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Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium to be held Oct. 9

The College of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium Oct. 9. The event is open free to the public.

The symposium will open at 10 a.m. with a brief welcome followed by a keynote address from Jamie Modiano, a professor of comparative oncology and director of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Modiano’s talk, “Curiosity and Finding a Cure for Cancer,” will focus on what motivates people to do biomedical research and how evidence-based approaches fueled by curiosity drive innovation and advances in medical science.

Other symposium speakers include faculty from the UGA veterinary medicine college. Simon Platt, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery, will discuss his research on canine brain tumors and how his work also may help humans. John Peroni, an associate professor of large animal surgery, will discuss his studies on bone fracture repair. Scott Brown, a professor of small animal medicine, and James Moore, a professor of large animal medicine, will discuss their work on the development of novel electronic educational tools in veterinary medicine. With the exception of the keynote address, all scheduled lectures will be held from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Registration for the symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

More information about the symposium is at