Dr. Deborah Thomson is a clinical veterinarian, a K-12 educator and curriculum developer, a first responder during natural disasters, a public speaker, a science policy advisor, a musician, and a One Health advocate. She is passionate about Science as a whole and has taught her One Health lessons in underserved public schools in California in order to inspire ~1,000 children to consider a future in Science. Her lessons have been taught from coast to coast in the United States as well as in Africa and South America.
Her educational background includes attaining both a Bachelor of Music (Honors in Flute Performance) and Bachelor of Science (Biology) from McGill University. (She then taught in a middle school.) Later, she attained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree as well as a Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship in Southern California.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICROBIOLOGY
1752 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Light snacks will be served.
Cost is $10 for the evening ($5 for students).
If unable to attend in person, One Health Commission is sponsoring live webinar access. Please register here for access to this event
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Transportation to the UAF campus will be provided from official conference hotels. Hotel information and the conference code are available online.
The Center for One Health Research is pleased to partner with Explore Fairbanks and Alaska Airlines in offering an airfare discount to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the One Health, One Future 2020 conference.
...and relive the atmosphere of the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon. Check our impression movie or browse through our photo gallery and download your favorite pictures from the congress homepage.
This short course on Global One Health aims to foster interdisciplinary thinking on the cutting edge of agricultural production, the food supply chain and nutritional and public health outcomes (human, plant and animal) in the framework of a food systems approach.
For this summer school we welcome: Higher education and research: Master’s students in their final year, PhD-students, postdocs, researchers and teachers. Professionals: research & development, advisors, consulting, technical, support and public policy people both from industry and research centers.
CWD prions can convert to human prions, at least in test tubes
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) prions extracted from cervids (such as deer, elk, and moose) can convert to human prions in the lab, but not efficiently. That's the takeaway from a study published last week in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The study attempted to establish how and if CWD can be transmitted to humans if they consume infected cervid meat, which would make CWD a zoonotic illness similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow" disease). CWD has been detected in Europe, North America, and South Korea. More information
ARCHIVED EVENTS from March 15, 2010 to April 14... - Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Archived Events – Beginning March 15, 2010 to date …
ONE HEALTH FOCUS: March 15 - 17 National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Annual Meeting March 15-17, 2010 Kansas City, Mo.
One Health’s ‘What,’ ‘So What’ to Animal Agriculture Focus of NIAA’s 2010 Annual Meeting
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—“One Health” is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals. Opening General Session speakers at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 15-17, in Kansas City, Mo., will zero in on the “What?” and “So What?” of the One Health concept as these two questions relate to animal agriculture.
“NIAA’s Opening General Session speakers will look at how the One Health initiative and strategies shift the focus from surveillance to intervention and prevention and how challenges need to be faced collectively rather than in individual silos and disciplines,” states Dr. Tony Forshey, co-chair of NIAA’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee. “When individuals leave the Tuesday morning Opening General Session, they will be up to speed about One Health and its implications for animal agriculture.”
NIAA’s lineup of Opening General Session topics and speakers include:
·“One World, One Health: The Global Food Basket,” Dr. Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
·“The Genesis of One Health: What It’s All About,” Dr. Roger Mahr, DVM, CEO, One Health Commission
·"Past, Present and Future Veterinary Service's Roles in One Health," Dr. Joseph Annelli, One Health Coordinator, USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services
·“Environmental Health: How Does One Health Fit In?”, Jay Ellenberger, DeputyDirector, Environmental Protection Agency
·“How Will One Health Impact Livestock Producers?”, Dr. Harry Snelson, DVM, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
·“One Health in the Real World,” Dr. Billy Clay, DVM, MS, DABVT, AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, Vetta Consulting LLC
At the conclusion of the six Opening General Session presentations, the speakers will partake in a panel discussion and address questions from annual meeting attendees.
“We’re excited to have these highly qualified individuals talk about One Health so those of us involved in animal agriculture know as much as possible about this concept that has the attention of major medical organizations and health agencies and the endorsement of more than 400 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide,” Dr. Forshey states. “One Health is underway and gaining momentum. As such, we can either become knowledgeable and involved now or we can react to its impact on animal agriculture.”
