Leman Program

Welcome to Allen D. Leman Swine Conference! 

We'll have two days of swine-related programming, including thought provoking and applied sessions, presentations by industry leaders and researchers, and more. Be sure not to miss the Carcass Cutting Demonstration on Tuesday at noon, when the University of Minnesota Meat Laboratory will cut up a side of pork into its various retail offerings.

Main Conference At A Glance

Monday, September 16

Time Activity Location
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration  
8–10 a.m.

Main Session

Chair: Montse Torremorell

Ballroom A/B/C


Tribute to Dr. Mike Murtaugh
Tom Gillespie

Keynote Addresses
Using Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork Chain, Terry Coffey​​​​​​​

Cracking the Streptococcus suis code-Pijoan Lecture, Connie Gebhart

9:45 a.m.

Presentation of Morrison Swine Innovator Prize

Presentation of Allen D. Leman Science in Practice, Award to Nate Winkelman

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Flu Vaccination Clinic, Sponsored by Cambridge Technologies Exhibit Hall
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Trade Show, Poster Session Exhibit Hall
10–10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m.–noon Morning Sessions  
Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch Kellogg Lobby
1:30–3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions  
3–3:30 p.m. Trade Show, Poster Session, and Break Kellogg Lobby
3:30–5 p.m. Late Afternoon Sessions  
6 p.m. Science in Practice Reception hosted by Zoetis Science Museum of Minnesota

Tuesday, September 17

Time Activity Location
7:30–11:30 a.m. Registration  
7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Trade Show, Poster Session  
8–10 a.m.

Keynote Addresses
Chair: Jerry Torrison

Recognition to Dr. Jim Collins
Jerry Torrison

Animal Protein Markets and the Impact of African Swine Fever, Christine McCracken

Managing Piglet Pre-weaning Mortality: Issues and Opportunities, Mike Ellis

Ballroom A/B
10–10:30 a.m. Break Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m.–Noon Morning Sessions  
Noon–12:45 p.m.

Promoting Pork: Carcass Cutting Demonstration

Ballroom C