Drs. Frank Liu, Connie Gebhart, Gordon Spronk, Darwin Reicks, Julie Menard, John Patience, Darin Madson, Montse Torremorell, and Bob Morrison were speakers at the first Leman China Swine Conference October 15-16.
First Leman China Swine Conference draws 650 people from 10 countries
(November 2, 2012) — After more than a year of preparation, the first Leman China Swine Conference was a success. Held on October 15-16 at the Sofitel Hotel in Xi’an, China, the conference hosted 650 people representing over 100 companies from 10 countries. The conference also hosted 25 exhibitors and a poster session.
This first Leman-China Conference was very well received and considered the “best-organized swine conference of the past decade in China,” says one sponsor. "The meeting exceeded everyone’s expectations.”
The two-day meeting covered a variety of topics related to pig production, disease management, and nutrition, as well as panel discussions delivered by 15 speakers from North America and China.
The goal of Leman-China is to promote the University of Minnesota’s missions of education, research, and outreach by providing science-driven solutions to the global swine industry and to enhance the College of Veterinary Medicine's global reputation in swine education and research. Proceeds from the event will be allocated to graduate education in both the U.S. and China. Led by Frank Liu, Leman-China coordinator, and Bob Morrison, program chair, the organizing committee aims to make Leman-China an annual event.
About 650 people from 10 countries attended the first Leman China Swine Conference.