PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024: Advancing Canine & Feline Gastroenterology
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PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024: Advancing Canine & Feline Gastroenterology

The highly anticipated PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024, a leading event in the field of veterinary care, recently concluded in Helsinki. This remarkable symposium, hosted in a hybrid format, brought together over 120 Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) from across Europe, along with more than 600 virtual experts, to explore the latest advancements in Canine & Feline Gastroenterology during 1st and 2nd May 2024.

Themed "New Advances in Canine & Feline Gastroenterology," the symposium provided a dynamic and energizing learning experience for all attendees. The event featured engaging plenary sessions, interactive round table discussions, and thought-provoking questions posed to a panel of esteemed experts.

PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024
"We are thrilled to have hosted the PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024, bringing together top experts and thought leaders in the field of veterinary care. This event provided a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration, driving new advances in Canine & Feline Gastroenterology. Together, we are committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of pets." - Rosa Carbonell, Head of B2B & Veterinary Affairs Zone Europe NPPE at Nestlé Purina PetCare & FEDIAF President

The symposium showcased four expert presentations that delved into various aspects of gastroenterology. Dr. Valérie Freiche, Hospital Practitioner and Head of GI Diseases Consultation at École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort, presented on the classification, facts, controversies, and nutritional management of canine chronic enteropathies.

Dr. Jan S. Suchodolski, Professor and Purina PetCare Endowed Chair in Microbiome Research at Gastrointestinal Laboratory Texas A&M University, explored the application of Omics Technologies in Veterinary Gastroenterology, providing a comprehensive review and presenting new perspectives in the field.

Dr. Kathrin Busch, Senior Physician Internal Medicine at the Medical Small Animal Clinic of LMU Munich, shared recent advances and protocols in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, a topic of growing interest in the veterinary community.

PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024

Dr. Jason Gagné, Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® and Purina's Director of Program Management, presented on the science behind probiotics and postbiotics, shedding light on their role in promoting digestive health in pets.

The interactive round table session marked the culmination of the symposium, provided a valuable opportunity for the audience to engage with the experts, ask questions, and participate in insightful discussions.

The session was enhanced by the presence of a specialist who brilliantly illustrated the key takeaways in a captivating image, encapsulating the depth and richness of the discussions.

One of the standout moments of the symposium days was an inspirational speech on happiness in the Nordics during the Gala dinner, which left a lasting impact on all attendees. Additionally, we had the pleasure of enjoying a city tour of the incredible city of Helsinki.

The PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024 demonstrated the dedication and commitment of industry leaders and experts in advancing the field of veterinary care. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, this remarkable event is making a significant impact on the well-being of dogs and cats.

Practical information:

  • You can download the Symposium Proceedings here.
  • Access the Recording of the Scientific Session here.
  • The photo gallery is available in this link

For more information about the PURINA® PRO PLAN® Symposium 2024 and future events, please visit Vet Center, or contact purinaproplansymposium@purina.nestle.com.


PURINA® PRO PLAN® is a leading brand in advanced pet nutrition, dedicated to providing scientifically formulated diets for dogs and cats. With a focus on innovation and research, PURINA® PRO PLAN® aims to enhance the overall health and well-being of pets, enabling them to live their best lives.

About PURINA®:

PURINA® is a leading brand in pet nutrition, dedicated to providing pets with the highest quality nutrition for a lifetime of happiness. With a commitment to scientific research and innovation, PURINA® offers a wide range of products tailored to meet the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats. More information about PURINA® here.