The meeting, set for Nov. 2 in New York City, is a collaborative attempt to improve the health of both animal and human patients.
"This is an exciting opportunity to bring people from different disciplines to better understand the role of important comparative areas, such as genetics, in deciphering disease processes,” said Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D., of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
The conference gets its name from conference chairwoman and cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers, who co-authored the book "Zoobiquity,” which examines the connection between human and animal health.
New York City’s Animal Medical Center is sponsoring the conference along with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The conference’s morning session will be held at Rockefeller University, and the afternoon session will take place at the Bronx Zoo.
Fourteen veterinarians are either conference leaders or faculty. Among them are Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, chief medical officer at the Animal Medical Center; Paul P. Calle, VMD, Dipl. ACZM, chief veterinarian with the Wildlife Conservation Society; and Joan Coates, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Conference registration is available at www.zoobiquity.com/2013registration.
More information may be found at www.zoobiquity.com.
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