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

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                                                                     


Contact: Teres Lambert




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


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


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

Labor and Industries Building

Register Online :: Agenda and Directions


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.


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


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

4 PM

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. 



Mary Peoples-Sheps, DrPH

Senior Associate Dean for Public Health

College of Public Health and Health Professions

University of Florida

PO Box 100182

Gainesville, FL 32610-0182

352-273-6084 (Voice)

352-273-6199 (Fax



CQ-Roll Call Group Forum

April 26 - 28, 2010

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland


Thirteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research









3rd Sample Prep - Sample Preparation for Virus, Toxin & Pathogen Detection & Identification

May 6-7, 2010


Baltimore, MD




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 AcademyWashington, 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 onehealthacademy@gmail.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 Health Academy Coordinator



The Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

(CAVEPM) presents:


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:



CAVEPM 2010 is pleased to feature plenary presentations from leading experts from Canada, the United States and Denmark. Don’t miss out! Registration closes on May 27, 2010: www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/cavepm/page/registration.cfm


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:





The CAVEPM 2010 Organizing Committee


Ian Young

PhD Candidate, Epidemiology

Department of Population Medicine

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1


59th Wildlife Disease Association Annual Meeting

May 30 – June 4, 2010

Iquazu, Argentina





“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 venue

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.


Important Information

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


Check out other lodging alternatives


Information provided by:


Thomas M. Yuill, PhD

Professor Emeritus

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 .







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.

Please R.S.V.P. by  e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com"

with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are

accepting replies on a first come first serve basis.


You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com

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.


If you have any questions about this event or future events you

can contact us at  ONEHEALTH ACADEMY @GMAIL.com.

16th Biodetection Technologies - Technological Responses to Biological Threats

June 17-18, 2010


Arlington, VA




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


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


August 8 – 10, 2010


International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man


Fairbanks, Alaska


 http://www.alaska.edu/inbre/incdncm/information-for-presenter/ .


Alaska INBRE
PO Box 757040
202 West Ridge Research Bldg.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

email: inbre@alaska.edu

One Health 2011 Congress program Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended by 1 Week ONLY!

Submissions will now close 5pm (AEST) 14 September 2010


MORE:  http://www.onehealth2011.com/email/index7.htm

phone: 907.474.1104
fax: 907.474.6745




Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine


Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:30am - 6:00pm



One Health Symposium: People, Plants & Animals


Scheman Building, Benton Auditorium





The Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series
Sponsored by Healthy Food Action and The IATP Food and Society Fellows
Co-sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Keep Antibiotics Working

Join us for the first webinar in the series:

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


Welcome to the website of the EWDA conference 2010




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.




Some tentative data:


January, 2010

second call, website open for early bird registration and abstract submission

March,  2010

third call

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”.


Please visit http://www.cugh.org for more information. 

University of Washington, Seattle


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

  The Netherlands

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 info@lgmva.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. 


To register, go to www.glma.org/annualconference


Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Conference

September 22-25, 2010

San Diego

Presentation Proposal from LGVMA:


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.


Information provided by:


Ken Gorczyca, DVM

Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association

584 Castro Street #492

San Francisco, CA 94114





Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML

Deputy Director Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

1101 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 301

Washington, DC 2005

Tel 202-371-9195, ext 14

Fax 202-842-0773




Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH

Director, Clinical Research

National Marine Mammal Foundation

2240 Shelter Island Drive Suite 200

San Diego, California 92106

Phone 877-360-5527



Symposium to Examine Zoonoses, Animal Agriculture and Human Health

Sept. 23-24, 2010


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


 September 23 - 24, 2010


 Delhi, India


Website: www.india.wrcgo.eve-ex.com
 email: jennifer@eve-ex.com
 Tel. 425.996.7102
 Fax. 425.968.7400


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.:

Time Zone Converter

One Health Initiative website team member Jack Woodall, PhD will present:


The One Health Initiative - Global Clearinghouse for Activities Involving Rabies and Other Zoonoses




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. 


There is no cost to attend the webinars and you will need to register for each webinar separately.  Click here for more information.


Sample Topics:

·         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.


Visit our course website for more information.

or call (614) 292-8727.

For more information about course offerings, to register, or if you have questions, please visit our website: https://vetmedce.osu.edu
or call or email us
Phone: 614-292-8727

Director of Continuing Education:
Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, ACT


Dear All,


Dr. Sharon Deem, who is currently the Research Veterinarian at the National Zoo, and who received her PhD from our DepartmentEmerging Pathogens Institute (when we were Infectious Diseases) will be visiting this week, and giving a seminar entitled:


Challenges and Opportunities for Global Conservation Medicine


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

 4:00 pm, in Lecture Hall A,

Veterinary Academic Building

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.


Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us! For those unable to attend, we will stream the lecture online at: http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/extension/aquatic/events/


Below is some current information on Sharon:


Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM, Research Veterinarian
Veterinary 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.

Her research interests in wildlife veterinary medicine focus on the spread of disease between domestic animals and wildlife and the health impact of environmental changes and human contact on wild species. Her research has included, among many other projects, a health-monitoring program for gorillas in central Africa, a comprehensive health assessment of captive Saint Vincent parrots in the Grenadines, an ongoing health assessment of Atlantic/Caribbean sea turtles, veterinary support for a maned wolf health assessment in Bolivia, and a telemetry study of Congo forest elephants.

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 htdaniel@ufl.edu

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.

