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UC Davis (USA) Commentary on G-20 Nations recommend adopting One Health Approach for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Michael Lairmore, Dean, Veterinary Medicine

Dean's Musings

Addressing Societal Needs by Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

By Michael Lairmore On July 11, 2017

 “Infectious disease exists at this intersection between real science, medicine, public health, social policy, and human conflict.” – Andrea Barrett

As part of our school’s vision, we seek to address societal needs. In challenging ourselves to this daunting task of working to solve the most vexing problems our world faces, we find our people and programs drawn toward the interface of science, public health, and policy. In opening remarks at the recent G20 Conference, Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, praised Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel for recognizing that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to the health of the world’s populations and the future of economies of the many countries.

He indicated that as many as 700,000 people worldwide are already dying each year because of drug-resistant infections and that the cumulative economic cost of AMR will reach 100 trillion dollars by 2050, a cost primarily borne by low and middle income countries. The Secretary-General went on to suggest that “by implementing existing international commitments and recommendations of the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Organization for Animal Health, countries can promote a more appropriate use of antimicrobials in a true ‘One Health’ framework.”

Antimicrobial resistance is an example of a major societal issue that our school has been making significant efforts to understand and combat. These efforts include forming partnerships with state and national organizations to inform stakeholders on a new Food and Drug Administration Guidance on the use of antimicrobials, to working with the California Veterinary Medical Association and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop evidence-based science policies in California to ensure the proper use of antimicrobials to advance animal health, while not overusing important human drugs for growth promotion as feed additives.

Dr. Terry Lehenbauer, director of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, participated in a recent American Public and Land-grant University/American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Working Group to develop antimicrobial resistance curriculum learning outcomes, which were featured at a U.S. Capitol Hill Briefing. We have successfully competed for a new cooperative extension specialist faculty position focused on antimicrobial resistance research and outreach. This new faculty member will join a comprehensive group of faculty members who are studying AMR from multiple vantage points to address this important health threat.

The California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS) in Tulare, a diagnostic laboratory devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases. The Tulare facility is one of four labs in the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, headquartered at UC Davis and operated for the state by the veterinary school to protect animal health and performance, and safeguard public health and the food supply.

Our California Animal Health and Food Safety laboratory diagnosticians and scientist are actively seeking ways to monitor drug-resistant bacteria in our food supply. Our scientists are using the latest technologies to genetically analyze food-borne pathogens, especially those that may be resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Our school has partnered with the Farm Foundation to bring together the state’s livestock and poultry producers, their feed suppliers and veterinarians to discuss the changing landscape of antibiotic drug use in food animals. Knowledge related to the proper use of antibiotics is then offered to our stakeholders throughout the State of California via our cooperative extension faculty through conferences, proceedings, and other public outreach efforts.

Collectively, our people and programs are on the front lines of counteracting AMR, exemplifying our vision to address this pressing societal need. In doing so, we are in lock-step with other G20 countries committed to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials through a One Health approach.

Please see link for full article:

http://lairvet.faculty.ucdavis.edu/2017/07/11/addressing-societal-needs-by-combating-antimicrobial-resistance/

Provided by: 

Michael D. Lairmore DVM, PhD

Dean and Distinguished Professor

School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California – Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

Tel (530) 752-1361

Fax (530) 752-2801

Email: mdlairmore@ucdavis.edu

Twitter: @LairmoreDVMDean

Note:  Dr. Lairmore is a longstanding One Health leader and champion https://goo.gl/y8MTrK.

 


Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations - Friday, February 03, 2017

Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations:

 

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth

and...

 

American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

http://www.avesociety.org/


One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance – September 13, 2016 (Tomorrow) – Washington, DC - Monday, September 12, 2016

One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance – September 13, 2016 (Tomorrow) – Washington, DC

American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) - http://www.aaas.org/  

Dr. Laura H. Kahn [MD, MPH, MPP] will discuss her recently published book, “One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance”, in which she analyzes the surprising outcomes of differing policy approaches to antibiotic resistance around the globe. Integrating the perspectives of both medicine and agriculture and exploring the history and science behind the widespread use of growth-promoting antibiotics, Dr. Kahn examines the controversy in a unique way while offering policy recommendations that all sides can accept. ...”