Dr. Forshey adds that species-specific discussions surrounding One Health will take place during NIAA’s species-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. Species-based committees include Cattle, Swine, Poultry, Equine, and Sheep & Goat. Each committee meeting will have its own line-up of nationally recognized speakers and species-specific topics.
NIAA’s issue-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will address Animal Care, Animal Health Emergency Management, Animal Health and International Trade, Animal Production Food Safety and Security, Emerging Diseases, and Animal Identification and Information Systems.
NIAA’s species committee meetings and issue-based committee meetings are open to NIAA members and non-members.
NIAA’s annual meeting will take place at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., with a block of rooms reserved at a special nightly rate of $130/room, single or double occupancy. To receive this special rate, rooms must be reserved by Friday, Feb. 12, by calling 816-474-4400 and specifying that you are with the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.
A schedule of events for NIAA’s 2010 annual meeting, meeting registration, list of NIAA committees and hotel information are available at the NIAA website: www.animalagriculture.org.Individuals are also welcome to call NIAA at (719) 538-8843.
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 towards the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our national and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent producers, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials, and business executives.
Hosted by the Washington State Department of Health::Zoonotic Disease Program
Registration is now open!
Register now for the 2010 Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Workshops. The workshops will explore a variety of emerging zoonoses and zoonoses endemic in the state of Washington with focus on prevention and control. Experience the opportunity to network with professionals who are dedicated to reducing the public health impact of these diseases.
If you experience difficulties registering, please contact the Washington State Department of Health – Zoonotic Disease Program at firstname.lastname@example.org Cyndi Free at 360.236.3384.
Public Health - Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Washington
Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010
Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010
Columbus, OH - On Saturday, March 20, 2010 experts in infectious diseases and on MRSA in animals will convene a day-long symposium to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging health problem. Health workers are aware that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they may be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and may not know that animals can transfer the pathogen to humans.
Experts at the symposium will present a description of this pathogen and of other Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci, as well as offer a summary of their epidemiology and their impact on humans and animals. The symposium is targeted to both human health professionals and animal health professionals. This "One Health, One Medicine" approach to studying this pathogens offers a broader understanding of the impact of the diseases in the human health setting as well as veterinary setting.
The two featured keynote speakers are Dr. Scott Weese, recognized internationally for his work on MRSA in animals, and Dr. Paul Morley, an infectious diseases control expert. Dr. Weese will provide a worldwide MRSA update; Dr. Morley will describe handling MRSA cases to decrease the risk of diseases transmission in veterinary settings.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation among veterinary schools according to the 2008 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." The college includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Hospital is a comprehensive specialty referral center for veterinary practitioners and is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, with more than 30,000 large and small animal patients each year. In addition, the college operates a nationally-recognized large animal ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, OH and a Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. More information about the College of Veterinary Medicine.
UC DAVIS – School of Veterinary Medicine
One Health Project
'Frontiers in One Health Series'
MARCH 2010 Alonso Aguirre DVM MS PhD Vice President Conservation Medicine Program Wildlife Trust Wrote the book: Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice The role epidemiology and the MPVM play in One Health
One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health - Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 6th @ 4:30pm - 016 Robertson Hall – Princeton, N.J. (USA)
Sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing
The One Health concept seeks to integrate human, animal, and ecosystem health in order to improve health for all species. Two leaders in the international One Health movement will present their work.
v Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
v Thomas Monath MD, Medical Virologist, and Partner, Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.
Dean Hendricks has been leading the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine since January 2006. She is the founding director of the Veterinary Clinical Research Center and holds a secondary appointment as a professor of the Department of Medicine in UPenn’s School of Medicine. She earned her VMD and PhD from UPenn in 1979 and 1980, respectively. She has a BS in biology and psychology from Yale University.
Dr. Monath received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He served in the US Army for 24 years in the uniformed services, and between 1973-1988, he was the Director, Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO and from 1989-1992, Chief, Virology Division, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has received numerous awards and served as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from 2004-2005.
