract is unacceptable if it...

    • Does not contain stated objective(s).
    • Missing essential details on methodology.
    • Contains grammatical errors and (or) meaningless statements such as: "The results will be presented."
    • Presents data without appropriate statistical analyses.
    • Does not use the metric system.
    • Does not include a stated conclusion.
    • Presents opinion/speculation with no demonstrated use in teaching/extension experience.
    • Fails to comply with submission requirements stated above.