One Health Innovations Symposium The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine AUGUST 28 – 29, 2016 Kansas City Convention Center


In partnership with the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri and Kansas State University, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute will present a two day symposium focused on the translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine. The August 28 – 29 event entitled “One Health Innovations – The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine” will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Keynote Speakers

One Health Advances and Successes in Comparative Medicine and Translational Research

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD

Executive Director, One Health Commission (OHC)
Immediate Past Chair, North Carolina One Health Collaborative (NC OHC)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
NC State University

Comparative Oncology: One Health in Action

Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM, DACVIM

Director, Comparative Oncology Program
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Guest Speaker

Luis Carlos Montalván
The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute is pleased to welcome Former Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate as our guest speaker during lunch on Monday, August 29.  Luis, along with his beloved service dog, Tuesday, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across North America about disability awareness, trauma, and healing.  Their story of service, sacrifice, and restoration is touching and inspirational, providing undeniable proof of the unique bond that can occur between dogs and people.


Designed for physicians, veterinarians, and scientists interested in research and clinical studies, the two-day Symposium will feature speakers including Francis Karanu BVM, PhD, Cell Therapy Research Scientist, Likarda, LLC; David Baron, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation; Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM – Oncology, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Missouri; and *James Cook, DVM, PhD, William and Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Orthopaedic Research Division, University of Missouri.

The Symposium will be presented in 1 hour segments on topical areas with 3 speakers, a human health, animal health and industry/regulatory speaker followed by a panel discussion. 

The agenda will include topical areas such as:

  • Diabetes – Islet cell transplant
  • Gene Therapy – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteosarcoma Vaccine – Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Gene Therapy – Melanoma
  • Bioinformatic approaches to drug discovery
  • Orthopedics
  • Wharton Jelly – Stem Cell

Abstracts from this year’s Symposium will be published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Medicine and printed copies will be available for Symposium attendees.

*Dr. Cook is a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board


Information provided by:

Tami Parr, Kansas City Area Life Sciences InstituteCommunications/Event Planning, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 210 | Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-753-7700 | Fax: 816-285-0628 | Direct: 816-285-0584

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