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DENVER/August 19, 2021 – Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit leader in advancing animal health, is sponsoring 13 scientific symposia and conference events in the next year to advance the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife.

“An integral part of founder Dr. Mark Morris Sr.’s vision was to support and foster collaboration and training of scientists and mentoring of students,” said Dr. Janet Patterson-Kane, Morris Animal Foundation Chief Scientific Officer. “Today, we continue in Dr. Morris’ footsteps by supporting opportunities for animal health professionals and students to learn, share and discover new knowledge to advance animal health research globally.”

The Foundation is honored to support the following organizations and their educational and collaborative platforms in 2021/22 to improve the lives of animals everywhere.

Wildlife Disease Association
Joint Wildlife Disease Association//European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians/ European Association of Avian Veterinarians Mentoring Program
July 1, 2021
Provides mentoring by established professionals to support the career paths of students and new graduates in fields of animal health.

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
2021 Veterinary Behavior Virtual Symposium
Aug. 6, 2021
Provides a sharing forum for cutting-edge, original research in the field of animal behavior.

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
69th Annual Wildlife Disease Association / 14th Biennial European Wildlife Disease Association Joint Virtual Conference
Aug. 31, 2021
Provides a platform for managing wildlife disease for sustainable ecosystems.

Wildlife Disease Association
69th Annual Wildlife Disease Association / 14th Biennial European Wildlife Disease Association Joint Virtual Conference
Aug. 31, 2021
Supports increased participation of students and early career veterinary professionals at this international conference.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
2021 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians/European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Conference
Oct. 4, 2021
Supports post-graduate manuscript awards recognizing prestigious work that benefits zoo animals and wildlife around the world.

The Peregrine Fund
Lead in Wildlife Symposium
Oct. 9, 2021
Focuses on lead exposure and toxicity in wildlife around the world.

Greater Appalachian Llama & Alpaca Association
33rd Annual GALA Educational Conference
Oct. 21-24, 2021
Provides latest information on veterinary care and other topics for llamas and alpacas.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Go Blue Awards
Oct. 22, 2021
Recognizes individuals, youth, businesses, and nonprofit organizations who are making extraordinary contributions in ocean conservation.

Wildlife Center of Virginia
Call of the Wild Conference
Nov. 19, 2021
Provides classes on species-specific wildlife rehabilitation, animal welfare, wildlife medicine, zoonotic diseases, and education in the continually evolving field of wildlife rehabilitation.

IBREAM (Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals)
Stakeholder Meeting for the Ethiopian Wolf
Jan. 16, 2022
Brings together country partners, scientists and veterinarians to develop a conservation rescue plan for Ethiopian wolves.

National Marine Mammal Foundation
Workshop for the Advancement of Pulmonary Ultrasound Techniques in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
March 7, 2022
Advances pulmonary ultrasound techniques for the long-term monitoring of bottlenose dolphins with persistent lung disease following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

University of Pennsylvania
Comparative Medicine and Translational Research Symposium: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats and Humans
March 9, 2022
Explores genetic, molecular and clinical aspects of cardiomyopathy in cats and humans to spur advances in diagnostics and treatments for both species.

Penn Vet Working Dog Center
Penn Vet Working Dog Conference
April 22, 2022
Shares the latest scientific research and field applications to benefit working and service dogs.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at