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One Health Conference - International Society for Disease Surveillance 2018 Annual Conference January 30 Orlando, Florida (USA) - Monday, January 04, 2016
2018 Annual Conference

Exciting Changes are Coming to ISDS 2018

January 30 - One Health Conference
January 31 - February 2 - Main Conference

Enhanced Program

If you have attended ISDS in recent years, you know that the first day of workshops has been offered at an added cost for those interested and able to attend. In 2018, the workshops will be incorporated into the regular days of the conference, giving you full access to all workshops over three packed days of lectures, keynotes, posters, and now workshops, at a cost lower than before*. We are expanding our workshop offerings too, from the traditional full-day workshops to half-day events too. Make sure you are registered on our website in order to receive the latest notifications.

One Health Program

ISDS is a leader in One Health surveillance, and we will be offering a full day program with leading speakers in the fields of animal, environmental and human health. For persons interested in or currently working in this field, this new program will provide updates on OH activities in the US ans around the world. The program may be purchased separately, or in conjunction with the One Health tracks in the main conference, or as a full four-day package.

New Dates, New Venue

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Rosen Plaza Orlando HotelConference will be in sunny, warm Orlando, Florida at the luxurious Rosen Plaza Hotel. In response to the preferences of our registrants, we have moved our dates from early December to the January/February time frame. 

Details about the conference will be unfolding soon. If you are a registered member of this website, you will be the first to receive any releases on the upcoming conference. Registration also gives you access to discussion forums, so register on the site today to stay up-to-date with all that ISDS has to offer this year.

 * Registration rates for the main conference will be approximately $100 lower than the 2016 cost to attend the pre-conference and main conference.

photo credit: Rosen Hotels

 


18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases - March 1-4, 2018 - Sunday, January 03, 2016

 

 

 

Submit your symposium ideas for the 18th ICID

 

Dear Colleagues,

Plans are underway for the 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases to be held in Buenos Aires in conjunction with the XVIII Congreso de la Sociedad Argentina de Infectología (SADI, the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina).

To encourage member participation and participation by young investigators, ISID will allocate several sessions during the 18th ICID for ISID member proposed symposia. You are welcome to submit a proposal for consideration by March 15, 2017. Symposia are two hours long and should include four speakers. Each speaker is asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation to be followed by a 5 minute question and answer period. ISID will reimburse economy airfare and accommodation for invited speakers. Symposia proposals must meet the following requirements and format:

  • Four topics and speakers must be included.
  • No more than two speakers within a symposium may be from the same country.
  • Geographic diversity of speakers within a symposium is required and at least one speaker should be from Latin America.
  • Symposia including young investigators (<40) will be given highest priority.

Click here to submit your ideas.

Sincerely,

Britta Lassmann

Program Director, International Society for Infectious Diseases


http://www.isid.org/icid/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5th International One Health Congress [A]- Canada, June 2018 - Saturday, January 02, 2016


5th International One Health Congress - Canada, June 2018 - Friday, January 01, 2016

 

Announcement: 5th International One Health Congress travels to Canada in June 2018

 
Join the One Health research and policy community at the 5th International One Health Congress, which will be held in Saskatoon, Canada, on 22 - 25 June 2018. The congress is organized by the One Health Platform and the University of Saskatchewan, in close cooperation with the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS). Special attention will go to antimicrobial resistance, translational science, and recent advances in the fields of zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases. Visit the congress website at www.onehealthcongress.com or download the announcement brochure
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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

·


ARCHIVED EVENTS SINCE October 18, 2010 - Sunday, September 05, 2010

  

The Ohio State University

College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)

 

Parasitology Conference
for veterinarians and technicians

 

October 16-17, 2010

This conference will describe the importance of small animal parasites as they relate to animals and humans. The significance of parasites including the economics of correct diagnosis and treatment in practice, internal and external parasites and their relationship to animals including diagnosis and treatment, how the parasites of small animals can influence humans, and the legal ramifications of our correct diagnosis and treatment will be presented. This will be an in-depth presentation of up-to-date material and discussion of parasites in a small animal practice including heartworms, worms, ticks, fleas, bedbugs, dust mites, etc.

