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Important International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) One Health survey request… - Friday, October 24, 2014

Important International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) One Health survey request…

October 22, 2014

Dear Colleagues and readers of the One Health Initiative website,

Your assistance is greatly needed to help identify gaps in capacity, information, and networks with regard to One Health Surveillance (OHS) approaches to disease surveillance. 

International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is conducting a survey to gauge the views of health surveillance professionals worldwide on the motivations and general capabilities for implementing integrated animal, human, and environmental surveillance approaches to solve complex health problems. 

The results will help ISDS and other partner organizations to develop and deliver capacity-building activities that meet the priority needs of surveillance professionals in different domains to advance OHS approaches. The survey results will also be used to launch further discussion at the 2014 ISDS Conference. 

Your responses will be kept confidential. Please answer every question to the best of your ability. Your survey responses should represent your experiences and perceptions and will not be viewed as the official position of your organization. Feel free to add comments where indicated to clarify your responses.

Please respond to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OHSurveillance by Friday November 7, 2014. If you have any questions contact: syndromic@syndromic.org

Thank you for your participation!

Richard Hopkins, MD, MSPH, President

Board of Directors

International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)

 

Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH supports and advocates activities of the ISDS Board of Directors and their physician President Dr. Richard Hopkins.


1st International Who's Who in One Health Webinar - November 10, 2014 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learn more about One Health worldwide from U.S. and international guest commentators…November 10, 2014

1st International Who's Who in One Health Webinar

Notable comments to consider:

Future generations will judge us by how well we – physicians, public health professionals, veterinarians, other health professionals and social science experts – took a One Health approach to solving critical global issues such as climate change and the increase in antimicrobial resistance. Only by doing so now can we hope to protect and ensure the interdependent health of ecosystems and the people, animals and plants that live in them.”

Veterinarian Joann Lindenmayer, DVM, MPH., American Veterinary Medical Association, Biography, One Health Commission Board of Directors Chair.

After witnessing the successive waves of different infections facing our country and our world, a common theme emerges from the MERS Co-V, Salmonella, Entervirus, Flu, MRSA to, of course, Ebola; we as humans are not alone.  What we do with our environment and handling of our animals across the world does somehow affect 'me'.  We are clearly seeing, with outbreaks and epidemics, the overall effects of man's interaction with the world from our management of resources to cultural activities in our communities to our general infection control responses.” 

Physician Albert J. Osbahr, III, MD, One Health Commission Board of Directors Past Chair, American Medical Association, Biography

  

Offered by the U.S. One Health Commission - https://www.onehealthcommission.org/  

Please see all details & international guest speaker presentation schedule https://www.onehealthcommission.org/index.cfm?nodeID=78899&audienceID=1

NOTE:  Drs. Joann Lindenmayer and Al Osbahr are lonstanging prominent One Health supporter/advocates http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.  Internationally recognized One Health leaders/speakers include physician, Dr. Laura H. Kahn, co-founder of the One Health Initiative team/OHI website and Australian veterinarian, Dr. Martyn Jeggo, a longstanding member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 

 


Ebola and Pets – Updated information from Dean Eleanor Green, College of Veterinary Medicine –Texas A & M University (USA) October 17, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola and Pets – Updated information from Dean Eleanor Green, College of Veterinary Medicine –Texas A & M University (USA)

Please see http://vetmed.tamu.edu/ebola-information

Provided October 17, 2014 by:

Megan Palsa, PhD

Executive Director of Communications, Media and Public Relations

Office of the Dean COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

 mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu

4461 TAMU „ College  Station, TX  77843-4461Office Phone: 979.862-4216


Wake up call to governmental and political leaders…a must read book:"Who's in Charge? Leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises." - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wake up call to governmental and political leaders…a must read book:

"Who's in Charge? Leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises."

By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, co-founder of the One Health Initiative team and website

http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Charge-Leadership-Epidemics-International/dp/0275994856 

The book is highly relevant for all elected officials and public health professionals to prepare for a potential Ebola outbreak.


