Project info

The 6th University of Minnesota Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017 – Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Venue: Nanjing International Exhibition Center – Nanjing, China
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Leman China Swine Conference

In 2012, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine organized the first Leman Swine Conference in Xi’an, China. The Conference presented the latest developments on swine research and production, disease surveillance and control, integration of production and public health, and their impacts on the global economy to China – the world’s biggest pork-producing country. Speakers at the conference represented experts from North American and China.

Who Should Attend?

The Leman Swine Conference is directed at decision-makers in the industry and high-level content will revolve around the latest scientific developments on disease and production management.

Participants will include, but not be limited to:

  • field and technical managers of large pork producers

  • researchers and experts in pork production systems

  • veterinary practitioners

  • manufacturers of feed and veterinary medicine

  • industry regulators and policy makers

  • consultants and investors

Venue

Nanjing International Exhibition Center, China

Conference Language

General session will be conducted in both English and Chinese with simultaneous translation. Pre-Conference and Breakout sessions will be conducted in both English and Chinese with sequential translation.

Topics

The conference covers high-level content of swine production, disease surveillance and control, the latest in research and development, and international perspectives of the swine industry. The event will provide interactive learning with a forum for discussion and case study with professional leaders.

Preliminary Program and Topics

To see the detailed draft program, please click here.

Contact

Dr. Frank Liu (刘爱民博士)
Phone: (001) 612-625-2267
liuxx063@umn.edu

Dr. Bob Morrison
Phone: (001) 612-625-9276
BobM@umn.edu

Local Organizer and Contact

Shixin&lamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Address:
Room 919, Qinghe Qiangyou Building, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100085

Phone: +86-10-62928860, 62928975
Fax: +86-10-62957691
sunny@lemanchina.com

Contact Person: Ms. Gao Xia

Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble
New Fashion Pork, USA

Dr. Kyle Coble is a Swine Nutritionist for New Fashion Pork in Jackson, MN.  In 2010, he earned his B.S. in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University followed by a M.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Swine Nutrition in 2012. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition in 2015, investigating the effects of different byproduct withdrawal strategies to decrease negative impacts on carcass yield and copper supplementation in finishing pigs. In 2014, Dr. Coble was awarded the International Ingredient Corporation Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Young Swine Nutrition Student. In 2015, he was selected as an American Society of Animal Science Young Scholar.  Today, his main focus at NFP is to drive revenue and profitability through well-organized research, nutrition, and marketing efforts that provide pigs with optimal nutrition and production practices needed for their well-being.

Keith Erlandson

Keith Erlandson
Chia Tai Group, China

Dr. Keith Erlandson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University in 2004. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science (2000) and a Masters Degree in Veterinary Microbiology (2004) from Iowa State University. In 2011 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Swine Health Management specialty. In 2015 he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Erlandson has worked as a private swine consultant, staff veterinarian for a swine production company, and a professional services veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. He is currently the Director of Swine Veterinary Medicine for the CP Group in China. He lives in Xi’an, China with his wife, Nancy and daughters Kelsey (11) and Trista (10).

Richard French

Richard A. French
CP Group-China

Dr. Richard French is the Vice President of Animal Health – Diagnostic Services for the China Area under CP Group. He is a veterinary pathologist and previously served as the Dean of the School of Animal Studies, Becker College. Dr. French acquired is DVM from the University of Illinois.  He went into small animal practice for several years and then returned to academics, receiving a Masters in parasitology and a Ph.D. in neuropathology and completed a residency in anatomic pathology.  Dr. French then served as a tenured faculty at the University of Connecticut and as a pathologist in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  Dr. French later served as Director of the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. French is a member of the USDA National Animal Health Emergency Response Corp. and has served in national and international disease outbreaks. He has served as an instructor for Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York, for the past 13 years. Dr. French’s primary interests are in emerging, zoonotic and transboundary diseases of animal and public health significance.  He has numerous publications and broad fields, which includes the first report of West Nile virus in the northern hemisphere (Science 1999).

Laura GreinerLaura Greiner
Carthage, USA

Laura received her PhD in Animal Nutrition from Iowa State University under Dr. Tim Stahly. Her Master’s and PhD thesis work focused on nutritional modulation of the immune system and natural alternatives to antibiotics. After completing her degree, Laura spent three years conducting post-doctoral work at the University of Iowa in Microbiology. At U of IA, she worked on a NIH grant in Immunology and focused her work on identifying genes involved in biofilm formation and immune evasion of Haemophilus parasuis and genes regulating pathogenesis. Laura has spent the last 10 ½ years as the Director of Research for Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions where she lead a team of 8 individuals and conducted both basic science and product validations in all aspects of swine growth and development. Today, she continues to serve as an advisor to the research company and is the Carthage Veterinary Service Nutrition Director.