 

Registration Fee: $195
Registration includes conference instruction, 13 hours of CE credit (OVMLB approved), course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

 

Visit our course website for more information.

or call (614) 292-8727.

For more information about course offerings, to register, or if you have questions, please visit our website: https://vetmedce.osu.edu
or call or email us
Phone: 614-292-8727
Email:
vetmedce@osu.edu

Director of Continuing Education:
Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, ACT
Email:
Threlfall.1@osu.edu

 

Dear All,

 

Dr. Sharon Deem, who is currently the Research Veterinarian at the National Zoo, and who received her PhD from our DepartmentEmerging Pathogens Institute (when we were Infectious Diseases) will be visiting this week, and giving a seminar entitled:

 

Challenges and Opportunities for Global Conservation Medicine

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

 4:00 pm, in Lecture Hall A,

Veterinary Academic Building

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

.

Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us! For those unable to attend, we will stream the lecture online at: http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/extension/aquatic/events/

 

Below is some current information on Sharon:

 

Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM, Research Veterinarian
Veterinary Medicine

Sharon Deem came to the National Zoo as Associate Veterinarian in August of 2002, and became Research Veterinarian in 2005. Deem leads or participates in field-based conservation projects throughout the year. Before coming to the National Zoo, Deem served as Field Veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo.

Her research interests in wildlife veterinary medicine focus on the spread of disease between domestic animals and wildlife and the health impact of environmental changes and human contact on wild species. Her research has included, among many other projects, a health-monitoring program for gorillas in central Africa, a comprehensive health assessment of captive Saint Vincent parrots in the Grenadines, an ongoing health assessment of Atlantic/Caribbean sea turtles, veterinary support for a maned wolf health assessment in Bolivia, and a telemetry study of Congo forest elephants.

Deem received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and her Ph.D. in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Florida.

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, the veterinary advisor for the Jaguar Species Survival Plan, and is the Co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

 

Additionally, if you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Deem while she is here, please contact Heather Daniel at htdaniel@ufl.edu

Parasite to prevention:
Advances in the understanding of malaria

www.parasitetoprevention.com  

20-22 October 2010
Edinburgh Conference Centre
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK

This international conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives who will review important recent findings in parasite and vector biology, disease pathophysiology and immunology, disease treatment, prevention and control. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in key areas and initiatives that are at the forefront of malaria research.

Why Parasite to prevention?

  • Internationally renowned invited speakers and scientific committee
  • All participants invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A significant number of talks will be selected from conference registrants
  • Highly topical scientific program: from parasite cell biology to immunology, vaccination and control

Attendees:

  • This event is a must-attend for all: postdoctoral research fellows; graduate students; principal investigators in academia and industry; clinical researchers working in malariology.

Topics include:

  • Parasite and vector cell biology
  • Disease pathogenesis
  • Drug discovery

Immunology and vaccine development

National Meat Association (NMA) is a proud co-sponsor of the upcoming 4th National Forum on
Food-Borne Illness Litigation

October 27-28, 2010 - Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel - Chicago, IL


Feel free to download the program agenda here

 

REGISTER NOW         AGENDA          SPEAKER FACULTY          DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

What is your company doing to mitigate the cost, risk and exposure associated with claims of food-borne illness?


Many experts within the industry are predicting that food-borne illness will soon become the #1 cause of litigation facing the food industry.  Are you armed with your best strategies to face this rising tide of litigation?  Now is the time for food companies and the lawyers who advise them, to get updated on:

  • What new pathogens are infecting our food supply - and how to best trace and isolate them in the context of a food contamination incident
  • How to maintain control of the corporate message and the media while preserving your relationship and reputation with the consumer and corporate stakeholders
  • Selecting the best scientific/medical expert for your case - what to look for in a consulting vs. testifying expert
  • The investigative priorities of government regulators - and how they will impact litigation going forward

At this conference, hear directly from key government agencies who are directly involved in public health investigations of food-borne illness outbreaks:  

David Goldman, Assistant Administrator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
Jack Guzewich, Senior Advisor, Environmental Health, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration
Arthur P. Liang, Director, Food Safety Office, Center for Disease Control
Benjamin Miller, Operations and Response Section Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Stephanie Meyer, Epidemiologist Senior, Minnesota Department of Health
William E. Keene, Senior Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division

As well as NMA-member experts Dr. Melvin N. Kramer, president of EHA Consulting Group, and David M. Theno, former Senior Vice President, Quality and Logistics at Jack in the Box, Inc.

