Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Science of Veterinary Medicine Research Day Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in room H237 at the college. Admission is free, and the symposium is open to the public. Veterinary students may receive elective course credit for participating in the symposium.
The theme of the symposium is translational medicine, and it opens with keynote speaker Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Large Animal Medicine Michelle Barton delivering a lecture titled, “Translational Research and the Science of Veterinary Medicine-Rats Are Not People, and People Are Not Horses.” The rest of the morning will include oral and poster research presentations by graduate, veterinary and undergraduate students.
Three workshops are planned for the afternoon sessions, which run from 3 to 5 p.m.: “Zoonoses and the Challenges Facing Veterinarians in the 21st Century,” “Veterinary Medicine: Science and the Law,” and “Veterinary Medicine and Stem Cells in Therapy.” These workshops will be conducted as discussion groups, to address how translational research can help solve problems faced in veterinary medicine.
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians and doing research to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college enrolls 96 students each fall out of more than 500 who apply. It has more than 130 faculty members.
Through its hospital and diagnostic laboratories, the college benefits pets and their owners, food producing animals and wildlife. The laboratories safeguard public health through disease surveillance. Research conducted at the college improves the health and quality of life for companion animals and improves the productivity and health of poultry and livestock.
For more information about the symposium, including links to additional information and videos, please see http://www.vet.uga.edu/GO/symposium.php.