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A One Health Perspective to Emerging Diseases” by physician Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, co-founder One Health Initiative team & website - OCTOBER 17, 2017 - Sunday, October 01, 2017

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Princeton Professor To Give Environmental Lecture At MCCC

“Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitos: A One Health Perspective to Emerging Diseases” will be the subject of a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

By Anthony Bellano (Patch Staff) - Updated Oct 10, 2017 1:47 pm ET


Princeton Professor To Give Environmental Lecture At MCCC

WEST WINDSOR, NJ — A Princeton University professor, [physician] and public health expert will address the balance between feeding a growing world population and the consequences during a lecture at Mercer County Community College on Oct. 17. Consequences include damage to the environment and emerging diseases, according to a release from the college announcing the event.

“Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitos: A One Health Perspective to Emerging Diseases” will be the subject of a lecture by Princeton University Professor Dr. Laura Kahn at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Communications Building, Room 109.

Her talk is part of MCCC’s fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series at the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In her lecture, Kahn acknowledges that agriculture is the foundation of civilization, as it was the prevention of hunger and food security that enabled the growth of cities, and subsequently nations, along with the science and technology that has given rise to population growth.

However, the expansion of agriculture has given rise to deforestation, environmental destruction, and emerging diseases. She contends that one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century will be to meet the world’s food demands while ensuring global health and sustainability.

Kahn will discuss the “one health” concept, which asserts that human, animal, and environmental health are linked, and serves as a framework to analyze the interrelationship between food security, the environment, and emerging diseases.

Kahn received a B.S. in Nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University.

For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call 609-570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.

The attached image of Princeton University Professor Dr. Laura Kahn was provided by Mercer County Community College

Insight for Changing World: GEO Week 2017 - October 23-27, 2017 - Friday, September 01, 2017



The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Health Community of Practice will be uniting to participate and contribute to the GEO Week 2017 proceedings, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C., from October 23–27, 2017. Using the theme, “Insight for a Changing World,” GEO Week 2017 will offer the GEO-XIV Plenary and side events and exhibitions, highlighting scientific presentations and audience discussions related to enhancing the integration of Earth observations into real-time scientific applications of education, practice, and research.

The GEO Health Community of Practice Meeting will be held from 1PM to 5PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Room Meridian C. This Side Event will focus on formal presentations and open audience discussions about how Earth observations are contributing to the following GEO Work Programme focus areas: 1) a Harmful Algal Bloom Early Warning System, 2) Integrating Methods for Air Quality and Health Data, 3) a Global Observing System for Mercury and Persistent Pollutants, and 4) Earth Observations for Health. In particular, this event will provide:


  • An overview of the “One Health” approach as the interface of human, animal, and environmental health risks

  • Emphasis on how Earth observation analysis can influence knowledge translation for a range of applications

  • Presentation of case studies that support transdisciplinary collaborations and intersect with GEO Work Programme activities

  • Open dialogue to identify challenges and future steps toward enhanced integration of Earth observations into science education, practice, and research


    To learn more about the GEO Health Community of Practice, please visit:



    To register for the Side Events at the GEO Week 2017, please visit: http://www.earthobservations.org/reg_geo14_se.php


    If you have any further questions, please contact John Haynes at jhaynes@nasa.gov or Helena Chapman at helena.chapman@nasa.gov.  

October 20-21, 2017 Toronto, Canada - 8th International Conference on Animal Health & Veterinary Medicine - Theme: One Health, One Society - Saturday, July 01, 2017

See complete information at: http://animalhealth.conferenceseries.com/

 8th International Conference on

Animal Health & Veterinary Medicine

October 20-21, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Theme: One Health, One Society


Renowned Speakers

Lawrence B. Schook

Lawrence B. Schook

University of Illinois USA

Claire B. Andreasen

Claire B. Andreasen

Iowa State University USA

Paa Kobina Turkson

Paa Kobina Turkson

University of Ghana Ghana

Yusuf Leonard Henuk

Yusuf Leonard Henuk

Sumatera Utara University Indonesia

Farouk Laabassi

Farouk Laabassi

University of Batna Algeria

Rami Tahsin Kridli

Rami Tahsin Kridli

Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan

Giorgio Marchesini

Giorgio Marchesini

University of Padova Italy

Peter Timms

Peter Timms

University of the Sunshine Coast Australia



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October 22 – 26, 2017 - Montego Bay, Jamaica - One Health Conference - Sunday, January 10, 2016

SEE: https://www.onehealthconference.com/


US FDA, CDC, USDA Announce Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System - October 24, 25, 2017 - Washington, DC (USA) - Saturday, January 09, 2016

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Announce  Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

See complete announcement https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm576493.htm  

September 20, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & the United States Department of Agriculture, will be holding the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The purpose of this public meeting will be to summarize NARMS progress since the last public meeting in 2014, present recommendations made by the recent FDA Science Board review of NARMS in 2017, and to explore new possible directions for NARMS within a One Health paradigm.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s South Building, in the Jefferson Auditorium, 14th & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250.