Important One Health REPEAT reminders…why “One Health” approach is essential for the 21st century! - Friday, October 10, 2014

Important One Health REPEAT reminders…why “One Health” approach is essential for the 21st century!

 

Posted Wednesday, October 09, 2013 on One Health Initiative website NEWS page:

A potential large scale “One Health in Action” ... another dynamic case for implementing One Health!

 

Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans: A one health paradigm

“This review focuses on the immunization of animals as a means of preventing human diseases (zoonoses). …”

In simple terms, the idea is to develop vaccines that protect domestic animals and wildlife thereby establishing effective barriers against human infections.  Developing animal vaccines are less expensive and are less strictly regulated than are those for humans.  Hopefully a common sense One Health approach can go forward.

http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Thomas%20P.%20Monath,%20MD%20Sept%202013%20One%20Health%20Vaccine%20Article.pdf 

 

 


 

One Health approach acknowledged worldwide—Examples (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, India): - Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS page Sunday, August 17, 2014

One Health approach acknowledged worldwide—Examples (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, India):

 SEE http://goo.gl/UURd4N; http://goo.gl/9jIyGT; http://goo.gl/aYKoeR; http://goo.gl/Mu3NUa; http://goo.gl/OGWuFp; http://goo.gl/35wbdB  


One Health Newsletter (USA) now under University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) Sponsorship - Friday, October 03, 2014

One Health Newsletter (USA) now under University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) Sponsorship

“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 was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.”

The popular “One Health Newsletter” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/newsletter.php [http://epi.ufl.edu/onehealth/] has been transferred to the auspices of the outstanding University of Florida’s “Emerging Pathogens Institute” (EPI) which is directed by physician J. Glenn Morris, MD, MPH & TM http://epi.ufl.edu/j-glenn-morris-jr/See the latest issue of One Health Newsletter published – Volume 7, Issue 3 http://media.news.health.ufl.edu/misc/egh/One%20Health%20Newsletter/OHNL_Vol_7_Issue3.pdf.

The Newsletter (OHNL) was originated by the Florida State Department of Health in 2008 and became a major feature of the One Health Initiative team’s One Health Initiative website shortly thereafter.  The University of Florida’s previous “One Health Center of Excellence,” based at the Emerging Pathogens Institute subsequently assumed the support role for the OHNL in 2013. While the One Health Center of Excellence—previously led by One Health Initiative team Honorary Advisory Board member http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php physician Greg Gray, MD, MPH—undergoes changes to its organizational structure, Dr. Morris and the EPI will assume support for the OHNL. The OHNL has become one of the top 5 most widely accessed and read pages on the One Health Initiative website over this past few years.

EPI director Morris, said “The Emerging Pathogens Institute has from its beginning incorporated aspects of human, animal, and environmental health in order to promote the best health outcomes for all. As stated in the purpose and mission of the institute, we aim to provide a world-class research environment to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal, and plant pathogens. Thus the One Health mission is very important to us, and as such we are honored to further promote One Health research by hosting the world-renowned One Health Newsletter, of which I personally have been a long-time contributor and supporter.“ More about the EPI’s mission and current areas of research can be found at http://epi.ufl.edu/about/.

Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH supports, endorses and partners with the One Health Newsletter under the auspices of the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogen Institute.

Special thanks to Mary Leigh Merrill, MHS, PhD Student // Co-Editor, One Health Newsletter, Department of Environmental & Global Health College of Public Health & Health Professions University of Florida PO Box 100188 Gainesville, FL 32611 Cell: (662) 871-8335 Email: mleighmorris@epi.ufl.edu for providing drafting assistance and relevant information pertaining to this One Health Initiative website NEWS item.


American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Endorses One Health Approach - September 26, 2014 - Monday, September 29, 2014

American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Endorses One Health Approach

September 26, 2014—In a letter to the One Health Initiative team, American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) President Steve Mulligan said, “…The One Health Initiative provides the ideal platform for this exchange of ideas and can serve as a transformative model for researching and discovering new methodologies for ensuring the health of our natural world.”  Please read complete letter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Initiative.pdf.

