Countdown To The Leman Conference Is Underway. Register Now.

The 2019 program offers a host of invaluable swine-health topics for producers and industry professionals. ( Leman Swine Conference )

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is only days away, but there’s still time for you to register for the event, which convenes Sept. 14 and goes through Sept. 17 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.

Industry experts are addressing invaluable topics including PRRS diagnostics, risk factors and incidence, improving pig survival, keeping Mycoplasma out of the farm, vitamin deficiencies, and emergency planning and response to pig farm disasters. Go here for registration.

Keynote lectures for this year’s conference include:

-Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Smithfield, who will share his perspective regarding the use of internal research and innovation to enhance value across the Smithfield pork.

-Dr. Connie Gebhart, University of Minnesota, will present her latest research results regarding Streptococcus suis in the Pijoan lecture.

-Christine McCracken from Rabobank will share an update on African swine fever and its impact on the animal protein markets.

-Dr. Mike Ellis from the University of Illinois will give his presentation on managing piglet pre-weaning mortality: issues and opportunities.

Along with the lectures, the program features a number of high-quality, preconference workshops on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 14-15). These include:


The University of Alberta in collaboration with Merck, will offer a workshop on using new innovations to measure, manage and troubleshoot reproductive performance.

Dr. Kim VanderWaal will lead the Geeks to Geeks workshop with the timely topic, “Introduction to Risk Analyses with African Swine Fever Case Studies.”


The SDEC session will be focusing on people and biosecurity: Uncovering Opportunities for the Swine Industry. In addition, DVM students and graduate students will present their latest research findings that afternoon.