The 2010 Allen D. Leman Swine conference is set for Sept. 17-21, at the RiverCentre Conference Center in St. Paul, Minn. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine directs this annual event that provides new information, ideas, issues and science-driven solutions related to swine health and production.

A variety of pre-conference workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday. These smaller groups will look at field trials, grow/finish productivity and cost reduction, nutrition and feeding systems with a special review of phytase, reproduction, risk-management strategies and disease-control updates. While pre-conference sessions require additional fees, a free session on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome  will take place on Sept. 17.

Monday and Tuesday’s main conference features four tracks of sessions, following keynote speakers each morning. The sessions present in-depth information from top speakers from industry, practice and applied research. There also are research posters and trade exhibits.  

There are receptions and social events, and new this year is a “Distinguished Lecture” on Tuesday, by Gregg BeVier, DVM.

The conference is open to swine industry professionals, including veterinarians, consultants, producers and those in government and academia. Proceedings are included in the registration fee. Register before Aug. 31 for the best prices and pre-conference choices.