Dr. Jong head shot

Dr. JONG Ming-Hwa

Dr. JONG Ming-Hwa graduated from the Veterinary Department of Taiwan University in 1969 and earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine conferred by Nihon University, Japan in 1993. After 1 year military service, he started professional career in 1970 as a junior specialist in Taiwan Provincial Animal Research Institute and became the Director of Hog Cholera Research Division until 2009 when he retired. He developed an immunodiffusion diagnostic agent by using soluble antigens of AD virus and an inactivated vaccine was also commercialized which provided an effective tool for controlling of the disease before gene-deleted AD vaccines were introduced into Taiwan. He has devoted himself to promoting the quality of hog cholera LPC-China live vaccine which was developed in 1961 and to adapting the vaccine strain on cell culture since the late of 1980s. Eventually, a highly safe and effective hog cholera tissue culture live vaccine and a new protectant medium by which immediately hypersensitive reaction was solved completely and were successively developed and finally patented in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Bob MorrisonBob Morrison
University of Minnesota, USA

Dr.Bob Morrison is a Veterinary Professor in the University of Minnesota Swine Group. He is an avid teacher, and conducts applied research and service to the swine industry. One of his responsibilities is program chair for the annual Leman Swine Conference. He is also the host of a popular educational audio series called “At the Meeting”. Bob is involved in a family owned swine farm with 3,000 sows in western Minnesota. He consults with small regional swine farms and large integrated systems in the United States and around the world. This broad experience in conjunction with his business training gives him the ability to combine applied science with the business aspects of pork production.

Deborah MurrayDeborah Murray
New Fashion Pork, USA

Dr. Deborah Murray received her DVM at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and has practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian from 2006-2007. Since 2007 she has been a swine exclusive veterinarian working for New Fashion Pork, in Jackson MN. Deborah is in charge of veterinary services for the company which has approximately 59,000 sows and markets about 1.4million pigs annually. Deborah received the Young Swine Veterinarian award from AASV in 2012, and the Science in Practice award from the Leman Conference (USA) in 2016. Deborah has served as a committee chair for the AASV annual meeting and has spoken several times at the AASV annual meeting, Leman Conference (USA), and the Swine Disease Conference in Ames IA.

Jennifer PattersonJennifer Patterson
University of Alberta, Canada

Jennifer is the Senior Research Coordinator for the Swine Reproduction & Development Program (SRDP) at the University of Alberta.  She received her MSc in Animal Science from the University of Alberta, specializing in Gilt Management and Reproduction.  She is responsible for the overall delivery of animal based research for the SRDP program which includes the administration and coordination of research projects, the analysis and development of research reports and scientific manuscripts and the presentation of results at various local and international meetings and conferences. She works closely with industry partners and pork production system’s in North America to optimize breeding herd management and to conduct innovative research projects in commercial settings.  She enjoys working with data – establishing and maintaining large databases, looking for trends within the data to create reports that can be used as tools to maintain production efficiency. Most recently Jennifer is responsible for the overall management of the multi-year, multi-institution, research project on Sow Lifetime Productivity (SLP) funded by the National Pork Board USA and an industry sponsor (PIC).

Ping Qian
Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Dr. Qian is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Huazhong Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine. From 2012, he has been appointed as the Chief veterinarian Inspector of Guangxi Yangxiang Group, and director Yangxiang Animal Production Institute. Dr. Qian’s research focuses are viral infection and immunity mechanism, novel gene engineering of vaccine and diagnostic agents, and general swine disease prevention and control. He has participated a number of projects , including National 973, National 863, Chinese Natural Science Foundation, Chinese National Programs for Science and Technology Development, Wuhan Science and Technology Development projects, Foundation for commercialization of agricultural scientific and technological achievement, and PRV eradication for Guangxi Industrialized Pig Production. He has published over 30 papers in J Viroland Vaccine, which are included in the SCI. Dr. Qian co-edited 2 books and has 2 national patents.

