Receptions and Social Events

Headshot of Tara Donovan smiling

Beer and Bacon Conversations with Dr. Tara Donavan

Sunday at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Sunday afternoon join us for a vivid conversation with Dr. Tara Donovan.  Tara Donovan is an on-staff veterinarian and Vice President of Health Management for The HANOR Company, a pork producer with operations in seven states and partner in Triumph Foods processing plant. Tara oversees the company’s preventative health care programs and a team of veterinary professionals responsible for swine health across the company.  She provides on-farm swine health-care training and education and is responsible for oversight of the company’s animal well-being and quality assurance programs.  Dr. Donovan will share her insights on swine industry issues and how she has been able to navigate her successful path in one of the most forward thinking companies of the US swine industry.

Beer and bacon

Registration is necessary to attend this event! 

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This event is sponsored by ELANCO

BI reception

Welcoming Reception and Poster Session

Sunday evening at the InterContinental Hotel in the Grand Ballroom from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday evening at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul, MN to welcome our Leman Conference guests, speakers, friends and colleagues. During the reception you will not only be able to interact with conference participants but also you will have a chance to get acquainted with the latest information presented in this year's posters. 

BI reception with food

This year's reception will include the announcing of the recipients of the Boehringer Ingelheim GRANT (Growing Research and New Technology for Swine) program! Celebrate their achievements and enjoy a delicious assortment of food and beverages!

This event is sponsored by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

lunch table

Conference Luncheon

Monday luncheon between Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Merck dessert

Continue the conference conversations while you join us for a delicious lunch on Monday at the RiverCentre. This full course sit down meal is sure to provide you with plenty of sustenance for the afternoon. Lunch entree includes pork tenderloin along with vegetables and a potato.  The chocolate dipped bacon dessert will be back again this year!

Lunch is sponsored by MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH

Allen D Leman Science in Practice Reception honoring Dr. Carissa Odland

Monday evening from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. at the RiverCentre

Carissa Odlan

Join us to celebrate the distinguished Leman Science in Practice award winner Dr. Carissa Odland. The event will take place at the RiverCentre at 5:15 p.m. right after the afternoon sessions are done. We will celebrate Dr. Odland's accomplishments and contributions to the industry. Connect with old friends and new and sample some of the finest the RiverCentre caterers have to offer! 


Sponsored by ZOETIS