The Center for One Health Research at the University of Washington will be hosting the fourth annual Zoobiquity conference, in collaboration with Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Woodland Park Zoo, this November 1st in Seattle. This conference explores clinically important overlaps between diseases occurring in humans and animals, such as:
- Abused animals may indicate domestic violence risk
- Obesity occurs in people and pets in the same household
- Emerging infections can sicken both humans and wildlife
- Asthma from the environment affects both children and cats
This year's focus is on how environmental changes affect the health of both humans and animals, and animals as sentinels for this change. This is a unique conference that could be interesting to those interested in the intersection between human, animal and environmental health. There are a number of topics in the conference which will be interesting to the Pediatricians in the group.
The morning session will consist of case discussions on U of Washington campus, while the afternoon features walk-rounds at the Woodland Park zoo to discuss cases such as BRCA mutation in a jaguar and uterine fibroids in an Elephant, and how treatments in animals of some diseases may provide ideas about treatments in humans as well.
Learn more and register online