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Zoobiquity Research Symposium 2014
Fostering Innovation in Comparative Medicine Research

Program

7:30 - 8:30        Check in for Registration/Continental Breakfast

Welcome

8:30 - 8:30        Donna M. Bouley DVM, PhD, DACVP

Key Note Presentation

8:35 - 9:00        Michael D. Lairmore DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVM
                            "Lessons in One Health in Context to Zoonotic Diseases"

Session 1        Toxoplasmosis (Moderator - D. Bouley)

9:00 - 9:25        Jose Montoya MD
                            "The Toxoplasma Paradox in Humans: from Apparently Innocuous Infection to Death of the Host"

9:25 - 9:50        Melissa Miller DVM, MS, PhD
                            "Tracing the Human Pathogen Toxoplasma gondii from Land to Sea Otters"

9:50 - 10:15      John Boothroyd PhD
                             "Waltz or Rave?  How Polymorphic Effectors of Toxoplasma Influence its Dance with the Host."

10:15 - 10:30    Panel Discussions

Break 10:30 - 10:40

Session 2            Helicobacter pylori and "like-organisms" (Moderator - S. Felt)

10:40 - 11:05      James Fox DVM, DACLAM
                                "Helicobacter Pathogenesis: An Evolving Paradigm"

11:05 - 11:30        Karen Terio DVM, PhD, DACVP
                                "Seeing Spots and Spirals:  Cheetahs, Helicobacter and Gastritis"

11:30 - 11:55        Manuel Amieva MD
                                "3D Microscopy of the Murine Stomach Reveals New Sites of Host Microbe Interactions"

11:55 - 12:10        Panel Discussion

Lunch/Visit Posters 12:10 - 1:30

Session 3            Cancer and Imaging (Moderator - A. Zehnder)

1:30 - 1:55            Robert Cardiff MD, PhD
                                "The Zoobiquity of Cancer:  Why Don't Pigs Get Breast Cancer?"

1:55 - 2:20            Amy LeBlanc DVM, DACVIM
                                "Companion Animals in Comparative Oncology Research"

2:20 - 2:45             Christopher Contag PhD
                                  "Micro-Optical Designs that Refine and Accelerate In Vivo Diagnosis of Cancer"

2:45 - 3:10            Panel Discussions

Break 3:10 - 3:25

Session 4            Novel Animal Models in Comparative Medicine (Moderator - S. Green)

 3:25 - 3:50          Paul Buckmaster DVM, PhD
                                "Are Sea Lions a Good Model for Human Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?"

3:50 - 4:15            Megan Albertelli DVM, PhD, DACLAM
                                "The Mouse Lemur:  a New Genetic Research Model"

4:15 - 4:40            Joseph Garner DPhil
                                "Compulsive Hair-Pulling:  A Zoobiquitous Behavior"

4:40 - 4:55            Panel Discussion

Closing remarks

4:55 - 5:00            Ashley Zehnder DVM, ABVP (Avian)

5:00 - 6:00            Reception/visit posters