See more at https://www.aaas.org/event/one-health-and-politics-antimicrobial-resistance

Note: Dr. Kahn is co-founder of the One Health Initiative team and One Health Initiative website


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:

and also see…


One Health, Physicians (medical doctors), and more – June 28, 2016 National & International Status - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 One Health opinion...

One Health, Physicians (medical doctors), and more – June 28, 2016 National & International Status

This One Health viewpoint/opinion is from the perspective of having longstanding involvement in the One Medicine/One Health movement and being associated with

several of its past and present VIP leaders since 1962-63 beginning with the late doyen par excellence of worldwide veterinary public health, veterinarian James H. Steele, DVM, MPH during the 20th century and early 21st century.  The first decades of the 21st century involved engagement with Dr. Steele and principally the extraordinary One Health Initiative team leader-colleagues Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Thomas P. Monath, MD, Jack Woodall, PhD, Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, the late, great American Medical Association President, Ronald M. Davis, MD, MPH https://goo.gl/ul4Fhj,

and others in the U.S. and worldwide. See

http://goo.gl/s23bvb

 



Ronald M. Davis, MD
President, American Medical Association
Director, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place, 5C
Detroit, Michigan 48202-3450

July 3, 2007 – American Medical Association (AMA)

"I'm delighted that the AMA House of Delegates has approved a resolution calling for increased collaboration between the human and veterinary medical communities and I look forward to seeing a stronger partnership between physicians and veterinarians.  Emerging infectious diseases, with the threats of cross-species transmission and pandemics, represent one of many reasons why the human and veterinary medical professions must work more closely together."
 

Historically, doctors of medicine (MD, DO etc.,), doctors of veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD, BVSc etc.), health scientist doctors of philosophy and science (PhD, DSc etc.) and others have played a significant role in advancing the concept of “One Medicine”, now commonly referred to as “One Health” nationally and internationally.  Primarily, this promotes the critically important One Health approach utilizing transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary co-equal collaborations for obtaining efficacious expeditious sustainable Global Health goals including public health and comparative medicine aspects so adeptly displayed under the One Health Umbrella graphic http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/OneHealth2.

The One Health Umbrella concept was developed collaboratively by ONE HEALTH SWEDEN and One Health Initiative team physicians, veterinarians and a PhD health scientist working collaboratively in December 2013 and January 2014.  Notably, the lead ONE HEALTH SWEDEN physician, Björn Olsen, MD, is a Professor and Senior Physician of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University and University Hospital (Sweden) and a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.  Dr. Olsen also established the first international open-access One Health Journal Infection Ecology and Epidemiology, The One Health Journal (Sweden) http://goo.gl/BjCCD1.

One Health Initiative website letterhead maxims, i.e. “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 andOne Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come” were presciently preceded by the famous quote “Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine” by physician, Rudolf Virchow, MD, 1821-1902, (Dr. Virchow is known as the ‘father of cellular pathology’).  There are abundant acknowledged professional endorsements http://goo.gl/WmSBCN and ample ongoing scientific evidence http://goo.gl/CBsqMr that it frequently has worked and does work like a charm!