Dr. Qin

Liting Qin
New Hope Liuhe

Dr. Qin is the general manager of New Hope Liuhe Animal Health Center. He graduated with a PhD from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in 2009. He has been leading and involved in over ten research projects including from Chinese Natural Science Foundation. He has published over 120 research papers. In 2013, he joined New Hope Liuhe and is in charge of veterinary diagnostic laboratory. His responsibilities include disease control and eradication using diagnostic laboratory focusing on diagnosis of swine diseases, epidemiological study of major swine diseases, evaluation and selecting of animal health products (vaccines, drugs, and disinfectants), vaccination and diseases eradication.

Huaji Qiu

Huaji Qiu
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS

Professor Qiu is the head of Division of Swine Infectious Diseases and chief scientist of Innovation Team for High-Consequence Swine Viral Diseases, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS. His interests are focused on the basic and applied research in classical/African swine fever and pseudorabies. He has been awarded two national and three provincial prizes for progress in science and technology. He has published 140 peer-reviewed papers, including 77 papers in SCI-indexed journals. He serves as an editor of World Journal of Virology, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology and Acta Microbiologia Sinica, and peer reviewer of Journal of Virology, Gene Therapy, Vaccine, Veterinary Research, Veterinary Microbiology, Virus Research, etc.

Dr. Gordon Spronk head shot

Gordon D. Spronk, D.V.M.
Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Spronk is the Chairman of the Board, Staff Veterinarian and Partner of Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. He received both his bachelor and doctor degrees from the University Of Minnesota, College Of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career in southwest Minnesota focusing on dairy and swine herd health programs. Dr. Spronk is engaged in various professional and business activities, he is the Co-founder and Past President of several swine production businesses and remains active in various ownership roles . He received Science in Practice Award (U of Minnesota) in 2011 and Swine Practitioner of the Year (AASV)in 2000.

Pedro UrriolaPedro E. Urriola
University of Minnesota, USA

Pedro E. Urriola graduated in 2003 from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine.  He received MS in Swine Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and PhD in Swine Nutrition at the University of Illinois.  The topics of Pedro’s M.S. and Ph.D. research were dedicated to the improvement of nutritional utilization of alternative feed ingredients in diets for growing pigs.  This work resulted in 6 peer review publications, 19 proceedings in professional meetings, a book chapter, and multiple presentations for commodity groups, swine producers, and the general feed industry in the United States and Latin America.  Currently, Dr. Urriola is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Sciences of the University of Minnesota. His work is on our work on nutritional evaluation of industrial co-products at the University of Minnesota, especially with distillers dried grains with solubles, but focusing in multiple aspects of energy, amino acids, phosphorus, and dietary fiber.  His research has being awarded recognition at the American Society of Animal Science. He’s also involved in projects on the management and control of Porcine Coronaviruses transmission.

Tian Wang

Tian Wang
Nanjing Agriculture University

Dr. Tian WANG , Professor(PhD supervisor)of Nanjing Agricultural University. February 1982 so far, he has served as deputy head of Department of Animal Science, director of Animal Nutrition and Feed Research Institute, director of Animal Production Experimental Farm, dean of Animal Science and Technology College at the university. He incumbent the director of Academic Affairs Office at the university. And the member of Chinese Committee of Feed Evaluation, the member of National Feed Industry Standardization Technical Committee, vice president of Animal Nutrition Society at Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, vice president of Jiangsu Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, president of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Society in Jiangsu Province. He has chaired or participated in the National Science and Technology Support Program, National Basic Research Program of China, 863 Program, Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Key Program of Science and Technology of Agriculture Ministry and Key Program of High Technology (Agriculture) in Jiangsu Province etc. More than 500 papers published in academic journals at home and abroad.

Fabio Vannucci

University of Minnesota

Dr. Fabio Vannucci is Assistant professor with special interest in food animal disease. He is a DVM graduate of Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil, earned MSc from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2013.  His research is focused on pathogenesis and diagnostics of enteric diseases in swine, specifically Proliferative Enteropathy (Lawsonia intracellularis) and Brachyspiral colitis. Recently, he has worked on the diagnostic investigation and characterization of vesicular disease and pre-weaning mortality associated with Senecavirus A infection. He also has focused on development of tools for rapid diagnostic response to endemic and emerging diseases of swine.

hanchun yang

Hanchun Yang, Ph.D., China Agricultural University, China

Prof. Yang’s main research fields include: Prevention and control techniques of animal infectious diseases, and molecular virology & immunology. Research work is mainly focusing on porcine reproduction and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circo¬virus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV). He is the Associate Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of Key Laboratory of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Prof. yang is also a member of Arterivirus study group of ICTV, the General Secretary of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV).He was awarded the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar and the Outstanding Middle-aged Expert of MOA.