NMA members are entitled to a $400 discount off the full price (pay $1795 instead of $2195) when using discount code NMA 1795. For more information, please call 888.224.2480 or visit us online at:

www.AmericanConference.com/FoodLit

You won’t want to miss this one!

The One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases

 

American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) – 59th Annual Meeting - www.astmh.org

November 3-7, 2010

Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

 

A symposium organized jointly by members of the ASTMH and the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) http://www.soctropvetmed.org/ deals with the broad subject of One Health.

 

Marriott – Room A704, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

The Symposium focuses on vaccines, considered the most cost effective means of disease prevention.  The role of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease from animals to humans will be explored.  Speakers will address examples where vaccination in animal species (livestock, poultry and wildlife) for zoonotic disease agents is used or could be used in order to reduce the risk of human disease. 

 

Specific examples are drawn from important human diseases cause by viral agents of animals.  Speakers will address the potential for additional impact on disease risk reduction for selected vaccine-preventable diseases as well as opportunities for vaccine interventions.

 

Session Summary:

 

·                           Demonstrate concrete cases where the vaccination of wildlife, livestock and poultry is being used to reduce human disease.

 

·                           Provide a One Health forum for discussing the integration of approaches that can reduce disease risk in animals and people.

 

Symposium organizers:

 

Thomas P. Monath, MD, Chair – Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and member, One Health Initiative Website team          

Bob H. Bokma, DVM, Co-Chair – United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)

 

Speakers:

 

Clarence J. Peters, MD University of Texas Medical Branch,  Galveston, TX (USA)

“Rift Valley fever: prevention of human disease outbreaks by vaccination of livestock”

 

Thomas Geisbert, PhD -  University of Texas Medical Branch,  Galveston, TX (USA)

“Progress in the development of vaccines against Ebola hemorrhagic fever”

 

Thomas E. Walton, DVM, PhD - USDA (retired),  Fort Collins, CO (USA)

“Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis attenuated vaccine strain TC-83: successful application of an IND human vaccine to equines for control of major northern hemispheric epizootic and epidemic, 1969-1972.”

 

E. Paul H. Gibbs, BVSc, PhD - University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl (USA)

“The global eradication of rinderpest and its significance for “One World, One Health”.

 

Note: There will also be a One Health Initiative poster presentation by Jack Woodall, PhD, member One Health Initiative Website team.

                Friday, November 5, 2010 – Noon to 1:30 pm – Poster Session B

 

 

 

Invitation

 

JOINT SYMPOSIUM, November 5, 2010, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

 

For full details please see: www.onehealthnet.be.

 

Intersectoral collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions in low-resource societies

 

“Where medics and vets join forces”

With the financial support of the Belgian Cooperation (DGDC)

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

This invitation letter provides the background to the forthcoming symposium to be held in Antwerp, Belgium on November 5, 2010.  This symposium is jointly organised by the Belgian Platform on Tropical Animal Health and Production (be-troplive), the Belgian Platform for International Health (be-cause Health), ITM’s Strategic Network on Zoonoses, and the Strategic Network on Neglected Diseases.