Founding Director of the Institute for Homeland Security and
Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
“Colonel Randall Larsen educates, enthralls, and inspires as he talks about leadership during troubled times. Colonel Larsen, the national security advisor at the Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy (Grand Central Publications, 2007). In addition, he is the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the movie, A Good War—the incredible true story of leadership that led to one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievements of all time. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the National Speakers Association. Since 2002, he has served as a CBS News consultant/on-camera analyst, and as co-host of a weekly, one-hour show on Federal News Radio in Washington DC.
Colonel Larsen’s articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Business Week, and Ripon Forum. In 2007, US News & World Report, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Times carried in-depth profiles on Colonel Larsen. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television including: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Jim Lehrer News Hour, Fox News Channel, Larry King Live, and Oprah. Please come and join us in conversation with Colonel Randall Larsen and our other colleagues in and outside of the beltway.”
The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant. You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing email@example.com with your name and the names of any guests attending or just go to our website at www.onehealthacademy.org. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until Apr. 5th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn, DVM at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only).
The One Health Academy Staff
About One Health Academy:
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy that promote interdisciplinary collaboration among veterinary medicine, human medicine, health professionals and the agricultural industries with the goal of promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection. The One Health Academy monthly events serve to unite several Federal governmental departments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry leaders to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring. If you have any questions or would like more information about One Health Academy, please feel free to contact Drs. Tom McGinn, Annamaria Castiglia and Vito Delvento, Event Coordinators, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Veterinary Medical Association 81st Annual Conference
Jenifer Chatfield, DVM and Danielle Stanek, DVM, MPH
Florida State Department of Health
·Zoonotic Influenzas, H1N1 and Beyond
·One Health: Floods, Fires, and Pestilence – Are you and your clients prepared?
·Emerging Zoonoses and Zootoxins for the Florida Practitioner
·Feline Zoonoses: How you can help protect your clients
8th Annual Scientific Conference
Archived Events from April 14... - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Archived events from April 14...
Seminar on Contemporary Public Health Issues
D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH
Once the greatest killer but still a threat
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Room G101 HPNP Building
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida (USA)
Dr. Henderson is a Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC and a Professor of Public Health and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Dean Emeritus and Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a Founding Director (1998) of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. From November 2001 through April 2003, he served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and, later, as the Principal Science Advisor, in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Henderson’s previous positions include: Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (1990-93); Dean of the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (1977-90); and Director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign (1966-77).
In 2002, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is the recipient of the National Medal of Science; the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal; and the Japan Prize, shared with two colleagues. Dr. Henderson is a Member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In June 2009, Prometheus books published a new book by Dr. Henderson entitled Smallpox: Death of a Disease. It is a personal account of the challenges, obstacles and disasters faced by an intrepid international program in achieving the global eradication of smallpox. Dr. Henderson is Coeditor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. Additionally, he has authored more than 200 articles and scientific papers, 31 book chapters, and is coauthor of the renowned Smallpox and Its Eradication (Fenner F, Henderson DA, Arita I, Jezek A, and Ladnyi ID. 1988. Geneva: World Health Organization), the authoritative history of the disease and its ultimate demise.
Sample Prep is an internationally recognized event for experts in sample preparation for detection and identification of viruses, toxins and pathogens, and will address the important phases of sample preparation including collection, concentration, lysis, target extraction and transfer to analytical identification tools. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Raymond P. Mariella, Jr., Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Mariella will discuss continuous-flow microfluidics for sample preparation including the use of standing-wave ultrasonics and variations of electrokinetic manipulations.
One Health Academy – Washington, D.C.,May 13, 2010
Guest speaker: Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Michael R. Taylor, J.D.
“Don't forget to RSVP for One Health Academy's next meeting May 13 at 6PM at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. We are excited to have as our guest Mike Taylor.Deputy Commissioner for Foods.
Michael R. Taylor, J.D., is a nationally recognized food safety expert and research professor at George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services.In his role as Deputy Commissioner he is responsible for implementing new laws aimed at preventing outbreaks.Come meet our new Deputy Commissioner and learn about his plans for the future of our nations food safety.
The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant. You can access directions at http://www.capitalyachtclub.com/" www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing email@example.com" with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until May 9th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only).
This will be a meeting you will not want to miss. Looking forward to your participation.
