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“Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.” – Texas A & M One Health Seminar – March 4, 2015 (USA) - Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.” – Texas A & M One Health Seminar – March 4, 2015 (USA)

See http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Kahn%20Flyer.pdf

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 4, 2015! Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative, Dr. Laura Kahn, will be giving a talk over “Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.” This seminar will be from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) Auditorium (please see flyer below/attached).

We will be hosting an informal lunch for faculty, staff, and students to visit with about Dr. Kahn about her career path, life work, and advice. The lunch will be held following Dr. Kahn’s seminar at 1:30 pm in the Mark Francis Room at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Please RSVP by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2 to onehealth@tamu.edu

A native of California, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree 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. Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award. In 2010, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) awarded her with an honorary diploma for her work in One Health. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians. For more on Dr. Kahn, please visit http://onehealth.tamu.edu/seminars/dr-laura-kahn

If you have any questions, please contact the One Health office at onehealth@tamu.edu or 979-845-1393.

Provided by:

Katelyn Kuhl

One Health Student Worker

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

kkuhl@cvm.tamu.edu

(979) 845-1393 (phone)

4461 TAMU


One Health @ UGA spring seminar series announcement - Tuesday, December 25, 2012

One Health @ UGA spring seminar series announcement

 

March 18, 2015

Drowning in Data Yet Unable to Find What You Need? Data Challenges for the 21st Century Health Researcher

Dr. Jessica Kissinger, University of Georgia

April 15, 2015

Dr. Nicolas Chronos, Stanford University

All seminars hosted on Wednesdays at 1pm in room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center and will be followed by a reception.

 _______Provided by:_________________________

Laura L. Balkcom, M.Ed.

Event Coordinator

Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute

107 Paul D. Coverdell Center

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-7394

706-542-5922//www.biomed.uga.edu


3rd International One Health Congress - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - March 15 -18, 2015 - Thursday, December 20, 2012

 

3rd International One Health Congress

 

March 15 – 18, 2015

 

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

For more information, please see new website www.iohc2015.com

 

The 3rd International One Health Congress brings science and policy together aiming at the early recognition and control of emerging (infectious) diseases, now and in the years to come.

 

CONGRESS THEME: PREVENTION AT THE SOURCE

Prevention at the source is key in controlling (infectious) diseases that have a growing impact on humans, animals and their ecosystems.

 

Provided by:

 

Liana Steeghs, PhD

International One Health Congress 

c/o Yalelaan 42   3584 CM Utrecht  • The Netherlands

T +31 30 253 11 42    press@iohc2015.com

www.iohc2015.com

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One Health conference to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 29-31 March 2015 - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Health conference to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 29-31 March 2015

Please see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Brochure%208th%20One%20Health%20conference%20%20with%20Forestry%20logo.pdf

 Provided by:

 Professor Nitish C. Debnath, DVM, MSc, PhD

One Health Coordinator

Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Bangladesh

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Pranisampad Bhaban (3rd Floor)

Krishikhamar Sarak

Farmgate, Dhaka 12 15

Bangladesh

Cell no: +88 01712079147

E-mail: [LINK: mailto:Nitish.Debnath@fao.org] Nitish.Debnath@fao.org

[LINK: mailto:principalcgvc@gmail.com] principalcgvc@gmail.com

Web:  http://www.fao.org


Zoobiquity Boston Conference - Boston, MA - April 25, 2015 - Monday, December 17, 2012

2015 Conference

Zoobiquity Boston Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:50 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Boston, Massachusetts

Jointly Provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with:

Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Clinical Translational Science Center, and Harvard Medical School
University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science and University of Massachusetts Medical School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Comparative Medicine

Massachusetts Medical Society
Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Early registration for the Zoobiquity Boston Conference is now open!
Visit the registration website for more information.

For more information see http://zoobiquity.com/2015-zoobiquity-conference/


WVA/WMA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ONE HEALTH - SAVE May 21 & 22, 2015 – Madrid Spain THE DATE - - Saturday, December 15, 2012

Please see http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=169

WVA/WMA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ONE HEALTH - SAVE THE DATE

May 21 & 22, 2015 – Madrid Spain

The World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association in collaboration with the Spanish Medical and Veterinary associations are preparing a Global Conference on 'One Health' Concept.

