Friday 26 August 2022
For the first time since the pandemic, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Purdue Veterinary Conference will be held in person next month, with a kick-off event featuring a public lecture on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, on the importance of animals to human development. . The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture, held from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Purdue Memorial Union, will be delivered by Dr. Gail Melson, Professor Emerita in the Purdue University Department of Human Development & Family Studies, who has played a long-standing role in research related to the bond between humans and animals.
dr. Melson’s talk entitled “The Other End of the Line: Why Animals Are Important to Human Development,” will explore how human connections to companion animals, domestic animals, wild animals, and even animals of the human imagination are crucial to human development. Throughout the human lifespan, from childhood to old age, all kinds of animals influence cognitive, social, emotional and moral development. Based on empirical research and influential theories, Dr. Melson show how people are embedded in a living world of other beings and how they depend on each other.
The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture will be held at the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom followed by a reception. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture is the first session on the agenda for the Purdue Veterinary Conference, which will take place September 20-24 at the Purdue campus in West Lafayette. The conference will include continuing education tracks on veterinary nursing, small animals, ruminants, pigs, and practice management and communication, as well as industry presentations and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) modules.
Continuing Education Week also includes special events with three ancient traditions. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 DVM class will take place on Wednesday evening, September 21. The following night, Thursday, September 22, the five-year anniversary classes will be honored at the Alumni and Friends reception, when members of the Class of 1972 will be individually recognized and receive their 50-year anniversary medallions. Then on Saturday, September 24, will see the return of one of the conference’s longest-running events, the Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, which is open to the public and starts at 8:00 AM in front of Lynn Hall.
Click here for more information about the 2022 Purdue Veterinary Conference and Register. Click here to sign up for the Dog Jog.
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