PS Don't forget to visit our website at www.onehealthacademy.org” --- Annamaria Castiglia,DVM, PhD One HealthAcademy Coordinator
The Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Towards One Health:
Multiple Disciplines Working Together for Optimal Health of People, Animals and the Environment
May 29-30, 2010
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
This year’s conference is organized by the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph. A conference schedule is now available on our website:
The theme for Day 1 (Sat., May 29) is: One Health: People, Animals and the Environment. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. David Fisman, University of Toronto, and Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Pan-American Health Organization. Dr. Fisman’s presentation will focus on the human health aspects of “One Health”, and Dr. Bernardo’s presentation will focus on the challenges of “One eHealth”. A Day 1 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Wayne Martin.
The theme for Day 2 (Sun., May 30) is: Veterinary Aspects of Public Health:
Animal Health and Welfare. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. Jens Frederik Agger, University of Copenhagen, Dr. Jørgen Westergaard, ADC-Consult, and Dr. David Pearl, University of Guelph. Dr. Agger and Dr. Westergaard will give a joint presentation about the control of infectious animal diseases in Europe. Dr. Pearl will discuss the role of epidemiologists in disease surveillance in the 21st Century. A Day 2 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Ian Dohoo.
For more information about the conference, please visit our website:
“For the first time, the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) International Meeting will take place in South America. The 59th annual meeting will be held 30 May – 4 June 2010 in the heart of Iguazú Falls. A perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders Iguazú has to offer.”
This year’s theme is Ecosystem health in the neotropics: a growing challenge.
Who should attend and/or submit abstracts?
Wildlife biologists, wildlife managers, veterinarians, epidemiologists, ecologists, parasitologists, pathologists, microbiologists, or anyone interested in the management of wildlife health.
The brand new, five-star Amerian Hotel is located a stone's throw away from the Three Borders Landmark, the international limit between Argentina, Brasil and Paraguay. The Amerian Hotel is a little over 18 km from Iguazú International Airport and some 15 km from Iguazú Falls. As well, it is 2 km from International Bridge Neves which takes you to Foz do Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, both barely 12 km away. With ample and cozy bed rooms overlooking the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, the Amerian has promotional pricing for Meeting attendees.
Address: Av. Tres Fronteras 780 (y Costanera) (3370), Hito Tres Fronteras, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones.
Phone: (03757) 423766. Fax: (03757) 423766. Dial prefix 54 if calling from abroad.
Book your room before 27 January 2010 and enjoy the following special discounts
1. Double Standard Jungle view: U$D 100 + 21% TAX
2. Double Standard River View: USD 110 + 21% TAX
3. Additional roll away for double bedroom: U$D 40 + 21% TAX
Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine
Director and Professor Emeritus Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
One Health Academy dinner meetings are
every second thursday of the month
at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street,SW,
Washington D.C. 20024 .
On JUNE 10, 2010 … ONE HEALTH ACADEMY WELCOMES
The Mythical Interagency
"After 17 years in the field as an NGO provider, I [Dr. Lawry] decided I should write a book called "How to Build an Interagency". The first chapter will be "How Not to Build An Interagency". From Rwanda to Haiti, I have seen renditions of interagency growth, bumbles, mis-steps, success and absolute failures. NSPD-44 requires Interagency coordination (not defined as per who is part of this elite organization); but it is not a step-by-step guide on how to ACTUALLY meet that directive. The USG frequently checks the block by have an "Interagency" email list but who actually meets regularly or shares office space? I will challenge us to re-look at Interagency bumbles and see where and how mistakes could have been avoided and where success actually happened despite our best efforts to squelch participation."
There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you
register early.The cost of the evening is $15 per person and
includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.
Biodetection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care. More than 140 leading organizations from around the world convened in Baltimore for last year’s conference. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Michael V. Walter, BioWatch Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Walter will discuss lessons learned from technological problems, the current status of BioWatch Gen-3 sensor-type technologies, and plans for Gen-4 advanced systems.
Welcome to Toronto - 20th WCDM
SAVE THE DATE 20TH World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) - June 20 - 23, 2010
Join us as we celebrate 20 Years of Progress.
WCDM has a unique line-up of industry experts ready to discuss the progress of past, present and future trends that as an industry we need to prepare for.
This four day conference will offer new ideas and approaches that will help build solutions for a global community.
* specialized education * training for all levels of disaster management * gain valuable contacts * discover new products and services.
ARCHIVED EVENTS FROM AUGUST 8, 2010 ... - Monday, September 06, 2010
ARCHIVED EVENTS FROM AUGUST 8, 2010
August 8 – 10, 2010
International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man
Superbug, Super Problems: Agricultural Antibiotics & Emerging Infections September 16, 2010 11 am-12 noon PDT/12 noon-1 pm MDT/1-2 pm CDT/2-3 pm EDT The new scientific consensus is that routine, unnecessary use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry contributes significantly to a costly epidemic of antibiotic resistance. One result is the emergence of new infections with farm links, including Salmonella resistant to multiple drugs (including the critical cephalosporins), resistant E. coli, and MRSA.
James Johnson, MD, IDSA representative and noted E. coli expert, University of Minnesota
Maryn McKenna, journalist and author of SuperBug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
Gail Hansen, DVM, offering a veterinarian's perspective on the need for new federal policy and why health professionals ought to weigh in, Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
Preliminary announcement for the ninth EWDA conference on the Dutch island of Vlieland:
“Healthy wildlife, healthy people”
13-16 September 2010
Zoonotic wildlife diseases threaten not only wild animals, but through these also domesticated animals and humans. Emerging infectious diseases are known to arise for 75% from the animal reservoir, in which wildlife plays an important role. The conference central theme, the interface between wildlife and public health, bridges animal and human health. It will be of great interest for people from many different disciplines, ranging from both public health professionals and wildlife diseases specialists, to ecologists, biologists and epidemiologists.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Some tentative data:
second call, website open for early bird registration and abstract submission
June 1st, 2010
deadline for abstract submission
June 1st, 2010
late bird registration
September 13, 2010
September 14-16, 2010
ninth EWDA conference
Mission of the EWDA
The European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of information on wildlife diseases and their management. Through the provision of opportunities for networking, collaborative research and training we seek to raise the profile of wildlife disease research and management.
September 20-21, 2010
2nd annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
Topic: “Interdisciplinary Science in Global Health: Formation and Transformation”.
A One Health Symposium and Panel are in the Planning Stage
To be announced later…
Information Provided by:
Merel Langelaar, DVM, PhD
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (LZO)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
P.O. Box 1 (postbak 63)
3720 BA Bilthoven
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMAC) Conference in San Diego Accepts First Workshop on ONE HEALTH Sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) - Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m.
This is the first workshop sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) at a medical conference with the intention of promoting One Health.LGVMA can get the 'early bird' conference prices through September 4. Please request a registration form from firstname.lastname@example.org. (4 day fee is $395 and 1 day is $125.)The workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m.
The Veterinarian: the Other Member of the Health Care Team
Ken Gorczyca, DVM
Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML
Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH
This panel discussion will review the history of veterinary medicine including the evolution of the LGBT veterinary community and the intersection of the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic. We will present current updates on the health benefits of animal companionship and review risks and current recommendations on pet-associated zoonotic disease prevention for immuno-suppressed populations. We will finish the discussion with insights into the One Health Initiative (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/), which is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.
1. Understand health benefits of animal companionship and current prevention recommendations for pet-associated zoonotic disease.
2. Understand how the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic overlap- from chimpanzees, toxoplasmosis and community service.
3. Understand how and when to communicate with a veterinarian as a member of the family and academic health care team.
Farm Foundation, NFP is leading an international, multi-disciplinary symposium on zoonoses, animal agriculture and human health. This is a unique opportunity for experts from diverse disciplines to expand understanding of the relationships between zoonoses, animal production systems and human health. The program is targeted to the multiple disciplines involved in any disease outbreak public health officials, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, agriculture producer groups, public policy makers and media representatives. The symposium will be Sept. 23-24, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.
World Response Conference on Global Outbreak (WRCGO 2010)
World Response Conference to H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza
New Year's Resolution: "One Health" Recognition and Implementation without delay. Protect and save human and animal life today and tomorrow!