The Global Conference on 'One Health' Concept will take place on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid, Spain.

the title of the conference is Drivers towards One Health - “Strengthening collaboration between medical and animal doctors”

The Global Conference aims to bring together Veterinarians, Physicians, Students, Public Health Officials, NGOs and others from the different world regions to learn, discuss and to address critical aspects of the 'One Health' Concept.

The main objectives of the conference are to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between Physicians, Veterinarians and all appropriate stakeholders to improve the different aspects of health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.

The conference sessions will focus on the issues of:  

  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Natural disaster management – Preparedness and vet-med collaboration
  • Environmental hazards exposure to humans and animals

More details regarding the conference and registrations will be published soon on WVA and WMA websites: 

Provided by:

 

Dr. Zeev Noga
Veterinary Policy Officer

 

 
World Veterinary Association (WVA)
Avenue de Tervueren 12
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 533 70 22
zeev_noga@worldvet.org
secretariat@worldvet.org
http://www.worldvet.org

 

 

Notice: Historic milestone physician/veterinarian global One Health conference…

 

WVA/WMA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ONE HEALTH

Thursday, 21st May – Friday, 22nd May 2015

Madrid, Spain.

 

Drivers towards One Health

“Strengthening collaboration between medical and animal doctors”

 

 

Please see: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ONE%20HEALTH%20-%20Registrations.pdf

 

 

To register click here

__________________________________________________________

 

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) in collaboration with the Spanish Medical and Veterinary associations are inviting you to participate at the Global Conference on 'One Health' Concept to be held on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid, Spain (Vía de los Poblados, 3, A.M.A Parque Empresarial Cristalia - Edificio 4).   

 

The Global Conference aims to bring together Veterinarians, Physicians, Students, Public Health Officials, NGOs and others from the different world regions to learn, discuss and to address critical aspects of the 'One Health' Concept.

 

The main objectives of the conference are to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between Physicians, Veterinarians and all appropriate stakeholders to improve the different aspects of health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment.

 

The conference sessions will focus on the issues of (click here for the draft program):  

  • Zoonotic diseases 
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Natural disaster management – Preparedness and vet-med collaboration
  • Environmental hazards exposure to humans and animals

 

During the conference breaks, poster sessions will take place. Please send your poster abstract to secretariat@worldvet.org by 1th April 2015.

 

Notice

·         Students, young and retired Physicians and Veterinarians will benefit from reduced registration fees.

·         Please note that the number of seats is limited

           FOR MORE INFORMATION: WWW.WORLDVET.ORG

 


The 32 nd World Veterinary Congress will be held in Ýstanbul 13th to 17th of September, 2015 - Sunday, December 02, 2012

WORLD VETERINARY CONGRESS, ÝSTANBUL - 2015

 

“…The 32nd World Veterinary Congress will be held in Istanbul 13th to 17th of September, 2015 organized by Turkish Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) …

As we all know that, veterinarians play a leading role for performing disease surveillance of specific zoonoses and therefore, they are central to the human–animal relationship in terms of one health concept. So that, the risks regardless of whether they are threaten animals, humans or both, can be prevented at their source in animals.

Within the scope of one health concept, all necessary measures are needed to be taken for control and eradication of animal diseases, also here in Turkey. While speaking about the measures, the measures like; programmed and strategic vaccination, quarantine, test applications, cleaning and disinfection, slaughtering of animals, control of animal movements, and closure of the inappropriate livestock markets can be given as examples. At this point, I should add that, Turkey has already succeeded to eradicate some animal diseases and the efforts continue to achieve the same success for widely distributed animal diseases.

Prof. Dr. Ýrfan EROL
Congress Chairman

For more information, please see:

http://www.wvcistanbul2015.com/


ARCHIVED EVENTS from March 15, 2010 to April 14... - Wednesday, September 08, 2010

 

Archived Events – Beginning March 15, 2010 to date …

 

ONE HEALTH FOCUS: March 15 - 17 National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Annual Meeting March 15-17, 2010 Kansas City, Mo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           

February 1, 2010                                                                     

   847-838-2966   

Contact: Teres Lambert

tlambert@animalagriculture.org

 

 

One Health’s ‘What,’ ‘So What’ to Animal Agriculture
Focus of NIAA’s 2010 Annual Meeting

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—“One Health” is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals. Opening General Session speakers at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 15-17, in Kansas City, Mo., will zero in on the “What?” and “So What?” of the One Health concept as these two questions relate to animal agriculture.

