Dear SVEPM colleagues,

It was a great pleasure to see so many colleagues at our conference in Toulouse earlier this year. The conference was a great success, with the most ever on-site delegates recorded. We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet in person, hear of the most recent science in our field and enjoy the local food and wine. Preparations are now well underway for next year, and I am very pleased to invite you join us 20th – 22nd March, 2024 in Uppsala, Sweden, to attend the next SVEPM conference.

The conference is kindly being organised by Jenny Frössling, Fernanda Dórea and colleagues from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The conference will take place in the heart of Uppsala. Upsala is only 17 minutes by train from Stockholm’s airport, Arlanda and is very well connected to most European international airports. The meeting venue will be Norrlands Nation Fest & Konferens, and the Gala dinner will be held at Rikssalen in Uppsala Castle. All activities will be a short walking distance from the city’s main train and bus station. The city offers many activities for those who want to stay on a few days (see

Conference registration will open in November. Until then, we encourage you to consider submitting abstracts of your work for presentation. Abstracts are very welcome on all topics covering veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine, including abstracts on companion animal, aquatic, molecular and field study-based epidemiology, as well as socio-economic methods applied to animal health.

We will again use our online abstract submission system. Please see the guidance for submissions, Call for abstracts SVEPM 2024. The online submission facilities will remain open until the end of August 31st 2023. This deadline is fixed and late submissions will not be accepted.

For SVEPM 2023 we received 83 abstracts for the 21 available presentation slots in the programme, and we look forward to receiving your abstracts for SVEPM 2024. In addition, two-minute oral poster pitch slots will again be available on a first-come-first-served basis to around 25 poster presenters. These provide additional time in the spotlight, and an opportunity for delegates to become aware of the most recent and novel work in our field. We very much value the poster element of the conference and again will offer several prizes for the best posters. A prize for the best early career researcher oral presentation will also be awarded at SVEPM 2024, along with up to three conference bursaries.

Do encourage others to come to Uppsala as well, and we would love to welcome new members to the Society. We wish you all a good summer and look forward to seeing you at SVEPM 2024 in Uppsala.

Best wishes,

Dave Brodbelt, SVEPM President