Social programme 

You can find more information about the social activities during ESPHM2019 below.

Welcome Reception 

The Welcome Reception takes place in Tivoli-Vredenburg on Floor 5 and 6 on Wednesday 22 May, 18h00, after the scientific programme.


Tivoli-Vredenburg has been striving to be as open as possible since its opening. A low-threshold and accessible place, from and for the city, for young and old. The wide programme attracts many different audiences to the different halls, but there is also room for meetings and liveliness in the spaces between them. The K.F. Hein Foyer and Plein 6 are such examples of how Tivoli-Vredenburg wants to implement this.


Join us for a drink and food bites on the first symposium day of the 11th ESPHM and take this opportunity to socialize with colleagues, friends and make new contacts in an informal environment.

Pub Crawl 

After the Welcome Reception we invite you to discover the beauty of Utrecht with a Pub Crawl along different Pubs, hosted by official sponsors of the ESPHM2019.


Some of the GOLD sponsors have fully adopted a Pub in the heart of the city center. It is up to you to discover the city and find the Pubs (with guidance) to join them for a drink and some food bites. We will provide you with a map of the city center, some coins for your drinks and guidance along the way.


Download the floorplan of the Pub Crawl here.

Symposium Farewell Dinner 

The Farewell Dinner takes place in the Ronda, which is one of the unique halls of Tivoli-Vredenburg, on Thursday 23 May from 20h00.


The name Ronda comes from the round shape of the hall and the fact that the hall hangs like a house in the building; just like the houses on the mountain ridge of the Spanish city of Ronda.


The Boston Tea Party will join us for musical entertainment. They are, according to insiders, Dutch best and especially most fun music band with well-known hits and many mash-ups of delicious old and new party classics.


Make sure you do not miss this party and buy your ticket now!


For more information about prices and registration, please click here.


The abstract book for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.


The programme book for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.


Book your hotel for ESPHM2019 now! There are only a few hotels left. Click here to find more information and the booking link.


Registration for ESPHM2019 is open now! Click here to find more information and the registration link.


The sponsor brochure Sponsorship, networking and marketing opportunities for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.


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Human transmission of infectious swine diseases are a concern when veterinarians and affiliated people meet from all over the world. Therefore the Local Organizing Committee would like to call upon all participants to the ESPHM:

  • not to wear clothes or shoes to the ESPHM that have been used during farm visits;
  • not to visit pig farms in the days immediate before the ESPHM;
  • not to bring any food, especially food containing pork products, during your travel to the Netherlands;
  • not to visit pig farms during your stay in the Netherlands/Europe;
  • not to wear clothes or shoes which you have worn during the ESPHM to visit pig farms back home;
  • not to visit pig farms back home in the days immediately after your participation of the ESPHM.

Thank you all for your effort to stop the spread of swine infectious diseases.


Early bird registration until April 21st, 2019.

Regular registration from April 22nd, 2019.

Official ESPHM2019 app available from May 8th, 2019.

Start of the ESPHM2019 from May 22nd, 2019.



Vredenburgkade 11

3511 WC Utrecht

The Netherlands

Symposium secretariat

Klinkhamer Group | conferences & events

Maastricht, the Netherlands


T: +31 (0)43-36 27 008