“NIAA’s Opening General Session speakers will look at how the One Health initiative and strategies shift the focus from surveillance to intervention and prevention and how challenges need to be faced collectively rather than in individual silos and disciplines,” states Dr. Tony Forshey, co-chair of NIAA’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee. “When individuals leave the Tuesday morning Opening General Session, they will be up to speed about One Health and its implications for animal agriculture.”

 

NIAA’s lineup of Opening General Session topics and speakers include:

·       “One World, One Health: The Global Food Basket,” Dr. Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

·       “The Genesis of One Health: What It’s All About,” Dr. Roger Mahr, DVM, CEO, One Health Commission

·       "Past, Present and Future Veterinary Service's Roles in One Health," Dr. Joseph Annelli, One Health Coordinator, USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services

·       “Environmental Health: How Does One Health Fit In?”, Jay Ellenberger, Deputy  Director, Environmental Protection Agency

·       “How Will One Health Impact Livestock Producers?”, Dr. Harry Snelson, DVM, American Association of Swine Veterinarians

·       “One Health in the Real World,” Dr. Billy Clay, DVM, MS, DABVT, AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, Vetta Consulting LLC

 

At the conclusion of the six Opening General Session presentations, the speakers will partake in a panel discussion and address questions from annual meeting attendees.

 

“We’re excited to have these highly qualified individuals talk about One Health so those of us involved in animal agriculture know as much as possible about this concept that has the attention of major medical organizations and health agencies and the endorsement of more than 400 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide,” Dr. Forshey states. “One Health is underway and gaining momentum. As such, we can either become knowledgeable and involved now or we can react to its impact on animal agriculture.”

 

Dr. Forshey adds that species-specific discussions surrounding One Health will take place during NIAA’s species-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. Species-based committees include Cattle, Swine, Poultry, Equine, and Sheep & Goat. Each committee meeting will have its own line-up of nationally recognized speakers and species-specific topics.

 

NIAA’s issue-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will address Animal Care, Animal Health Emergency Management, Animal Health and International Trade, Animal Production Food Safety and Security, Emerging Diseases, and Animal Identification and Information Systems.  

 

NIAA’s species committee meetings and issue-based committee meetings are open to NIAA members and non-members.

 

NIAA’s annual meeting will take place at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., with a block of rooms reserved at a special nightly rate of $130/room, single or double occupancy. To receive this special rate, rooms must be reserved by Friday, Feb. 12, by calling 816-474-4400 and specifying that you are with the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.

 

A schedule of events for NIAA’s 2010 annual meeting, meeting registration, list of NIAA committees and hotel information are available at the NIAA website: www.animalagriculture.org.   Individuals are also welcome to call NIAA at (719) 538-8843.

 

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that unites and advances animal agriculture—the beef, dairy, equine, goat, poultry, sheep and swine industries. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work towards the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our national and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being.  NIAA members represent producers, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials, and business executives.

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ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010 - Saturday, March 13, 2010

ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010

Hosted by the Washington State Department of Health :: Zoonotic Disease Program

Registration is now open!

Register now for the 2010 Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Workshops. The workshops will explore a variety of emerging zoonoses and zoonoses endemic in the state of Washington with focus on prevention and control. Experience the opportunity to network with professionals who are dedicated to reducing the public health impact of these diseases.

Tuesday, March 16

Moses Lake

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Big Bend Community College

 

 

Friday, March 19

Tumwater

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Labor and Industries Building

Register Online :: Agenda and Directions

Registration

Registration is free. Register online at the Washington Public Health Training Network (WAPHTN) Web site, https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/waphtn/class.asp.

For more details about the workshops, see http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/zoo/workshop.htm which includes agenda, location, and driving directions.

If you experience difficulties registering, please contact the Washington State Department of Health – Zoonotic Disease Program at zd@doh.wa.gov or Cyndi Free at 360.236.3384.

Public Health - Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Washington

 


 

Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010

 Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010

Columbus, OH - On Saturday, March 20, 2010 experts in infectious diseases and on MRSA in animals will convene a day-long symposium to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging health problem. Health workers are aware that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they may be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and may not know that animals can transfer the pathogen to humans.