Topics include:

  • Parasite and vector cell biology
  • Disease pathogenesis
  • Drug discovery

Immunology and vaccine development

National Meat Association (NMA) is a proud co-sponsor of the upcoming 4th National Forum on
Food-Borne Illness Litigation

October 27-28, 2010 - Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel - Chicago, IL

Feel free to download the program agenda here



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:


You won’t want to miss this one!

The One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases


American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) – 59th Annual Meeting - www.astmh.org

November 3-7, 2010

Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)


A symposium organized jointly by members of the ASTMH and the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) http://www.soctropvetmed.org/ deals with the broad subject of One Health.


Marriott – Room A704, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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.


Session Summary:


·                           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.


Symposium organizers:


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


For full details please see: www.onehealthnet.be.


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)


Dear Colleagues,


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.

ARCHIVED EVENTS since November 9, 2010 - Saturday, September 04, 2010

International Scientific Conference on Gastro-intestinal Microbial Ecology 2010 – GME2010

Date:  9th – 11th November 2010

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Kosice, Slovakia

Webpage: www.GutMicroEcology.net

Contact: info@GutMicroEcology.net

The conference's goal is to provide a scientific forum for scientist and researchers who are committed to understand the complexity of the gastro-intestinal ecosystem and its interactions with the host in health or disease.

At GME2010 leading scientists will present and discuss current advances in the research of gut microbiota and gut microbial ecosystem. The scientific programme aims to advance the understanding of microbial diversity of the gastro-intestinal ecosystem by presenting new insights in its complex balance or imbalance, and discuss ways to modulate the gut microbiota to the benefit of the host by means of bioactive substances.


New research results and insights will be conferred by leading scientist from industry and academia within the fields of general microbiology, analytical methods, microbiomics, host-microbe interaction, biofilms and signalling. In addition novel approaches, methods and scientifically solid ideas, visions will be presented as well.


Information Provided by:

Maria Kasmanova

International Event Manager-GME2010

Organizing Committee


November 11-17, 2010

United States Animal Health Association (USAHA)
114th Annual Meeting


American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
53rd Annual Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota
For more information on AAVLD programs, please go to www.aavld.org




Theme for 2010 AAVLD/USAHA Plenary Sessions:  One Health


AAVLD Plenary Session – 7:50 – 11:30 a.m.


One Health: Opportunities for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories


7:50 a.m.      Welcome – Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, AAVLD President-Elect 

8:00             Keynote-- Human-Animal Medicine Title: How Do Laboratories Fit Into the Picture?

                   - Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH

8:30             NBAF And Its Role In the Growing One Health Initiative – Cyril Gay, DVM, PhD

9:00             What are the Challenges and Pitfalls to my Laboratory Participating in One Health? 

                          -Bruce Akey, MS, DVM

9:30             Break

10:00            Valuing One Health:  Opportunities and Challenges for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

                    – Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD

10:30            When/Where/How Veterinarians Can Build Bridges Between the Diagnostic Laboratory and the Local Health Community –

                         -Tanya Graham, DVM, DAVCP

11:00  a.m.    Walk the Talk: The Center for Excellence of Emerging & Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) and One Health –

                         -Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD                  


USAHA/AAVLD Joint Plenary Session – 7:50 – 12:00 a.m.


One Health: One Way Street Or Are There Opportunities for Animal Agriculture?


7:50 a.m.      Welcome – Steve Halstead, DVM, MS USAHA President-Elect; Moderator

                    -Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA

8:00             One Medicine:  Its All Herd Health – Lisa  A. Conti, DVM, MPH

8:30             Emerging Infectious Diseases:  The Case for Integrating 

                   Science, Medicine and Public Health, Gary Simpson, MD, PhD, MPH

9:00             Producer perspective on One Health: What are the implications of being a One Health Partner,

                    -Mark Engle. DVM, MS

9:30             Break

10:00            One Health and the Environment: Improving Health in a Wicked World

                        - Katie Pelican, DVM, PhD

10:30            Global prospective of One Health: Are we missing opportunities? 

                         - Mo Salman, DVM, MPVM, PhD

11:00            Emerging Microbial Threats: Challenges and Opportunities at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface  

                          -James M. Hughes, MD

11:30            One Health Discussion and Q&A Panel                 



University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JA, United Kingdom




Human and Veterinary Vaccinology


For more information see:



29 November - 3 December 2010

£1495 Course fee

Please send me dates and details of future vaccinology courses.

The Human and Veterinary Vaccinology course is a five-day Master’s level course designed to stand alone and cover all aspects of vaccinology. This training course will provide students with:

*       An overview of the field of human and veterinary vaccinology, from Edward Jenner to modern day vaccines.

*       An understanding of the immune system and immune mechanisms needed to provide protection from disease.

*       An understanding of the recent advances that have been made in the vaccine field and appreciation of the impact of molecular immunology and pathogen genomics on vaccine development.

*       An overview of the molecular methods used for the design and construction of vaccines.

*       An appreciation of the importance of pre-clinical testing and the many factors involved in the selection of animal models.

*       The ability to understand and interpret the bioassays used to measure vaccine immunogenicity and to understand how immunogenicity correlates with protection.

*       An understanding of the role of veterinary vaccines in animal heath, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health.

*       An understanding of the vaccine development pathway - from bench to market.

*       An overview of the ethical issues surrounding vaccine development and deployment.

Who is it for?

Vaccinology is a cross-disciplinary subject and the most exciting developments in vaccinology have occurred when people from diverse research, business and medical backgrounds have used their skills to collectively tackle problems in vaccine design, manufacture and distribution.

