Georgia veterinary college to hold translational medicine symposium

Oct 07, 2009
By staff
Athens, Ga. -- A symposium on veterinary translational medicine research will be held Oct. 29 at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Joseph Kornegay, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine who has studied a canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy for 25 years, will give the keynote address on translational lessons learned from his research in that area.

Workshops in the form of discussion groups will cover zoonotic challenges facing veterinarians, legal challenges in veterinary science and stem-cell therapy.

UGA veterinary students, grad students, interns, residents and faculty will present basic and clinical research that has been conducted in the veterinary college.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Veterinary students who participate receive elective course credit.