Preconference Program

Saturday, September 16, 2017

University of Alberta-University of Minnesota Reproduction Workshop: Understanding and Managing Key Production and Disease Traits in Breeding Herds
TIME: 8:15 a.m.−4:15 p.m.
$205 through August 15; $255 starting August 16. Lunch included
Chair: Michael Dyck, University of Alberta

Diagnostic Wet Lab 
TIME: 8:30 a.m.−noon 
$135 through August 15; $180 starting August 16
Chair: Stephanie Rossow, University of Minnesota
The session will be an interactive review of swine necropsy and sample collection based on the approach and techniques developed at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from RiverCentre and return after the lab.

From Geeks to Geeks: Visualization and Analysis of Swine Data
TIME: 1:00−5:00 p.m.
No cost
Chair: Andres Perez, University of Minnesota

Brazilian Symposium: Bob Morrison's Legacy: Applying a Collaborative Approach in a Competitive Industry (session in Portuguese)
TIME: 4:30−5:30 p.m. 
No cost if registered for the main conference or $25
Chair: Fabio Vannucci, University of Minnesota
Speakers: César Corzo, Eliana Paladino, Marcelo Almeida

Spanish Symposium: Lessons from Dr. Morrison: "Focus on Work that Matters"(session in Spanish)
TIME: 4:00−5:30 p.m.
No cost if registered for the main conference or $25
Chair: Jorge Garrido, University of Minnesota

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Carlos Pijoan SDEC Symposium: A Practitioner's Guide to Characterizing Pathogens
TIME: 8:30 a.m.−12:00 p.m 
$135 through August 15; $180 starting August 16
Chair: Montse Torremorell, University of Minnesota

Chinese Swine Industry (session in Chinese)
TIME: 1:00−4:00 p.m 
No cost if registered for the main conference or $25
Chair: Frank Liu, University of Minnesota
Speakers: Chong Li, Fangzhou  Wu, Shaoyuan Tan, Zhikai Zeng, Edward Yang, Yuantai Huang, Qingyun Li

Clinical Cases and Problem-Solving Skills by DVM Students
TIME: 1:00−2:45 p.m.
No cost
Chair: Perle Boyer, University of Minnesota

Research Highlights
TIME: 3:00−5:00 p.m.; 2.4 CE Credits 
No cost
Chair: Maria Pieters, University of Minnesota
Covering a wide interest spectrum, the Research Highlights session showcases exciting research submitted to the Leman Conference this year. Abstracts are selected by a review panel based on novelty and overall scientific quality. We are delighted to invite you to join us at the end of the Preconference program to listen to authors share their most recent research findings.