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Outstanding One Health Advocate, veterinarian Dr. Craig N. Carter receives the 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Outstanding One Health Advocate, veterinarian Dr. Craig N. Carter receives the 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas - USA) August 7, 2016The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented its 2016 XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize to Dr. Craig N. Carter, a recognized authority in international veterinary medicine. Carter received the award at the Global Health Summit Reception held during AVMA Convention 2016 in San Antonio. Carter was recognized for his international contributions to veterinary public health.

“Throughout his career, Dr. Carter has displayed a strong commitment to improving international understanding of veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Joe Kinnarney, AVMA president. “He is a service-oriented individual whose contributions to One Health efforts have had far-reaching effects across the globe. I congratulate him on this award, and thank him for his many years of dedication to international veterinary medicine and tireless efforts to improve public health in the United States and around the world.” ...

To read full press release, please see: https://www.avma.org/News/PressRoom/Pages/Dr-Craig-N-Carter-2016-AVMA-International-Veterinary-Congress-Prize.aspx

 


Historic Physician Epidemiology Leader and One Health Advocate Dies - D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH - Sunday, August 21, 2016

Historic Physician Epidemiology Leader and One Health Advocate Dies

D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Henderson, the great American physician who directed the eradication of small pox in the 20th century and a strong supporter/advocate of the One Health concept, died August 19, 2016.  

Dr. Henderson served on the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team’s (OHI) Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.  Early in the development of the OHI’s campaign to promote the One Health approach to worldwide public health and clinical health (comparative medicine), Henderson expressed strong support and encouragement.

 

April 22, 2007 Dr. D. A. Henderson, legendary leader of the worldwide smallpox eradication program said [see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Supporter%20Endorsements.pdf]:

 

“I thank you for your email and congratulate you and your colleagues in promoting the "One Medicine" concept [now generally referred to as One Health]. It is an initiative that is long overdue but, at the same time, I don't personally identify dramatic solutions that are apt to change the landscape in the short term. I would note that when one has had the good fortune to have enjoyed the tutelage of *Jim Steele during my tenure at CDC and periodically ever since, as a friend, the one medicine concept becomes well engrained. Indeed, when I came to Hopkins as Dean in 1977, I cast about to determine how we might link up with a veterinary school for research and educational purposes. Unfortunately, geography was simply too great a hurdle to overcome.

 

Bottom line: I would be more than happy to do whatever I could in support of your efforts.”

 

*Note Dr. James H. Steele [DVM, MPH]: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=In+Memoriam%2C+James+H.+Steele%2C+DVM%2C+MPH%3A++Dr.+Steele%2C+a+One+Health+leader%2C+died+November+10%2C+2013

 

 

 

 


A model One Health student program in Berkeley, California (USA)... - Friday, August 19, 2016

A model One Health student program in Berkeley, California (USA)...

One health student initiative at Berkeley (USA)

“The One Health Student Initiative is a consortium of students across U.S. university campuses that work collectively to promote the "One Health" model through critical engagement, inter-disciplinary collaboration and educational outreach.”

 SEE: http://onehealthstudentinitiative.weebly.com/


2016 National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Antibiotics Symposium Emphasis on Working Together Across Animal and Human Health - Thursday, August 18, 2016

Important One Health issue...

For Immediate Release                                                  Contact: Katie Ambrose
Date: August 17, 2016
                                katie.ambrose@animalagriculture.org
                                                                                 719-538-8843, Ext 14

2016 National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Antibiotics Symposium Emphasis on Working Together Across Animal and Human Health

Colorado Springs, Colo.The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will once again host a unique gathering focused on a collaborative and continued dialogue about antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. Not about one point of view, the 2016 NIAA hosted Antibiotics Symposium provides a setting for a thoughtful exchange of ideas for the betterment of animal and human health.

The Symposium entitled, Antibiotic Use – Working Together for Better Solutions, takes place November 1-3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Va.

All sectors of the animal food production and human/public health industries will come together around this, one of the most important topics in animal and human health today. The sixth Symposium hosted by NIAA and its partners, NIAA continues to develop the dialog on antimicrobial resistance through collaboration and cross-industry discussion.

Presenters will be from organizations such as the CDC, FDA, and USDA, along with industry leaders, retailers, processors, producers, and representatives from both human and public health. To move forward, animal agriculture must outline what appropriate use of antibiotics really means, and identify the core elements of stewardship. 

Building trust, developing tools and deploying strategies will take all of us Working Together.

For more information or to register online go animalagriculture.org/2016-Antibiotics-Symposium or contact the NIAA by calling 719-538-8843 or email niaa@animalagriculture.org.

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing proactive solutions for animal agriculture—the aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, goats, poultry, sheep and swine industries—and provides continuing education and communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is dedicated to programs which work towards the eradication of disease which pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; which promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and which promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.

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Reminder: One Health Day - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reminder: One Health Day

One Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation.

The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to ‘see them in action’.

