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The James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN) - May 25-27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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The James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN) - May 25-27, 2016

SEE: https://sites.google.com/site/diseasesinnature/

 

2016 Conference

 

Past Conferences 

 

Conference History

 

J.V. Irons Keynote Address 

  

About Dr. James Steele

 

International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM)

 

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DIN is a not-for-profit conference and serves as a forum for the presentation of epidemiological investigations, clinical case studies, basic and applied research, and other topics in emerging and current zoonotic and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.   The conference's goal is to increase knowledge and awareness of these diseases within the medical, public health, and academic research communities.  

 

Participants include physicians, physician assistants, nurses, veterinarians, epidemiologists, virologists, microbiologists, parasitologists, entomologists, sanitarians, public health professionals, wildlife biologists, animal control officers, and others involved in the diagnosis, investigation, prevention, control, and research of zoonoses and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.

 

DIN is co-sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Branch and the Texas Health Institute.  For more information about zoonoses in Texas, please visit the Zoonosis Control Branch's website at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/zoonosis/.  For more information about the Texas Health Institue, please visit http://www.texashealthinstitute.org/.

 

Dedicated to improving the public health through a better understanding of Zoonoses and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.


Launch of the ‘One Health Global Think-Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being’ – 2030 (GHW-2030) - Monday, May 16, 2016

‘One Health Global Think-Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being’:

 

Laaser U, Lueddeke G, Nurse J. The One Health Global Think Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-Being – 2030 (GHW-2030 (Short Report). SEEJPH 2016, posted: 19 April 2016. DOI 10.4119/UNIBI/SEEJPH-2016- 114 1

Editorial comment

Launch of the ‘One Health Global Think-Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being’ – 2030 (GHW-2030)

The adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 opens a new era for global, regional, national and local initiatives to ensure the well-being and sustainability of the planet and people (1). The South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH) published several papers (Volumes 2,3,5) on the UN Global Goals (2, 3, 4). In addition, Prof Ulrich Laaser and Prof Vesna Bjegovic Mikanovic established together with Dr George Lueddeke a global think-tank on „Global Health, Governance, and Education‟ (5) to help inform the writing of the Epilogue of Dr Lueddeke‟s recent book entitled Global Population Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century – Towards New Paradigms, Policy, and Practice (6). In continuation of this process we worked with Dr. Joanna Nurse, head of the Commonwealth* Secretariat Health and Education Unit (HEU) (7, 8) and collectively founded the One Health Global Think Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being – 2030‟ (GHW-2030).

A synopsis of the think-tank’s remit and membership is set out below. The summary is followed by a background paper outlining the GHW-2030 rationales, particularly in light of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (9), and the pressing need to incorporate holistic One World, One Health values, principles and practice (10, 11) - as these relate to environmental, social, economic and geopolitical spheres - with a view to guiding associated frameworks (12, 13), policies and enabling strategies. A listing of current GHW-2030 members and affiliations is also provided.

For the GHW-2030,

April 2016

Professor Ulrich Laaser, International Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (ulrich.laaser@uni-ielefeld.de)

*Dr George Lueddeke, Think-tank Convenor/Chair; Southampton, United Kingdom (glueddeke@aol.com)

Dr Joanna Nurse, Head, *Commonwealth Secretariat Health and  Secretariat Health and Education Unit (HEU), London, United Kingdom (j.nurse@commonwealth.int)

 * The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. It is home to 2.2 billion citizens, of which over 60% are under the age of 30” (7).

See: http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/114/87 and Download the PDF file.

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*NOTE: Dr. George Lueddeke [PhD] is expected to be giving the introductory keynote speech titled, 'Optimizing Global Population Health and Well-Being through the UN 2030 Global Goals and the One Health Approach' at the World Veterinary Association - World Medical Association (WVA/WMA) One Health Conference on November 10th  and 11th , 2016 in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.  The WVA/WMA conference will be in cooperation with the Japan Medical / Veterinary Medical Associations who are helping to organize the Second Global One Health Conference entitled Moving forward from One Health Concept to One Health Approach.  See: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/STD%202%20GCOH.pdf. 

Dr. Lueddeke is also author of the recently published One Health book “Global Population Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century” http://www.springerpub.com/global-population-health-and-well-being-in-the-21st-century-toward-new-paradigms-policy-and-practice.html and is noted in the One Health Initiative Supporter list http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

“The World Veterinary Association & World Medical Association recognizes the increasing importance of One Health in terms of sustaining the planet and people globally...”


