7- 9th September 2023

Dates: 07/09/2023 - 09/09/2023

Location: Vila Real, Portugal

The next ESVCN 2023 will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes (utad) in Vila Real, Portugal. Congress 7th September - 9th September 2023


You are invited !!


The 27th Congress of the ESVCN will take place in Vila Real (Portugal) from the 7th till the 9th of September 2023 (Thursday to Saturday). The Residency Class of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition will be held on the 5th and 6th of September 2023 (Tuesday and Wednesday).

The 2023 Congress will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. The university campus is located in the middle of three old farms where new and old farm buildings are located within a beautiful and bucolic botanical garden. One of the most iconic monuments found on the Campus is the Espírito Santo Chapel, used as inspiration for the logo of our Congress.

Near the University Campus along the Douro river, lies the Alto Douro Wine Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which we highly recommend for a post-congress visit, not only for the breath-taking landscape but also for the outstanding quality of the wines. Taking this into consideration the Local organizing committee decided to organize a Post-conference tour that will take place on the 9th of September (Saturday), immediately after the Conference is over and will include a Rabelo boat river tour and a visit and dinner at the Roêda beautiful wine farm. The welcome reception of this year ESVCN Congress will follow the region tradition and will be held as a Port of Honour reception in the cloister of the former Civil Government building of Vila Real. The Gala Dinner is being prepared in a “magic” environment of the beginning of the XX century and promises to be an extraordinary experience.


Apart from our invited keynote speakers we welcome your contributions on comparative nutrition of farm animals, pets and wildlife. You will find all the updated information concerning abstract submission, deadlines and registration at


Ana Lourenço and Ronald Corbee


On behalf of The ESVCN Local and Scientific Organising Committees, Vila Real 2023


Abstract Submission Deadline 1st March 2023



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