Important Rabies Webinars: September 28, 2010
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are co-hosting four Webinars on World Rabies Day 2010. There is no cost to attend the Webinars but you must register for each Webinar separately, using the links provided, e.g.:
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
invite you to join us for a series of webinars on World Rabies Day (Tuesday, September 28th).
The webinars will serve as a platform for noted leaders in rabies research, One Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners from around the globe to discuss the important public health issue of rabies in their communities; including the successes and challenges to implementing effective rabies prevention and control strategies.
·Generating Community Support in Implementing a Rabies Elimination Program
·Engaging school-age children in the fight against rabies: The Puerto Rico experience
ARCHIVED EVENTS SINCE October 18, 2010 - Sunday, September 05, 2010
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)
Parasitology Conference for veterinarians and technicians
October 16-17, 2010
This conference will describe the importance of small animal parasites as they relate to animals and humans. The significance of parasites including the economics of correct diagnosis and treatment in practice, internal and external parasites and their relationship to animals including diagnosis and treatment, how the parasites of small animals can influence humans, and the legal ramifications of our correct diagnosis and treatment will be presented. This will be an in-depth presentation of up-to-date material and discussion of parasites in a small animal practice including heartworms, worms, ticks, fleas, bedbugs, dust mites, etc.
Registration Fee: $195 Registration includes conference instruction, 13 hours of CE credit (OVMLB approved), course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Director of Continuing Education: Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, ACT Email: Threlfall.email@example.com
Dr. Sharon Deem, who is currently theResearch Veterinarian at the National Zoo, and who received her PhD from our Department – Emerging Pathogens Institute (when we were Infectious Diseases) will be visiting this week,and giving a seminar entitled:
“Challenges and Opportunities for Global Conservation Medicine”
Sharon Deem came to the National Zoo as Associate Veterinarian in August of 2002, and became Research Veterinarian in 2005. Deem leads or participates in field-based conservation projects throughout the year. Before coming to the National Zoo, Deem served as Field Veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo.
Deem received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and her Ph.D. in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Florida.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, the veterinary advisor for the Jaguar Species Survival Plan, and is the Co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.
Additionally, if you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Deem while she is here, please contact Heather Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parasite to prevention: Advances in the understanding of malaria
20-22 October 2010 Edinburgh Conference Centre Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
This international conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives who will review important recent findings in parasite and vector biology, disease pathophysiology and immunology, disease treatment, prevention and control. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in key areas and initiatives that are at the forefront of malaria research.
Why Parasite to prevention?
Internationally renowned invited speakers and scientific committee
All participants invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A significant number of talks will be selected from conference registrants
Highly topical scientific program: from parasite cell biology to immunology, vaccination and control
This event is a must-attend for all: postdoctoral research fellows; graduate students; principal investigators in academia and industry; clinical researchers working in malariology.
What is your company doing to mitigate the cost, risk and exposure associated with claims of food-borne illness?
Many experts within the industry are predicting that food-borne illness will soon become the #1 cause of litigation facing the food industry. Are you armed with your best strategies to face this rising tide of litigation? Now is the time for food companies and the lawyers who advise them, to get updated on:
What new pathogens are infecting our food supply - and how to best trace and isolate them in the context of a food contamination incident
How to maintain control of the corporate message and the media while preserving your relationship and reputation with the consumer and corporate stakeholders
Selecting the best scientific/medical expert for your case - what to look for in a consulting vs. testifying expert
The investigative priorities of government regulators - and how they will impact litigation going forward
At this conference, hear directly from key government agencies who are directly involved in public health investigations of food-borne illness outbreaks:
David Goldman, Assistant Administrator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA Jack Guzewich, Senior Advisor, Environmental Health, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration Arthur P. Liang, Director, Food Safety Office, Center for Disease Control Benjamin Miller, Operations and Response Section Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Stephanie Meyer, Epidemiologist Senior, Minnesota Department of Health William E. Keene, Senior Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division
As well as NMA-member experts Dr. Melvin N. Kramer, president of EHA Consulting Group, and David M. Theno, former Senior Vice President, Quality and Logistics at Jack in the Box, Inc.