Exciting One Health One Medicine Open Course - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Subject: Register Today for St. George University's [Grenada, West Indies] Exciting One Health One Medicine Open Access Online Course


Reply-To: sguenrolment@sgu.edu 

 

One Health, One Medicine: An Ecosystem Approach

 

Humans, companion animals, food animals, and the environment all coexist on this earth; broad global health tools are needed to ensure the health of communities. In this free online course, students will be exposed to relevant areas of One Health, One Medicine with special emphasis on ecosystem health issues. Diseases of global health importance will be covered as well as their linkages to environmental determinants. Join a community of health leaders in learning and discussing what makes our global health system tick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Health, One Medicine: An Ecosystem Approach

 

June 5, 2016–July 9, 2016


Free to audit; $50 for certificate and CPH credit
4 CPH credits

 

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What you’ll learn:

  • The unique characteristics of how humans, animals, and the ecosystem interact to positively and adversely affect each other.
  • The broad global health tools needed to solve health problems with an environmental emphasis.
  • Communication strategies for different audiences in the context of human, animal, and environmental health.
  • How to describe a health issue of global significance in terms of determinants, magnitude, prevention, and control.
  • How to communicate One Health ecosystem health information to all audiences, including medical professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Provided by:

Satesh Bidaisee, DVM, MSPH, EdD, CPH, MRSB, FRSPH, FRSTMH

Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

St. George's University

Address: University Centre, Grenada, West Indies

Telephone: 473-439-2000 ext. 3527

Email: sbidaisee@sgu.edu

Skype: satesh.bidaisee

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Website: http://www.sgu.edu/research/research-investigators-bidaisee.html


One Health Inter-Regional European Conference - Bucharest, Romania - September 22-24, 2016 - Friday, May 06, 2016

One Health Inter-Regional European Conference

Date:  22nd – 23rd – 24th of September, 2016

Location Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

For complete information see: http://www.onehealth.ro/en/

·    General presentation     Dates and Venue   Fees, Deadlines and Papers     Conference Program    Scientific committee    Contact

General presentation

General presentation of the conference

Organising this One Health Inter-Regional European Conference comes as a natural consequence of the momentum that the One Health concept has gathered for the last couple of years. Romania is truly honoured to be part of the One Health movement and firmly believes that due to its half of century experience in comparative medicine and not only, will have a positive impact on the One Health trajectory.

We invite all professions linked to One Health to attend this Conference, because One Health is best defined with the phrase “It’s all connected!”

The conference will be organised under the auspices of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) by close collaboration of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and the One Health New Medical Concept Association in Romania.


One Health Newsletter (USA), Volume 9, Issue 1 Published today - Monday, May 02, 2016

One Health Newsletter (USA), Volume 9, Issue 1 Published today – May 2, 2016

A product of the University of Florida (Emerging Pathogens Institute) - USA

Please see Volume 9, Issue 1, http://media.news.health.ufl.edu/misc/egh/One%20Health%20Newsletter/OHNL_Vol9_Issue1.pdf, http://epi.ufl.edu/onehealth/news/one-health-newsletter/ or http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/newsletter.php

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health.

This quarterly newsletter is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.


The James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN) - Sunday, May 01, 2016

The James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man (DIN)

May 25-27, 2016 - Omni San Antonio Hotel - Colonnade in San Antonio, Texas - 66th annual meeting of the James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man

SEE: https://sites.google.com/site/diseasesinnature/  [A “One Health” Event - http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/events.php]

2016 Conference

 

Past Conferences 

 

Conference History

 

J.V. Irons Keynote Address 

  

About Dr. James Steele

 

International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM)

 

Contact Us

 

DIN is a not-for-profit conference and serves as a forum for the presentation of epidemiological investigations, clinical case studies, basic and applied research, and other topics in emerging and current zoonotic and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.   The conference's goal is to increase knowledge and awareness of these diseases within the medical, public health, and academic research communities.  

 

Participants include physicians, physician assistants, nurses, veterinarians, epidemiologists, virologists, microbiologists, parasitologists, entomologists, sanitarians, public health professionals, wildlife biologists, animal control officers, and others involved in the diagnosis, investigation, prevention, control, and research of zoonoses and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.

 

DIN is co-sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Branch and the Texas Health Institute.  For more information about zoonoses in Texas, please visit the Zoonosis Control Branch's website at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/zoonosis/.  For more information about the Texas Health Institute, please visit http://www.texashealthinstitute.org/.