Notably, there was also “[physician/veterinarian,] John McFadyean,[DVM, MD, 1853-1941] whose first love was veterinary medicine, receiving his veterinary medical diploma from Edinburgh veterinary school in 1876.  McFadyean graduated from medical school in 1882 and received his science degree in 1883.  He wanted degrees in Medicine and Science to prepare himself for an academic career in pathology and microbiology, grounded in the work of Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur. Although enthralled with the genius and discoveries of Koch, e.g. the famous Koch’s postulates … McFadayean respectfully challenged Koch’s erroneous assertion that Bovine TB was of little, if any concern, in its transmission to humans via milk and milk products.  Over a ten year span, Dr. McFadyean was proved correct and he was subsequently knighted in 1905 for his service to veterinary science and agriculture and for his brilliant work on the royal commission on TB.  He devoted his life to teaching pathology and anatomy, developing the field of veterinary research [subsequently called the “father of veterinary research”] and administering the London veterinary school. To this day, laboratory diagnosis of Anthrax can be confirmed by demonstrating the organism in blood, lesions or discharges using McFadyean’s methylene blue stain for the bacillus capsule.”

1.        Pattison, I. John Mcfadyean, Founder of Modern Veterinary Research. J.A. Allen 1981.

2.        Dunlop, R.H. & Williams, D.J. 1996.  Veterinary Medicine: an illustrated history.

        Mosby, New York. Pp. 399-401.



 

The above two momentous One Health physicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries, among others, were model predecessors to many later-day 20th and 21st century visionary physician One Health supporters/advocates along with the organizations they have represented such as Virginia Dato, MD, MPH, and Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, current One Health Initiative team Advisory Board members.  Both Drs. Dato and Sherin are past presidents of the American Association of Public Health Physicians http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth.  More recently physicians at the Global Family Doctor’s organization - WONCA http://goo.gl/9CvJAX and http://goo.gl/RVrjIE, viz. Chief Executive Officer, physician Dr. Garth Manning http://goo.gl/08UP9s and Newsletter Editor, physician Dr. Karen Flagg (Australia) http://goo.gl/eQxncN have endorsed and helped promote the One Health concept.

In brief, when one observes the documented numbers of international (and U.S.) individual physicians and physician supporter/advocate organizations http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php now carrying the One Health torch, the expansionary evidence is indeed substantial!

Private queries lately have been occasionally received by the One Health Initiative website saying: “I still can’t tell if the One Health Initiative concept has really caught on.  I think a lot of us believe in it, but don’t see much action.”  The response has become obvious for some time now:

The OHI team’s website has chronicled/documented One Health progress since 2008, making an effort to be ecumenical towards all reputable One Health players (individuals and organizations) on the world scene, i.e. giving equal access to and posting all known pertinent and reputable One Health NEWS and Publication items.  All anyone needs to do is review (scan back) through the OHI website’s NEWS http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php and Publications http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php pages over the past several weeks, months and years.  The story is all there in black and white...showing the “One Health approach” exponentially exploding with lots of ‘action’! 

In addition, the One Health Newsletter http://epi.ufl.edu/onehealth/news/one-health-newsletter/, an original product of the Florida State Health Department and subsequently transferred under the auspices of the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (USA) has provided consistent outstanding publication access to all qualified One Health professionals and scientists.  The OHI team has worked closely with the One Health Newsletter editor(s) and editorial staff since its onset.

Gregory Gray, MD, MPH, the early farsighted physician director of the University of Florida’s One Health Center of Excellence for Research & Training and a member of the OHI Advisory Board established the first (worldwide) One Health PhD program in public health http://goo.gl/VI5md4 beginning in the summer of 2012.   Currently Dr. Gray is a Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina (USA) and Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and he continues fostering numerous One Health endeavors worldwide.           

Several examples are listed below of some remarkable pertinent One Heath textbooks surfacing on the scene beginning in 2010:

Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks https://goo.gl/JHmFLe - 1st Edition (2010)

The physician co-author of this landmark One Health textbook is Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Director of Human Animal Medicine Project (USA).  Dr. Rabinowitz is a member of the OHI Advisory Board and was formerly a strong One Health advocate at Yale Medical School.

Zoonoses – Protecting People and Their Pets :: Click Here :: - 1st Edition (2013)

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria :: Click Here :: - 3rd Edition (2014)

Confronting Emerging Zoonoses: The One Health Paradigm (2014) :: Click Here ::

Global Population Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century - Toward New Paradigms, Policy and Practice (2015) :: Click Here ::

Also observe the significant evolution of four (4) outstanding international One Health Journals: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/journals.php.

