Comparative Medicine Symp. (Nov. 30, 2023, at ASU's SkySong Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona.)

The Institute for Future Health at Arizona State University is excited to extend an invitation to our first Comparative Medicine Symposium on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at ASU's Skysong Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Comparative Medicine Symposium 2023

Event by The Institute for Future Health

Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona, US, 85257

ASU Skysong Innovation Center Building 3- Synergy Room

Event link

This one-day symposium will focus on how veterinary patients with naturally occurring diseases are accelerating biomedical innovations in the human health sector in oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, and other therapeutic areas. Free registration is open to academic researchers, healthcare providers, veterinarians, students, and others who are interested in translational research and the development of biomedical products. Join us to learn more about this exciting intersection of health research that can serve to benefit ourselves as well as our pets.

Preliminary Morning Agenda

7:30am-8:30am: Registration and breakfast
Opening remarks on comparative medicine, veterinary clinical research and opportunities in animal health
Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA
Comparative canine cancers: -omics, diagnostics, vaccines and treatments
Rachel Venable DVM, MS, DACVIM
Veterinary cardiology: comparative diseases (cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure) and interventions
Matthew Miller DVM, MS, DACVIM
Arizona's Comparative Medicine and Technology Landscape (snaphsots)
Brief (~5 minute) presentations by industry and academic representatives to discuss their research, services or products which align with comparative medicine.  If interested in presenting, visit the "Snapshot Presentations" page.

Preliminary Afternoon Agenda

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
One Health and veterinary medicine's role in advancing biomedical innovations
George Poste DVM, PhD
The Dog Aging Project: canine cognition, neurological diseases and molecular aging
Noah Snyder-Mackler PhD, Emily Bray PhD and Evan MacLean PhD
Infectious diseases: Valley Fever, SCV2, and vector borne pathogens
Hayley Yaglom-Hemmelgam MS, MPH and Bridget Barker PhD
Structuring academic and veterinary clinical research collaborations; open forum for Q&A
Valerie Harris PhD and Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA
5:00pm-6:30pm: Reception at 1951@Skysong with appetizers and refreshments.

Agenda and Topics are subject to change

To learn more and register, please HERE (
Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch are provided. Due to limited space, please only register if you are able to attend in person.