NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 — In the first national conference to focus on the transformative impact of innovation and technology and their crossover applications for human and animal health, America’s top leaders in science, medicine, philanthropy, and business will examine how breakthroughs in the fields of human and veterinary health can be accelerated through collaborative research involving all family members (animals and people), especially as catalyzed by new devices and technical advances.
Among many other topics, the April 23 national conference, “Transforming Human-Animal Health and the Human-Animal Bond through Technology and Innovation,” will discuss precision-driven, predictive, personalized, preventive, and participatory healthcare for both humans and animals using mobile technology. Global teams of medical and veterinary researchers will work together, identifying clues for health and disease amongst the over 60,000 vertebrates species living on the planet, thereby increasing the relevance of discoveries in animal health to human health (and vice versa). New paradigms are already being driven by genomic discoveries and are poised to have a transformative effect on animal and human wellness. The use of technology and crowdsourcing will identify health trends and environmental risk factors, and provide for personalized medicine….allowing for the human-animal bond to rise to a new level as all members are afforded better health.
A panel of distinguished speakers will be led by Dr. Patricia Olson, Chief Veterinary Adviser for American Humane Association. The distinguished roster for this half-day conference includes:
Commenting on the conference, American Humane Association President and Chief Executive Officer Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D., said, “American Humane Association is privileged to have the opportunity to bring together such a distinguished group of scientists, health care and business leaders together to showcase how the human-animal health and the human-animal bond are being transformed by innovation in both human and animal medicine, and how interconnected the two are.”
Conference Director Amanda Bowman of MyPetzLife added, “Since its founding in 1877, American Humane Association has been on the forefront of virtually every major advance affecting the welfare of children and animals. It is immensely gratifying to see this wonderful organization lead the way in illuminating the advances that are not only transforming the delivery of health care to humans, but the promise this holds for improving the quality of life and well-being of children, animals, and entire communities.”
DETAILS: The conference, will take place April 23rd from 8 am-1 pm at PwC headquarters, 300 Madison Avenue. For more information, please call Heather Simpson HeatherS@americanhumane.org (202-677-4213) or Amanda Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org (845-548-2827). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul Raybould at Paulr@americanhumane.org (303-898-4251).
About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.
MyPetZLife is an organization focused on bringing innovation in human healthcare to our pets for a longer, healthier life.