The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Thursday, May 17 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Health and disease causation: epidemiological concepts in integrative medicine

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Veterinary epidemiology may be regarded as the study of disease in populations of animals, especially livestock. However, understanding the factors that maintain health are equally important. Integrative medicine and epidemiology share a holistic approach to complex health problems. They both look at the association between exposures and outcomes. There may be a complex web of relationships between 'causes', such as exposure to risk factors and the 'outcome', which may be a disease or health event. Understanding the relationships between risk factors such as the host, agent and environment are central to the practice of veterinary science. Knowledge of the patterns of health, disease and medicines is fundamental to all integrative medical systems.


Megan Kearney

Dr Megan Kearney is an integrative veterinary surgeon and Medical Herbalist. She runs a veterinary hospital and practice for people in Bangalow, Northern NSW. She sees a wide range of species including companion animals, horses, livestock, exotics and wildlife. Megan was inspired... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza P2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre