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Internships in DC (USA) for Science and Technology Policy - Deadline for Fall Applicants November 15, 2018 - Monday, November 05, 2018

Wilson Center

Internships in DC for Science and Technology Policy

Deadline for Fall Applicants November 15

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center welcomes applicants for spring 2019 internships. STIP focuses on understanding bottom-up, public innovation; top-down, policy innovation; and, on supporting responsible and equitable practices at the point where new technology and existing political, social, and cultural processes converge. We recommend exploring our blog and website first to determine if your research interests align with current STIP programming.

We offer two types of internships: research (open to law and graduate students only) and a social media and blogging internship (open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students). Research internships might deal with one of the following key objectives: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Citizen Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • One Health
  • Public Communication of Science
  • Serious Games Initiative
  • Science and Technology Policy

Additionally, we are offering specific internships for focused projects, such as for our Earth Challenge 2020 initiative. 

Special Project Intern: Earth Challenge 2020

Citizen science involves members of the public in scientific research to meet real world goals.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN), The U.S. Department of State, and the Wilson Center are launching Earth Challenge 2020 (EC2020) as the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign.  EC2020 will collaborate with existing citizen science projects as well as build capacity for new ones as part of a larger effort to grow citizen science worldwide.  We will become a nexus for collecting billions of observations in areas including air quality, water quality, biodiversity, and human health to strengthen the links between science, the environment, and public citizens.

We are seeking a research intern with a specialty in topics including citizen science, crowdsourcing, making, hacking, sensor development, and other relevant topics.

This intern will scope and implement a semester-long project related to Earth Challenge 2020 deliverables. In addition to this the intern may:

  • Conduct ad hoc research on a range of topics in science and technology innovation to learn while supporting department priorities.
  • Write or edit articles and blog posts on topics of interest or local events.
  • Support meetings, conferences, and other events, gaining valuable event management experience.  
  • Provide general logistical support.

This is a paid position available for 15-20 hours a week.  Applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, though experience conducting cross and trans-disciplinary research is an asset  Ability to work independently is critical.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter describing their interest in Earth Challenge 2020 and outlining relevant skills, and two writing samples. One writing sample should be formal (e.g., a class paper); the other, informal (e.g., a blog post or similar).

For all internships, non-degree seeking students are ineligible. All internships must be served in Washington, D.C. and cannot be done remotely.

Full application process outlined on our internship website.


Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition - "New One Health book available...one of the best yet!" - Monday, January 30, 2017

 

 

 

New One Health book available...one of the best yet!

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition

See: https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Health-Routledge-Studies-Sustainability/dp/1138334952

 

by George R. Lueddeke (Author)

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see November 6, 2018: CURRENT One Health Intellectual Exchange -2018 Schedule- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solve Problems Challenging the Health of People, Animals and the Environment - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CURRENT One Health Intellectual Exchange -2018 Schedule- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solve Problems Challenging the Health of People, Animals and the Environment - Monday, January 30, 2017

 

One Health Intellectual Exchange 2018 Schedule

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solve Problems Challenging the Health of People, Animals and the   Environment

 

Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, North Carolina Biotechnology Center   15 T.W. Alexander Drive Research Triangle Park, NC    27709

Directions:   www.ncbiotech.org/directions

 

 

Sept 4             Food Policy and One Health

Kelly Brownell, PhD. Director of the Duke World Food Policy Center & Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy.

 

Sept 11           Urban Heat Mapping and Effects on Plants and Environmental Health

Elsa Youngsteadt, PhD. Entomologist, Assistant Professor, Applied Ecology, NC State University

 

Sept 18           From social networks to ecological networks: How network structure influences disease transmission within and across species.

Charles Nunn, PhD. Department of Evolutionary Anthropology & Duke Global Health Institute. Director, Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM)

Editor-in-Chief, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health

 

Sept 25           Hydroepidemiology: Cholera as a Model Pathogen

Antar Jutla, PhD. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of West Virginia

 

Oct 2               How dogs have helped us understand and treat retinal diseases in people.

Freya Mowat, BVSC, PHD, DIPL. ECVO, DIPL. ACVO. Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, NC State University

 

Oct 16             Emerging Viral Pathogens.