 

The main aim of this event is mainly sensitizing professionals on the added value of sharing knowledge and to join forces

 

 

1.      Background and rationale

 

According to Taylor et al. (2001), who catalogued 1,415 known human pathogens, 62% are of animal origin. Some of these pathogens require the presence of infected animals or animal products to be transmitted to humans whereas others, referred to as emerging pathogens, incidentally cross the species barrier and adapt to their new human host following numerous contacts. Emerging pathogens include HIV/AIDS, SARS and a number of hemorrhagic fevers. Once established in the new host, they circulate among the population as any other disease. Zoonoses are infections that are shared by humans and animals and, more particularly, zooanthroponotic diseases (often referred to as zoonoses) are transmitted from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases might take epidemic (e.g.: rabies, Rift valley fever) or endemic forms (e.g.: brucellosis, echinococcosis). Whereas emerging and epidemic zoonoses usually attract much interest, endemic zoonotic diseases rarely give rise to collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions, especially in developing countries.

 

Collaboration between the medical and veterinary sectors forms the backbone of the “One Health – One Medicine” concept.  This concept does not only refer to zoonotic pathogens but, more broadly, to all medical issues shared by humans and animals. Animals have long been used as models in anatomy, physiology, immunology, pharmacology and epidemiology. The emergence of drug resistance in microorganisms living in contact with humans and animals and the risk of resistance transfer from non-pathogenic to pathogenic organisms are other important “One Health” issues requiring intersectoral collaboration. Finally, medical and veterinary surveillance, diagnosis, vaccination programmes and service delivery are similarly constrained by cold chains, lack of laboratory facilities and access to the field. Sharing resources is likely to benefit both sectors.


ARCHIVED EVENTS since November 9, 2010 - Saturday, September 04, 2010

International Scientific Conference on Gastro-intestinal Microbial Ecology 2010 – GME2010

Date:  9th – 11th November 2010

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Kosice, Slovakia

Webpage: www.GutMicroEcology.net

Contact: info@GutMicroEcology.net

The conference's goal is to provide a scientific forum for scientist and researchers who are committed to understand the complexity of the gastro-intestinal ecosystem and its interactions with the host in health or disease.

At GME2010 leading scientists will present and discuss current advances in the research of gut microbiota and gut microbial ecosystem. The scientific programme aims to advance the understanding of microbial diversity of the gastro-intestinal ecosystem by presenting new insights in its complex balance or imbalance, and discuss ways to modulate the gut microbiota to the benefit of the host by means of bioactive substances.

 

New research results and insights will be conferred by leading scientist from industry and academia within the fields of general microbiology, analytical methods, microbiomics, host-microbe interaction, biofilms and signalling. In addition novel approaches, methods and scientifically solid ideas, visions will be presented as well.

 

Information Provided by:

Maria Kasmanova

International Event Manager-GME2010

Organizing Committee

 

November 11-17, 2010

United States Animal Health Association (USAHA)
114th Annual Meeting

http://www.usaha.org/meetings/2010/

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
53rd Annual Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota
For more information on AAVLD programs, please go to www.aavld.org

 

IMPORTANT ONE HEALTH MEETING:

 

Theme for 2010 AAVLD/USAHA Plenary Sessions:  One Health

 

AAVLD Plenary Session – 7:50 – 11:30 a.m.

 

One Health: Opportunities for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

 

7:50 a.m.      Welcome – Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, AAVLD President-Elect 

8:00             Keynote-- Human-Animal Medicine Title: How Do Laboratories Fit Into the Picture?

                   - Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH

8:30             NBAF And Its Role In the Growing One Health Initiative – Cyril Gay, DVM, PhD

9:00             What are the Challenges and Pitfalls to my Laboratory Participating in One Health? 

                          -Bruce Akey, MS, DVM

9:30             Break

10:00            Valuing One Health:  Opportunities and Challenges for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

                    – Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD

10:30            When/Where/How Veterinarians Can Build Bridges Between the Diagnostic Laboratory and the Local Health Community –

                         -Tanya Graham, DVM, DAVCP

11:00  a.m.    Walk the Talk: The Center for Excellence of Emerging & Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) and One Health –

                         -Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD                  

 

USAHA/AAVLD Joint Plenary Session – 7:50 – 12:00 a.m.

 

One Health: One Way Street Or Are There Opportunities for Animal Agriculture?