Experts at the symposium will present a description of this pathogen and of other Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci, as well as offer a summary of their epidemiology and their impact on humans and animals. The symposium is targeted to both human health professionals and animal health professionals. This "One Health, One Medicine" approach to studying this pathogens offers a broader understanding of the impact of the diseases in the human health setting as well as veterinary setting.

The two featured keynote speakers are Dr. Scott Weese, recognized internationally for his work on MRSA in animals, and Dr. Paul Morley, an infectious diseases control expert. Dr. Weese will provide a worldwide MRSA update; Dr. Morley will describe handling MRSA cases to decrease the risk of diseases transmission in veterinary settings.

Registration for the symposium is available at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Veterinary Continuing Education. On-line registration requires establishing a log-in name and password. Cost for the full day meeting is $60 ($35 for students). Registration can also be mailed or faxed. A downloadable PDF of a brochure is also available. For more information and links to both methods of registration, please visit the Office of Veterinary Continuing Education web site.

About the College of Veterinary Medicine

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation among veterinary schools according to the 2008 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." The college includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Hospital is a comprehensive specialty referral center for veterinary practitioners and is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, with more than 30,000 large and small animal patients each year. In addition, the college operates a nationally-recognized large animal ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, OH and a Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. More information about the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

UC DAVIS – School of Veterinary Medicine

One Health Project

'Frontiers in One Health Series'

MARCH 2010
Alonso Aguirre DVM MS PhD

Vice President Conservation Medicine Program Wildlife Trust
Wrote the book: Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice
The role epidemiology and the MPVM play in One Health

 

One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health - Monday, March 29, 2010

One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health

 

Tuesday, April 6th @ 4:30pm - 016 Robertson Hall – Princeton, N.J. (USA)

Sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing

The One Health concept seeks to integrate human, animal, and ecosystem health in order to improve health for all species. Two leaders in the international One Health movement will present their work.

Panelists:

v      Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

v      Thomas Monath MD, Medical Virologist, and Partner, Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.

Dean Hendricks has been leading the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine since January 2006.  She is the founding director of the Veterinary Clinical Research Center and holds a secondary appointment as a professor of the Department of Medicine in UPenn’s School of Medicine. She earned her VMD and PhD from UPenn in 1979 and 1980, respectively.  She has a BS in biology and psychology from Yale University.

Dr. Monath received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School.  He served in the US Army for 24 years in the uniformed services, and between 1973-1988, he was the Director, Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO and from 1989-1992, Chief, Virology Division, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).  He has received numerous awards and served as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from 2004-2005.

If you are interested in learning more about One Health please browse the One Health Initiative website at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com.

If you have questions about the Forum, please send me an email.

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP - lkahn@Princeton.EDU
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

 

One Health Academy Guest Speaker and Dinner – Washington, D.C. (USA)

 

                      April 8, 2010 at 6 P.M.

 

Guest speaker -  Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Retired)


Founding Director of the  Institute for Homeland Security and

Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

(WMD Commission)                          

“Colonel Randall Larsen educates, enthralls, and inspires as he talks about leadership during troubled times. Colonel Larsen, the national security advisor at the Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy (Grand Central Publications, 2007). In addition, he is the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the movie, A Good War—the incredible true story of leadership that led to one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievements of all time. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the National Speakers Association. Since 2002, he has served as a CBS News consultant/on-camera analyst, and as co-host of a weekly, one-hour show on Federal News Radio in Washington DC.

 


Colonel Larsen’s articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Business Week, and Ripon Forum. In 2007, US News & World Report, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Times carried in-depth profiles on Colonel Larsen. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television including: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Jim Lehrer News Hour, Fox News Channel, Larry King Live, and Oprah.
Please come and join us in conversation with Colonel Randall Larsen and our other colleagues in and outside of the beltway.
 
The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant. You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
 
Please R.S.V.P. by  e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com with your name and the names of any guests attending or just go to our website at www.onehealthacademy.org. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until Apr. 5th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn, DVM at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only).

