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Zoobiquity
A Species-Spanning Approach to Medicine

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Tamkin Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
September 29, 2012 to September 29, 2012

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Course Description

Comparative medicine once occupied a primary position in medical thought and education. Today, although the spectrum of clinical illness in animals and humans overlaps tremendously, veterinary and human clinical medicine operate in largely separate professional silos. Our fields come together episodically around concerns such as food safety, emerging infections and zoonoses. But the connections between human and veterinary health and clinical practice extend far beyond these issues - a reality well known to veterinarians but less recognized by human physicians. One step to facilitate understanding of the global and species-spanning nature of illness and health is to literally facilitate introductions between clinicians on both sides of this "species-divide."

The 2nd Annual Zoobiquity Conference is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The conference is designed to bring together leading clinicians and scientists in both human and veterinary medicine to discuss the same diseases in a wide spectrum of animal species and human beings. The intention of this cross-disciplinary conference is to create conversations and relationships between human and veterinary colleagues confronted with similar clinical challenges. By crossing disciplines in this way, we can significantly expand the perspective of clinicians, scientists and patients about these shared disorders and broader health concerns.

The morning will begin in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Veterinary and human sub-specialists will discuss cases in the areas of Infertility, Oncology, Psychiatry/Behavior, and Obesity.

Following the morning program, conference participants will board buses and travel to the Los Angeles Zoo to participate in "Walk Rounds" led by the zoo’s veterinary staff and wildlife veterinarians from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The afternoon session will feature several fascinating cases with important comparative elements. A cocktail reception will conclude the conference and participants will board buses back to UCLA.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to clinicians and scientists in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, evolutionary biology, public health, psychology and others.


Registration Information

Enrollment

Online

Enrollment for the Zoobiquity course has been SOLD OUT. If you would like to be on the waiting list please call the following telephone number: 310-794-2620.

Please note: ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Zoobiquity
Office of Continuing Medical Education
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fee

Early Registration

  • $225, CME participants
  • $220, Non-CME participants
  • $95, Trainees
  • Medical students must call the CME Office to register
On-site Registration
  • $250, CME participants
  • $225, Non-CME participants
  • $120 Trainees
Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 24, 2012 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.



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Faculty

Course Chair

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD
Professor of Medicine
UCLA Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Co-Chairs

Patricia A. Conrad, DVM, PhD
Co-Director of One Health, UC Global Institute
Professor of Parasitology
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences

Cheryl Scott, RN, NP, DVM, MPVM
Program Director, Calvin Schwabe
One Health Project
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

Mark DeAntonio, MD*
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Service
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

James Economou, MD, PhD*
Vice Chancellor of Research

Noah Federman, MD*
Director, Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
UCLA Sarcoma Program
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

John Glaspy, MD, MPH*
Professor of Hematology/Oncology
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

David Heber, MD, PhD*
Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Jaana Juvonen, PhD
Professor, Developmental Psychology
UCLA Department of Psychology

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Christine Kreuder Johnson, VMD, MPVM, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicineand Epidemiology
Wildlife Health Center

Melissa Bain, DVM, MS
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

Michael D. Lairmore, DVM, PhD
Dean

Linda J. Lowenstine, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Richard Nelson, DVM
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

Robert Rebhun, PhD, DVM
Assistant Professor
Center for Companion Animal Health
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences

Lisa A. Tell, DVM
Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

College of Veterinary Medicine Western University of Health Sciences

David Kersey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physiology

Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP
Professor of Pathology

Phillip Nelson, DVM, PhD
Dean

Victoria Voith, DVM, MSc, MA, PhD
Professor, Animal Behavior

Featured Faculty

Pierre Comizzoli, PhD, DVM
Reproductive Physiologist, Center for Species Survival
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park

Curtis Eng, DVM
Chief Veterinarian
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Karl Hill, DVM
Veterinarian, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Sherman Silber, MD
The Infertility Center for Saint Louis
St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Cindy Stadler, DVM
Veterinarian, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens



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Program Agenda

Saturday, September 29, 2012

7:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast / Student Poster Session
7:30 Welcome
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD
James Economou, MD, PhD
Michael D. Lairmore, DVM, PhD

Phillip Nelson, DVM, PhD
8:00 Zoobiquity/Keynote
Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP
Note: The following cases are representative; actual cases to be determined.
Infertility Cases
8:25 Infertility in the Endangered Panda and a 31-Year-Old Math Teacher
Pierre Comizzoli, PhD, DVM
Sherman Silber, MD
David Kersey, PhD
9:10 Questions and Answers
9:25 Break
Oncology Cases
9:45 (1) Breast Cancer in a Cocker Spaniel and a 57-Year-Old Museum Curator
John Glaspy, MD, MPH
Robert Rebhun, PhD, DVM


(2) Osteosarcoma in a Golden Retriever and 17-Year-Old Pole Vaulter
Noah Federman, MD
Robert Rebhun, PhD, DVM
10:30 Questions and Answers
Psychiatry/Behavior Cases
10:45 (1) Bullying in the Pig Pen and on the Playground
Jaana Juvonen, PhD
Melissa Bain, DVM, MS


(2) Self-Injury in a Stallion and 17-Year-Old Barista
Mark DeAntonio, MD
Victoria Voith, DVM, MSc, MA, PhD
11:30 Questions and Answers
Obesity Cases
11:45 Morbid Obesity in a 23-Year-Old Student and a Basset Hound
Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS
Richard Nelson, DVM
David Heber, MD, PhD
12:30 Questions and Answers
12:45 Board Buses and Depart for LA Zoo (boxed lunch provided)
2:30 (1) Contraception in Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies

(2) Screening for Aortic Dissection in Gorilla and Pulmonary Hypertension in Orangutan

(3) Painful Periods in Orangutan

(4) Lead Toxicity and Microtrash in California Condors

(5) Periodontal and Craniofacial Diseases in Hunting Dog, Wallabies and Bears*

*Session offered only once
3:30 "Walk Rounds" at the Zoo

(1) Contraception in Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies

(2) Screening for Aortic Dissection in Gorilla and Pulmonary Hypertension in Orangutan

(3) Painful Periods in Orangutan

(4) Lead Toxicity and Microtrash in California Condors
4:30 Closing Remarks: Conservation of the Future
Michael Lairmore, DVM, PhD
5:00 Cocktail Reception



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Objectives

The purpose of the conference is to facilitate understanding of the global and species-spanning nature of health (One Health). Our intent is that this conference provide a structure and program through which relationships can develop that bridge the "species divide" and from which a broader understanding of disease may emerge.

We hope that the development of these relationships around shared clinical challenges will lead to:

  • Broader consideration of the epidemiology of disease (with implications for shared environmental triggers/exposures)
  • Potential for new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in both animals and humans
  • New collaborations and novel hypotheses for investigation
  • Greater appreciation for the shared biology and pathophysiology of humans and animals. By extension, this points to the shared vulnerability of many species (including humans) to the same basic health threats - a message which speaks directly to the need for a global/species-spanning approach.



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Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



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Miscellaneous

Conference Location

Morning Session


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-9111

Afternoon Session (transportation provided)

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 644-4200

Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd. east toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd. and continue on Westwood Plaza. Travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 Driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is located on the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Dr. South.

Parking

Please park in Lot 8. A parking attendant will be on duty from 7:00 - 9:00 AM. If you arrive outside of this timeframe, please report to the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are to pay their own parking charges at a rate of $11 per vehicle.



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