 

7:50 a.m.      Welcome – Steve Halstead, DVM, MS USAHA President-Elect; Moderator

                    -Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA

8:00             One Medicine:  Its All Herd Health – Lisa  A. Conti, DVM, MPH

8:30             Emerging Infectious Diseases:  The Case for Integrating 

                   Science, Medicine and Public Health, Gary Simpson, MD, PhD, MPH

9:00             Producer perspective on One Health: What are the implications of being a One Health Partner,

                    -Mark Engle. DVM, MS

9:30             Break

10:00            One Health and the Environment: Improving Health in a Wicked World

                        - Katie Pelican, DVM, PhD

10:30            Global prospective of One Health: Are we missing opportunities? 

                         - Mo Salman, DVM, MPVM, PhD

11:00            Emerging Microbial Threats: Challenges and Opportunities at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface  

                          -James M. Hughes, MD

11:30            One Health Discussion and Q&A Panel                 

 

 

University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JA, United Kingdom

 

 

 

Human and Veterinary Vaccinology

 

For more information see:

 

http://cpd.conted.ox.ac.uk/vaccinology/courses/human_veterinary_vaccinology.asp

29 November - 3 December 2010

£1495 Course fee

Please send me dates and details of future vaccinology courses.

The Human and Veterinary Vaccinology course is a five-day Master’s level course designed to stand alone and cover all aspects of vaccinology. This training course will provide students with:

*       An overview of the field of human and veterinary vaccinology, from Edward Jenner to modern day vaccines.

*       An understanding of the immune system and immune mechanisms needed to provide protection from disease.

*       An understanding of the recent advances that have been made in the vaccine field and appreciation of the impact of molecular immunology and pathogen genomics on vaccine development.

*       An overview of the molecular methods used for the design and construction of vaccines.

*       An appreciation of the importance of pre-clinical testing and the many factors involved in the selection of animal models.

*       The ability to understand and interpret the bioassays used to measure vaccine immunogenicity and to understand how immunogenicity correlates with protection.

*       An understanding of the role of veterinary vaccines in animal heath, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health.

*       An understanding of the vaccine development pathway - from bench to market.

*       An overview of the ethical issues surrounding vaccine development and deployment.

Who is it for?

Vaccinology is a cross-disciplinary subject and the most exciting developments in vaccinology have occurred when people from diverse research, business and medical backgrounds have used their skills to collectively tackle problems in vaccine design, manufacture and distribution.

Our course participants will therefore reflect the diversity of the subject and be from business, academic, clinical and veterinary backgrounds. The course will be of particular interest to research scientists, programme managers, clinical trial coordinators, nurses, physicians and veterinarians. The course will be accessible to people already working in the field or to those who wish to enter the field.

People from the following organisations and companies have attended the Oxford Vaccinology Programme:

Baxter BioScience, Baxter Innovations GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford), Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (University of Oxford), Commission on Human Medicines, Cumbria and Lancashire Health Protection Unit, Datamonitor, Department of Paediatrics (University of Oxford), Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care (Oxford), Drug Delivery Solutions, European Medicines Agency (EMEA), Emergent BioSolutions Inc, Federal Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Genecom, Glide Pharma, ICON Clinical Research, IDT Biologika GmbH, Imaxio, Inocul8, Institute for Animal Health (IAH), Irsicaixa, Laboritorios Leti, S.L., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Medicago R&D, MHRA, Moredun Research Institute, Novartis, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (University of Oxford), Oxford Vaccine Group, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), Pfizer Ltd, Sagittarius IP, Solvay Biologicals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc, Statens Serum Institut, Subiaco Associates Ltd, The Jenner Institute (University of Oxford), Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford), Vaccibody AS, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, World Health Organisation, Wyeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARCHIVED EVENTS since December 8, 2010 - Friday, September 03, 2010

Eighth Annual “One Medicine” Symposium

December 8, 2010

 

 

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, North Carolina

Reality Bites:

 

A One Medicine Approach to Vector-borne Diseases

 

A conference for physicians, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals, wildlife professionals, and federal, military, state and local disaster responders.

