Zoobiquity Conference Provides a Species-Spanning Approach to Medicine

Register today for the Zoobiquity Conference, Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Emory University Conference Center, with the closing reception at the Atlanta Zoo. Hosted by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, the Zoobiquity Conference brings leaders in human and veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, conservation and evolutionary biology, and behavioral ecology together for collaborations in research, clinical care and public health. This transdisciplinary conference creates greater awareness of the species-spanning nature of health and disease and accelerate biomedical innovation through scientific collaboration between a diverse range of experts in human and animal health.

We are excited to welcome as the keynote speaker, Dr. Frans de Waal, a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and intelligence of primates. His book, Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves, pays homage to Mama, the alpha female of a famous chimpanzee colony on a forested island at Burgers’ Zoo, the Netherlands. Mama died at the age of 59. Her last hug with Professor Jan van Hooff went viral on the Internet. He will discuss their encounter and how it opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.