 

Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibition Floor Plan

The conference will feature an exhibit area for companies to display their products and services.

Exhibition structure and Booth Fee:

Please contact us if you are interested in conference exhibition or have any questions about exhibit opportunities.

Exhibit Application

Exhibit Registration Form

Exhibitors need to complete the exhibit application form and send the form with payment before August 31, 2016. For registration and payment information, please download the Exhibit Registration Form.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Early Registration – US$350 (before July 1, 2016)

General Registration – US$400 (July 2 – September 1, 2016)

Late Registration – US$450 (after September 2, 2016)

One-day Registration – US$240

Student Registration – US$200

(Valid student ID is required for student registration)

Pre-conference session – US$80

Registration fees include all conference sessions and materials, two lunches, one dinner, one reception, and all coffee/tea breaks.

How to Register

Registration Form

Attendees need to complete the Registration Form and make payments according to the instructions described on the form. Please send the completed registration form by e-mail or fax to:

Shixin&lamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Address:

Room 919, Qinghe Qiangyou Building, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100085

Phone: +86-10-62928860

Fax: +86-10-62957691

E-mail: sunny@lemanchina.com

Web site: www.shixinlamp.com

Contact Person: Ms. Gao Xia

Cancellation and Refund

Cancellations with full refund need to be made prior to July 31, 2016. Cancellation received between August 1, 2016 and September 1, 2016 will incur a 15% processing fee. No refund will be made after September 1, 2016.

For any additional question regarding registration, please contact:

Frank Liu

Phone: (001)612-625-2267

E-mail: liuxx063@umn.edu

Deadlines

Early Registration: before July 1, 2016

General Registration: July 2-September 1, 2016

Late Registration: after September 2, 2016

Exhibit Registration: before August 31, 2016

Call for Poster Presentation

The conference features a poster session for participants to present their ideas, research, and development activities in areas covered by the event topics. A poster display place of 4 feet by 4 feet will be provided for each poster presentation. Posters will be displayed during the two-day event.

All registrants are eligible to submit a poster. Young researchers and graduate students are especially encouraged to submit and present posters at the Leman-China Swine Conference. The poster session will be an important opportunity to build your knowledge and network with attendees from diverse sectors of the swine industry.

Poster Submission

All poster presenters need to register for the conference. Suggested poster components include as abstract, materials and methods, key findings, conclusions, industry implications, etc. However, other format is also acceptable depending on the contents presented.

Recommended poster language is English. Poster in Chinese with English abstract are also accepted.

Please follow these instructions to submit a poster abstract:

Format

  • Single page, one inch margins, two columns Word document

  • Times New Roman font, 11 point

  • Headings must include title, authors, and affiliations (centered)

  • Single space, blank line between paragraphs

  • No page numbers

Submission Deadline; August 31, 2017

Submit via email to Frank Liu, liuxx063@umn.edu. All submissions are due August 31 via email and are subsequently reviewed by an academic committee. Authors are notified if their abstract is accepted for poster presentation by September 15. Acceptance of abstract does not include complimentary conference registration. All accepted abstracts will be printed as an addendum to the conference proceedings.

Sponsorships and Benefits

Platinum Sponsor (4 available)

