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Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

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  • Conference update: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Allen D. Leman Conference is moving online!
  • Dates: September 19-22, 2020
  • Cost: $250 through August 30, $300 starting August 31 | Graduate Students: $75 through August 30, $125 starting August 31
  • Registration: Opens July 15
  • Please check this website and your email in the coming weeks for more updates.

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry. Each year hundreds of participants from over 20 countries, including swine veterinarians and other professionals working in swine production and animal health management, attend the Leman Swine Conference.


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Registration - Opens July 15

If you need to have a registration billed to your organization, please request a paper form from vetmedccaps@umn.edu. You may email, fax, or mail a completed form to the registration office (for security reasons, do not email forms with credit card information). You will receive a confirmation and receipt email from vetmedccaps@umn.edu.

Main Conference: Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 

Conference registration includes:

  • Pre-conference sessions
  • Main conference presentations and break-out sessions
  • Sunday evening Virtual Poster Session
  • Monday evening Zoetis Virtual Reception honoring the Science in Practice Award recipient Clayton Johnson


If you need to cancel your registration before the conference start date, a refund, minus $50, will be issued. Cancellations after September 4 will not be eligible for a refund. Please email vetmedccaps@umn.edu if you need to cancel your registration.

Allen D. Leman

In 1974 Dr. Allen D. Leman, a new University of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, and Dr. Jim Hanson, director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s continuing education program, initiated this conference to present new information and discuss issues important to the swine industry. Al understood how a university could influence practitioners and empower them to be leaders for the swine industry.

This conference for Minnesota practitioners began in a small lecture hall on the Saint Paul Campus and has evolved into the multisession, international meeting it is today.

Throughout his career, Al worked to define the link between swine disease and swine production. His unwavering dedication to the education of practicing veterinarians was manifested, at least in part, through his leadership of this conference.

Al left the University of Minnesota in 1986. After his death in 1992, the conference was renamed in his honor. The swine faculty continues to provide the leadership in developing this program and remains committed to Al’s vision of excellence.

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