 

Conference objectives:

 

  • Describe the diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and vector control measures in humans and animals for vector-borne diseases.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences of vector-borne disease ecology, diagnosis and case management between people and animals.
  • Discuss the impact of our changing ecology on wildlife and disease risks for people and animals in the Southeastern United States.
  • Emphasize the “One Medicine“ approach of close cooperation between human and veterinary medicine for a rapid and effective response to emerging vector-borne diseases.

 

 

For a full agenda, registration information and
other details:

 

visit www.onemedicinenc.org or call 919.515.2261.

 

  • Continuing education is pending. See website for specific details and updates. The CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Registration Fee is $50.00

Agenda

7:00-8:30am

Registration

8:30-9:00

Welcome

Jeffrey Engel, MD, State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Steve Troxler, Commissioner, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

9:00-9:45

Changing Ecology and Vector-borne Diseases

  • Impacts on wildlife
  • Disease risk impacts for people and animals

Michael Yabsley, PhD, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

9:45-10:45

Rickettsial Diseases of People and Pets

  • You can’t tell a rickettsiosis by its spots: the expanding spectrum of spotted fever in the United States
  • Diagnostic approach, surveillance and treatment
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Dogs as sentinels for disease in humans?

Christopher Paddock, MD, MPHTM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-noon

Mosquito-borne Diseases, Surveillance Programs and Vector Control Concerns

  • Mosquito-borne diseases: epidemiology and clinical management of LaCrosse virus
  • Ecology of eastern equine encephalitis, sentinel flock and mosquito surveillance

James Whitehouse, MD, MHS, Asheville Infectious Disease Consultants

Barry Engber, ScD, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

noon-1:00pm

Lunch: provided

1:00-2:45

Lyme Disease and Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI)

  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance for humans
  • Canine diagnosis—what is the test really telling us?
  • Complex ecology of Lyme disease in the South

Paul Lantos, MD, Duke University

Susan Little, DVM, PhD, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University

Charles Apperson, PhD, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

2:45-3:00

Break

3:00-5:10

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

  • Chagas disease in your backyard?
  • Bartonellosis—a hidden epidemic?
  • Human Babesiosis in the United States
  • Babesiosis in dogs—new species

Susan Montgomery, DVM, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health

Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

5:10

Adjourn

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Global Conference on Veterinary Legislation

Djerba, Tunisia  December 7 – 9, 2010

http://www.oie.int/eng/A_LEG_VET2010/Home_eng.htm

“The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is pleased to announce the First OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Legislation, with the theme ‘Modernising Veterinary Legislation for Good Governance” to be held in Djerba Tunisia on 7-9 December 2010. The Conference will provide for a timely global discussion on a subject that is of growing importance in the face of threats linked with globalization, climate change, bioterrorism and the emergence and re-emergence of diseases at the interface of human, animal and wildlife ecosystems.

With the kind agreement of the Tunisian Government the OIE will hold this important global event in Tunisia . This will help to highlight the significance of veterinary legislation as a cornerstone of the veterinary infrastructure and to encourage governments and donors to make the investments needed to harmonise and to strengthen legislation and other key elements of good governance in developing countries.

Implementing veterinary legislation in line with international standards and guidelines will help countries to comply with international obligations at the same time as improving animal health, food safety and livestock production - thereby improving food security and helping to alleviate poverty.

Veterinary legislation is indeed an essential element of the national infrastructure that enables Veterinary Services to efficiently carry out their key functions, including epidemio-surveillance, early detection, reporting, rapid response, prevention and control of outbreaks of animal diseases, including zoonoses, animal production food safety, animal welfare and the certification of animals and animal products for export. In the face of increasing global trade, climate change and the emergence and reemergence of diseases that can rapidly spread across international borders, the Veterinary Services must be supported by effective and modern legislation in order to face new threats and to meet the OIE criteria for quality and performance of their essential functions.

