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3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015 - October 4-7, 2015 Davos, Switzerland - Saturday, August 01, 2015

3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015

Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for global public and animal health

October 4-7, 2015

Davos, Switzerland


http://onehealth.grforum.org/ and

Updated September 24, 2015




Endorsed by One Health Initiative team and others—see:

http://onehealth.grforum.org/partnership/endorsing-partners/ (scroll down)


MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY One Health Conference Downers Grove, IL - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 2015


One Health Conference

Conference Date and Location

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

About One Health



One Health is an integrative effort of multiple disciplines working collaboratively to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.  Midwestern University invites you to join expert pairs of physicians and veterinarians as they jointly explore the topics of obesity, osteochondritis dissecans, epilepsy and pneumonia. Keynote speaker Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH, Senior Officer for the Antibiotic Resistance Project for The Pew Charitable Trusts will present on this area of work. Keynote speaker Patricia Olson, DVM, PhD, consultant, will present her work on One Health research. 

Intended audience

Physicians who wish to expand their knowledge of the increasing role of One Health in their practice, including antibiotic resistance. Researchers who wish to engage with other researchers in the One Health space. Academic and private practice veterinarians interested in One Health.

26th Annual Rabies in the Americas Conference - October 4-9, 2015 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

26th Annual Rabies in the Americas Conference

October 4-9, 2015


Please see: http://www.ritaconference.org/


Free Symposium on Human Rabies Prevention and Treatment -- October 9, 2015, 8am-12pm MDT - Friday, July 10, 2015

Symposium on Human Rabies Prevention and Treatment

October 9, 2015, 8am-12pm MDT

Free Registration is Now Open!

* You can attend this event in-person, or via internet webinar broadcast *

This free, half-day rabies symposium and webinar broadcast will consist of presentations from rabies experts and provide a forum for discussion. The conference will bring together internationally recognized experts in rabies from academia, private and public health disciplines. A concurrent live webinar broadcast of the Symposium will allow for a broader audience to participate outside of the live site and will provide a recording for later viewing.

Speakers will include subject matter experts Charles Rupprecht, VMD, MS, PhD, Jennifer House, DVM, MPH, Richard Franka, DVM, PhD, MPH, Rodney Willoughby, MD, Robin Levis, PhD and Zhen Fu, DVM, PhDClick here to view the preliminary agenda.  

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Technicians, Medical professionals, Medical students, Health Educators, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, DOs, Veterinarians, Veterinarian Technicians and Veterinary Students will benefit from attending this FREE program. 

At the conclusion of the program, attendees will be able to:

·         Describe the burden of human rabies and problems contributing to human rabies prevention

·         Differentiate methods for human rabies surveillance and diagnosis

·         Cite at least two examples of public health strategies to minimize human exposures to rabies virus

·         Understand methods for ensuring human rabies vaccine potency

·         Understand future challenges and opportunities for potential therapy

Continuing education credits for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians will be provided via Colorado State University.

There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required.  Click here for additional details: www.onehealthcommission.org/rabiessymposium

Click here to register

Our mission is to educate as many people as possible about the prevention of rabies.  As an advocate for One Health, please share this information with others who may be interested in your own networks and listservs (email, website, social media etc). Feel free to add this information directly to your own website and hyperlink back to this page.

If you have questions, please contact Peter Costa at pcosta@onehealthcommission.org.


Peter J. Costa, MPH, MCHES

Associate Executive Director One Health Commission


Zoonotic Disease Online Course Offered in October - October 19 – November 27, 2015 - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Source: Center for Food Security and Public Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University

Press Contact:  Connie Scovin, communications: cscovin@iastate.edu or Telephone 515-520-9200


Zoonotic Disease Online Course Offered in October - October 19 – November 27, 2015

Course offered at $125 for registration prior to October 18


Ames, IA – Recent outbreaks of plague, tularemia and increasing incidents of rabies exposure highlight the importance of zoonotic disease education for veterinarians, physicians, and public health professionals. Prevention and response efforts will require a One Health approach. The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a web-based course, Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets, October 19 – November 27, 2015.

This course provides an excellent opportunity for medical, public health and veterinary professionals and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases of companion animals. The course is web-based and includes lessons, case studies, a discussion board, and online resources to assist course participants in educating clients about zoonotic disease prevention. The course is approved for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

“Companion animals play an important role in people’s lives,” said Dr. Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, course instructor, Assistant Director, CFSPH. Dr. Dvorak emphasizes that “Partnerships between medical, public health and veterinary professionals are needed to raise awareness, enhance detection, and promote prevention of zoonotic diseases to protect the health of people and pets.”

The course is supported by the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. CEEZAD support enables users to take the $250 course at a cost of $125.  Participants also receive a copy of the course textbook (a $70 value).

