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Date: August 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM CDT
Event Description:

WHAT: Hollywood Feed University Presents Online Course “Our Symphony with Animals” - The Psychology Between Human and Animal Bonds

WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
             Thursday, August 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
             Thursday, August 27 5:00 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
AGES: All ages
COST: Free 
EVENT DETAILSHollywood Feed University invites you to "Our Symphony with Animals: The Psychology Between Human and Animal Bonds." Join Dr. Aysha Akhtar, a leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, as she examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being. Deftly combining medicine, social history and personal experience, Dr. Akhtar demonstrates how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. Space is limited – sign up today at

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is a neurologist and public health specialist and is on a mission to show that what’s good for animals is also good for humans.
Dr. Akhtar is the author of the new book, "Our Symphony With Animals" on health, empathy and our shared destinies. Combining medicine, social sciences, and stories, her book explores how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. The book shows how humanity’s compassion for animals is the next step in our species’ moral evolution and a vital component of our own health. 
She is the President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, which is pioneering the transition to replace the use of animals in experimentation with effective human-based technologies. Previously she served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Traumatic Brain Injury Program developing the Army’s Brain Injury prevention and treatment strategies for soldiers. As a Commander in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Akhtar frequently deployed to assist with national public health emergencies.
For a decade, Aysha was a Medical Officer at the Food and Drug Administration, most recently in the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, implementing studies on vaccine effectiveness and safety and using her Top Secret Security Clearance to develop national preparedness strategies for public health threats. She is published in peer-reviewed journals including Lancet, Pediatrics, Journal of Public Health Policy, and Reviews in Neurosciences. Aysha is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She is also a TEDx speaker.

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FEED: Hollywood Feed serves pets, their owners, caretakers and communities in 100+ stores across 14 states. Consistently ranking atop consumer choice awards in the markets it serves, Hollywood Feed and its family of brands have most recently been named Best Pet Supply Stores by Dallas A-List, Best Pet Store by The Memphis Flyer, Best Self Atlanta Magazine's Best Pet Store, Best Pet Food and Supplies in the Best of Denton County Awards, and Best New Business by Cary Living Magazine in North Carolina. Hollywood Feed proudly stands by its brand promise: If your pet doesn’t love it or if you don’t love it, we will gladly replace or refund it. Learn more about Hollywood Feed at and more information on Hollywood Feed University, visit
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Thursday, August 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Thursday, August 27 5:00 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
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