The first landmark World Veterinary Association (WVA)/World Medical Association (WMA) Global Conference on One Health held in Spain in May 2015, brought together 330 delegates from 40 countries around the world to discuss the One Health Concept http://goo.gl/ij55zg.  The 2nd is scheduled for Japan in November 2016 http://goo.gl/srEGtA.  The stage had been previously set for these historic One Health conferences in 2013, as reported by the visionary former President of the World Medical Association, also a former AMA President and longstanding OHI Advisory Board member, physician Cecil B. Wilson, MD http://goo.gl/INz20v.

“One Health” per se still has a long way to go yet for full acceptance and implementation...but over the last decade it has definitely been catching on big time and exponentially worldwide.  This has been true despite the ups and downs due primarily to inadequate “public affairs/media” expertise and a decided tendency for individuals and various One Health oriented institutions and organizations to become more or less insular, commonly called the “silo” effect.

However, a “shining light on the hill” in the true spirit of the One Health example that demonstrates moving forward and away from the parochial standards of some other high profile One Health entities is the vital, invaluable co-equal collaborative activities of the U.S. One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative team, and the One Health Platform Foundation.

Note recent international joint press releases for:

In summary, the One Health movement is progressing nicely but needs continuous encouragement and promotion from all segments of society that recognize and appreciate its crucial merit for expediting and enhancing global health now and in future.

Prepared by:

Bruce Kaplan, DVM                                                                  

Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative website

Co-Founder One Health Initiative team/website

http://goo.gl/KujQkP

E-mail:  bkapdvm@verizon.net

Phone/fax: 941-351-5014

www.onehealthinitiative.com

 

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


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


Bella Moss Foundation’s – Antibiotic Resistance “Speakers from the One Health Conference 13th October 2014 Royal Society of Medicine” - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A timely One Health issue today (2015) as it was in 2014...

Bella Moss Foundation’s – Antibiotic Resistance “Speakers from the One Health Conference 13th October 2014 Royal Society of Medicine”

Beginning with prominent Public Health/One Health physician, David L. Heymann, MD – Editor, Control of Communicable Diseases Manual and Director, U.K. Health Protection Agency (United Kingdom). 

Please see and listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMnITrOEMBc

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

Please read Bella Moss Foundation’s webinar link fighting the battle of multidrug resistant infections http://www.thebellamossfoundation.com/vets/ and http://www.thebellamossfoundation.com/vets/vets-links/.

Note: The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) http://www.aaphp.org/onehealth supports and advocates the One Health approach.


“ONE HEALTH”, a significant international public health/comparative medicine paradigm shift! Why? How? - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“ONE HEALTH”, a significant international public health/comparative medicine paradigm shift!  Why? How?

 

“The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many others worldwide http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php”. 

The One Health concept was embraced in an historic comprehensive American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) task force report http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/taskForce.php which essentially remains a valid, contemporary roadmap for establishing and implementing the One Health approach nationally and internationally.  Incorporated therein was the establishment of an implementing One Health Commission www.onehealthcommission.org.

To demonstrate the momentum of the One Health movement to date, note that the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association will be holding a first ever landmark One Health collaborative conference in Madrid, Spain May 21-22, 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=Reminder+Notice%3A+Historic+milestone+physician%2Fveterinarian+global+One+Health+conference%85

 

FINAL WVA/WMA Conference agenda - May 13, 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/FINAL%20PROGRAM.pdf

 

Out of a multitude of One Health achievement examples during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, see the extraordinary tip of the iceberg below:

 

These include public health and comparative medicine issues such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Orthopedic Disease, Anesthesiology, Obesity, Parasitic Diseases, Tuberculosis, Global Infectious Disease, Influenza,  Human Hepatitis C virus, Tickborne Diseases, Food Safety, Hendra virus vaccine, Aspergillus felis, Immunizations (vaccinations), Lou Gehrig’s Disease,  Ebola, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Staphylococcus resistant infections, Environmental health Policymaking, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, Renderpest, Emergency/Disaster preparedness and many others.

