Last Thursday, the latest edition of the annual Veterinary Science Day was held in Antropia conference centre in Driebergen. Around 200 people listened to a series of fascinating presentations by fellow researchers, then had the opportunity to visit the science market and the poster presentations around the conference centre located on the Reehorst estate. The conference literally went out with a bang with André Kuipers’ ‘space voyage’ at the end of the afternoon. The ultimate proof that pushing the boundaries of our knowledge can result in a beautiful journey.
‘Basics and Beyond - from bench to barn and bedside’ was the theme for the event. In choosing the title, the organisers aimed to highlight the importance of translational research and the One Health principle. Wouter Dhert, who as faculty Dean was responsible for opening the Veterinary Science Day 2016, emphasised the importance of multi-disciplinary cooperation within the Life Sciences. “Creating impact on human and animal health.”