Gene Olinger, PhD, MBA. Principal Science Advisor, MRI Global –Midwest Research Institute. Key member /inventor in the development of ZMapp Ebola Virus Disease treatment.


Oct 23             Do cats hurt, and how do we know? Assessment of pain by veterinarians and caregivers.

 

Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB. Clinical Assistant Professor, NC State University.

 

 

 

Oct 30             One Health Case Study

 

Brucella suis: A re-emerging pathogen at the human, livestock, and wildlife interface. An interactive case study exploring responses to feral swine crop damage andB. suis spillover. Active audience participation led by One Health Faculty from NC      State,  UNC-CH,  and Duke.

 

 

 

Nov 6              Young Professionals Panel Discussion: One Health - Benefits and Challenges of One Health in the work place.

 

 

 

Moderator: Eric Pevzner, MPH PhD. Chief of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program. Eric will also briefly speak on the role of One Health in EIS recruitment opportunities.

 

Panelists: Chris Koivisto, DVM. Anatomic Pathology Resident and Graduate Research Associate, Ohio State University.

 

Helena Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

 

Maya Nadimpalli, MS, PhD. Postdoctoral research scientist, Department of Infection and Epidemiology Institut Pasteur.

 

Chris Pierson, MHS. ‘Challenges of navigating work/careers in One Health.’ (Connecting via videoconference.)

 

Jennifer Niemuth, DVM, Doctoral Candidate Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. NC State University.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 13            Outer Banks, Coastal management and One Health Policy / Economics.

 

Orrin Pilkey, PhD. James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment Duke University, and Founder and Director Emeritus, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University.

 

Susan Stuska, EdD. Wildlife Biologist, Cape Lookout National Seashore - National Park Service.

 

Paula Gillikin, MS. Nature Reserves Manager, N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve and Central Sites Manager (Rachel Carson & Permuda Island Reserves) / Environmental Specialist N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

 

Nov 20            Open Forum on One Health topics to be announced Nov 27                     Speaker to be confirmed

 

Dec 4               “The End of Epidemics”

 

Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH. Management Sciences for Health, Senior Fellow Emeritus, former President and CEO Harvard Medical School, Instructor in

 

Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity. Author,

 

The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It.

 


IMED 2018 • Vienna, Austria • November 9-12, 2018 - Sunday, January 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The 7th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, IMED 2018 will be held in Vienna, Austria from 9-12 November 2018. For those whose work deals with threats from infectious agents, IMED 2018 will once again bring leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present new knowledge and breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens.

 

IMED 2018 Abstract Submissions are now open. Describe your work related to emerging diseases and surveillance for the opportunity to present it at the meeting and submit your abstract. Five sessions are reserved for oral abstract presentations.

 

ProMED and the International Society for Infectious Diseases look forward to welcoming you to Vienna.

 

Best regards,

Larry Madoff, MD

Co-chair, Scientific Program Committee

Director of Emerging Disease Surveillance, Editor ProMED                 

 

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IMED 2018 • Vienna, Austria • November 9-12, 2018
International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance

Event Information

  • Emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals and the "One Health" concept
  • Methods and models of disease surveillance, detection, and prediction
  • Lessons from the Zika epidemic
  • Emerging zoonoses and animal health threats
  • Biosecurity and agents of bioterrorism and biological warfare
  • Infections related to travel and migration of humans and animals
  • Advanced diagnostic technologies for emerging infectious diseases
  • Foodborne and waterborne pathogens
  • Specific disease threats: Nipah Virus; Pandemic, Avian, and Swine Influenza; Ebola, Yellow Fever, Lassa, and other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers; MERS Coronavirus; Rift Valley Fever; antimicrobial-resistant pathogens; Anthrax; Cholera; healthcare-associated Infections, and others
  • December 3 & 4, 2018: ONE HEALTH APPROACH to GLOBAL CENTERS at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronz, New York - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Global Health Center

One Health Approach

REGISTER!

 We are delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming conference Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers.  This conference, the fifth in our biennial series, will be held on December 3rd and the morning of the 4th at Einstein and is being organized by the Einstein Global Health Center in collaboration with EcoHealth Alliance and the Future Earth oneHEALTH global research project. 