Our course participants will therefore reflect the diversity of the subject and be from business, academic, clinical and veterinary backgrounds. The course will be of particular interest to research scientists, programme managers, clinical trial coordinators, nurses, physicians and veterinarians. The course will be accessible to people already working in the field or to those who wish to enter the field.

People from the following organisations and companies have attended the Oxford Vaccinology Programme:

Baxter BioScience, Baxter Innovations GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford), Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (University of Oxford), Commission on Human Medicines, Cumbria and Lancashire Health Protection Unit, Datamonitor, Department of Paediatrics (University of Oxford), Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care (Oxford), Drug Delivery Solutions, European Medicines Agency (EMEA), Emergent BioSolutions Inc, Federal Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Genecom, Glide Pharma, ICON Clinical Research, IDT Biologika GmbH, Imaxio, Inocul8, Institute for Animal Health (IAH), Irsicaixa, Laboritorios Leti, S.L., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Medicago R&D, MHRA, Moredun Research Institute, Novartis, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (University of Oxford), Oxford Vaccine Group, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), Pfizer Ltd, Sagittarius IP, Solvay Biologicals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc, Statens Serum Institut, Subiaco Associates Ltd, The Jenner Institute (University of Oxford), Tropical Medicine (University of Oxford), Vaccibody AS, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, World Health Organisation, Wyeth









ARCHIVED EVENTS since December 8, 2010 - Friday, September 03, 2010

Eighth Annual “One Medicine” Symposium

December 8, 2010



Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, North Carolina

Reality Bites:


A One Medicine Approach to Vector-borne Diseases


A conference for physicians, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals, wildlife professionals, and federal, military, state and local disaster responders.


Conference objectives:


  • Describe the diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and vector control measures in humans and animals for vector-borne diseases.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences of vector-borne disease ecology, diagnosis and case management between people and animals.
  • Discuss the impact of our changing ecology on wildlife and disease risks for people and animals in the Southeastern United States.
  • Emphasize the “One Medicine“ approach of close cooperation between human and veterinary medicine for a rapid and effective response to emerging vector-borne diseases.



For a full agenda, registration information and
other details:


visit www.onemedicinenc.org or call 919.515.2261.


  • Continuing education is pending. See website for specific details and updates. The CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Registration Fee is $50.00






Jeffrey Engel, MD, State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Steve Troxler, Commissioner, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Changing Ecology and Vector-borne Diseases

  • Impacts on wildlife
  • Disease risk impacts for people and animals

Michael Yabsley, PhD, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study


Rickettsial Diseases of People and Pets

  • You can’t tell a rickettsiosis by its spots: the expanding spectrum of spotted fever in the United States
  • Diagnostic approach, surveillance and treatment
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Dogs as sentinels for disease in humans?

Christopher Paddock, MD, MPHTM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University




Mosquito-borne Diseases, Surveillance Programs and Vector Control Concerns

  • Mosquito-borne diseases: epidemiology and clinical management of LaCrosse virus
  • Ecology of eastern equine encephalitis, sentinel flock and mosquito surveillance

James Whitehouse, MD, MHS, Asheville Infectious Disease Consultants

Barry Engber, ScD, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Lunch: provided


Lyme Disease and Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI)

  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance for humans
  • Canine diagnosis—what is the test really telling us?
  • Complex ecology of Lyme disease in the South

Paul Lantos, MD, Duke University

Susan Little, DVM, PhD, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University

Charles Apperson, PhD, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University




Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

  • Chagas disease in your backyard?
  • Bartonellosis—a hidden epidemic?
  • Human Babesiosis in the United States
  • Babesiosis in dogs—new species

Susan Montgomery, DVM, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, Tennessee Department of Health

Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University



World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Global Conference on Veterinary Legislation

Djerba, Tunisia  December 7 – 9, 2010


“The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is pleased to announce the First OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Legislation, with the theme ‘Modernising Veterinary Legislation for Good Governance” to be held in Djerba Tunisia on 7-9 December 2010. The Conference will provide for a timely global discussion on a subject that is of growing importance in the face of threats linked with globalization, climate change, bioterrorism and the emergence and re-emergence of diseases at the interface of human, animal and wildlife ecosystems.

With the kind agreement of the Tunisian Government the OIE will hold this important global event in Tunisia . This will help to highlight the significance of veterinary legislation as a cornerstone of the veterinary infrastructure and to encourage governments and donors to make the investments needed to harmonise and to strengthen legislation and other key elements of good governance in developing countries.

Implementing veterinary legislation in line with international standards and guidelines will help countries to comply with international obligations at the same time as improving animal health, food safety and livestock production - thereby improving food security and helping to alleviate poverty.

Veterinary legislation is indeed an essential element of the national infrastructure that enables Veterinary Services to efficiently carry out their key functions, including epidemio-surveillance, early detection, reporting, rapid response, prevention and control of outbreaks of animal diseases, including zoonoses, animal production food safety, animal welfare and the certification of animals and animal products for export. In the face of increasing global trade, climate change and the emergence and reemergence of diseases that can rapidly spread across international borders, the Veterinary Services must be supported by effective and modern legislation in order to face new threats and to meet the OIE criteria for quality and performance of their essential functions.

