What is new for the 2018 Leman Swine Conference?

Registration for the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is open!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the beautiful St. Paul, right by the Mississippi river for another exceptional science-driven program. We keep innovating to bring you even more quality content and we are proud to present these new initiatives.

Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison

Morrison Lecture

For the first time, the Morrison lecture will become a prominent feature of the Leman Program. This keynote lecture in honor of Dr. Morrison is given to individuals that do work that matters to the swine industry. The inaugural Morrison Lecture will be presented by Dr. Brad Freking of New Fashion Pork, and a graduate of our DVM program.

Morrison Swine Innovator Prize

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We also wanted to recognize Bob’s dedication to DVM education and innovation. For the second year, swine focused DVM students from across the country have been invited to presenting on Sunday afternoon on practice-ready tips and problem solving skills. This year, the presentations will be formally judged and the student giving the most outstanding presentation will be awarded the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize.

Morrison Fellowship

A further part of the Morrison Legacy Fund initiative is the Morrison Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded annually to a graduate student who is dedicated to research in swine health and production. Dr. Alyssa Betlach is the first recipient of the Morrison fellowship, and we look forward to her contributions in the area of Mycoplasma control to improve herd productivity.

Keynotes lectures

Pijoan Lecture

This year Pijoan Lecture will be given by Dr. Mike Murtaugh in the topic of PRRS after 30 years of having affected the swine industry and how such devastating disease has become a model for advancing progress in the swine industry.

The Pijoan Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Carlos Pijoan for his work in the area of swine respiratory disease and the influence of swine production systems on the dynamics of microorganisms such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Haemophilus parasuis, Streptococcus suis, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.

Distinguished Lecture

This year Distinguished Lecture will be given by Alida Sorenson and Dr. Scott Dee and will cover the important topic of food and feed transboundary biosecurity.

Science in Practice

The 2018 Leman Science in Practice Award recipient is Dr. Rebecca Robbins. Dr. Rebecca Robbins is the senior production veterinarian for Seaboard Foods.  Based in Guymon, Okla., she and her veterinary team are responsible for the health and well-being of 280,000 Seaboard Foods sows farrow-to-finish located in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Rebecca serves on Seaboard Foods’ research and development team, which coordinates an average of 45 studies per year.

Dr. Robbins is chairing a session on the problems and solutions for integrated pork production on Monday afternoon. Experts will share their perspectives on what it means to be a veterinarians in a system and how to approach feeding and disease challenges.

Beer and Bacon Conversations

sizzling-2650322_1920We are excited to try a new format for our Conversation Series. Instead of trying to coax people out of bed first thing Monday morning, we now will tempt you to join in a Beer and Bacon Conversation session on Sunday afternoon. Our first conversation in the new format will be with Dr. Mathew Turner who will discuss with Dr. Marie Culhane his views on pigs, the industry, and life as a swine veterinarian. Who can resist beer and bacon?

You don’t want to miss it! Register today!

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