Course Description and Objectives
Thursday 15th June
In association with The Humanimal Trust, and for the first time at NSpine, this is a stream dedicated to both members of the veterinary and the medical community.
Delegates from other specialities and from the medical field are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in these discussions that will explore the concept of One Medicine.
On Thursday afternoon there is the Masterclass of Interspecies case discussions, chaired by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. The subjects for that will include case discussions of animal and human cases of:
- Cervical disc disease: disc arthroplasty vs vertebral fusion?
- Lumbosacral foraminal impingement: foraminotomy vs distraction fusion?
- Syringomyelia: a surgical disease?
- Cranial thoracic stenosis in large breed dogs - congenital, or acquired?
Delegates from other specialities and from the medical field are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in discussions in an exploration of One Medicine in practice.
Who should attend
We invite and encourage veterinary surgeons and members of the wider medical community to participate in discussions on animal neurology and the spine.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick founded The Humanimal Trust in 2014.This landmark charity aims to spearhead cross-collaboration at the clinical coalface for the betterment of both humans and animals.
At present, advancements in medical science that could benefit all species take place independently with little sharing of knowledge or information, delaying progress. The Humanimal Trust will facilitate the cross-pollination of expertise and ideas between human and animal medicine, finding disease solutions faster, encompassing respect and fairness within both professions and across society.
We aim to become the catalyst for reciprocity of effort between human and veterinary medicine by studying disease of relevance to both in the areas of musculoskeletal, neurologic and oncologic disease as well as infection and regenerative medicine and applying lessons learned through increased awareness, proactive collaboration and investment in education.
Our Vision: A world where One Medicine is a well understood and accepted concept and a society that embraces the regular collaboration of the veterinary and medical professions to support the sharing of ideas, technology, expertise and research, enabled through appropriate policy and legislation to successfully relieve the suffering of animals and preserve the good health of humans in tandem.
Our Mission: To be pro-active catalysts that inspire and enable professionals, academics, policy makers, regulators and the public to embrace One Medicine. We aim to reduce, refine and replace animal testing and to promote reciprocity between professions for the benefit of humans and animals simultaneously. We will study disease of relevance to both at the clinical coalface and apply lessons learned through awareness, collaboration and education.
Consult the programme here.