The 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs will take place in Keystone, Colo., May 29 to June 1. This is the first time it will be held in the United States.

The symposium has grown to become the premier event for discussions on swine digestive physiology, according to organizers. More than 300 attendees from Europe, Asia and North and South America are expected to attend. The symposium is held triennially.

The scientific program will focus on the digestive tract of the pig, emphasizing physiology, immunology and microbiology. Additionally, topics will review the latest advances in the field of digestive physiology of pigs, providing the basis for future research. “We have an impressive roster of invited speakers, representing France, Scotland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States,” say co-chairs, Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky, and John Patience, Iowa State University.

 For registration and conference information, go to the symposium’s website at dppigs.org/2012.