The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events, and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide.

Please register your events here (all events) so we can help promote and show the world the global support for One Health

See: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/documents/news/OH_Day_Press_ReleaseFinal_Approved__9F689E49A435A.pdf and https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/eventscalendar/one_health_day/


New President of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Endorses One Health - August 10, 2016 - Thursday, August 11, 2016

New President of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Endorses One Health

 

August 10, 2016...

“The concept of One Health has been described for millennia – from Hippocrates’ writings circa 400 B.C. to the AVMA website you can read today. Even with the passage of thousands of years, though, certain One Health principles remain constant: As human populations expand geographically, contact between human and domestic and wild animal habitats increases, introducing the risk of exposure of all three populations to new viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens. One Health, however, addresses not only concerns about diseases that can be communicated between people and animals, but also lifestyle issues (e.g., diet, exercise, impacts of different types of human-animal relationships) and environmental exposures that may affect both. And, as people and animals continue to rely on planet Earth for their sustenance and survival, the impact we have on our environment also increases along the way. This interconnection is why the practice of One Health is so critically important for each of us, particularly those in the medical and public health fields. The AVMA remains engaged in and an advocate for One Health. That cannot change. As veterinarians, we recognize and uphold our duty to promote the health of all species and the varied places in which they live. As an association, the AVMA is committed to helping advance the awareness and understanding of the interdependency of the health of humans and animals and the environments we share. We are committed to One Health.” 

Dr. Thomas F. Meyer [MS, DVM]

2016-2017 AVMA President

 


Extraordinary One Health Leaders Awarded American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Gold Headed Cane (USA) Awards Today: A prominent physician and two notable veterinarians - Monday, August 08, 2016

Left to right:  Physician Dr. Laura H. Kahn and Veterinarian Dr. Craig N. Carter, President, American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

 

Extraordinary One Health Leaders Awarded American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Gold Headed Cane (USA) Awards Today: A prominent physician and two notable veterinarians

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP received the prestigious American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Gold Headed Cane Award at the August 2016 annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in San Antonio, Texas (USA) on August 8, 2016 at a breakfast ceremony.   The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 86,500 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities and dedicated to the art and science of veterinary medicine.

An internationally renowned One Health physician, Dr. Kahn was a co-founder of the *One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI team) and the One Health Initiative website www.onehealthinitiative.com.  Kahn’s One Health colleagues of the OHI team, currently comprised of two physicians and two veterinarians, are the managers and creators of the One Health Initiative website.  The highly successful “One Health Initiative” website, frequently dubbed "the international clearing house for significant One Health information" and by some the "New York Times of One Health.", came to fruition on October 1, 2008.  See http://www.solutions-site.org/node/875 and http://goo.gl/s23bvb.

Kahn recently published her long awaited book via The Johns Hopkins University Press entitled “One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance” this month (August) https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance.

W. Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA https://goo.gl/MP7FzJ, an extraordinary retiring Executive Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association, was one of the two notable veterinarians to receive the AVES Gold Headed Cane Award. 

Russell W. Currier, DVM, MPH https://goo.gl/PBpt05, a Diplomate of the American College for Veterinary Preventive Medicine, retired from a remarkable career as an Iowa State Public Health Veterinarian also received the AVES Gold Headed Cane Award along with Drs. Kahn and DeHavenDr. Currier currently presides as President of the American Veterinary Medical History Society.

Inaugurated by AVES in 1964, the Gold Headed Cane Award was approved as an AVMA award by the Executive Board in 1996 and is sponsored by Hartz Mountain Corporation, Secaucus, NJ (USA). The award recognizes the achievement of an individual concerned with animal health who has significantly advanced human health through the practice of veterinary epidemiology and public health. Dr. James H. Steele [DVM, MPH], founder of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) veterinary division in 1947 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=james+h.+steele%2C+dvm%2C+mph, established the award to recognize the outstanding contributions of veterinarian, physician and scientist, Dr. Karl F. Meyer [DVM, PhD, MD (Hon.)]. Originally named the K.F. Meyer Gold Headed Cane Award, it was renamed the K.F. Meyer-James H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award in 1985 to recognize Steele for his outstanding contributions to epidemiology and veterinary public health. Today, this award has gained in relevance and stature in concert with AVMA's and many other health oriented organizations' endorsement and development of the philosophy of One Health throughout the world.

In addition to Drs. Kahn, DeHaven and Currier receiving the prestigious K.F. Meyer-James H. Steele Gold-Headed Cane Award, Honorary AVES Diplomas were awarded to: Alan Beck, ScD https://goo.gl/QVDATW, Stephen A. Berger, MD (Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL - http://www.gideononline.com/about/team/), Norman F. Cheville, DVM, PhD https://goo.gl/hUohUs, Peter J. Costa, MPH https://goo.gl/vrmfI9, Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, DVM, PhD https://goo.gl/okmjjs, Cynthia Hoobler, DVM, MPH http://goo.gl/T0QtK9, Michele Jay-Russell, DVM, MPVM, PhD http://goo.gl/atbTN, Brian J. McCluskey, DVM, PhD http://goo.gl/CZ2T9X, Stephanie R. Miles-Richardson, DVM, PhD http://goo.gl/G1jFPR, and Brigadier General Erik H. Torring III, DVM, MPH http://goo.gl/NML4fO.