Dedicated to improving the public health through a better understanding of Zoonoses and environmentally-acquired infectious diseases.


Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Internationally Known One Health Leader Discusses One Health - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

One Health Initiative team co-founder, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, and Internationally Known One Health Leader Discusses the "One Health" approach as it relates to Global Health, Antimicrobial Resistance etc. on BackStory with Host/Producer Joan Goldstein, PhD...please see and listen to video:

https://vimeo.com/164089491?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 .

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                                         Dr. Kahn’s Biography http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/LauraKahnBiography%20Feb%202015.pdf.


Speaker Treasure Trove at 2nd International Conference on One Medicine One Science, April 24-27, 2016 – University of Minnesota (USA) - Saturday, April 23, 2016

Speaker Treasure Trove at 2nd International Conference on One Medicine One Science, April 24-27, 2016 – University of Minnesota (USA)

http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php?query=2nd+International+Conference+on+One+Medicine+One+Science+-+April+24-27%2C+2016

 

Ann Bancroft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Bancroft and http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ann-Bancroft will be the noon speaker at the conference on Tuesday, April 26. She is the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South Poles. She has recently traveled the length of the Ganges River as part of multi-year enterprise to thoughtfully explore water use through the lens of rural and urban communities. She will bring an unique personal perspective to “Water at the Interface of Health, Economics and Environment” as she takes the audience on a journey exploring the Arctic and Antarctic, and the Ganges River from source to sea, and illuminates the impact of climate change on polar icecaps and fresh water issues facing our planet.

 

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, http://sph.umn.edu/faculty1/name/michael-osterholm/ is well known for calling attention to the changing epidemiology of foodborne diseases, the association of tampons and toxic shock syndrome, hepatitis B transmission in health care settings, and HIV infection in healthcare workers. He is an international leader for preparedness before pandemics occur and on the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations. His plenary presentation, "Turning Science into Policy; Minimizing Chaos and Maximizing Impact," will emphasize the critical role of science in making sound health policies for animals and humans. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Council of Foreign Relations, and the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. 

Note: Dr. Osterholm is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

Arthur Caplan, PhD, http://www.med.nyu.edu/pophealth/faculty/caplaa01 is a medical ethicist and philosopher renowned for key public policy contributions to establishment of U.S. national policies in human tissue and organ procurement, blood safety, and compassionate use. His presentation on “Ethics of Personalized Medicine Versus Public Health," will explore the dilemma of public funds distribution for health investments that provide individual benefits to the few versus potential benefits for the many. Dr. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City and the head of the ethics program in the Global Institute for Public Health at NYU. 

Elaine Ostrander, PhD, http://irp.nih.gov/pi/elaine-ostrander is best known for genetic studies of the domestic dog that offer unique opportunities for solving human health conditions and fundamental biological problems. Her presentation on "The Science behind Personalized Medicine: Mapping Complex Traits and Diseases," will present foundational knowledge showing how medical research in the canine benefits both dogs and humans. Dr. Ostrander is chief of the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH.  She has won multiple awards including the American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award, Burroughs Welcome Award for Functional Genomics, Asa Mays Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards for both her prostate cancer and canine genetics work, and in the 2013 Genetics Society of America Medal.

Adam Berger, PhD http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Global/Directory/Combo.aspx?staffid=%7BD72B4020-75A5-4DC8-9532-F3BE34B4ECD6%7D&memberid=0020021628: Presentation title: US President’s Precision Medicine Initiative—HHS Overview

Adam Berger is a Senior Fellow in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. His primary interests focus on policy issues relating to translational medicine, including the development of drug, diagnostic, and clinical and public health applications. He will present an overview of the U.S. President’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Dr. Berger has facilitated numerous public policy discussions and reports on application of genetic and genomic technologies to medical practice.  He is the recipient of the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

Arden Pope, PhD, http://fhssfaculty.byu.edu/facultypage.aspx?id=cap3: Dr. Pope’s seminal economics research on health impacts and costs of air pollution resulted in the current U.S. laws and regulations governing clean air. As one of the world’s most widely cited and recognized experts on the health effects of air pollution, his presentation on air pollution, health and policy is a must-hear for all air breathers. He is the Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University and was a Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. His awards include the Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize from the American Association for Aerosol Research and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science & Technology, Honorary Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award.