The OIE is aware that in many developing countries veterinary legislation is outdated and inadequate to address the today's challenges and those of the future. At the request of Members, the OIE has developed guidelines on the essential elements to be covered in veterinary legislation. As a follow up to an evaluation of the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) using the OIE PVS Tool, and at the request of Members, the OIE conducts missions to help governments that wish to modernize the national veterinary legislation and thereby strengthen the veterinary services to help meet the OIE standards.

The Conference will feature presentations from speakers representing international organizations and national Veterinary Services and experts on legislation (both general and veterinary), and will provide advice on good governance of Veterinary Services based on modern and efficient legislation. During interactive sessions, participants will be invited to share their experiences and to identify future needs and priorities for the OIE to address.

Approximately 300 participants are expected to attend the Conference, including:

•  OIE National Delegates

•  Other national government representatives and parliamentarians

•  Representatives of International Organisations having official agreements with the OIE

•  Representatives of other international organisations / private sector organisations and individual experts

The conference will take place over 2 1/2 days, comprising Ministerial Statements and keynote speakers and on day 1, technical presentations on day 1, 2 and 3 and a panel discussion and the Conference Recommendations on day 3. Speakers will be supported with simultaneous interpretation in English/French/Spanish and Arab during all plenary sessions.”

North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011


January 15 – 19, 2011 


 Orlando, Florida (USA)


A “One Health” program section is planned for Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel

8:00 a.m. to 4:50 P.M. (EST).


Please see December 7, 2010 News item on this website and NAVC website www.navc.com.


Note:  A special evening session is planned for Monday January 17th, 2011 from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. where conference attendees can meet and hear brief One Health presentations by prominent One Health advocates/supporters: the President of the American Medical Association, Cecil B. Wilson, MD; veterinarian Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH (Director of the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Health Division); Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD (Florida State Public Health Veterinarian); and physician, Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA).  Drs. Conti, Blackmore and Sherin were recently named to the One Health Initiative website teams’ Advisory Board (Hon.) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.


 Dr. Wilson recently reaffirmed his strong support of One Health with the following August 30, 2010 statement:

"The AMA strongly supports the One Health Initiative, the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and our environment. More than 60 percent of human infectious diseases and the preponderance of emerging infectious diseases have an animal vector. Better collaboration is needed between human and veterinary medicine to protect the public health. The One Health Initiative is playing an important role in achieving this goal."


A Species Spanning Approach to Medicine

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Saturday, January 29, 2011

Download: [ PDF ]


Course Description  

Comparative medicine once occupied a primary position in medical thought and education. Today, although the spectrum of clinical illness in animals and humans overlaps tremendously, veterinary and human clinical medicine operate in largely separate professional silos. Our fields come together episodically around concerns such as food safety, emerging infections and zoonoses. But the connections between human and veterinary health and clinical practice extend far beyond these issues - a reality well known to veterinarians but less well recognized by human physicians.

One step to facilitate understanding of the global and species-spanning nature of illness and health is to literally facilitate introductions between clinicians on both sides of this "species-divide."

Zoobiquity Conference is organized by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The conference is designed to bring together leading clinicians and scientists in both human and veterinary medicine to discuss the same diseases in a wide spectrum of animal species and human beings. The intention of this cross-disciplinary conference is to create conversations and relationships between human and veterinary colleagues confronted with similar clinical challenges. By crossing disciplines in this way we can significantly expand the perspective of clinicians, scientists and patients about these shared disorders and about the broader concerns relevant to all patients and practitioners.

The morning will begin in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Veterinary and human sub-specialists will compare diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to their patients in the areas of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry/Behavior, and Infectious Disease.

Following the morning program, conference participants will board buses and travel to the Los Angeles Zoo to participate in 4 clinical "walk rounds" led by the zoo's veterinary staff featuring several fascinating animal cases with important comparative elements. Experts in both veterinary and human medicine again will provide commentary highlighting the importance of collaboration between veterinary and human physicians. A cocktail reception will conclude the conference and participants will board buses back to UCLA.

Zoobiquity, a term coined by Dr. Barbara Natterson Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, describes a new, species-spanning approach to health that draws on expertise from veterinary and human medicine-to the advantage of both.

Whether examining shared molecular structures or identifying surprising common behaviors, Zoobiquity urges physicians and veterinarians to engage in conversations that can lead to new ways to diagnose, model, and treat diseases of many kinds. Just as Zoobiquity aims to unite human and animal medical practice, the term Zoobiquity itself combines the language of two cultures: "zo" - (Greek for animal) and "ubiquite" (Latin for everywhere).



Enrollment is limited. Early enrollment is strongly suggested.


To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Meeting the Challenge of Primary Care
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624

By Phone Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620             

Course Fee

Early Registration

  • $195, CME participants
  • $170, Non-CME participants
  • $80, Trainees
  • Medical students must call the CME Office to register.

On-site Registration

  • $220, CME participants
  • $195, Non-CME participants
  • $105 Trainees


Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, December 31, 2010 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided. 



International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2011)

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Dates: February 4-7, 2011

Register now. http://imed.isid.org/



1st International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium - February 6-9, 2011




United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal Research Service (ARS)


Animal Production & Protection: Challenges, Risks, and Best Practices

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Symposium Hotel Rates are only $119.00!

 Featured keynote speakers:  Jerry Jaax, DVM, "Agricultural Infrastructure Challenges,"and Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, "One Health"

Choose from six different preconference courses offered on Sunday

Two and a half days: Expert speakers will be presenting topics on animal livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife health issues associated with agricultural research, diagnostics, and response

Exhibits showcasing the latest agricultural biosafety products and services

Invaluable networking with professionals from the biosafety and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies

As an IACET Authorized Provider, ABSA offers CEUs for these programs that qualify under IACET guidelines.