This conference builds on strong high-level support for One Health and Planetary Health, recognizing that implementation of inter-disciplinary approaches on the ground remains limited due to a wide range of competing priorities and a lack of awareness and involvement of certain communities.  While the veterinary medical community, and increasingly the public health community, have led One Health efforts to date, the human medical community has had limited engagement in One Health efforts, with few avenues articulated in terms of practical implications, opportunities, and benefits for involvement.

 The relevance of interdisciplinary approaches is increasingly recognized as we face significant health consequences associated with rapid and widespread environmental and anthropogenic change. The pursuit of human, veterinary, and environmental health separately leads to an incomplete understanding of disease risks, resulting in missed opportunities for mitigating and adapting to threats and impacts. Studies of physicians reveal limited awareness of the environmental health aspects of medical problems in the patient care setting, as well as low levels of awareness about prevention or treatment of zoonotic diseases, which may hinder timely diagnosis and epidemiological investigation. While there have been calls for training health professionals in systems thinking to better prepare them to face these issues, at present One Health education efforts in medical schools are in their infancy, lagging behind veterinary schools which have made One Health a central part of their curricula. Wider adoption of One Health approaches in clinical care will require educating and training health care providers in certain novel competencies.

We seek to bring representatives from the different areas of practice, often siloed, to discuss critical issues that are faced in order to focus more attention on the One Health approach and its application to both medical school curriculum and clinical practice. We believe this approach can be highly beneficial for the medical and global health communities in addressing infectious and non-infectious disease challenges, particularly as countries seek to operationalize One Health and other interdisciplinary approaches.  Our speakers represent such organizations as EcoHealth Alliance, NYC DOMH, CDC, World Bank, WHO, the Center for Disease Dynamics, NIAID Office of Biodefense Translational Resources, UC Davis One Health Institute, and Duke University, among others.

Registration link:  www.eeds.com/live/418145 

Tentative agenda 

See: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/global-health/events/one-health-approach.aspx

Provided by:

Jill Raufman, MS, MPH

Director, Medical Student Global Health Programs
Associate Director, Global Health Center

Principal Associate, Department of Pathology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1300 Morris Park Avenue/Block 505/Bronx NY 10461
Phone: (718) 430-3518    Fax: (718) 430-2521
Email: jill.raufman@einstein.yu.edu   

Web: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/globalhealth


Stakeholder Conference, "How to join forces in influenza pandemic preparedness..." January 22, 2019 CHATHAM HOUSE, LONDON, UK - Saturday, January 07, 2017
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Dear colleague,

*Prof. David Heymann and **I have the pleasure of announcing that Mrs. Laura Spinney has agreed to join the speakers list of the stakeholders conference on pandemic preparedness that ESWI and the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House will be organizing on 22 January 2019. In her lecture, Mrs. Spinney will focus on the underlying causes of the devastating impact of the 1918–1920 Spanish flu pandemic.
Mrs. Spinney is the author of the acclaimed book Pale Rider in which she recounts the story of the greatest human disaster of the twentieth century, which claimed between 50 and 100 million lives worldwide, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. 
The aim of the stakeholders conference is to prepare for the next influenza pandemic by providing an overview of the scientific basis for pandemic preparedness and exploring pathways to improve policy engagement. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for discussion between key players and participants in pandemic preparedness and response.

The full conference agenda is available here.

Registration is free of charge, but seats are limited. To secure your participation, follow this link and click the 'Register Interest' button.

Confirmed conference speakers also include:

  • Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO Assistant Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Dr. Beverley Taylor, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
  • Dr. Tanya Scanlon, Head of High Consequence Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Flu Policy at the Department of Health and Social Care, UK
  • Dr. Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, UK
  • Dr. Marco Cavaleri, Head of Anti-infectives and Vaccines at the European Medicines Agency
  • Dr. John Ryan, Commission Public Health Directorate, European Commission
  • Dr. Gülsah Gabriel, Heinrich Pette Institut, Hamburg, Germany
  • Dr. Danuta Skowronski, BC Centre for Disease Control , University of British Colombia, Canada
  • Dr. Susanne Herold, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Dr. Terry Jones, Cambridge University, UK
  • Dr. Florian Krammer, Mount Sinai, US
  • Dr. Pasi Penttinen, Head of Disease Programme Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses
  • Dr. Marc Van Ranst, Flu Commissioner Belgium
  • *Dr. David Heymann is a physician and **Dr. Ab Osterhaus is a veterinarian.
  • Dr. Heyman also serves on the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 


10th Annual CUGH Conference TRANSLATION and IMPLEMENTATION for Impact in Global Health - Chicago, IL. - March 8-10, 2019 - Sunday, January 01, 2017

CIRCULATE WIDELY!