NMA members are entitled to a $400 discount off the full price (pay $1795 instead of $2195) when using discount code NMA 1795. For more information, please call 888.224.2480 or visit us online at:
The Symposium focuses on vaccines, considered the most cost effective means of disease prevention.The role of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease from animals to humans will be explored.Speakers will address examples where vaccination in animal species (livestock, poultry and wildlife) for zoonotic disease agents is used or could be used in order to reduce the risk of human disease.
Specific examples are drawn from important human diseases cause by viral agents of animals.Speakers will address the potential for additional impact on disease risk reduction for selected vaccine-preventable diseases as well as opportunities for vaccine interventions.
·Demonstrate concrete cases where the vaccination of wildlife, livestock and poultry is being used to reduce human disease.
·Provide a One Health forum for discussing the integration of approaches that can reduce disease risk in animals and people.
Thomas P. Monath, MD, Chair – Partner,Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and member, One Health Initiative Website team
Bob H. Bokma, DVM, Co-Chair – United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Clarence J. Peters, MD –University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston, TX (USA)
“Rift Valley fever: prevention of human disease outbreaks by vaccination of livestock”
Thomas Geisbert, PhD -University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston, TX (USA)
“Progress in the development of vaccines against Ebola hemorrhagic fever”
Thomas E. Walton, DVM, PhD - USDA (retired),Fort Collins, CO (USA)
“Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis attenuated vaccine strain TC-83: successful application of an IND human vaccine to equines for control of major northern hemispheric epizootic and epidemic, 1969-1972.”
E. Paul H. Gibbs, BVSc, PhD - University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl (USA)
“The global eradication of rinderpest and its significance for “One World, One Health”.
Note: There will also be a One Health Initiative poster presentation by Jack Woodall, PhD, member One Health Initiative Website team.
Friday, November 5, 2010 – Noon to 1:30 pm – Poster Session B
JOINT SYMPOSIUM, November 5, 2010, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium
Intersectoral collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions in low-resource societies
“Where medics and vets join forces”
With the financial support of the Belgian Cooperation (DGDC)
This invitation letter provides the background to the forthcoming symposium to be held in Antwerp, Belgium on November 5, 2010. This symposium is jointly organised by the Belgian Platform on Tropical Animal Health and Production (be-troplive), the Belgian Platform for International Health (be-cause Health), ITM’s Strategic Network on Zoonoses, and the Strategic Network on Neglected Diseases.
The main aim of this event is mainly sensitizing professionals on the added value of sharing knowledge and to join forces
1.Background and rationale
According to Taylor et al. (2001), who catalogued 1,415 known human pathogens, 62% are of animal origin. Some of these pathogens require the presence of infected animals or animal products to be transmitted to humans whereas others, referred to as emerging pathogens, incidentally cross the species barrier and adapt to their new human host following numerous contacts. Emerging pathogens include HIV/AIDS, SARS and a number of hemorrhagic fevers. Once established in the new host, they circulate among the population as any other disease. Zoonoses are infections that are shared by humans and animals and, more particularly, zooanthroponotic diseases (often referred to as zoonoses) are transmitted from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases might take epidemic (e.g.: rabies, Rift valley fever) or endemic forms (e.g.: brucellosis, echinococcosis). Whereas emerging and epidemic zoonoses usually attract much interest, endemic zoonotic diseases rarely give rise to collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions, especially in developing countries.
Collaboration between the medical and veterinary sectors forms the backbone of the “One Health – One Medicine” concept.This concept does not only refer to zoonotic pathogens but, more broadly, to all medical issues shared by humans and animals. Animals have long been used as models in anatomy, physiology, immunology, pharmacology and epidemiology. The emergence of drug resistance in microorganisms living in contact with humans and animals and the risk of resistance transfer from non-pathogenic to pathogenic organisms are other important “One Health” issues requiring intersectoral collaboration. Finally, medical and veterinary surveillance, diagnosis, vaccination programmes and service delivery are similarly constrained by cold chains, lack of laboratory facilities and access to the field. Sharing resources is likely to benefit both sectors.