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First Zoobiquity conference in Australia brings together doctors and vets

Animals and humans have much more in common than we sometimes think, we suffer from similar diseases and have many similar health concerns, yet it is rare that physicians and veterinarians share their wealth of knowledge with one another.  The Zoobiquity Conference is about bridging this gap and at the end of February, the University of Sydney will be hosting the first conference to be held outside of North America.

The conference will host zoologists, molecular biologists, human and veterinary physicians and feature world leaders in nutrition and metabolic diseases. Leading researchers and clinicians will draw on the latest research from medical and veterinary science to explore how an integrated approach can help to better diagnose, treat and heal both human and animal patients.

Speakers will tackle difficult questions on diverse topics ranging from which macronutrients make for good nutritional health, how much salt, water and exercise we need, and why our companion animals are sharing a load of the obesity epidemic. Other key topics up for debate include unexpected dietary dangers for both humans and animals, which organisers believe will be an eye opener to many people. There will be many opportunities for discussion and debate.

If you are in Sydney and are interested in attending the conference on the 27th February, you can find out more about booking tickets here.

If you are interested in finding out more about courses in all fields of health science (animal and human) you can contact Study Options for course lists, or come along to one of our Open Days in the UK in March for an opportunity to meet with the University of Sydney representative.

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