 USDA ARS is partnering with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) who will be managing the symposium. The focus of this first symposium will be on animal (livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife) health issues associated with agricultural research, diagnostics, and response.

For more information, please contact Ed Stygar at ed@absaoffice.org


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration


8:00 - 12:00 pm
Session VI: One Health


Moderator: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

8:00 - 8:50 am Keynote–One Health – Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

8:50 - 9:20 am #20 - NBAF Project Update - Michelle Colby, DVM, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

9:20 - 9:50 am #21 - Applications of One Health - Mo Salman, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

9:50 - 10:20 am #22 - Laboratory Twinning - Kate Glynn, DVM, World Health Organization, Paris, France


10:20 - 10:35 am Break


10:35 - 11:05 am #23 - Use of Forensics Laboratories in Outbreaks - Robert Bull, PhD, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

11:05 - 12:30 pm Session VI Roundtable–One Health Realities & Solutions
Moderator: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Panelists: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP,  Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.; Beth Lautner, DVM, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Ames, IA; Mo Salman, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Kate Glynn, DVM, World Health Organization, Paris, France


12:30 pm Closing Comments & Adjourn - Joe Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, Beltsville, MD



Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) – Gainesville, Florida (USA) Research Day is Thursday, February 10!


Schedule, and Call for Research Posters


EPI’s annual Research Day 2011 will be held on Thursday, February 10.  This is a time for students, post-docs, and faculty from UF and the state-wide research community to showcase their pathogen-related research.  The schedule for the day will be as follows:


9:00-10:00: put up posters (EPI building); coffee and light breakfast available

10:00-1:00: poster session

12:00-1:00: box lunches available

1:00-3:30: keynote speakers


1:00-2:15:  Frederick M. Ausubel, PhD; Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

“Identification of novel antimicrobial compounds that target bacterial virulence or host immunity”


2:15-3:30: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Diplomate ACVPM; Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University

“Emerging infectious diseases: A mandate for One Health”


We strongly encourage everyone doing research in emerging pathogens/infectious diseases to submit an abstract for the poster session.  Abstracts must be received *no later* than Monday, January 31, 2011, so that we can prepare the abstract booklet for the session.  Poster presentations may include new data, or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.


What to submit:

  • The lead researchers first and last name, and the full names of all co-authors, with affiliations.
  • ARCHIVED EVENTS since February 28, 2011 - Thursday, September 02, 2010


Sunday, February 20, 2011: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

207A (Washington Convention Center)


ProMED Co-founder and ProMED Editor Among Speakers at AAAS Annual Meeting:


One Health: From Ideas to Implementation, Rhetoric to Reality


Emerging zoonotic diseases, food- and water-borne diseases, and environmental change pose increasing threats to health on a global basis. Improvements are needed in our ability to detect and respond to emerging zoonotic agents, particularly those that appear suddenly and are capable of spreading over large areas. The emergence of diseases is a huge public health threat everywhere, especially with the impact of being able to travel to any point in the world in a day. Diseases do not respect borders. This session will focus on implementing One Health principles through concrete actions, in particular, via monitoring and surveillance at the human-animal-environment interface.




Stephen S. Morse, PhD - Columbia University & Co-founder ProMED-Mail
Global Monitoring of Emerging Infectious Diseases: Predicting Outbreaks by Monitoring

Larry Madoff, MD University of Massachusetts – Editor, ProMED-Mail
One Health in Action: Monitoring Emerging Disease Threats on the Internet


Note: Dr. Madoff serves on the One Health Initiative website’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php




Please mark your calendars for the upcoming biodefense seminar series sponsored by The MacArthur Foundation. 



 All seminars will take place from 12:30pm to 2pm.

 Lunch will be served. 

 The February schedule is as follows:

 February 25th (FRIDAY!)   Kay Mereish, PhD  Title of Talk: “Alternative Approaches to the Biological Weapons Convention, The Comfort with No Protocol.”  Dr. Mereish is the Deputy Director for the Department of Homeland Security at the National Center for Medical Intelligence.   Her presentation will not reflect or represent DHS or NCMI positions.


 SCHULTZ 418 is located at H6 and 5 IVY LANE is located at I5 on this map:


  Any questions, please contact me at lkahn@princeton.edu or 609 258 6763.   For additional information about previous seminars please see our website at:  http://www.princeton.edu/sgs/seminars/biosecurity/ 


 Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Washington State Department of Health


The one-day workshop offers a synopsis of zoonotic disease issues and explores a variety of emerging and endemic zoonoses occurring in our state. Don’t miss out on this learning opportunity!

Come and network with other professionals who are dedicated to reducing the public health impact of these zoonotic diseases.

Friday, March 11

Labor and Industries Auditorium

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Tuesday, March 15

Big Bend Community College

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Moses Lake

Special Note

One of the goals of this workshop is to share the recently adopted state zoonotic disease rules. These rules go into effect January 1, 2012. Please attend to see how the rule changes will affect you and your role in protecting public health.

Registration and More Information

Registration and agenda will be available in February. Please check our website for more information.

Contact the Zoonotic Disease Program at zd@doh.wa.gov with your questions.

Public Health – Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Washington

“Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting Notice


Location: Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011!


