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Zoobiquity 2 Conference September 29 in Los Angeles

September 7, 2012

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Zoobiquity Conference Saturday, September 29, 2012. 

 
"Zoobiquity 2: A Species Spanning Approach to Medicine," will unite clinicians, researchers and students from the fields of veterinary medicine, human medicine, public health, psychology, evolutionary biology, and wildlife biology, among others, for a one-day event to discuss the shared diseases of animals and humans.

The first Zoobiquity Conference in January 2011 generated a tremendous response, attracting prominent veterinarians and physicians from around the country. With greater depth, Zoobiquity 2 will continue the work of engaging veterinarians and physicians in collaborative and generative conversations about the diseases they encounter in their patients. Diseases and health issues of great concern will be addressed including infertility, cancer, psychiatry/behavior, obesity and environmental health. The conference will include lectures, poster and case presentations at UCLA followed by discussions of current  animal cases at the Los Angeles Zoo.

The conference program and registration are available at the website above.
 
For additional information, please contact Eloisa Ayala at eayala@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 794-2620.

Among those presenting cases are members of the School of Veterinary Medicine faculty:

  • Robert Rebhun, Oncology
  • Melissa Bain, Behavior
  • Richard Nelson, Obesity
  • Linda J. Lowenstine, Zoological medicine and wildlife pathology
  • Jonna A. K. Mazet, Zoological medicine and wildlife health
  • Lisa A. Tell, Zoological medicine

The school has demonstrated its commitment to the conference and One Health by funding 15 veterinary student scholarships so that future veterinarians can learn more about fruitful interactions between veterinarians and physicians.