The Zoobiquity Conference Mission

The mission of the Zoobiquity Conferences is to accelerate biomedical innovation and expand understanding of the nature and origin of health and disease. By bringing together experts in human and animal health, evolutionary and conservation biology, ecology and public health, Zoobiquity Conferences create unique opportunities for research, clinical and educational collaborations across a wide range of related fields.

First held in 2011, Zoobiquity Conferences have focused on research agendas (Stanford 2014); the effect of environments on human and animal health (Seattle 2014); and specialties such as neurology and psychiatry (New York 2016).

In September 2019, a special Zoobiquity Event: Bio-Inspired Medicine, supported by the Nobel Assembly, was convened in Stockholm one day prior to the Nobel Conference 2019. The event turned to the natural world to develop innovative approaches to two major concerns in women’s health: heart failure and fertility preservation.

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After presenting her keynote address before the 2019 Nobel Conference in Sweden.

Zoobiquity Symposium
Pre-Event to the Nobel Conference

Karolinksa Institute, Stockholm 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hosted by the Karolinska Institutet, DevReg, and Zoobiquity Research Initiative, world leaders in human and veterinary medicine came together in Stockholm on the day preceding the Nobel Conference to explore bio-inspired approaches for identifying and treating cardiovascular disease and infertility in women.

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2022 Zoobiquity Conference

Lisbon, Portugal

Monday, July 4, 2022

Hosted by: Portuguese Medical Association and Portuguese Veterinary Medical Association

Topics:  Female Health Across the Tree of Life • Female Health and the Environment • Cardiovascular Disease • Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis • Pre-eclampsia • Reproductive Senescence • infertility 

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2019 Zoobiquity Conference

Atlanta, GA

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hosted by: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance and Zoo Atlanta

Topics: Stem Cell Therapies • Regenerative Medicine and Wounds

• Salmonellosis Surveillance and Response •  Cardiovascular Diseases

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2018 Zoobiquity Conference 

Aurora and Fort Collins, CO

Friday-Saturday, October 5-6, 2018

Hosted by: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Topics: Regenerative Medicine • Aging • Limb Preservation • Childhood Cancers • Auto-Immune Disorders

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Zoobiquity Neurology
& Psychiatry Conference

New York City, New York

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hosted by: FACES at NYU Langone Medical Center & College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in partnership with the UCLA Evolutionary Medicine Program

Topics: Anxiety • Compulsions • Cognitive Decline • Autism • Movement Disorders • Pain • Learning and Language Acquisition

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2016 Zoobiquity Conference 

Nutrition & Disease in Man & Companion Animals

Sydney, Australia; February 27, 2016

Hosted by: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Topics: Regenerative Medicine • Aging • Limb Preservation • Childhood Cancers • Auto-Immune Disorders

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2016 Zoobiquity Conference 

Philadelphia, PA

 Saturday, April 2, 2016

Hosted by:  Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine Association in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn and Pennsylvania State University

Topics:  Immunotherapy • Atrial Fibrillation • Obesity Great • Aggression and Impulsivity

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2015 Zoobiquity Conference 

Boston, MA

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hosted by: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Tufts CTSI, Tufts University School of Medicine in partnership with Boston University CTSI, Harvard Catalyst, and Harvard Medical School, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UMass Medical School, MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Topics:  Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Autism Atherosclerosis • Lymphoma • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy • Atherosclerosis

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2014 Zoobiquity Conference

Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 21, 2014

Hosted by: University of Washington Center for One Health Research in partnership with Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Woodland Park Zoo

Topics: Domestic Abuse • Seasonal Affective Disorder • Geriatric Issues • BRCA 1 mutation and Breast Cancer • Biosafety

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2014 Zoobiquity  
Research Symposium

Fostering Innovation in Comparative Medicine Research

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hosted by: Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine

Topics: Toxoplasmosis • Helicobacter pylori and “like-organisms” • Novel Animal Models in Comparative Medicine

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2013 Zoobiquity Conference 

New York City and Bronx, NY

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hosted by: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Tufts CTSI, Tufts University School of Medicine in partnership with Boston University CTSI, Harvard Catalyst and Harvard Medical School, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UMass Medical School, MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Topics: Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Autism Atherosclerosis • Lymphoma • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy • Atherosclerosis

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2012 Zoobiquity Conference

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hosted by: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in collaboration with UC David School of Veterinary Medicine at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Topics: Infertility • Breast Cancer • Self-Injury Osteosarcoma • Bullying • Obesity • Lead Toxicity Contraception • Dysmenorrhea • Periodontal and Craniofacial Diseases

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2012 Zoobiquity Conference 

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, January 29, 2012

Hosted by: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in collaboration with UC David School of Veterinary Medicine at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Topics: Brain Tumors in Humans and Dogs • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Humans and Dogs • Diabetes Across Species • Leukemia in Snakes and Humans • West Nile Virus in Exotic Birds and Humans