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Make plans to attend the 1st International One Health Congress - February 14-16, 2011 - Victoria, Australia - Monday, January 03, 2011

Make plans to attend the 1st International One Health Congress

 Human Health, Animal Health, the Environment and Global Survival


Melbourne Convention Centre

Victoria, Australia

February 14 -16, 2011


 See Website for More information

Welcome to the 1st International One Health Congress!

For the last few years, the One Health concept has brought together experts working in the areas of animal and human disease. One Health has provided a new synthesis for veterinary medical and public health communities, particularly in the United States of America, Europe and Australia.

However, there is an urgent need and a growing interest to broaden the agenda to incorporate a truly global perspective and to consider environmental issues.

This 1st International One Health Congress will achieve these goals by focusing clearly on the risks and challenges brought about by the interactions between animal and human health and the environment.  It will consider these in the general context of the science and research being undertaken, but critically it will focus on the outcomes that need to be achieved to effectively manage the growing risks to global health.

The Congress aims to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes using the underlying science to inform and drive the process.  For the first time, it is envisaged that a global consideration of interrelated issues of animal and human health and the relationship with the environment can take the science to the policy maker and thus drive real and profound change. We see this as setting a pathway that in 10 -15 years will result in a seamless approach to infectious disease management with both the  resources and those with the skills and knowledge intimately linked with the focus clearly on delivering outcomes in a fully united way.

Selected recently as the most livable city in the world, Melbourne is renowned as a global sports capital. Melbourne and the surrounding area offers everyone something in which to delight. So our invitation goes beyond the science and thought and extends to enjoying all that Australia has to offer as a unique global venue for such meetings. We look forward to sharing this with you in February 2011.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announcement: CDC Pioneer, Arbovirologist and Entomologist, Dr. Wm. Daniel Sudia Dies - Thursday, December 30, 2010

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announcement:  CDC Pioneer, Arbovirologist and Entomologist, Dr. Wm. Daniel Sudia Dies


William Daniel Sudia, 1922-2010


Born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on 19 Aug 1922, resided in Decatur,

Georgia, USA, departed this life on 25 Dec 2010.


Dr Sudia obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, and his Masters and PhD in Entomology from the Ohio State

University. Prior to joining CDC, he worked in Malaria and Mosquito Control in the War Arenas for the US Army at Camp McCain, Mississippi.


A career officer in the US Public Health Service, Dr Sudia first joined the fledgling Center for Disease Control in 1951 as a medical

entomologist in the Virus-Vector Unit in Montgomery, Alabama. Hetransferred to Atlanta when the Center built its first coordinated

campus on Clifton Road in 1960.


It was in the late 50s that Dr Sudia worked with Dr Roy Chamberlain to design an innovative new light trap to capture mosquitoes for viral

studies. With this lightweight portable trap, Dr Sudia and his colleagues were able to increase the number and variety of mosquito

catches in the field. This achievement subsequently enabled Dr. Sudia and his colleagues to study 5 different encephalitis viruses --

eastern, western, St. Louis, California, Venezuelan -- as well as many other viruses, including Mahogany Hammock, Gumbo Limbo, and Shark

River viruses, which were new to science at the time. During the 1960s, Dr Sudia conducted major ecological studies in the Everglades

of south Florida and in Georgia. This work led to the development of standard practices of investigation which were applied in later

significant encephalitis epidemics.


After being named chief of the Arbovirus Ecology Laboratory, Bureau of Laboratories, Dr Sudia investigated the Venezuelan equine encephalitis

(VEE) epidemic that reached as far as northern Mexico and south Texas in 1971. His work in the field, and later in the laboratory,

identified the mosquitoes which transmitted VEEV to animals and humans. It also showed that horses, not birds and rodents as some

previously thought, were the main hosts in the VEEV epidemic cycle. When he identified a new species of mosquito during this research, Dr

Sudia named it _Culex cedecei_ in honor of the Centers for Disease Control.


In addition to his research, Dr Sudia served as CDC consultant to field and laboratory studies being conducted by the Ministries of

Health in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico and Ecuador.


He also consulted on arboviral research with Public HealthLaboratories in California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,

Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Maryland and

New Jersey.


For his accomplishments, Dr Sudia received the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Superior Achievement Award in 1972, and the

USPHS Commendation Medal in 1978.


He was also awarded the prestigious United States Public HealthService Medal for his work in "developing and applying standard

methods for large-scale investigations of arbovirus outbreaks in the US." In the presentation, the vital role his and Dr Chamberlain's

light trap played in these investigations was acknowledged.