To find out more and to register, visit http://zoonoses.info.

Veterinary CE Credit: This program has been approved for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call the Center for Food Security and Public Health, 515-294-7189, for further information.

About the Center for Food Security and Public Health

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is nationally and internationally recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health. The CFSPH website (www.cfsph.iastate.edu) is the Number One result on Google searches for “animal disease information,” with more than 450,000 visits annually.

“Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Diabetes” - UGA October 26, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

Please mark your calendar for this interdisciplinary seminar:

“Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Diabetes”

October 26, 2015

Coverdell Center, Room 175

11:00 am

Mark C. Poznansky, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scientific Founder, VICapsys at UGA

Dr. Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD, is actively involved in the preclinical development of promising vaccines and therapies based on the insights of immunology. Since 2009 he has served as the director of the translational Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at MGH. The research and development activities of VIC is funded by the NIH, DoD, private foundations and philanthropists to support the development of novel vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer,  infectious diseases and type 1 diabetes. The goal of VIC is to enable efficient and rapid transition of promising technologies through preclinical development and into clinical stage of development through technology spin outs, partnerships or outlicensing. The VIC pipeline currently encompasses six different therapeutic or vaccine candidates at different stages of preclinical development. Through the center Dr. Poznansky oversees the research work of a team of investigators, postdoctoral fellows and other trainees addressing key research questions regarding these new therapeutics and vaccines, and leads an operational group that facilitates the execution of business, regulatory, manufacturing, and other developmental tasks associated with the preclinical translation of these candidates. 

Dr. Poznansky is currently working on a project with the One Health Division of the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute http://onehealth.uga.edu/  – Division Chair: Susan Sanchez – ssanchez@uga.edu

_Provided by:______________________________

Laura L. Balkcom, M.Ed.

Activities Coordinator

Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute

107 Paul D. Coverdell Center

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-7394


Penn Vet, Penn Medicine, and CHOP to Host Second Annual Microbiome Symposium - Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 6-7:30pm - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ashley Berke, Director of Communications, 215-898-1475/berke@vet.upenn.edu

John Donges, Communications Coordinator, 215-898-4234/jdonges@vet.upenn.edu

For Immediate Release

Penn Vet, Penn Medicine, and CHOP to Host Second Annual Microbiome Symposium - Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 6-7:30pm

Featuring Dr. Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

[September 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA] – Antibiotic resistance. Innate immunity. Pathogenic microbes. Research on the microbiome continues to pique the interest of many, as scientists explore how bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other organisms interact with their animal and human hosts in ways that either maintain health or lead to disease. These topics and more will be discussed at the upcoming Microbiome Symposium, presented by Penn Vet’s Center for Host-Microbial Interactions and the PennCHOP Microbiome Program.

The two-day symposium will begin with a special public event – a discussion with Dr. Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Her talk, “The Earth's Microbiomes: Opportunities for Research and Policy,” will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 6-7:30pm at Penn Vet’s Hill Pavilion (380 S. University Ave., Philadelphia). According to Dr. Handelsman, there is tremendous potential for managing microbiomes to achieve beneficial outcomes for human health, agricultural productivity, clean energy supply, environmental health, and the economy. However, she believes that a new approach to microbiome research is needed. Admission to this event is FREE, but registration is recommended at http://www.vet.upenn.edu/CHMI-Symposium-2015.

Presentations for the scientific community will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the Biomedical Research Building (421 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia). Registration is available here.

Dr. Jo Handelsman was appointed to her position by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in June of 2014. In this role, she helps to advise President Obama on the implications of science for the nation, ways in which science can inform U.S. policy, and federal efforts in support of scientific research.

Dr. Handelsman is an expert in communication among bacteria that associate with soil, plants, and insects. She helped pioneer the field of metagenomics, bridging agricultural and medical sciences. She is also recognized for her research on science education and women and minorities in science, and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring in 2011. Dr. Handelsman also co-chaired the PCAST working group that developed the 2012 report, “Engage to Excel,” which contained recommendations to the President to strengthen STEM education to meet the workforce needs of the next decade in the United States.

Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Handelsman was the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. She received a B.S. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This event is part of the University of Pennsylvania’s ongoing efforts in support of the One Health Initiative, which is dedicated to improving the lives of all species through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental science.

About the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions

Penn Vet’s Center for Host-Microbial Interactions is designed to facilitate collaborative projects that leverage genomics to study the intersection of microbes and disease. In doing so, researchers gain insight into how bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other organisms interact with their animal and human hosts in ways that either maintain health or lead to disease. Each year, the Center invites researchers to submit proposals for funding. Additionally, the Center provides ongoing support and training for Penn Vet faculty and their labs to carry out analyses of the complex datasets generated by genomic approaches. For more information about the Center, click here.  

