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DENVER/July 06, 2022 – Morris Animal Foundation announced today it is providing funding to 13 scientific symposia and conferences in the upcoming year to advance the health and well-being of animals. Topics cover a wide range of areas, from species-specific scientific symposia and conferences to community-focused events, and will advance the Foundation’s mission to bridge science and resources to advance animal health, including for cats, dogs, horses and wildlife. 

“So much of our mission wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration of scientists, students and the wider community,” said Dr. Janet Patterson-Kane, Morris Animal Foundation Chief Scientific Officer. “These events give us the unique opportunity to engage with diverse groups by supporting important, collaborative scientific initiatives around the world that are in need of financial resources.”

Sponsorships include:

Wildlife Disease Association
Wildlife Disease Association 70th Annual International Conference
Provides mentoring by established professionals to support the career paths of students and new graduates in fields of animal health.

Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Havemeyer Genome Workshop
To share scientific findings among horse researchers, foster collaboration between international horse scientists, and define goals for the horse genome research community.

Exotic, Aquatic, and Wild Animal Club, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
3rd International Conference on Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine for Students (ICAVETS) and Disease Investigation Workshop
Provides international veterinary students a chance to learn about emerging animal health science.

University of Tennessee
First Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease (GARD) Conference
Will bring together scientists from around the globe to discuss various amphibian and reptile diseases.

Human Animal Bond Research Institute
Human Animal Bond Innovation Awards
Designed to recognize and celebrate companies and organizations that are implementing innovative products, practices and initiatives designed to advance the human-animal bond.

Animal Welfare Association of Colorado
Colorado Animal Welfare Conference
Unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an environment of learning and teamwork.

Natural Animal Movement
Atualizacao do Diagnostico e Biomecanica da Coluna do Cavalo Atlela - Actualization of Back Diagnosis and Biomechanics of Athletic Horse
Brings together horse health specialists to discuss common back problems that arise in horses.

Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians
Clinical Animal Behavior Conference
Provides animal health professionals the chance to expand their knowledge of animal behavior as it relates to their practice.

Programa CEMS
Feral Cat Day
A day when people come together to celebrate and help make a difference for cats.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida
A golden day of fun for golden retriever owners to gather to celebrate all things golden and canine.

St. George's University
7th International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching (InVeST) Conference
Interactive sessions where animal health professionals learn new trends and practices in veterinary simulation, and meet, interact and collaborate with peers.

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
EAZA Course on Reproductive Management
Provides animal health experts in Europe the chance to learn more about some of the latest reproduction management technique.                           

Colorado State University
Genomics of Disease in Wildlife Workshop
Will provide hands-on training for researchers seeking to incorporate genomic data into their wildlife disease-related projects.

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, the Foundation has invested more than $142 million to date in nearly 3,000 studies to advance the health and well-being of animals around the world.

Media Contact: Dane Madrid