Zoobiquity Conference 6 was a huge success!

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, close to 150 people gathered at the Smilow Center for Translational Research on the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Zoobiquity Conference 6.  Participants came from many geographical areas, including Japan, Puerto Rico and 15 states within the United States!

Want to know what people thought?

“Incredibly great conference!”

“Incredible breadth of topics and high level of speakers.”

“The best part of the conference was getting to meet so many people that think outside of the box on different issues.”

“The whole day was fantastic!”

Did you attend? Tell us what you thought.

Here are some photos from the day.


Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding speaks while Penn Vet’s Dean Hendricks look on.





From left to right: PVMA Immediate Past President Dr. Jim Holt, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, and PVMA President Dr. Michael Bailey.



Welcome to the Zoobiquity 6 Conference

April 2, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Connecting Health and Medicine in Animals and Humans

Pre-registration is now closed. You may register onsite on Saturday, April 2 at the Smilow Center from 7:00-7:45am.

Click here to download onsite materials.

english_bulldogZoobiquity springs from a simple but revelatory fact: Animals and humans get the same diseases, yet physicians and veterinarians rarely consult with one another. Zoobiquity explores how human and non-human animal commonalities can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science—as well as evolutionary and molecular biology—Zoobiquity proposes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to physical and behavioral health.

How does a French bulldog with atopic dermatitis impact human medicine? What can we learn from a feather-plucking parrot? Can a gorilla with heart disease teach us anything about human cardiology? Join us to find out!

Join Us
Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Philadelphia as leading clinicians and scientists in both veterinary and human medicine examine the connections between animal and human health. Experts in veterinary and human medicine are often confronted with similar clinical challenges and shared diagnoses. Zoobiquity Conference 6 is designed to foster conversations and collaborations that can lead to new ways to diagnose, model, and treat diseases in all species.

The conference will be held at the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania – 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Afternoon rounds will be conducted at Hill Pavilion (University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine – Philadelphia, PA), New Bolton Center (University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine – Kennett Square, PA), and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Continuing Education Credit
Up to 6.00 hours of continuing education credit are available for veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians through the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). PVMA is an accredited provider of continuing education credit by the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine and the New York State Education Department.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



A complimentary full American breakfast, wireless internet and shuttle service throughout University City are included with your room. A block of rooms is being held for Friday, April 1, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton University City, located at 4109 Walnut Street in Philadelphia—approximately one mile from The Smilow Center for Translational Research. Reservations must be made before March 11, 2016, to obtain the discounted group rate of $189/night. Please call 215.382.1111 and mention “Zoobiquity Conference” to make your reservation or click here to make your reservation online.

Meet the Authors of Zoobiquity!

Horowitz  Bowers_Kathryn_cmykZoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers will sign copies of their book during the closing reception. Cost of the book is $15.95.



Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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