Please join us for the 2016 Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Elaine Ostrander, PhD, Chief and NIH Distinguished Investigator at the Human Genome Research Institute
October 13, 2016 from 9am to 5pm
College of Veterinary Medicine
501 D.W. Brooks Drive
We are now accepting abstract submissions! Abstracts are due by noon on September 9th, 2016, instructions and forms can be found here.
Undergraduate, veterinary and graduate students, officers, and fellows from the CVM community are encouraged to submit abstracts of their original research for oral or poster presentations. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts by the organizing committee. Abstracts not selected will have the option of being presented as a poster.
Veterinary medicine and veterinary research have critical roles in both animal and human health. While caring for animals is inherent to the profession, veterinary professionals have a much broader impact. By improving the health and welfare of our companion animals, agricultural animals and wildlife animals, as well as by expanding our understanding of animals in health and disease, veterinarians and veterinarian scientists directly and indirectly impact public health. Moreover, veterinarians and research conducted at veterinary institutions are critical to the One Health concept, which recognizes that human, animal and environmental health are interconnected. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is home to a spectrum of research training programs for the next generation of veterinary medicine practitioners and researchers. Each year we highlight the cutting edge research conducted in these programs at the Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium. The symposium provides an opportunity for research trainees at all levels to present their work to faculty and students from across the College of Veterinary Medicine community. The symposium also provides first and second year veterinary students the opportunity to explore the scope of veterinary research and the career opportunities available to them while learning about the rigor involved in scientific inquiry. Each year The Symposium also features a nationally recognized Keynote Speaker from industry, academia or government.