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 www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach/events/adl or contact Veterinary Continuing Education at (612) 24-3434, 800-380-8636, or e-mail vop@umn.edu.