The One Health Academy Staff

 

 

About One Health Academy:

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy that promote interdisciplinary collaboration among veterinary medicine, human medicine, health professionals and the agricultural industries with the goal of promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection. The One Health Academy monthly events serve to unite several Federal governmental departments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry leaders to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.
If you have any questions or would like more information about One Health Academy, please feel free to contact Drs. Tom McGinn, Annamaria Castiglia and Vito Delvento, Event Coordinators, onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

 Florida Veterinary Medical Association 81st Annual Conference

 

 

April 9-11, 2010

FVMA website: www.fvma.com

 

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina

Tampa, Florida (USA)

 

ZOONOSES – A joint presentation by:

Sunday April 11, Room 8 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

  Jenifer Chatfield, DVM and Danielle Stanek, DVM, MPH

          Florida State Department of Health

 ·                           Zoonotic Influenzas, H1N1 and Beyond

·                           One Health: Floods, Fires, and Pestilence – Are you and your clients prepared?

·                           Emerging Zoonoses and Zootoxins for the Florida Practitioner

·                           Feline Zoonoses: How you can help protect your clients

  CONFERENCE INVITATION

8th Annual Scientific Conference

Archived Events from April 14... - Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Archived events from April 14...

 

Seminar on Contemporary Public Health Issues

 

D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH

 

Smallpox:

 

Once the greatest killer but still a threat

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4 PM

Room G101 HPNP Building

College of Public Health and Health Professions

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida (USA)

 

Dr. Henderson is a Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC and a Professor of Public Health and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Dean Emeritus and Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a Founding Director (1998) of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. From November 2001 through April 2003, he served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and, later, as the Principal Science Advisor, in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Henderson’s previous positions include: Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (1990-93); Dean of the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (1977-90); and Director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign (1966-77).

 

In 2002, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is the recipient of the National Medal of Science; the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal; and the Japan Prize, shared with two colleagues. Dr. Henderson is a Member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

In June 2009, Prometheus books published a new book by Dr. Henderson entitled Smallpox: Death of a Disease.  It is a personal account of the challenges, obstacles and disasters faced by an intrepid international program in achieving the global eradication of smallpox.  Dr. Henderson is Coeditor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. Additionally, he has authored more than 200 articles and scientific papers, 31 book chapters, and is coauthor of the renowned Smallpox and Its Eradication (Fenner F, Henderson DA, Arita I, Jezek A, and Ladnyi ID. 1988. Geneva: World Health Organization), the authoritative history of the disease and its ultimate demise. 

 

 

Mary Peoples-Sheps, DrPH

Senior Associate Dean for Public Health

College of Public Health and Health Professions

University of Florida

PO Box 100182

Gainesville, FL 32610-0182

352-273-6084 (Voice)

352-273-6199 (Fax

mpeoplessheps@phhp.ufl.edu

 

CQ-Roll Call Group Forum

April 26 - 28, 2010

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland

 http://www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine10/

Thirteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Sample Prep - Sample Preparation for Virus, Toxin & Pathogen Detection & Identification

May 6-7, 2010

 

Baltimore, MD

 

http://www.knowledgefoundation.com

 

Sample Prep is an internationally recognized event for experts in sample preparation for detection and identification of viruses, toxins and pathogens, and will address the important phases of sample preparation including collection, concentration, lysis, target extraction and transfer to analytical identification tools. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Raymond P. Mariella, Jr., Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Mariella will discuss continuous-flow microfluidics for sample preparation including the use of standing-wave ultrasonics and variations of electrokinetic manipulations.

 

One Health AcademyWashington, D.C., May 13, 2010

 

Guest speaker:  Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Michael R. Taylor, J.D.

 

Don't forget to RSVP for One Health Academy's next meeting May 13 at 6PM at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.
We are excited to have as our guest Mike Taylor.Deputy Commissioner for Foods.

 

 Michael R. Taylor, J.D., is a nationally recognized food safety expert and research professor at George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services.In his role as Deputy Commissioner he is responsible for implementing new laws aimed at preventing outbreaks. Come meet our new Deputy Commissioner and learn about his plans for the future of our nations food safety.

 

The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant.  You can access directions at http://www.capitalyachtclub.com/" www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
 
Please R.S.V.P. by  e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com" with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until May 9th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only). 
 

This will be a meeting you will not want to miss.
Looking forward to your participation.