Key note lecturer:  Dr. John (Jack) Woodall, a viral epidemiologist, a member of the One Health team and currently the contents manager of the ProMED-mail page of which he was one of the co-founder. Read more about dr Woodall here! You will find pictures from the first IEE meeting 16-17 March, 2010, here!

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming biodefense seminar series sponsored by The MacArthur Foundation. 

 All seminars will take place from 12:30pm to 2pm Carl Icahn 280.

 Lunch will be served. 

 The April schedule is as follows:

  April  8th   Nishal Mohan, PhD  Title of Talk: “Globalizing Biosecurity: The Virtual Biosecurity Center.”  Dr. Mohan is the Executive Director of the Virtual Biosecurity Center at the Federation of American Scientists. He joined the Federation of American Scientists in December 2008.  Prior to FAS, he was a graduate student in molecular biology at Princeton University.

April 15th   Nancy Connell, PhD  Title of Talk: “Review of the National Academies’ Investigation of the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks.”  Dr. Connell is  Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School.

  Icahn 280 is located between H and I 7 on this map:

  Any questions, please contact me at lkahn@princeton.edu or 609 258 6763.   For additional information about previous seminars please see our website at:  http://www.princeton.edu/sgs/seminars/biosecurity/ 

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

     April 8 - 10, 2011

       Oregon International Veterinary Student Association "One-Health-One-World Service" Symposium 2011


 Emerging Threats to One Health: Implications to U.S. National Security

University of Missouri – Reynolds Alumni Center… April 12, 2011

Please see http://muconf.missouri.edu/odni and http://muconf.missouri.edu/odni/links.html 

 Consumer’s Stake in Today’s Food Production -  Meeting Growing Production Demands with Integrity




NIAA Annual Conference April 11-14, 2011

San Antonio, Texas


It is estimated that by 2050 nearly twice as much food will need to be produced to feed the world’s growing population!  With limited resources, it will be even more important that animal agriculture continues to produce food, milk and fiber in responsible and sustainable ways that meet consumers’ expectations.


The 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture will explore the growing necessity of involving consumers as stakeholders in food production.  As stakeholders, consumers need to have accurate and complete information on the many issues surrounding meat, dairy and fiber production in order to understand the importance of evolving production practices.   Areas to be explored will include the elements of a stable food supply; food security; food safety; animal agriculture’s importance in the ecosystem; and effective ways to communicate with stakeholders.


Save the date!  April 11-14, 20100 * San Antonio Texas

Visit www.AnimalAgriculture.org for more information


National Institute for Animal Agriculture * 13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80921

Phone: 719.538.8843 * Fax: 719.538.8847 * Email: NIAA@AnimalAgriculture.org

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming biodefense seminar series sponsored by The MacArthur Foundation. 

 All seminars will take place from 12:30pm to 2pm Carl Icahn 280.

 Lunch will be served. 

 The April schedule is as follows:

  April  8th   Nishal Mohan, PhD  Title of Talk: “Globalizing Biosecurity: The Virtual Biosecurity Center.”  Dr. Mohan is the Executive Director of the Virtual Biosecurity Center at the Federation of American Scientists. He joined the Federation of American Scientists in December 2008.  Prior to FAS, he was a graduate student in molecular biology at Princeton University.

 April 15th   Nancy Connell, PhD  Title of Talk: “Review of the National Academies’ Investigation of the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks.”  Dr. Connell is  Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School.

  Icahn 280 is located between H and I 7 on this map:


  Any questions, please contact me at lkahn@princeton.edu or 609 258 6763.   For additional information about previous seminars please see our website at:  http://www.princeton.edu/sgs/seminars/biosecurity/ 

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University


Please note that the final spring biodefense seminar is scheduled for Friday May 13th.

 The seminar will take place from 12:30pm to 2pm Carl Icahn 280.

 Lunch will be served. 

 May 13th  Nancy Connell, PhD  Title of Talk: “Review of the National Academies’ Investigation of the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks.”  Dr. Connell is  Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School.

 Icahn 280 is located between H and I 7 on this map:


  Any questions, please contact me at lkahn@princeton.edu or 609 258 6763.   For additional information about previous seminars please see our website at:  http://www.princeton.edu/sgs/seminars/biosecurity/ 

 Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

May 16-18, 2011

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD

Sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases


The 14th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research has become the largest scientific meeting devoted exclusively to research on vaccines and associated technologies for disease prevention through immunization.


Featured topics include: One Health-One Medicine, the development of herpesvirus vaccines, the status of HIV vaccines, genomics, special populations in immunology, and alternative animal models in vaccine discovery. 


Highlights: International Travel Grants Program, Maurice R. Hilleman Early-stage Career Investigator Award, Charles Merieux Award Luncheon, Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture and Luncheon, Mary Lou Clements-Mann Memorial Lecture in Vaccine Sciences, and Meet the Experts Breakfast Sessions.


The call for abstracts, detailed agenda and registration form are available at www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine11. 


International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

Surveillance: Science and Policy

Lyon, France – 17th to 20th May, 2011

The aim of the conference is to gather scientists and policy makers working in the area of animal health surveillance to exchange new ideas and better understand the challenges and opportunities that each group faces, and to develop solutions for future surveillance approaches under considerations of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and quality that fulfil the needs of both policy and science.