Provided by: Sarah B. Gazi, CAE, AMCA Executive Director, 1120 Route 73, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Tel. 856-439-9222 Fax: 856-439-0525 - www.mosquito.org - twitter.com/AMCAupdates - facebook.com/ - AmericanMosquitoControl

According to Joseph M. Conlon, AMCA technical advisor, “The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was founded in New Jersey on June 26th 1935, is an international association of individuals and organizations interested in mosquito and other vector control.  Our mission is to provide leadership, information, and education leading to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes and other vector transmitted diseases and the reduction of annoyance levels caused by mosquitoes and other vectors and pests of public health importance.

The membership includes, but is not limited to: students, researchers, professors, regulators, mosquito control district superintendents, workers, commissioners, trustees and many others.  Typically, states that have  significant mosquito problems have 50 – 100 members, with some states having in excess of 150 members.  The total budgets for mosquito control in the United States exceed $450,000,000.00

The total 2014 membership is over 1700, including over 200 international members in 80 countries.  An annual conference is held in various parts of the United States every spring. Typically 800 to 1,000 delegates worldwide attend the conference to share the results of scientific and operational studies.

Each year the week that includes June 26, Mosquito Control Awareness Week, is celebrated across the country to educate the public about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases and to demonstrate the importance of mosquito control, especially to children and young adults.

Many members conduct mosquito training courses and educational activities for schools and other organizations throughout the United States.

The AMCA publishes The Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association quarterly. This refereed journal is the premier publication reporting research for mosquito control in the world.  Wing Beats is the quarterly operational publication for the AMCA that presents practical information to mosquito control workers.  The AMCA Newsletter is published 6 times per year and brings current news from the various AMCA regions to the membership.  The AMCA Website: http://www.mosquito.org or www.mosquito.org serves to educate the public and communicate with the membership.”

Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH is delighted to welcome AMCA as a One Health supporter.  Indeed, AMCA is considered an invaluable public health resource operating in the true spirit of One Health, i.e. as a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collaborative organization.

AMCA is posted on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down) as a One Health organizational supporter.  In addition AMCA is listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Reciprocal Links page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/reciprocal_link/RECIPROCAL%20LINK%20September%2025,%202014%20.pdf (scroll down); see http://www.mosquito.org/links.


White House Strategy Recognizes Importance of One Health Approach in Combating Antibiotic Resistance (USA) - Thursday, September 25, 2014

“Strengthen national [U.S.] One-Health surveillance efforts to combat [antibiotic] resistance”…

White House Strategy Recognizes Importance of One Health Approach in Combating Antibiotic Resistance (USA)

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA

      September 2014 – See http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/carb_national_strategy.pdf

Vision: The United States will work domestically and internationally to prevent, detect, and control illness and death related to infections caused by antibiotic- resistant bacteria by implementing measures to mitigate the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance and ensuring the continued availability of therapeutics for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Goals and Objectives

With these principles in mind, the Strategy lays out five interrelated goals that guide collaborative action by the U.S. Government in partnership with foreign governments, individuals, and organizations aiming to strengthen healthcare, public health, veterinary medicine, agriculture, food safety, and research and manufacturing. Those goals include:

1. Slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread

 2. Strengthen national One-Health surveillance efforts to combat resistance

Antibiotic resistance can arise in bacterial pathogens affecting humans, animals, and the environment. Strengthening detection and control of resistance requires the adoption of a “One-Health” approach that promotes integration of public health and veterinary disease, food, and environmental surveillance. Improved detection can be achieved through appropriate data sharing, enhancement, expansion, and coordination of existing surveillance systems, and creation of a regional laboratory network that provides a standardized platform for resistance testing and advanced capacity for genetic characterization of bacteria including whole genome sequencing.