About the PennCHOP Microbiome Program

Each of us lives in association with vast numbers of microbes that colonize our bodies and influence our long-term health. Many trillions of microbes—too small to be seen by the naked eye--live in our guts and elsewhere on our bodies. These microbes contribute to health by helping with digestion, guiding growth of our immune systems, and shouldering out invading pathogens. Human individuals differ greatly in the composition of their microbiota, and evidence suggests that distinctive populations in each of us influence our health in unique ways. The University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have launched a Microbiome Program to take advantage of new research in this area to advance the health of children and adults. The goals of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program are to understand the human microbiome and alter its priorities to improve health.

About Penn Vet - http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/what-we-do/future-of-veterinary-medicine

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative [www.onehealthinitiative.com], linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 30,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 37,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.

Provided by:


Ashley Berke
Director of Communications 
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

ONE HEALTH & THE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA - October 29, 2015 - Monday, June 15, 2015

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University

October 29, 2015 (8:30am-3:30pm)
Georgetown University Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington DC
Medical Auditorium (1st Floor)

“One Health” is the integrated three-part paradigm for infectious diseases that “spillover” from animals to humans and can cause epidemics: (1) human health, (2) animal health, and (3) ecohealth.

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in 2014 by the United States government (White House, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, USDA, and others), the WHO D-G Dr. Margaret Chan and 28 nations, World Animal Health organizations OIE/FAO, and others to address global infectious disease threats, e.g., MERS, Ebola, pandemic influenza.

This symposium will explore the relationship between One Health and the GHSA. 

Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, Dean for Medical Education at Georgetown University School of Medicine, will provide the welcoming remarks and Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown Law, and Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute, will moderate the symposium.  The event is sponsored by Georgetown University Medical Center's Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

The symposium is open to the Georgetown University community and the public.


  • Elizabeth Cameron, Ph.D., White House National Security Staff (Invited)
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Lead for GHSA Non-Governmental Sector (Confirmed)
  • *Cheryl Stroud, DVM, Ph.D., Executive Director, U.S. One Health Commission (Confirmed)
  • *Lawrence Madoff, MD, Editor, ProMED (www.promedmail.org) (Confirmed)
  • Jennifer Witthof, VMD, Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Confirmed)
  • GHSA “NextGen”: Joanne Michelle Ocampo (Moderator, Georgetown University) , Ana Ayala (O'Neill Institute, Georgetown Law), Jamechia Hoyle (George Mason University), Alexandra Phelan (Georgetown Law), Jamechia Hoyle (GMU), Erin Sorrell (George Washington University) (All Confirmed)
  • Overseas Colleagues: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe (Invited)

Please RSVP to organizer Daniel Lucey MD, MPH at drl23@georgetown.edu.

Note:  *Drs. Lawrence Madoff and Cheryl Stroud are longstanding One Health supporters http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.  Dr. Madoff is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

NIAA Antibiotics Symposium Brings Together Industry Leaders in Animal and Human Health – Nov 3-5, 2015 - Monday, June 01, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                      

Contact: Jessica Greene 719-538-8843, Ext 12

Date: August 18, 2015                                   jessica.greene@animalagriculture.org

NIAA Antibiotics Symposium Brings Together Industry Leaders in Animal and Human Health – Nov 3-5, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will be hosting its fifth annual antibiotic symposium, November 3-5, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. This year’s conference is titled, Antibiotic Stewardship: From Metrics to Management and will be a unique forum bringing together leading researchers, government officials, retailers, and industry professionals in animal and human health.

Dr. Steve Solomon, [MD], a physician will be the Symposium’s moderator and brings over 30 years experience with the National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Center for Disease Control.  He currently owns a consulting agency -- Global Public Health Consulting. “This is not just a gathering to discuss the challenges faced by the varied sectors,” says Dr. Solomon. “It is about a rich exchange of information, the development of a metrics framework, and moving forward on this very contentious and vital subject.”

NIAA has been at the forefront of driving the conversation about antibiotic use in animal agriculture and the related human health component. With increased consumer interest on this subject, and government focus on the rise, solutions from this diverse group of professionals and leaders will go a long way in filling the information gap that exists in the public and private sectors. 

Solomon goes on to say, “It’s important to hear from people we don’t necessarily agree with. Everyone’s goal is to use antibiotics in an optimal way.”

For more information or to register online go to AnimalAgriculture.org/2015-Antibiotics-Symposium or contact the NIAA by calling 719-538-8843 or emailing 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 that work towards the eradication of disease 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 well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.

First International Conference on Advances in Food Science and Technology (ICAFST – 2015): November 20, 21 & 22, 2015, Kottayam, Kerala, India - Monday, May 25, 2015

First International Conference on  Advances in Food Science and Technology (ICAFST – 2015): November 20, 21 & 22, 2015, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Conference Website: www.food.macromol.in

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