Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Sept. 18-21, 2010
St. Paul, Minn.
One of the international swine community’s premier events, the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference will be held September 18-21. The Distinguished Lecture is new to the conference. Each year, the Leman conference draws swine veterinarians, producers, research scientists, industry experts, government officials, and leading producers from around the world. In addition to two full days of presentations and seminars on topics ranging from swine diseases to production to consumer issues, the conference will include a two-day pre-conference program, trade show exhibits, and scientific poster presentations.
Allen D. Leman, a University of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, and Jim Hanson, director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s continuing education program, initiated the conference in 1974 to present new information and discuss issues important to the swine industry. In addition to sharing information and discussing issues, they hoped to influence practitioners and empower them to be leaders for the swine industry. The conference began in a small lecture hall on the St. Paul campus and evolved into the multi-session international meeting it is today.
Throughout his career, Leman worked to define the link between swine disease and swine production. His unwavering dedication to the education of practicing veterinarians was manifested through his leadership of this conference. Leman left the University of Minnesota in 1986. After his death in 1992, the conference was named in his honor.
This year’s sponsors of the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference include Pfizer Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Alpharma Animal Health, Bayer Animal Health, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, the National Pork Board, IDEXX, and Novus International. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.lemanswineconference.org/.