Download first announcement

Download call for papers
Appel à communication

ARCHIVED EVENT since June 7, 2011 - Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series:

Food, Hormones and Patient Health

Supporting Partners: American Nurses Association; Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments; Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Healthy Legacy

Monday, June 6, 2011

2 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. CDT/ 11 a.m. PDT

Exposure to environmental hormones, called “hormone or endocrine disruptors,” is contributing increasingly to chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and infertility that manifest throughout our patients’ lives. Patients are exposed to hormone disruptors in large part via a contaminated food chain. Food contaminants include certain pesticides, PCBs and dioxins, arsenic, steroid hormones, and compounds like bisphenol A, originating from food packaging.

Dr. Joanne Perron, an Ob-Gyn with the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) will review the cutting-edge science driving the work of its Food Matters project. Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) leader Kathy Curtis, policy director of Clean New York, will discuss how reforms to federal policies could help keep hormone disruptors out of the food supply. The American Nurses Association's Holly Carpenter, R.N., B.S.N., will present the 'Principles of a Healthy, Sustainable Food System,' prepared by the Food Systems and Public Health Conference Work Team funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Read more and register.

Note: The American Nurses Association is a One Health supporter.  Holly Carpenter, RN, BSN, an ANA representative, is also a One Health advocate and graciously provided this webinar notice to the One Health Initiative website.

June 23 - 24, 2011
San Diego, CA
One Border One Health Symposium

A Regional Symposium Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Border Surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Online Registration

Registration for Day 1 extended until Friday June 17, 2011.




General Invitation to "One Health" open forum discussion – RE: International Society of One Health Proposal


During the first International Congress on One Health held in Melbourne in February 2011, it was agreed to hold a one day meeting to discuss the best way forward for the One Health initiative. The possibility was discussed of the formation of an International Society of One Health as one way forward but it was recognized that other options might be preferable. There was strong support for a second International One Health Congress.


We would like to extend an open invitation to any interested person or party to attend a meeting in London, U.K. in late June.  The agenda for is meeting is given below:




1. Introduction and background to meeting

2. Do we need a new international "body" to further progress "One Health" such as an International Society for One Health.

         - why is something needed?

         - what would be its functions?

         - given the above how should it be structured, managed and be located?

3. Do we need a One Health dedicated journal? If yes

           - how should it be produced (hard copy, e journal, web-based)

           - how should be organized and financed

4. Do we want a second International One Health Congress. If yes

           - who will organize this,

           - where and when

           - what format and areas should be covered

5. Summary and next steps



If you are interested please contact Anne Partridge at Anne.Partridge@CSIRO.AU as an expression of interest. Based on the response we will get back to you with further details,


The Organizing Committee,


Professor Martyn Jeggo

Professor John Mackenzie

Dr. David Heymann

Dr. Jimmy Smith 


Professor Martyn Jeggo

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

CSIRO Livestock Industries

PMB 24

Geelong   Vic   3220

Tel:  03 5227 5511

Fax: 03 5227 5250

Mobile:  0409 166 752


Posted by One Health Initiative website team upon request May 27, 2011

Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISID-NTD 2011)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Meeting Dates: July 8-10, 2011


1st Africa One Health Conference - July 14 & 15, 2011

  The SACIDS One Health Young Scientists, proudly Announce The First ONE HEALTH CONFERENCE IN AFRICA To be held at The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Of the National Health Laboratory Services of South Africa, Johannesburg 14 and 15 July 2011.

 SEE  http://www.sacids.org/kms/frontend/?m=101

Summer Research Conference


Registration is now open for the

10th Annual INBRE Summer Research Conference!

Hosted by the University of Idaho

When:  August 1 - 3, 2011

Where:  University Inn
             1516 Pullman Road
             Moscow, ID  83843
For reservations, please call (800) 325-8765 and mention INBRE
2011 Conference Registration

  • Registration ends June 30, 2011
  • Registration for the Conference is free and includes all meals.
  • Extra meal tickets may be purchased for guests: Dinner - $20, Lunch - $10
  • Undergraduate students who will be participating in the poster session should be prepared to submit their poster title and abstract when registering.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


College of Veterinary Medicine Public Calendar


Event Detail Information

Tools for Integrated One Health Surveillance - Aug 25, 2011


Center for One Health Illinois

Contact Mandy Barth

E-Mail ope@vetmed.illinois.edu   

Phone 217 333 2907

Event type Continuing Ed.



Tools for Integrated One Health Surveillance

August 25, 2011

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
1205 W. Clark, Urbana

Registration is required by Sunday, August 14, 2011.



8:30 a.m.



8:45 a.m.

Welcome and introductions
Program updates


9:10 a.m.

Why surivellance must be a global enterprise
Karen Becker, DVM, MPH
Negola's Ark (formerly with USAID)


9:35 a.m.

Outbreak surveillance in Illinois
Matthew Roberts, MPH
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Infectious Diseases, Communicable Disease Control


10:00 a.m.

Legal issues of data sharing and integration
David Carvalho, JD
Illinois Department of Public Health


10:25 a.m.



10:50 a.m.

Novel methods for quantified surveillance
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
University of Iowa
Department of Internal Medicine


11:15 a.m.

Disease surveillance in the face of pathogen evolution
Henry Niman, PhD
Recombinomics, Inc.


11:40 a.m.

Combined human and animal disease surveillance
Ian Brooks, PhD
University of Illinois
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Marilyn Ruiz, PhD, MA
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine


11:40 a.m.-
2:30 p.m.

Working lunch: Breakout group discussion


2:45 p.m.



4:00 p.m.

Breakout group summary and discussion
Recommendations for action


5:00 p.m.