Throughout his 37 year career, Dr Sudia wrote and co-wrote more than 80 scientific papers based on his ecological and laboratory studies,

as well as field and laboratory manuals on the study of arboviruses.  In 1988, the journal Mosquito News (now named The Journal of the

American Mosquito Control Association) named his and Dr Chamberlain's paper on their light trap a Classic Paper for being the 2nd most cited

entomological paper in the history of the publication.


Dr Tom Monath, a subsequent chief, Arbovirology Unit, Bureau of Laboratories, CDC, Atlanta, and director, Division of Vector-borne

Infectious Diseases, CDC, Ft Collins Colorado, asserts Sudia "is widely recognized by all arbovirologists as one of the great

entomologists whose work laid the foundations for many of the principles of the discipline of arbovirus transmission. He also had a

wonderful sense of humor and equanimity. I can never remember him getting truly upset even when things were difficult, and he always saw

the positive and funny side of a problem. He had a remarkable fund of knowledge that I drew on as a young scientist getting into the field.

He will be greatly missed."  [Thomas P. Monath, MD, is a member of the One Health Initiative website team]


Dr Sudia retired from CDC as scientist director in 1984. In retirement, he was as accomplished in his avocations as he was in his

vocation. He designed and built furniture, crafted stained glass windows and amassed one of the largest collections of barbed wire east

of the Mississippi. He is best known, however, for his intimate photographs of birds.


Dr Sudia was preceded in death by his beloved wife Margueritte Elizabeth (Polly) Delony. He is survived by his daughters, a grandson,

brother Dr Theodore Sudia and sister Dorothy Sudia Evancho and many nieces and nephews.


Communicated by:




[Dan will be fondly remembered by friends and appreciated by colleagues each time they place CDC light traps in the field, use

chill tables to sort arthropods captured in them and work with the viruses that he discovered. - Mod.TY/JW]


A ProMED-mail post


ProMED-mail is a program of the

International Society for Infectious Diseases



Date: Tue 28 Dec 2010

Source: AS Turner & Sons, Decatur, Georgia, USA, with permission from

the family [edited]


“White-Nose Syndrome: Something is killing our bats” - Tuesday, December 28, 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

“White-Nose Syndrome: Something is killing our bats”

This serious ecosystem threat to bats can indirectly threaten aspects of life for farmers, loggers and homeowners.  Bats ingest billions of insects (bugs) thereby helping to diminish the use of more pesticides for protecting trees, crops and other concerns.

Reminder: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program January 17, 2011 - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reminder: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program

 January 15 – 19, 2011—Orlando, Florida (USA)


A “One Health” program section is planned for Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Marriot Hotel Crystal Salon G1 and requires conference registration: 8:00 a.m. to 4:50 P.M. (EST).


Please see December 7, 2010 News item on this website and NAVC website


A special One Health evening session is planned for Monday January 17th, 2011 from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. at the Gaylord Hotel in the Sun C ballroom (no conference registration required) where conference attendees and others can meet and hear brief One Health presentations by prominent One Health advocates/supporters; the theme will be how One Health practice can help our communities respond to natural and man made disasters:


·                         Cecil B. Wilson, MD - President of the American Medical Association (AMA)

·                         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

·                         Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA).


Drs. Conti, Blackmore and Sherin are members of the One Health Initiative website teams’ Advisory Board (Hon.)


 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."

One Health Leader, Veterinarian Dr. Jean Blancou Dies - November 10, 2010 - Monday, December 20, 2010

One Health Leader, Veterinarian Dr. Jean Blancou Dies

Obituary: Jean Blancou (1936-2010)

Dr. Jean Blancou, former Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) from 1991 to 2000, died in Paris on 10 Nov 2010 at the age of 74. Son of wildlife expert Lucien Blancou, Jean qualified as a veterinarian from the National Veterinary College of Toulouse, France in 1960, obtained a degree in Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Paris in 1963 and a doctoral degree in biological sciences in Nancy, France, in 1982.

