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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  

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Kolapo Ajuwon (Co-chair, Purdue University)
  • Nick Gabler (Co-Chair; Iowa State University)
  • Layi Adeola (Purdue University)
  • Dan Columbus (Prairie Swine Center, Inc.)
  • Nathan Horn (United Animal Health)
  • Crystal Levesque (South Dakota State University)
  • Marie-Pierre Létourneau Montminy (Laval University)
  • Martin Nyachoti (University of Manitoba)
  • Sarah Pearce (USDA NLAE)
  • Milena Saqui Salces (University of Minnesota)
  • Pedro Urriola (University of Minnesota)
  • Chengbo Yang (University of Manitoba)


The overall theme ('From discovery to development'), vision, and mission for DPP2025 will be addressed in the following thematic areas:

  • 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.


Program at-a-glance:


May 20, 2025

May 21, 2025

May 22, 2025

May 23, 2025


Satellite Symposium

Plenary Session

Plenary Session

Plenary Session







Satellite Symposium

Plenary Session

Plenary Session

Satellite Symposium


Welcome Reception






As interest from entities seeking to sponsor and conduct satellite symposia has gained momentum, the organizing committee would like to provide additional information/guidelines regarding the process and timeline for satellite symposia selection.

  • Receipt of inquiries is open NOW!
  • Inquiries should include the following:
    • Name of Satellite Symposia Sponsor
    • Proposed Satellite Symposia Title
    • Summary of proposed Satellite Symposia content and proposed speakers
  • August/September, 2024: Organizing committee evaluation of proposals (criteria below)
    • Satellite Symposia should demonstrate alignment, but not substantial overlap with symposium content (
    • Satellite Symposia should be appropriate for the target audience
    • Satellite Symposia should be presented in an objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous manner
  • September/October, 2024: Acceptance decisions and finalization of agreements (
  • Available Satellite Symposia opportunities:
    • Tuesday, May 20 (morning satellite symposia)
    • Tuesday, May 20 (afternoon satellite symposia)
    • Friday, May 23 (afternoon satellite symposia)


Social Program: In addition to the scientific program social activities will be arranged for additional networking opportunities.