The AVES board is comprised of President, Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD http://goo.gl/n4wi3s, Immediate Past President, Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD https://goo.gl/F6bJ9s, Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA http://goo.gl/T8jb8T, George W. Beran, DVM, PhD http://goo.gl/JRPZ07; Saul T. Wilson, DVM, MPH https://goo.gl/QWMAfO, Bruce Kaplan, DVM http://goo.gl/KujQkP and William Stokes, DVM http://goo.gl/IqVy8d.  

Note: Information regarding these award presentations was graciously provided by:

Georgette D. Wilson, DVM
Director, Scientific & Medical Affairs
The Hartz Mountain Corporation
400 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ  07094
Ph: (201)- 271-4800 ext. 7711
gwilson@hartz.com 

 


Call for Information on One Health Research and One Health training and education activities in Western Europe - Thursday, August 04, 2016

Call for Information on One Health Research and One Health training and education activities in Western Europe

We are asking for your help to complete an overview of previous, current, and planned One Health (OH) research and training activities, including antibiotic resistance (ABR) in Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal , Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, UK). This overview is to be published as a review in a special issue of OH review articles for Current Clinical Microbiology Reports and will focus on One Health in infectious disease research and training.

We designed a short and simple questionnaire [see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/OH%20researchtraining_questionnaire.pdf], that we hope you can complete to aid us in compiling a complete overview of relevant OH activities in infectious disease research and training/education. It is a very nice opportunity to promote the One Health concept and any One Health activities that you may be involved in that are currently in place or that are planned for the future.

Contact: Reina Sikkema, DVM, MSc

PhD candidate Emerging Infectious Diseases, department Viroscience, EMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

r.sikkema@erasmusmc.nl

Dr. Sikkema is a One Health Supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down).

Questionnaire to collect previous, current, and planned One Health (OH) research and training activities in Western Europe

Name:

Email address:

Institute:

Country:

Definition of One Health in the context of this questionnaire

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.1

1 Kaplan et al. The brewing storm Monograph about One Medicine - One Health concept. http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2009/45_1/9.pdf

2 Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy Iceland, , Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal , Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, UK

The review of One Health research and training activities will have a focus on infectious diseases (zoonoses) and includes training and research in the area of antibiotic resistance.

1. OH training opportunities

a. Which OH training opportunities are you involved in or do you know of in your country/region (please list institute+ training activity+ website if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Which OH training opportunities do you know of in (other) Western European2 countries (please list institute+ training activity+ website if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. OH research activities.

a. Which OH research are you involved in or do you know of in your country/region (please list institute+ contact person/website+topics if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Which OH research do you know of in (other) Western European countries 2 (please list institute+ contact person/website+topics if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 c. Which international collaborations, involving institutes from Western Europe2, in the area of OH do you know of (please list institute+ contact person+topics if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Research funding opportunities

a. Which OH research funding opportunities do you know of in your country/region (please list name grant+funding agency+ website if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Which international OH research funding opportunities do you know of (please list name grant+funding agency+ website if possible):

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Governmental support for OH

a. Does your government support the One Health concept? Can you explain how? (please provide evidence if possible)

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The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) Newsletter Features One Health - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) http://mahb.stanford.edu/Newsletter Features One Health

Please see: MAHB's July 2016 Newsletter featuring an update from the One Health Initiative (OHI) physician co-founder Dr. Laura H. Kahn at “Node | One Health Initiative” http://eepurl.com/b_ZTjz (scroll down)

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH


INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGEING (IFA) Recognizes Health Value of “Human-animal bond”, a One Health Umbrella* Inclusion - Saturday, July 30, 2016

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGEING (IFA) Recognizes Health Value of “Human-animal bond”, a One Health Umbrella* Inclusion  

Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons: International Day of Friendship

July 30th is the International Day of Friendship, which was first proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly. The goal of the International Day of Friendship is to build bridges between communities by encouraging friendship and peace efforts between people, cultures, countries and individuals.

The relationship between people and companion animals has a long standing history, and has been documented throughout different cultures around the world. The “human-animal bond” is a mutually beneficial, dynamic relationship between people and animals, that has proven benefits for emotional, social, physical and psychological health. The concept of “One Health” is important to consider when discussing this relationship, and is defined by the One Health Initiative as:

“One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.” – One Health Initiative

As part of the Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons Infographic Series, the IFA and Bayer Animal Health, along with several other partner organizations including One Health Initiative, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV), Animal & Societies Institute, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) created this infographic to generate awareness about the importance of the human-animal bond. ...MORE BELOW:

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