3. Advance development and use of rapid and innovative diagnostic tests for identification and characterization of resistant bacteria

4. Accelerate basic and applied research and development for new antibiotics, other therapeutics, and vaccines; and

5. Improve International Collaboration and Capacities for Antibiotic Resistance Prevention, Surveillance, Control, and Antibiotic Research and Development


National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) - Hosted Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium - November 12-14, 2014 - Monday, September 22, 2014

An important One Health related symposium with prominent speakers…

National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) - Hosted Antibiotic Use and Resistance Symposium

November 12-14, 2014 – Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown (Formerly Meliá Hotel) Atlanta, GA (USA)

Keynote Speaker

Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM - http://vet.osu.edu/LonnieKing
Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, former director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA and former deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Washington, DC.

Topic - “Antibiotic Use and Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship”

Dr. King, a veterinarian, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php, longstanding prominent One Health leader in the U.S. and worldwide and board member of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). 

Two other notable speakers among several include:

James M. Hughes, MD - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University (USA) - http://medicine.emory.edu/about_us/our_people/faculty-directory/hughes-james-m.html

Topic – “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: The Way Forward.”

Dr. Hughes, a physician, is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php, and longstanding prominent One Health leader.

and…

Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD - http://olathe.k-state.edu/people/faculty/lubbers.html

Dr. Lubbers, a veterinarian, said, “My presentation will essentially start the discussion on developing specific stewardship guidelines by focusing on the specific antimicrobials of importance / bacteria of concern (both the human and animal perspective) with major emphasis on the significant overlap of both perspectives and understanding the risks and benefits of antimicrobial use”

View the Agenda HERE
View complete symposium information on the
NIAA website or go to http://www.animalagriculture.org/2014AntibioticsSymposium

 

Symposium Pricing:

Registration fee includes all sessions and breaks.  Click here to register online.

 

Full Registration - $425 (NIAA Members receive a $75 discount on full registration)

Nov. 12 ½ Day Only - $150

Nov. 13 Day Only - $250

Nov. 14 ½ Day Only - $150

Student Rate - $50/day (must present student ID at check-in)

Media Information:

Complimentary registrations to the NIAA Symposium are available to writers and editors of recognized livestock, poultry or equine magazines, newspapers, radio stations or television stations. To obtain more information, please email Katie Ambrose.  Click here to register online

 

Hotel Information:

Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own reservations. The special room rate of $159 USD per night will be available until October 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  When making reservations, verify the rate and advise the reservations agent that you are with the NIAA Symposium.  You can click here to make your reservation.

 

Group Name:

National Institute for Animal Agriculture

Hotel Name:

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

Hotel Address:

590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone Number:

404-877-9000

Provided by:

Ms. Katie Ambrose, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)


International Journal of One Health – (from INDIA) - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Important new - International Journal of One Health – (from INDIA)

www.onehealthjournal.org

Aims and Scope: International Journal of One Health publishes papers focusing on One Health (Human, Animal and Environmental health).

All articles published by International Journal of One Health are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

 Audience: International Journal of One Health is of interest to those in human medicine, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, public health, parasitology, food science, epidemiology, immunology, virology, bacteriology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, wildlife, toxicology, environmental health.

Submit your manuscript online at http://my.ejmanager.com/ijoh/ 

Provided by:

Anjum V. Sherasiya, BVSc & AH

Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of One Health

Veterinary World (Publisher)

Star, Gulshan Park,

NH-8A, Chandrapur Road,

Wankaner 363621, Dist. Morbi (Gujarat)

INDIA

Email: editoronehealth@gmail.com

Dr. Anjum V. Sherasiya is a One Health supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

 

September 21, 2014 Update: Call for papers

Topic includes agro terrorism, animal science, antimicrobial resistance, bacteriology, biosecurity, bioterrorism, climate change, comparative medicine, disaster management, ecology, entomology, environmental health, epidemiology, food science, food security, global trade and commerce, health communication, human health, immunology, infectious disease, nutrition, occupational health, parasitology, pathology, physiology, public health and public policy, toxicology, veterinary science, virology, wildlife protection, zoonoses etc.

 

Please send pre-submission queries to editoronehealth@gmail.com

 Submit your manuscript online at http://my.ejmanager.com/ijoh/

 


 
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