Provided by: 

Michael Murtaugh, PhD, Professor

http://www.cvm.umn.edu/academic-departments/vbs/faculty/MichaelMurtaugh/index.htm

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

University of Minnesota (USA)

612 625 6735

iCOMOS www.icomos.umn.edu


Launch of the ‘One Health Global Think-Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being’ – 2030 (GHW-2030) - Friday, April 22, 2016

South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH)

Launch of the ‘One Health Global Think-Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-being’ – 2030 (GHW-2030)

SEE: http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/114

Professor Ulrich Laaser, Dr. George Lueddeke, Dr. Joanna Nurse

Abstract

The central mission of the GHW-2030 multi-sectoral think tank is to contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by working toward achieving the education and health goals in cooperation with the Commonwealth Secretariat using an international interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary global One Health approach. A major focus of the think tank will be on the health and well-being – physical, emotional, aspirational – of children and young people particularly as these relate to their personal security, physical and emotional well-being, education and employment and the sustainability of life on the planet.


Another Prominent One Health Leader Becomes President of American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) - Monday, April 18, 2016

Another Prominent One Health Leader Becomes President of American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

Craig N. Carter [DVM, PhD] Named President of American Veterinary Epidemiology Society

Reprinted primarily from Coldstream Research Campus - University of Kentucky (USA) http://www.uky.edu/coldstream/News/craig-carter-named-president-american-veterinary-epidemiology-society

Craig CarterLEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2016) —*[Dr.] Craig N. Carter, a veterinarian director and professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), recently took the helm of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) as president for a five-year term. 
 
AVES was founded by [Dr.] James H. Steele [DVM, MPH] in 1964 to recognize global leaders in infectious disease epidemiology and public health and to foster research to combat infectious diseases in both animals and humans. The society has recognized more than 70 world-renowned scientists through awarding the K.F. Meyer/James H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award, which Carter received in 2011, primarily for his work on zoonotic diseases. [Note: Dr. James H. Steele is a recognized 20th and early 21st century Public Health-One Health leader/advocate  http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=james+h.+steele%2C+dvm%2C+mph]

[Notably, a co-founder of the One Health Initiative team, physician Dr. Tom Monath [MD], was awarded the prestigious Gold Headed Cane award last year in July of 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=Extraordinary+One+Health+Leader+Awarded+Gold+Headed+Cane+%28USA%29%3A+an+internationally+recognized+physician+virologist+and+vaccine+developer+-+July+13%2C+2015+.  In addition, Dr. Cheryl Stroud [DVM, PhD], a veterinarian and Executive Director of the U.S. One Health Commission https://www.onehealthcommission.org/documents/filelibrary/leadership/Stroud_Bio_63014__E6E65C076BD78.pdf was awarded an Honorary Diploma.  Dr. Carter will be presenting this year’s 2016 Gold Headed Cane awards and the coveted AVES Honorary diplomas at the August 5-9 American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) convention in San Antonio, Texas.]   

“I consider it such a great honor and privilege to serve as the president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for the next five years," said Carter. "Since leaving my ambulatory practice in Texas, I have worked as an epidemiologist in service, research and teaching roles in the university, military and international consulting environments for over thirty years. Dr. Jim Steele — founder of the AVES and the CDC division of epidemiology — was my graduate professor, mentor and dear friend for many years until his death at 100 years young in 2013."  [Dr. Carter is the primary James H. Steele biographer http://www.amazon.com/One-Man-Medicine-Health-Steele/dp/1439240043].
 
Carter was recruited from Texas A&M University to the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment in 2005 to build an epidemiology program to provide for the early detection of animal disease outbreaks such as Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome. In 2007, he was appointed to his current position at UKVDL where he oversees lab operations, conducts research and works with his graduate students.
 
One of Carter’s goals for the AVES is to attract more bright students into careers in epidemiology. Sponsored by Hartz Mountain Corporation, the AVES hosts its annual meeting each year as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) meeting.  The 2016 meeting will be held in July, in San Antonio, Texas. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps will also be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio in conjunction with the AVMA meeting. Carter’s military career spanned from 1967-2008, retiring as a full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Veterinary Corps.
 
 
Carter said he has thoroughly enjoyed his many years as a faculty member at UK.
 
"Now nearing the end of my career, I delight in this opportunity to give something back to the AVES and to a scientific discipline that has been so good to me and the world.”

*Dr. Carter is a longstanding member of the One Health Initiative Team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.


 
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