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

2019 CUGH Conference
Translation and Implementation
for Impact in Global Health

At the Hilton Chicago Hotel
March 8-10, 2019
Satellite Sessions March 7, 2019

Join more than 1,800 global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 55 countries to explore the latest in global health and how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can translate and implement the global health challenges before us.
SUBMIT YOUR:

Panel Proposals
Database is Open.
Submissions Deadline: August 25, 2018

Abstract Proposals
Stay Tuned. Database will Open in Coming Weeks.
Submissions Deadline: August 25, 2018

Satellite Session Applications
Database is Open.
Applications Deadline: November 1, 2018

Please share this with your network of colleagues,
faculty, and students to prepare their submissions.

 

Conference Tracks / Subthemes
(March 8-10, 2018)

  • Governance, Human Rights, Ethics, Global Health Law, Violence, and Migration

  • Human Resources, Health Systems, Strengthening Public Institutions, Global Health Economics

  • Non-Communicable Diseases & Communicable Diseases

  • Planetary Health One Health, Environmental Health, Climate Change

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Translation and Implementation Science

  • What Works/Doesn't Work: Examples of High Impact Development/Global Health/Environmental Programs

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“Chemicals of Concern in the Environment,” the 2019 One Health One Planet™ symposium will be held March 13 – 14, 2019 - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

“Chemicals of Concern in the Environment,” the 2019 One Health One Planet™ symposium will be held March 13 – 14, 2019

 

The Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement acknowledges the connection between human and environmental health. The institute studies the built and natural environments and their intersection with human health and wellness.

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Sarah States at sstates@phipps.conservatory.org.

 

One Schenley Park | Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830       Phone: 412/622-6914

 

 

 

SEE more information at: https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/one-health-one-planet/

 


6TH World One Health Congress - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - June 15-18, 2020 - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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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.

Registration deadline: 30 July 2018!

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<Study> 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           

February 1, 2010                                                                     

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Contact: Teres Lambert

tlambert@animalagriculture.org

 

 

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, Deputy  Director, 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.

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ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010 - Saturday, March 13, 2010

ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010

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.

Tuesday, March 16

Moses Lake

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Big Bend Community College

 

 

Friday, March 19

Tumwater

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Labor and Industries Building

Register Online :: Agenda and Directions

Registration

Registration is free. Register online at the Washington Public Health Training Network (WAPHTN) Web site, https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/waphtn/class.asp.

For more details about the workshops, see http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/zoo/workshop.htm which includes agenda, location, and driving directions.

If you experience difficulties registering, please contact the Washington State Department of Health – Zoonotic Disease Program at zd@doh.wa.gov or 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.

Registration for the symposium is available at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Veterinary Continuing Education. On-line registration requires establishing a log-in name and password. Cost for the full day meeting is $60 ($35 for students). Registration can also be mailed or faxed. A downloadable PDF of a brochure is also available. For more information and links to both methods of registration, please visit the Office of Veterinary Continuing Education web site.

About the College of Veterinary Medicine

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

One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health

 

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.

Panelists:

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.

If you are interested in learning more about One Health please browse the One Health Initiative website at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com.

If you have questions about the Forum, please send me an email.

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP - lkahn@Princeton.EDU
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

 

One Health Academy Guest Speaker and Dinner – Washington, D.C. (USA)

 

                      April 8, 2010 at 6 P.M.

 

Guest speaker -  Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Retired)


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

(WMD Commission)                          

“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 onehealthacademy@gmail.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, onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

 Florida Veterinary Medical Association 81st Annual Conference

 

 

April 9-11, 2010

FVMA website: www.fvma.com

 

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina

Tampa, Florida (USA)

 

ZOONOSES – A joint presentation by:

Sunday April 11, Room 8 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

  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

  CONFERENCE INVITATION

8th Annual Scientific Conference

 


 
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