Humanity has depended on animals for millions of years – for food, clothing, draft power and companionship. It still does. Our health is inextricably linked to animal health: the study, diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases are vital to our survival.
At the heart of this relationship lies the discipline of veterinary biomedical and pharma sciences, ensuring the health and well-being of both animals and mankind alike.
Veterinary Biomedical & Pharma Sciences (VBMPS) is a scientific ’congress’ – bringing together scientists across disciplines – that addresses the diagnosis of disease in animals (domestic, laboratory, wildlife, marine, zoo and poultry), detection of communicable infections, animal bioscience research, drug discovery / development and comparative pathology.
The overarching principle for the VBMPS congress is the concept of “One Health”. The programme includes parallel sessions dealing with discipline-specific, multi-disciplinary and professional issues:
- diagnostic investigations of diseases in animals
- understanding pathological processes
- insights into animal models of human disease
- environmental and pharmaceutical hazards
The Wider Picture
The concept of ‘One Health’ embraces the benefits to humans and animals from sharing information and experience – from both medical and veterinary science – is very much to the fore in public health circles. We anticipate that this meeting will attract colleagues from human medicine as well as those in the veterinary world.