PS Don't forget to visit our website at www.onehealthacademy.org
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Annamaria Castiglia, DVM, PhD
One Health Academy Coordinator

 

 

The Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

(CAVEPM) presents:

 

Towards One Health:

Multiple Disciplines Working Together for Optimal Health of People, Animals and the Environment

 

May 29-30, 2010

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

This year’s conference is organized by the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph. A conference schedule is now available on our website:

www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/cavepm/page/schedule.cfm

 

CAVEPM 2010 is pleased to feature plenary presentations from leading experts from Canada, the United States and Denmark. Don’t miss out! Registration closes on May 27, 2010: www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/cavepm/page/registration.cfm

 

The theme for Day 1 (Sat., May 29) is: One Health: People, Animals and the Environment. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. David Fisman, University of Toronto, and Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Pan-American Health Organization. Dr. Fisman’s presentation will focus on the human health aspects of “One Health”, and Dr. Bernardo’s presentation will focus on the challenges of “One eHealth”. A Day 1 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Wayne Martin.

 

The theme for Day 2 (Sun., May 30) is: Veterinary Aspects of Public Health:

Animal Health and Welfare. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. Jens Frederik Agger, University of Copenhagen, Dr. Jørgen Westergaard, ADC-Consult, and Dr. David Pearl, University of Guelph. Dr. Agger and Dr. Westergaard will give a joint presentation about the control of infectious animal diseases in Europe. Dr. Pearl will discuss the role of epidemiologists in disease surveillance in the 21st Century. A Day 2 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Ian Dohoo.

 

For more information about the conference, please visit our website:

www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/cavepm

 

Sincerely,

 

The CAVEPM 2010 Organizing Committee

 

Ian Young

PhD Candidate, Epidemiology

Department of Population Medicine

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1

519-826-2347

59th Wildlife Disease Association Annual Meeting

May 30 – June 4, 2010

Iquazu, Argentina

 

 

http://sites.google.com/site/wda2010argentina/

Welcome

“For the first time, the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) International Meeting will take place in South America. The 59th annual meeting will be held 30 May – 4 June 2010 in the heart of Iguazú Falls. A perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders Iguazú has to offer.”  

 

This year’s theme is Ecosystem health in the neotropics: a growing challenge.

 

Who should attend and/or submit abstracts?

Wildlife biologists, wildlife managers, veterinarians, epidemiologists, ecologists, parasitologists, pathologists, microbiologists, or anyone interested in the management of wildlife health.

The venue

The brand new, five-star Amerian Hotel is located a stone's throw away from the Three Borders Landmark, the international limit between Argentina, Brasil and Paraguay. The Amerian Hotel is a little over 18 km from Iguazú International Airport and some 15 km from Iguazú Falls. As well, it is 2 km from International Bridge Neves which takes you to Foz do Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, both barely 12 km away. With ample and cozy bed rooms overlooking the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, the Amerian has promotional pricing for Meeting attendees.

  • Address: Av. Tres Fronteras 780 (y Costanera) (3370), Hito Tres Fronteras, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones.
  • Phone: (03757) 423766. Fax: (03757) 423766. Dial prefix 54 if calling from abroad.

 

Important Information

Book your room before 27 January 2010 and enjoy the following special discounts

 

1. Double Standard Jungle view: U$D 100 + 21% TAX

2. Double Standard River View: USD 110 + 21% TAX

3. Additional roll away for double bedroom: U$D 40 + 21% TAX

 

Check out other lodging alternatives

 

Information provided by:

 

Thomas M. Yuill, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine

Director and Professor Emeritus Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

 

One Health Academy dinner meetings are

every second thursday of the month 

at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street,SW,

Washington D.C. 20024 .

 

On JUNE 10, 2010 …  ONE HEALTH ACADEMY WELCOMES

 

LYNN LAWRY,MD,MSPH,MSC.

 

 

The Mythical Interagency

 "After 17 years in the field as an NGO provider, I [Dr. Lawry] decided I should write a book called "How to Build an Interagency". The first chapter will be "How Not to Build An Interagency". From Rwanda to Haiti, I have seen renditions of interagency growth, bumbles, mis-steps, success and absolute failures. NSPD-44 requires Interagency coordination (not defined as per who is part of this elite organization); but it is not a step-by-step guide on how to ACTUALLY meet that directive. The USG frequently checks the block by have an "Interagency" email list but who actually meets regularly or shares office space? I will challenge us to re-look at Interagency bumbles and see where and how mistakes could have been avoided and where success actually happened despite our best efforts to squelch participation."

 

 

There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you

 register early.The cost of the evening is $15 per person and

 includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

Please R.S.V.P. by  e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com"

with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are

accepting replies on a first come first serve basis.