  • One-hour satellite conference

  • 6 complimentary registrations

  • 24 m2 complimentary exhibition area

  • Two full page color advertisement in conference proceedings and guide

  • Interview arrangement with news reporter, if desired

  • Two 4m x 5m advisement board

  • Two balloon advertisements

  • Two outside banner advertisements

  • Recognition at the opening

  • Acknowledgement at meals and breaks

  • Website recognition and linkage

  • Listed in the conference proceedings CD and print version

  • Listed in the marketing campaign

  • Recognition in published information

  • Recognition in press releases

  • One set company marketing materials in conference bag

  • Recognition in U of M digital content library

Gold Sponsor

  • 4 complimentary registrations

  • 18 m2 complimentary exhibition area

  • One full page color advertisement in conference proceedings and guide

  • One 4m x 5m advisement baord

  • Two balloon advertisements

  • One outside banner advertisements

  • Recognition at the opening

  • Acknowledgement at meals and breaks

  • Website recognition and linkage

  • Listed in the conference proceedings CD and print version

  • Listed in the marketing campaign

  • Recognition in published information

  • Recognition in press releases

  • Company marketing materials in conference bag

  • Recognition in U of M digital content library

Silver Sponsor

  • 2 complimentary registrations

  • 12 m2 complimentary exhibition area

  • One full page color advertisement in conference proceedings and guide

  • Recognition at the opening

  • Two balloon advertisements

  • Acknowledgement at meals and breaks

  • Website recognition and linkage

  • Listed in the conference proceedings CD and print version

  • Listed in the marketing campaign

  • Recognition in published information

  • Recognition in press releases

  • Recognition in U of M digital content library

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Reception Sponsorship

  • Dinner Sponsorship

  • Lunch Sponsorship

  • Coffee/Tea Break Sponsorship

  • Conference Bag Sponsorship

Please contact us for details if you have an interest in these opportunities to support the 2016 Leman China Swine Conference.

Thank you!

Conference Hotels

Leman China organizer has negotiated a group rate with selected hotels for conference participants. Below is the list of hotels. When making reservation, please mention Leman China Swine Conference to receive the group rates. Participants can also book hotels outside the recommend hotels at their own preference.

List of Hotels, please click here

Tips: Due to the large number of participants at the Leman China Swine Conference, and October is peak tourist season in Nanjing, participants are encouraged to book hotels as early as possible.

Traveling to China

Visas for China

Visas are required for some nationalities to travel to China for the conference. Please contact your travel agent and the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in your country for exact details. Visa processing times may vary.

Weather

Weather in Nanjing, China

2016 Leman China

Organized by:
The university of Minnesota

Supported by:
Nanjing City Government
Jinlin University
Chinese Veterinary Medical Association-Veterinary Diagnostics and Therapy

Operated by:
Shixinlamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

2016 Leman China Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bioscwin

Gold Sponsor
Zoetis
New Hope Liuhe

Silver Sponsor
TECON

Dinner Sponsor
Elanco

2015 Leman China

Organized by:

The University of Minnesota

Supported by:

Nanjing City Government
Chinese Veterinary Medical Association-Veterinary Diagnostics and Therapy
U.S. Grains Council-China Office
Jinlin University

Operated by:

Shixinlamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

2015 Leman  China  Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Zoetis
Boehringer Ingelheim
Virkon

Silver Sponsor

TECON

Dinner Sponsor

Elanco

Coffee and Tea Sponsor

SANSHENG PHARMACEUTICAL
Victor
SILK ROAD
BOEN

2014 Leman China

Organized by:

The University of Minnesota
China International Trade Promotion Committee Shaanxi Branch

Supported by:

U.S. Grains Council-China Office
Jilin University

Operated by:

Shixin lamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

2014 Leman China Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Zoetis
Yebio Bioengineering Co., Ltd of Qingdao

Silver Sponsor

Liuma
Xinjiang Tiankang Animal Science Bio-Technology Co., Ltd.
Henan Water-saving Mechanical Equipment Co., Ltd.

Dinner Sponsor

Elanco

Coffee and Tea Sponsor

Winland Technologies, Inc.
Beijing Breeding Swince Center
New Hope Liuhe
Lanzhou CP Food Co., Ltd

2013 Leman China

Organized by:

The University of Minnesota
China International Trade Promotion Committee Shaanxi Branch

Supported by:

U.S. Grains Council-China Office
Jilin University

Operated by:

Shixinlamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

2013 Leman China Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Zoetis
Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd

Golden Sponsor 

Zinpro

Silver Sponsor

Tianzhao Breeding
Luma
Xinjiang Tiankang Animal Science Bio-Technology Co,. Ltd.
Danish Pig Research Center – DanAvl
China Animal Husbandry Industry Co. Ltd.

Reception Sponsor

Muyuan Foodstuff Co.,Ltd.

Coffee and Tea Sponsor 

Winland Technologies, Inc.
Guangxi State Farms Yongxin Husbandry Group

2012 Leman China

Organized by:

The University of Minnesota

Co-organizer:

Northwest A&F University

Supported by:

The Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine
China Agricultural University
U.S. Grains Council-China Office

Operated by:

Shixinlamp International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

2012 Leman China Sponsors

Platinum

Pfizer Animal Health

Gold

Zinpro Performance Minerals

Silver

Bayer
Boehringer Ingelheim
PIC China
Liuma
Da Bei Nong Group

Banquet Sponsor

Besun

Oct. 15 Lunch Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim

Coffee/Tea Sponsor

Muyuan Food

Platinum Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Notebook Sponsor

Gift Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

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