Even though the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress 2020 in Rio de Janeiro was cancelled due to Covid-19, there is still something to learn online. In a virtual event on Tuesday, November 3, the 2022 edition will be launched and viewers will get a glimpse of the future challenges in pig production.
The online event will mark the closing of the IPVS 2020 preparation cycle, with the publication of the proceedings, as well as the launching of the 26th edition of the IPVS Congress, which will be held from June 21 to 24, 2022, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
An iconic shot overlooking Rio de Janeiro, from Corcovado mountain. - Photo: Vincent ter Beek
Initially the IVPS Congress would have been held in June 2020, but that was pushed back to November because of Covid-19. When that date turned out to be impossible, the biennial event decided to skip 2020 and focus on 2020. The 2022 edition of the IPVS congress was initially scheduled to be held in Leipzig, Germany. That event shall now be held in 2024.
Challenges of pig production until 2050
In addition to the closing of the preparation cycle, Prof Peter Davies, attached to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, USA, will hold an online presentation addressing the main challenges of world pig production until 2050. Prof Davies has extensive experience in veterinary practice and has worked as an animal production consultant, participating in rural development projects, including in Brazil.
Registration is needed for the event, which will start at 11am Brazilian time, is free of charge and will be broadcasted in English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese. The time corresponds to:
- 8am in Minneapolis, MN, United States;
- 3pm in Berlin, Germany; and
- 10pm in Beijing, China.