 Directions:

You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com

The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU.

Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind

Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.

 

If you have any questions about this event or future events you

can contact us at  ONEHEALTH ACADEMY @GMAIL.com.

16th Biodetection Technologies - Technological Responses to Biological Threats

June 17-18, 2010

 

Arlington, VA

 

http://www.knowledgefoundation.com/

 

Biodetection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care. More than 140 leading organizations from around the world convened in Baltimore for last year’s conference. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Michael V. Walter, BioWatch Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Walter will discuss lessons learned from technological problems, the current status of BioWatch Gen-3 sensor-type technologies, and plans for Gen-4 advanced systems.

 

Welcome to Toronto - 20th WCDM

 


SAVE THE DATE
20TH World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) - June 20 - 23, 2010 

 

Join us as we celebrate 20 Years of Progress. 

WCDM has a unique line-up of industry experts ready to discuss the progress of past, present and future trends that as an industry we need to prepare for.

 

This four day conference will offer new ideas and approaches that will help build solutions for a global community.

 

* specialized education * training for all levels of disaster management * gain valuable contacts * discover new products and services. 

 

ARCHIVED EVENTS FROM AUGUST 8, 2010 ... - Monday, September 06, 2010

ARCHIVED EVENTS FROM AUGUST 8, 2010

August 8 – 10, 2010

 

International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man

 

Fairbanks, Alaska

 

 http://www.alaska.edu/inbre/incdncm/information-for-presenter/ .

 

Alaska INBRE
PO Box 757040
202 West Ridge Research Bldg.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

email: inbre@alaska.edu

One Health 2011 Congress program Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended by 1 Week ONLY!

Submissions will now close 5pm (AEST) 14 September 2010

 

MORE:  http://www.onehealth2011.com/email/index7.htm


phone: 907.474.1104
fax: 907.474.6745

 

 

Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

 

 

One Health Symposium: People, Plants & Animals

Location: 

Scheman Building, Benton Auditorium

 

http://vetmed.iastate.edu/event/one-health-symposium-people-plants-animals

 

 

The Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series
Sponsored by Healthy Food Action and The IATP Food and Society Fellows
Co-sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Keep Antibiotics Working

Join us for the first webinar in the series:

Superbug, Super Problems: Agricultural Antibiotics & Emerging Infections
September 16, 2010
11 am-12 noon PDT/12 noon-1 pm MDT/1-2 pm CDT/2-3 pm EDT

The new scientific consensus is that routine, unnecessary use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry contributes significantly to a costly epidemic of antibiotic resistance. One result is the emergence of new infections with farm links, including Salmonella resistant to multiple drugs (including the critical cephalosporins), resistant E. coli, and MRSA. 

PRESENTERS:

  • James Johnson, MD, IDSA representative and noted E. coli expert, University of Minnesota
  • Maryn McKenna, journalist and author of SuperBug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
  • Gail Hansen, DVM, offering a veterinarian's perspective on the need for new federal policy and why health professionals ought to weigh in, Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming

 

Welcome to the website of the EWDA conference 2010

http://www.ewda-2010.nl

 

 

Preliminary announcement for the ninth EWDA conference on the Dutch island of Vlieland:

 

“Healthy wildlife, healthy people”

 13-16 September 2010

 

Zoonotic wildlife diseases threaten not only wild animals, but through these also domesticated animals and humans. Emerging infectious diseases are known to arise for 75% from the animal reservoir, in which wildlife plays an important role. The conference central theme, the interface between wildlife and public health, bridges animal and human health. It will be of great interest for people from many different disciplines, ranging from both public health professionals and wildlife diseases specialists, to ecologists, biologists and epidemiologists.

 

 REGISTRATION IS  OPEN!

 

Some tentative data:

 

January, 2010

second call, website open for early bird registration and abstract submission

March,  2010

third call

June 1st, 2010

deadline for abstract submission

June 1st, 2010

late bird registration

September 13, 2010

workshops

September 14-16, 2010

ninth EWDA conference

 

 

 

 

 

Mission of the EWDA

 

The European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of information on wildlife diseases and their management. Through the provision of opportunities for networking, collaborative research and training we seek to raise the profile of wildlife disease research and management.

 

    September 20-21, 2010

2nd annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

 

Topic: “Interdisciplinary Science in Global Health: Formation and Transformation”.