The OIE is aware that in many developing countries veterinary legislation is outdated and inadequate to address the today's challenges and those of the future. At the request of Members, the OIE has developed guidelines on the essential elements to be covered in veterinary legislation. As a follow up to an evaluation of the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) using the OIE PVS Tool, and at the request of Members, the OIE conducts missions to help governments that wish to modernize the national veterinary legislation and thereby strengthen the veterinary services to help meet the OIE standards.

The Conference will feature presentations from speakers representing international organizations and national Veterinary Services and experts on legislation (both general and veterinary), and will provide advice on good governance of Veterinary Services based on modern and efficient legislation. During interactive sessions, participants will be invited to share their experiences and to identify future needs and priorities for the OIE to address.

Approximately 300 participants are expected to attend the Conference, including:

•  OIE National Delegates

•  Other national government representatives and parliamentarians

•  Representatives of International Organisations having official agreements with the OIE

•  Representatives of other international organisations / private sector organisations and individual experts

The conference will take place over 2 1/2 days, comprising Ministerial Statements and keynote speakers and on day 1, technical presentations on day 1, 2 and 3 and a panel discussion and the Conference Recommendations on day 3. Speakers will be supported with simultaneous interpretation in English/French/Spanish and Arab during all plenary sessions.”

North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011

 

January 15 – 19, 2011 

 

 Orlando, Florida (USA)

 

A “One Health” program section is planned for Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel

8:00 a.m. to 4:50 P.M. (EST).

 

Please see December 7, 2010 News item on this website and NAVC website www.navc.com.

 

Note:  A special evening session is planned for Monday January 17th, 2011 from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. where conference attendees can meet and hear brief One Health presentations by prominent One Health advocates/supporters: the President of the American Medical Association, Cecil B. Wilson, MD; veterinarian Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH (Director of the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Health Division); Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD (Florida State Public Health Veterinarian); and physician, Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA).  Drs. Conti, Blackmore and Sherin were recently named to the One Health Initiative website teams’ Advisory Board (Hon.) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 

 Dr. Wilson recently reaffirmed his strong support of One Health with the following August 30, 2010 statement:

"The AMA strongly supports the One Health Initiative, the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and our environment. More than 60 percent of human infectious diseases and the preponderance of emerging infectious diseases have an animal vector. Better collaboration is needed between human and veterinary medicine to protect the public health. The One Health Initiative is playing an important role in achieving this goal."

 

Zoobiquity
A Species Spanning Approach to Medicine

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Miscellaneous


Course Description  

Comparative medicine once occupied a primary position in medical thought and education. Today, although the spectrum of clinical illness in animals and humans overlaps tremendously, veterinary and human clinical medicine operate in largely separate professional silos. Our fields come together episodically around concerns such as food safety, emerging infections and zoonoses. But the connections between human and veterinary health and clinical practice extend far beyond these issues - a reality well known to veterinarians but less well recognized by human physicians.

One step to facilitate understanding of the global and species-spanning nature of illness and health is to literally facilitate introductions between clinicians on both sides of this "species-divide."

Zoobiquity Conference is organized by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The conference is designed to bring together leading clinicians and scientists in both human and veterinary medicine to discuss the same diseases in a wide spectrum of animal species and human beings. The intention of this cross-disciplinary conference is to create conversations and relationships between human and veterinary colleagues confronted with similar clinical challenges. By crossing disciplines in this way we can significantly expand the perspective of clinicians, scientists and patients about these shared disorders and about the broader concerns relevant to all patients and practitioners.

The morning will begin in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Veterinary and human sub-specialists will compare diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to their patients in the areas of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry/Behavior, and Infectious Disease.

Following the morning program, conference participants will board buses and travel to the Los Angeles Zoo to participate in 4 clinical "walk rounds" led by the zoo's veterinary staff featuring several fascinating animal cases with important comparative elements. Experts in both veterinary and human medicine again will provide commentary highlighting the importance of collaboration between veterinary and human physicians. A cocktail reception will conclude the conference and participants will board buses back to UCLA.

Zoobiquity, a term coined by Dr. Barbara Natterson Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, describes a new, species-spanning approach to health that draws on expertise from veterinary and human medicine-to the advantage of both.