Jean Blancou began his career as Advisor to the Veterinary Services in Ethiopia, where he led a campaign against rinderpest in the southern territories. This was followed by missions within the French technical cooperation services in Niger, Madagascar and Senegal, mainly in laboratories for diagnosis, vaccine production and veterinary research. He returned to France in 1977, nominated Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the National Centre for Research on Rabies and Wildlife Diseases, a WHO Collaborating Centre located in Nancy, France. He held that position until 1990, undertaking in-depth research on the diagnosis, causal agents, epidemiology and control of rabies. ………


Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Presents Thoughts on ‘One Health’ - Thursday, December 16, 2010

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Presents Thoughts on ‘One Health’

Thoughts of FAO on ‘One Health’

The number of emerging infectious diseases and pandemic threats at the animal-human interface is increasing. In recent past the world has witnessed the emergence of novel diseases such as Nipah virus in Malaysia, intercontinental spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus H5N1 and Influenza H1N1 (2009). These disease events have heightened worldwide public awareness of the multidimensional linkages between wild animals, livestock production and global public health. Human population pressures and the enhanced mobility of people, climate change, food and agricultural dynamics, and the progressive encroachment of forest and game reserves, are among the more frequently cited global factors amplifying emerging infectious diseases events.

 A new approach has been devised to address the multiple factors influencing the emergence of infectious diseases: the ‘One Health’ approach. It can be best defined as a collaborative, international, cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary mechanism to address threats and reduce risks of detrimental infectious diseases at the animal-human-ecosystem interface. It strategically builds on the lessons learned from, and achievements of, the responses to H5N1 HPAI and H1N1 epizootics. This approach is acknowledged a feasible and viable model to address the multidimensional challenges that are rapidly evolving in a changing world. Disease emergence can no longer be seen in isolation but must now be viewed alongside a continuum of climatic changes, natural resource management, agricultural intensification, land utilisation patterns, trade globalization, and shifting farming, food distribution and marketing systems.

 The current approach to disease prevention and control emphasizes transmission disruption; with early warning, early detection and early response mechanisms targeting also the new pathogens emerging. Whilst critically important, this approach in itself does not address the root causes of disease emergence. The only option to effectively deal with the latter is to tackle the drivers of new disease emergence. Changing the emerging disease dynamics at the driver level with the aim to counter the progressive flare-ups of diseases at the human-animal-environment interface requires reassessment of the global health security strategy, along with renovation of multiple aspects at the technical, social and institutional levels.

 First, at the technical level, we confront three sets of drivers corresponding broadly with three sets of disease (re-)emergence. One, globalization, land use and/or climate change are mostly implicated when diseases invade a novel territory or geographic area, often with identical host ecology and involving relatively minor changes in pathogen characteristics. Two, disease emergence is facilitated by the mass rearing of animals as seen during intensification of animal agriculture. The high numbers of animals per farms and per units, and the geographic clustering of industrial production plants provide fertile grounds for pathogens to turn more host-aggressive. In densely populated areas with both commercial pig and poultry production, and traditional smallholder systems, there is often a dynamic transmission of pathogens, enhancing both disease spread and persistence. Three, emergence associated with interspecies jumps of pathogens with pandemic potential. This often concerns wildlife, resulting from human and livestock encroachment of forests and game reserves, exploitation of wildlife for food and recreation, and degradation of rich ecosystems.

 Second, at the social level, different stakeholders have different concerns regarding food safety, health, security and wellbeing. Poor people in developing countries are primarily concerned with existing disease burdens, which are considered far more important than pandemic risks. Disease impacts are complex and vary between stakeholders, including disruptions to financial, human, natural, physical and social assets. All of these affect achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

 Third, at the institutional level, broadening health management and the creation of safer, more disease-resilient landscapes goes beyond the remit of veterinary and medical services. The extension of efforts towards sustainable agriculture and rural development, environmental stewardship, gender inclusion and socio-economic progress entails involvement of many professionals, requiring a major shift in terms of fostering alliances, partnerships and communication schemes.

 The ‘One Health’ approach aims to restore social and ecological resilience in global health security. It is well known that prevention is better than cure, both in the fight against existing and new emerging diseases. Redressing the current disease burden in humans and attaining global health security is pivotal to achieve sustained economic growth, food security and poverty alleviation. Animal and human diseases represent tremendous economic and social burdens to governments, households and individuals alike. Regrettably, the current global investments to confront these challenges are imbalanced and not proportional to the tectonic weight of the economic and social burdens confronted, with negligible amounts being allocated to better understand disease emergence of animal origin.

 We believe that to reverse this trend it is necessary focus on a set of 5 principles: 

  • Impact Assessment: the multidimensional impacts of both old and new human and animal diseases require adequate measurement in terms of costs, globally, and ranked by how these diseases withhold global health security;
  • Drivers: the core factors influencing disease emergence and pandemic risks await clarification in order to be able to restore responsible, sustainable and safer animal agriculture and associated feed and food supplies;
  • Wildlife: The emergence of wildlife pathogens as hazards and threats to food safety and public health in general has to be confronted and redressed, at the ecosystem level, as a component of natural resource management;
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP): These critical control points need to be established to enhance hygiene and biosecurity routines and practices in food value chains and agro-ecological landscape levels;
  • Partnerships: Alliances and associated communication efforts are to be pursued, adequate to a broadening of the set of global health security measures, with strengthened collaborations between medical, veterinary and environmental agencies with the concept of ‘One Health’ as a shared international public good that directly involves and engages the public at large.