Online advance registration for the public meeting is mandatory for in-person attendance and attendees must register by October 10 2017. On-site registration will not be permitted.

For registration instructions, information about special accommodations due to a disability, or to learn more about oral presentation opportunities at the meeting, visit our public meeting webpage. A meeting agenda will also be posted to the site when it is available. ...

Attacking cancer with One Health approach is topic of Nov. 1, 2017 event - Friday, January 08, 2016


Attacking cancer with One Health approach is topic of Nov. 1 event


K-State Olathe - Kansas State University

Kansas City One Health Day is from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at K-State Olathe. The free event spotlights One Health — a collaborative research approach to ...

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UC Davis One Health Institute - ONE HEALTH SYMPOSIUM - Nov 4, 2017 - Friday, January 08, 2016
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4th Annual UC Davis One Health Symposium


4th International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) - Doha, Qatar November 7-9, 2017 - Friday, January 08, 2016
  1. Welcome

    Jan 6 2017 - 3:12am

    The 4th International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) is scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar, November 7th to 9th, 2017 under the theme: “Environmental Challenges and Impact on Global Health”. The goal of the 4th Congress, ICOPHAI 2017, is to bring together a diverse group of scientists from developing and industrialized countries of the world and stimulate interactions using the “One Health” concept. 

International Conference - Ado Ekiti, NIGERIA November 16-18, 2017 - Thursday, January 07, 2016

Call for Papers


The One Health Approach and Sustainable Development Goals for Africa

(An International Decade of People of African Descent, 2015-2024 Event)


International Conference - November 16-18, 2017



Alfa Belgore Hall

Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD)


Ekiti State



Provided by:

 Adeyemi Johnson ADEMOWO, Ph.D (Ibadan)

 Assistant Professor, and Head

 Department of Sociology

 Afe Babalola University

 Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria 



Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats Workshop - Hosted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Nov. 29-30, 2017 - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats Workshop - Hosted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Nov. 29-30, 2017


“We want to reach a large audience in hopes of promoting research and analgesic development for companion animals with translational benefit to humans.”


Please consider attending the upcoming Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats Workshop that will be hosted by NIH on Nov. 29-30, 2017. There is no registration cost but everyone does need to register at the website. We want to reach a large audience in hopes of promoting research and analgesic development for companion animals with translational benefit to humans.

Despite advances, chronic pain is one of the most poorly understood and under treated medical problems facing veterinary medicine today. One of the most frustrating aspects of developing therapeutics for treating chronic pain in veterinary medicine is the lack of validated methods to measure chronic pain in different species and diseases. Similarlytranslational success has often been lacking when taking analgesics from animal models to human clinical trials. Numerous reviews have highlighted a lack of translation of basic research into new approved therapeutics for treating persistent pain in humans. The use of spontaneous painful disease in companion animals is one of the changes that could help improve translation of basic science to new therapeutics to act as a bridge between preclinical and clinical studies. The ultimate goal is to reduce failure rates in human clinical trials with resultant new therapeutics for humans and animals. For this bridge to work, we need valid outcome measures in animal spontaneous disease conditions and opportunities to share and promote knowledge.

We are hoping this NIH workshop will bring research, regulatory, academia, and industry together from the veterinary and human arena to tackle these challenges. 

Please see the brochure http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Pain%20in%20Animals%20Workshop.pdf and the www.PAW2017.com website.  Please help us spread the word by sharing the brochure and website with your colleagues.  Thank you very much!


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 Provided by:


Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health

George Washington University, 7th Floor, Rm. 709

950 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20052

Office Phone: 202-994-3781

Cell Phone: 202-288-9833

E-mail: bdunham@gwu.edu

Internet: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/

Note: Dr. Dunham is a longstanding One Health champion and leader.  She is a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

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