Doctor, author and One Health advocate Matt Morgan will deliver the 55th Wooldridge Memorial Lecture at BVA Congress 2022, challenging attendees to consider how we can close the species divide and simultaneously improve the prognosis for animals and humans.
The lecture, “How kissing a frog can save your life: why doctors should learn from vets”, is open to all London Vet Show attendees and will take place in the BVA Congress Theatre at London’s ExCeL between 11am and 12pm on Friday 18 November.
Matt, who is about to release his second book, which explores the concept of One Health, will suggest in his lecture that veterinary students and students of human medicine could benefit from studying together for elements of their degrees.
With 46 percent of vets saying that they are unclear on what One Health actually means, this session is a prime opportunity to explore how doctors and vets can learn from one another.
BVA President Malcolm Morley said: “One Health has never been more vital or more relevant than it is today.
“Every vet will understand deeply from their own work that the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment are inextricably linked, and that collaborative working is essential, but our statistics show that many of us still struggle to pinpoint exactly what is meant by One Health.
“We look forward to welcoming all London Vet Show attendees to hear from Dr Morgan how vets and doctors can learn from one another.”