Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Event to Cover One Health

KC Area Life Sciences Institute is partnering with University of Missouri and Kansas State University’s CVMs to present “One Health Innovations — The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine.”

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Event to Cover One Health is teaming up with the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for a two-day symposium that will focus on translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine.

The event will be held August 28 to 29, 2016, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. The event, “One Health Innovations — The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine” is for physicians, veterinarians and scientists interested in both research and clinical studies.

The two-day symposium will feature speakers including:

  • Francis Karanu BVM, PhD, Cell Therapy Research Scientist
  • Likarda, LLC, David Baron, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
  • Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM – Oncology, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Missouri
  • James Cook, DVM, PhD, William and Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Orthopaedic Research Division, University of Missouri

The symposium will be presented in 1-hour segments on topical areas with 3 speakers, a human health, animal health and industry/regulatory speaker followed by a panel discussion. The agenda will include topical areas such as:

  • Diabetes – Islet cell transplant
  • Gene Therapy – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Monoclonal Antibody therapy with the anti-CD20
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Gene Therapy – Melanoma
  • Bioinformatic approaches to drug discovery
  • Orthopedics

Abstracts from the symposium will be published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Medicine and printed copies will be available for symposium attendees.

Find out more information about the symposium at the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute website

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