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) based in Rome, Italy, is teaming up with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to jointly pursue the ‘One Health’ approach. Whilst FAO plays a critical role in raising the levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity, bettering the lives of rural populations and contributing to the growth of the world economy, there is increasingly recognition that global health and food security form twin objectives.

American Nurses Association Supports and Endorses One Health - Monday, December 13, 2010

American Nurses Association Supports and Endorses One Health



The One Health Initiative website team was notified on December 9, 2010 that the president of the American Nurses Association, Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN supports the One Health concept.  The following is President Daley’s endorsement statement:


“Nurses recognize all forms of life on Earth are interconnected and interdependent.  The One Health Initiative epitomizes this fundamental concept.  The American Nurses Association is proud to be a supporter of this ground-breaking initiative.  Working together, we will enhance and improve the health of humans, animals and the environment.”


“One Health” Session Scheduled for the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), in Orlando, Florida (USA) Monday, January 17, 2011 - Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A fourth good reason to attend the …

“One Health” Session Scheduled for the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), in Orlando, Florida (USA) Monday, January 17,  2011

By scrolling down, you can read about the first three good reasons to attend.  These were described and prepared by Dr. Kate Hodgson (posted November, 29, 2010); Dr. Kirsten Gilardi (posted August 26, 2010); and Dr. Paul P. Calle (posted August 13, 2011).  You may see the entire NAVC One Health program scheduled by scrolling down to the posted News item of Saturday, July 10, 2010.

A fourth outstanding featured speaker attraction: Dr. Donald F. Smith is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and a prominent, highly acclaimed former Dean at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (1997-2007).  Dr. Smith graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada) in 1974, then trained at the University of Pennsylvania as a large animal surgeon.  Apart from a four-year period at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he has spent the remainder of his career at Cornell University (USA) as a surgeon and professor.  While serving as the ninth dean, Cornell reclaimed the number one designation by U.S. News and World Report, a distinction that it currently holds. As student and teacher of veterinary medical history and public policy, Dr. Smith has lectured extensively on the future challenges and opportunities for the veterinary medical profession. He also currently serves as chair of Cornell’s Admission Committee.



Abstract: Our Veterinary Legacy: One Health


By Donald F. Smith, DVM, DACVS

Professor of Surgery and Austin O. Hooey Dean, Emeritus

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853 (USA)


“Comparative medicine was an integral part of the fabric of human and animal health in the late 19th century. Several of the world’s leading physicians and veterinarians were colleagues and personal friends as they led their respective medical and veterinary colleges and research centers. Some veterinary deans held both MD and DVM degrees (or their equivalent).


Two overarching events—the loss of the horse to the internal combustion engine, and the growth of the land grant colleges for sustaining veterinary education—led to the closure of most of the urban-based veterinary colleges. In addition, the veterinary educational and practice culture moved from comparative medicine to the health and well-being of agricultural species. Public health issues remained important, but not as high a priority as they had been in the formative years of the profession.


By the 1930s, veterinary medicine had drifted apart from human medicine and agricultural- and animal-related public health became largely the provenance of veterinarians. Funding for veterinary colleges was the responsibility of agriculture, not health.


With the resurgence of interest in zoonotic diseases associated with such events as the outbreak of West Nile virus, Avian flu, melamine food contamination, and the increased use of raw milk, awareness of comparative medicine (though now more commonly designated as one medicine or one health) began to develop in recent years. If there ever was a déjà vu in veterinary medicine, this was it, though perhaps this one is not an allusion!”


This presentation provides an overview of the “Back to the Future” story of comparative medicine, and challenges us to consider two additional and far-reaching priorities that represent the foundation of future directions in one health. Practicing veterinarians will find several important and useful take-home messages from this and subsequent presentations throughout the day-long symposium.”


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: veterinarians 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.)

Addendum:  The One Health Initiative website team has just been informed that the President of the American Medical Association, Cecil B. Wilson, MD also expects to be present at the special evening session.  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."



Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), April 11 – 14, 2011 - Saturday, December 04, 2010

Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), April 11 – 14, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      Contact: Teres Lambert

December 1, 2010                                                                                847-838-2966



National Conference to Identify Consumers as Stakeholders

in Today’s Food Production


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – By most estimates, food production must double by 2050 to feed the world’s rapidly growing population.  While agriculture will evolve to fulfill such a mandate, limited resources make it increasingly important that the industry emphasize responsible and sustainable production that meets consumer expectations while providing for food security.


The 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), April 11 – 14, will explore the growing necessity of involving consumers as stakeholders in food production.    Areas to be explored will include the food supply; food security; food safety; animal agriculture’s importance in the ecosystem; and effective ways to communicate with consumer stakeholders.  The conference will be held at the Omni San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.


“Given the nearly overwhelming challenge of doubling the food supply in the next forty years, producers in animal agriculture will be faced with the task of finding ways to meet growing production demands with continued integrity,” said Dr. Nevil Speer, chairman of the Annual Conference’s planning committee. 


Consumers are increasingly demanding more input and desire to have accurate and complete information on the many issues surrounding meat, milk and fiber production practices. Consumers will necessarily need to be involved as stakeholders in order to ensure efficient, responsible, and resource-conserving methods are understood and used in food production.”


The NIAA Annual Conference brings together leaders in animal agriculture and agribusiness who provide cutting edge information and work collectively to develop consensus on key issues.  This year’s conference will feature two plenary sessions in which experts will lay the foundation for the elements of a stable food supply, with conference participants then helping to develop a direction for needed research, information, development, and production methods to meet the food production challenge. 


NIAA’s several species committees and issues councils will also meet during the conference to address specific animal agriculture topics and to help drive NIAA’s policy process. 


“NIAA’s Annual Conference has been recognized for decades as being the place where animal agriculture comes together,” said Dr. Robert Fourdraine, NIAA’s board chairman.  “The organization represents all livestock species and industry segments, as well as animal health practitioners and regulators. 


“The conference allows for a forum unlike any other.  It promotes interaction and consensus-building for the betterment of animal agriculture.”


A schedule of events for NIAA’s 2011 Annual Conference, registration information, and hotel information is available at the NIAA website: Individuals are also welcome to call NIAA at (719) 538-8843 for additional information.


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 toward the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and animal well-being.  Members of NIAA include livestock producers, producer organizations, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials, and agribusiness executives.


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One Health Initiative website team establishes Honorary Advisory Board - December 1, 2010 - Thursday, December 02, 2010

One Health Initiative website team establishes Honorary Advisory Board


The following outstanding One Health supporters/advocates have graciously agreed to participate on the One Health Initiative website’s honorary advisory board. 



One Health Initiative Website Advisory Board (Hon.)


Established: December 1, 2010



Larry R. Anderson, DVM, MD - Sumner County Family Care Center, PA, Wellington, Kansas (USA)


Steven W. Atwood, VMD, MRCVS, MD – Animal Health Care Associates, West Tisbury, MA (USA)


B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA -  Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine (USA)


Donald S. Burke, MD - Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (USA)


Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD – State Public Health Veterinarian, Florida Department of Health (USA)


Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD – Director, University of Kentucky, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (USA)


Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH – Director, Florida Department of Health, Environmental Health Division (USA)


James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS -  William & Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, University of Missouri (USA)


Mary Echols, DVM, MPH – Editor, One Health Newsletter and Public Health Veterinarian, Palm Beach County (FL) Health Department  (USA)


David N. Fisman, MD, MPH – Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Department of Medicine, North York General Hospital (Canada).


James G. Fox, DVM, MS, DACLAM, FIDSA - Professor and Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine and Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)


David L. Heymann, MD – Editor, Control of Communicable Diseases Manual and Director, U.K. Health Protection Agency (United Kingdom)


James M. Hughes, MD - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Emory University (USA)


Martyn H. Jeggo, BVetMed, PhD – Director, CSIRO Livestock Industries Australian Animal Health Laboratory (Australia)


Lawrence C. Madoff, MD -  Editor, ProMED-mail, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (USA)


Björn Olsen, MD - Professor, Senior Physician Infectious Diseases Uppsala University and University Hospital (Sweden)


Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH – Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) Academic Health CenterUniversity of Minnesota (USA)


Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH – Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Director of Yale Human Animal Medicine Project, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (USA)


Ralph C. Richardson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology, Internal Med) – Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University (USA)


Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA)

Gary Simpson, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH – College Master-Paul L. Foster School of Medicine - Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Professor of Infectious Diseases in Medical Education (USA)


James H. Steele, DVM, MPH – Professor Emeritus, University of Texas School of Public Health (USA)



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