More than 700 swine veterinarians, researchers, producers and industry executives from around the world will gather at RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 17-20 for the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

The conference will include –

  • Four keynote speakers: Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs at Murphy-Brown, LLC, Warsaw, North Carolina; John Deen, DVM, director of the Swine Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine; Joe Connor, DVM, president of Carthage Veterinary Service, Carthage, Ill.; and Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, an epidemiologist with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health.
  • Session topics ranging from biosecurity and emerging diseases to feeding and housing to finance and production.
  • A poster session featuring new research findings.  
  • A two-day trade show in which more than 40 swine-related exhibitors will participate.
  • Presentation of the 2005 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award to Darwin Reicks, DVM., a swine veterinary consultant at the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn.

For more information about the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, visit or contact Veterinary Continuing Education at (612) 24-3434, 800-380-8636, or e-mail