Receptions and Social Events

Beer and Bacon Conversations with Dr. Lisa Tokach

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

Lisa Tokach headshot

Join us for a fun conversation with Dr. Lisa Tokach as she shares insights about swine veterinary medicine and the pork industry. We'll hear about her perspectives on private practice, farm management, and staying focused on what's important personally and professionally. She will have a conversation with Dr. Marie Culhane and this session will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Kellogg I. Registration required.


Beer and bacon

Registration is necessary to attend this event! 

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This event is sponsored by ELANCO

BI reception

Opening 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 event is sponsored by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM


Conference Luncheon

Monday luncheon between Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Table set for lunch

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!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Monday Luncheon, please email Suzanne at [email protected].

Allen D Leman Science in Practice Reception honoring Dr. Matt Allerson

Monday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Headshot of Dr. Matt Allerson smiling

Join us to celebrate the distinguished Leman Science in Practice award winner Dr. Matt Allerson. The event will take place at the Science Museum of Minnesota at 6:00 p.m. right after the afternoon sessions are done. We will celebrate Dr. Allerson's accomplishments and contributions to the industry. Connect with old friends and new and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Science Museum! 

As a veterinarian at Holden Farms, Dr. Allerson leads a talented team of veterinarians for one of the nation’s largest family-owned swine production systems. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in disease control, health, and production. Dr. Allerson’s skills as a teacher, mentor and leader also are well-respected.

Dr. Allerson earned his DVM in 2009, his Master’s in Public Health in 2010, and a PhD. in 2013—all from the University of Minnesota. As a student and practicing veterinarian, Dr. Allerson has authored or coauthored 20 peer-reviewed publications and nearly 30 abstracts and articles in conference proceedings. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Dr. Allerson’s proudest moments are with his wife, Jenna, and watching his family—Owen, August and Adeline—grow and spend time together.

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health