SEE: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ONE%20HEALTH%20a%20significant%20international%20public%20health%20comparative%20medicine%20OHI%20POSTING%20May%2013%202015.pdf


18th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research – April 13-15, 2015 – Bethesda, Maryland (USA) - Saturday, April 04, 2015

Important Reminder…National Foundation of Infectious Diseases

18th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research – April 13-15, 2015 – Bethesda, Maryland (USA)

Details: http://www.cvent.com/events/18th-annual-conference-on-vaccine-research/event-summary-3c5831a03ce8408f8c236f79ad11332f.aspx?refid=oc

 

The Annual Conference on Vaccine Research (ACVR) provides high-quality, current reports of scientific progress and best practices featured in both invited presentations and submitted oral abstracts and posters. The ACVR brings together the diverse disciplines involved in the research and development of vaccines and associated technologies for disease control through immunization. By drawing upon an international audience of scientists and researchers, healthcare professionals and trainees, veterinarians, vaccine manufacturers, and public health officials, the conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a broad range of disciplines.

 

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Pharmaceutical ScientistsAmerican Pharmacists AssociationAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationEdward Jenner Society, Emory Vaccine CenterFDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and ResearchFondation MerieuxInternational Alliance for Biological StandardizationNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIHOne Health InitiativeSabin Vaccine Institute, University of Texas, Sealy Center for Vaccine DevelopmentUSDA Agricultural Research Service

 

 


Two One Health Talks - March 4, 2015 - Texas & Idaho (USA) - Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.” – Texas A & M One Health Seminar – March 4, 2015 (USA)

See http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Kahn%20Flyer.pdf

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4, 2015! Co-Founder of the One Health Initiative, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, will be giving a talk over “Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance.” This seminar will be from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) Auditorium (please see flyer below/attached).  An informal lunch for faculty, staff, and students to visit with about Dr. Kahn about her career path, life work, and advice. The lunch will be held following Dr. Kahn’s seminar at 1:30 pm in the Mark Francis Room at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Please RSVP by 3:00 pm on Monday, March 2 to onehealth@tamu.edu

A native of California, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree in nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University. Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award. In 2010, the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) awarded her with an honorary diploma for her work in One Health. In 2014, she received a Presidential Award for Meritorious Service from the American Association of Public Health Physicians. For more on Dr. Kahn, please visit http://onehealth.tamu.edu/seminars/dr-laura-kahn

If you have any questions, please contact the One Health office at onehealth@tamu.edu or 979-845-1393.

 

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"Integrating One Health in Environmental Policymaking": Former Mayor of Moscow, Idaho (USA) to speak at University of Idaho Geography Seminar – Tomorrow – March 4, 2015

See http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/geog_seminar_spr_15_chaney.pdf

Nancy Chaney, RN, MS – Environmental Science– Past President, Association of Idaho Cities and Board member, National League of Cities, former mayor, City of Moscow Idaho (USA) and member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php will be a speaker at the University of Idaho’s Geography seminar https://sites.google.com/site/uigeographyseminar/ on Wednesday [tomorrow], March 4, 3:30 pm, McClure 209.  The title is "Integrating One Health in Environmental Policymaking."  

Abstract: “One Health is a strategic initiative to expand cooperation among human, animal, and environmental health professionals. The concept has implications for community planning, resource conservation, conflict resolution, climate adaptation and resilience, food security, energy production, human rights, animal welfare, public health, environmental quality, and more. It also has implications for policymakers, whose worldviews may be informed by academic and vocational backgrounds apart from broad-based integrative disciplines like environmental science and geography. To approximate sustainability, policymakers must internalize the connectedness of issues and economic factors that make the argument for One Health so compelling.”


 
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