Whether examining shared molecular structures or identifying surprising common behaviors, Zoobiquity urges physicians and veterinarians to engage in conversations that can lead to new ways to diagnose, model, and treat diseases of many kinds. Just as Zoobiquity aims to unite human and animal medical practice, the term Zoobiquity itself combines the language of two cultures: "zo" - (Greek for animal) and "ubiquite" (Latin for everywhere).


 

Enrollment

Enrollment is limited. Early enrollment is strongly suggested.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Zoobiquity
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Meeting the Challenge of Primary Care
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624

By Phone Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620             


Course Fee

Early Registration

  • $195, CME participants
  • $170, Non-CME participants
  • $80, Trainees
  • Medical students must call the CME Office to register.

On-site Registration

  • $220, CME participants
  • $195, Non-CME participants
  • $105 Trainees

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, December 31, 2010 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided. 

 

 

International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2011)

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Dates: February 4-7, 2011

Register now. http://imed.isid.org/

 

 

1st International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium - February 6-9, 2011

 

http://arssymposium.absa.org/

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal Research Service (ARS)

 

Animal Production & Protection: Challenges, Risks, and Best Practices

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Symposium Hotel Rates are only $119.00!

 Featured keynote speakers:  Jerry Jaax, DVM, "Agricultural Infrastructure Challenges,"and Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, "One Health"

Choose from six different preconference courses offered on Sunday

Two and a half days: Expert speakers will be presenting topics on animal livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife health issues associated with agricultural research, diagnostics, and response

Exhibits showcasing the latest agricultural biosafety products and services

Invaluable networking with professionals from the biosafety and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies

As an IACET Authorized Provider, ABSA offers CEUs for these programs that qualify under IACET guidelines.

 USDA ARS is partnering with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) who will be managing the symposium. The focus of this first symposium will be on animal (livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife) health issues associated with agricultural research, diagnostics, and response.

For more information, please contact Ed Stygar at ed@absaoffice.org

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration

 

8:00 - 12:00 pm
Session VI: One Health

 

Moderator: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

8:00 - 8:50 am Keynote–One Health – Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

8:50 - 9:20 am #20 - NBAF Project Update - Michelle Colby, DVM, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

9:20 - 9:50 am #21 - Applications of One Health - Mo Salman, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

9:50 - 10:20 am #22 - Laboratory Twinning - Kate Glynn, DVM, World Health Organization, Paris, France

 

10:20 - 10:35 am Break

 

10:35 - 11:05 am #23 - Use of Forensics Laboratories in Outbreaks - Robert Bull, PhD, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

11:05 - 12:30 pm Session VI Roundtable–One Health Realities & Solutions
Moderator: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Panelists: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP,  Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.; Beth Lautner, DVM, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Ames, IA; Mo Salman, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Kate Glynn, DVM, World Health Organization, Paris, France

 

12:30 pm Closing Comments & Adjourn - Joe Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, Beltsville, MD

 

 

Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) – Gainesville, Florida (USA) Research Day is Thursday, February 10!

 

Schedule, and Call for Research Posters

 

EPI’s annual Research Day 2011 will be held on Thursday, February 10.  This is a time for students, post-docs, and faculty from UF and the state-wide research community to showcase their pathogen-related research.  The schedule for the day will be as follows:

 

9:00-10:00: put up posters (EPI building); coffee and light breakfast available

10:00-1:00: poster session

12:00-1:00: box lunches available

1:00-3:30: keynote speakers

 

1:00-2:15:  Frederick M. Ausubel, PhD; Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

“Identification of novel antimicrobial compounds that target bacterial virulence or host immunity”

 

2:15-3:30: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Diplomate ACVPM; Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University

“Emerging infectious diseases: A mandate for One Health”

 

We strongly encourage everyone doing research in emerging pathogens/infectious diseases to submit an abstract for the poster session.  Abstracts must be received *no later* than Monday, January 31, 2011, so that we can prepare the abstract booklet for the session.  Poster presentations may include new data, or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.

 

What to submit:

  • The lead researchers first and last name, and the full names of all co-authors, with affiliations.
 
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