 

Please visit http://www.cugh.org for more information. 

University of Washington, Seattle

 

A One Health Symposium and Panel are in the Planning Stage

   To be announced later…

 

Information Provided by:

 

 Merel Langelaar, DVM, PhD 

  Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (LZO) 

  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

  Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands

  P.O. Box 1 (postbak 63)

  3720 BA Bilthoven

  The Netherlands

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMAC) Conference in San Diego Accepts First Workshop on ONE HEALTH Sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) - Friday, September  24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m.

 

This is the first workshop sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) at a medical conference with the intention of promoting One Health.  LGVMA can get the 'early bird' conference prices through September 4. Please request a registration form from info@lgmva.org. (4 day fee is $395 and 1 day is $125.)  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, September  24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m. 

 

To register, go to www.glma.org/annualconference

 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Conference

September 22-25, 2010

San Diego

Presentation Proposal from LGVMA:

  

The Veterinarian: the Other Member of the Health Care Team

 

Ken Gorczyca, DVM

Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML

Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH

 

This panel discussion will review the history of veterinary medicine including the evolution of the LGBT veterinary community and the intersection of the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic.  We will present current updates on the health benefits of animal companionship and review risks and current recommendations on pet-associated zoonotic disease prevention for immuno-suppressed populations. We will finish the discussion with insights into the One Health Initiative (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/), which is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1. Understand health benefits of animal companionship and current prevention recommendations for pet-associated zoonotic disease.

2. Understand how the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic overlap- from chimpanzees, toxoplasmosis and community service.

3. Understand how and when to communicate with a veterinarian as a member of the family and academic health care team.

 

Information provided by:

 

Ken Gorczyca, DVM

Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association

584 Castro Street #492

San Francisco, CA 94114

www.lgvma.org  

kcgdvm@gmail.com

415-860-6157

 

Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML

Deputy Director Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

1101 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 301

Washington, DC 2005

Tel 202-371-9195, ext 14

Fax 202-842-0773

mcchaddock@aavmc.org

www.aavmc.org  

 

Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH

Director, Clinical Research

National Marine Mammal Foundation

2240 Shelter Island Drive Suite 200

San Diego, California 92106

Phone 877-360-5527

Stephanie.venn-watson@nmmfoundation.org

 

Symposium to Examine Zoonoses, Animal Agriculture and Human Health

Sept. 23-24, 2010

http://www.farmfoundation.org/

Farm Foundation, NFP is leading an international, multi-disciplinary symposium on zoonoses, animal agriculture and human health.  This is a unique opportunity for experts from diverse disciplines to expand understanding of the relationships between zoonoses, animal production systems and human health.  The program is targeted to the multiple disciplines involved in any disease outbreak public health officials, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, agriculture producer groups, public policy makers and media representatives. The symposium will be Sept. 23-24, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.

 

 

World Response Conference on Global Outbreak (WRCGO 2010)

 

World Response Conference to H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza

 

 September 23 - 24, 2010

 

 Delhi, India

 

Website: www.india.wrcgo.eve-ex.com
 email: jennifer@eve-ex.com
 Tel. 425.996.7102
 Fax. 425.968.7400

 

New Year's Resolution: "One Health" Recognition and Implementation without delay. Protect and save human and animal life today and tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

Reminder…

Important Rabies Webinars: September 28, 2010

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are co-hosting four Webinars on World Rabies Day 2010. There is no cost to attend the Webinars but you must register for each Webinar separately, using the links provided, e.g.:

Time Zone Converter

One Health Initiative website team member Jack Woodall, PhD will present:

9:40-9:55am

The One Health Initiative - Global Clearinghouse for Activities Involving Rabies and Other Zoonoses

http://www.worldrabiesday.org/EN/Events/wrd-webinar.html

 

 

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

invite you to join us for a series of webinars on World Rabies Day (Tuesday, September 28th).  

 

The webinars will serve as a platform for noted leaders in rabies research, One Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners from around the globe to discuss the  important public health issue of rabies in their communities; including the successes and challenges to implementing effective rabies prevention and control strategies. 

 

There is no cost to attend the webinars and you will need to register for each webinar separately.  Click here for more information.

 

Sample Topics:

·         Generating Community Support in Implementing a Rabies Elimination Program

·         Engaging school-age children in the fight against rabies: The Puerto Rico experience

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