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Zoobiquity Colorado: Connecting Human and Animal Health through Regenerative Medicine

Fort Collins and Aurora, Colorado, USA

October 5–6, 2018

The term “Zoobiquity” was coined in a best-selling book of the same title by Dr.Barbara Natterson-Horowitz—an MD cardiologist at the UCLA Medical Center—who through collaboration with veterinarians at the LA Zoo discovered how much the two medical disciplines have in common. This concept has been adapted across a number of institutions to support collaborations between veterinary and human medical researchers in developing ‘natural animal models’ to advance translational science.

The program includes a Friday afternoon and evening field trip to Colorado State’s veterinary medical campus in Fort Collins to tour facilities, observe stem cell procedures in animal patients and attend a scientific poster session and dinner, followed by a full-day didactic gathering on Saturday at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Saturday’s activities will feature a variety of keynote and panel discussions before an international audience followed by a cocktail reception.

To see the full list of speakers, activities—and to register—go to Please note a greatly reduced registration fee for students as we anticipate this to be a wonderful forum for medical and veterinary students to gather.

As this is the first Zoobiquity event in Colorado, attendees will receive information on the highlights of the Denver region, should they wish to extend their stays to sightsee. The date was selected in hopes of a glorious fall weekend in the Rockies.

The event is made possible by the Gates Center, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), Colorado State University along with private and industry partners.