Young Person's Bursary 

The European Symposium of Porcine Health Management will offer Young Person’s Bursaries to six presenting authors of accepted abstracts (poster or oral presentation) for young pig veterinarians (scientists, practitioners, etc.) aged 35 years or less.


The application is open to all European citizens. However, in case there are more applications than bursaries, priority will be given to citizens of Emerging and Developing Economies in Central and Eastern Europe as stated in the International Monetary Fund website (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey).


The bursary will be 800 EUR per person.


Application instructions and obligatory documentation

The name and affiliations of the applicant must match the name and affiliations of a presenting author that has submitted his/her abstract (research study, case report, etc.) before the submission deadline!


The applicant also has to be physically present at the Symposium (personal registration at registration desk obligatory)


The following obligatory documentation shall be provided:

  • Proof of age (clear copy of ID, passport indicating date of birth in Modern Latin Alphabet)
  • Proof of being active as pig veterinarian (researcher, practitioners, ...) providing an updated curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • A signed attest in which the applicant confirms that he/she is not being sponsored or covered by any other financial source in order to attend the ESPHM symposium

Send a copy of the current filled form and the above mentioned obligatory documentation merged into one single PDF file by e- mail to before 01/03/2019.


The notifications of bursaries granted will be sent by 16/03/2019.


Please click here for the application form.


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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