Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

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  • Dates: September 14–17, 2019
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Sponsor Registration: Open Now!
  • Credits: One veterinary continuing education hour is awarded for each 50 minutes of attendance at a course, seminar, or lecture
  • For: Swine veterinarians and other professionals working in swine production and animal health management
  • Conference Format: Saturday and Sunday will feature preconference workshops; Monday and Tuesday will begin with keynote addresses followed by breakout sessions
  • Join us on Twitter: #lemanswine

 

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 attend the Leman Swine Conference held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Future Conference Dates

September 19-22, 2020

Institutional Partners

Biosecurity Considerations

Biosecurity is everyone's responsibility

As you finalize your travel arrangements to come to the Leman Conference, if you originate or have visited any country in the last 7 days with cases of African swine fever (ASF), Classical swine fever (CSF) or Food and mouth disease (FMD), we recommend you follow these recommendations:

  • Restrict farm visits and work with your host to determine if or when is the best time to visit a farm. We recommend a 7 day no farm or market contact period. 
  • Do not wear or bring clothes that have been used on farms
  • Do not bring food products from any of those countries 

Biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility and protecting the National Swine Herd is a priority for all of us.

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.