Animal Medical Center Presents the 3rd Annual One Health Conference Connecting Human and Veterinary Medicine, A Comparative Approach to Cardiology Saturday, November 4th

November 03, 2017

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Barbara Ross, Ross Public Relations,, 201-236-1771

(New York, N.Y. – November 3, 2017) Animal Medical Center (AMC), the nation’s largest non-profit animal hospital, will present the 3rd Annual One Health Conference: Connecting Human and Veterinary Medicine, A Comparative Approach to Cardiology in partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Science Center. The One Health concept recognizes the collaborative effort of health science professionals in different fields to ensure the well-being of people, animals and the environment. The event will be held at the Weill Cornell Medicine Griffis Faculty Club.

At AMC’s One Health Conference, leading cardiology experts across human and veterinary medicine will present case information and explore a collaborative approach to heart disease to help advance treatment, prevention and patient care. Speakers and topics include:

  • Cardiac Genomics: Dr. Kate Meurs, NC State Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Jeff Towbin, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy: Dr. Taryn Donovan, AMC and Dr. Navneet Narula, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Pathophysiology Mitral Valve Prolapse: Dr. Mark Oyama, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Giovanni Ferrari, Columbia University
  • Echocardiography MVP: Dr. Dennis Trafny, AMC and Dr. Rebecca Hahn, Columbia
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Dr. Phil Fox, AMC & Dr. Mark Sherrid, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Tracheomalacia: Dr. Rebecca Stepien, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Mohit Chawla, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“There is an exquisite advantage to having physicians and veterinarians collaborate in comparing similar, naturally-occurring diseases that manifest in both people and animals,” said Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer at AMC. “A One Health approach in medicine will enable us all to better understand, diagnose, treat and even help prevent illness.”

“At AMC, we are committed to the One Health approach to medicine. Many of AMC’s board-certified veterinarians work closely with physicians from leading health institutions to help improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases shared by people and pets.”” said Kathryn Coyne, Chief Executive Officer at AMC. “Through AMC’s One Health Conferences, we are helping to strengthen the important connection between human and veterinary medicine.” For more detailed information about AMC’s 3rd Annual One Health Conference: Connecting Human and Veterinary Medicine, A Comparative Approach to Cardiology, please visit:

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