Dean's reception

Note: Titles listed above are working titles and may be edited as individual speakers direct.

Attendance at this workshop is free. Registration includes lunch, breaks, reception, and handouts. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Although attendance is free, you will need to confirm your attendance by registering online.

The workshop will be held at the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark, Urbana. Directions can be found by visiting the NCSA website.

Workshop attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Room blocks will be held through August 12, 2011. The below-listed rates can be obtained by requesting the "One Health" room block.

Hilton Garden Inn, 217/352-9970
$119 per night

Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are $1 per hour, and the meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours. Please note that there is no free parking, and that all nearby public parking requires coins.

Questions and Special Accommodations
Contact the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Public Engagement, 217 333 2907 or

 Global Conference on Rabies Control:  Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source


Seoul (Republic of Korea), September 7 – 9, 2011




Duke Global Health Institute



One Health Discussion: "What is the concept of One Health all about?"

September 13, 2011 - 5:30 PM

The North Carolina One Health Steering Committee leads an open forum discussion on the basics of One Health.

The One Health discussion series is sponsored by the North Carolina One Health Collaborative to enhance collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, researchers and other local/global health professionals by increasing public awareness of the interconnectedness of people, animals and the environment.

Learn more about One Health.

Location: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 T.W. Alexander Dr., 27709


One Health: The Convergence of Human, Animal and Environmental Health

9:00 a.m.

Sandy Lashin-Curewitz 
Contact Email: Sandy.Curewitz@Becker.edu 
Location: MassDiGI at Becker College, 80 William Street, Worcester

The One Health Commission is a call to action for collaboration and cooperation among health science professions, academic institutions, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industries towards improved assessment, treatment, and prevention of cross-species disease transmission and mutually prevalent, but non-transmitted, human and animal diseases and medical conditions.

Becker College President Robert Johnson chose to include this panel, to raise awareness of this pressing topic, as part of Inauguration Week events.

Honorary Chair and Moderator John Sullivan, M.D., vice provost of research, professor of Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Margaret Delano, DVM, Professor of Veterinary Science, Becker College

James Fox, DVM, Professor and Director, Division of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deborah Kochevar, DVM, Dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Roger Mahr, DVM, CEO, One Health Commission

Leonard Marcus, VMD, MD

Jerald Silverman, DVM, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Archived Events since September 21, 2011 - Monday, August 30, 2010

Keynote Speech to be One Health Presentation at 37th Annual National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) Symposium/Convention

Cincinnati, Ohio -- September 16 – 21, 2011  

The NSH Symposium/Convention is the event for histotechnologists to discover new methods, share best practices and preview the latest industry vendors have to offer.  Your career is our passion.  The National Convention has the education and access to industry experts that help you succeed.  You might even have a little fun.

Symposium Dates: September 16-21, 2011
Scientific Exhibits: September 18-20, 2011

Sessions & Scientific Exhibits will take place in the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.  NSH has reserved rooms at the Hyatt Regency, Millennium Hotel and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Who Should Attend

  • Lab Supervisors/Managers
  • Histotechs/Cytotechs in Clinical, Veterinary and Research Settings
  • Students interested in a Histology Career
  • Anyone involved in the collection, processing and evaluation of tissue samples

Keynote Lecture Series

C.F.A. Culling Memorial Lecture
Sunday, September 18, 2011
9:45am - 10:45am

Please see:  http://s3.goeshow.com/nsh/annual/2011/keynote_speakers.cfm 

One Health: The Intersection of Human, Animal and Environmental Health
Presented by Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, Director, Division of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

This presentation is intended to engage participants in a manner that promotes cross species and environmental factor considerations as a daily habit.  The outcomes of our communities' ability to add value to this collaboration - effectively communicating and implementing improvements - are enormous given the complexity of today's "Wicked Problems."

Dr. Conti is on the Advisory Board (Hon.) of the One Health Initiative.  The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations. 

Registration/Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

Second Annual World Rabies Day International Webinar

September 21-22, 2011

Sponsored by:

Global Alliance for Rabies Control and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To register, submit an abstract or learn about the Webinar, please visit http://webinar.worldrabiesday.org/html  

This two-day live Webinar brings together noted leaders in rabies research, One-Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners in real-time to discuss the important public health issue of rabies while providing a forum for dialogue within and across disciplines. There is no cost to attend the live webinars but attendance is limited to the first 1000 registrants/logins. Space is limited – register early

UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine

Frontiers in One Health-Upcoming

October 4, 2011
1020 Valley-12:00 noon

Tony Goldberg, DVM, PhD  and  Richard Ostfeld, PhD

A paired speaking event from experts in the field of disease ecology. Dr. Tony Goldberg is a professor of epidemiology at the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dr. Rick Ostfeld is a disease ecologist from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Biodiversity can protect human health by reducing the probability of human exposure to disease agents transmitted from wildlife. Human-induced environmental changes, such as habitat fragmentation, can inadvertently increase disease risk by reducing both predators and biodiversity. Understanding general mechanisms of pathogen transmission and evolution can improve the health and well-being of people and animals while conserving the rapidly changing ecosystems both share.

For more information SEE: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/onehealth/events/upcoming.cfm

World Food Prize laureate to kick off new ISU One Health lecture series – October 12, 2011


 “AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University-based international organization One Health Commission will sponsor a lecture with ISU by 2010 World Food Prize Laureate David Beckmann at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Des Moines Marriott, Salon D, at 700 Grand Ave.

His presentation, "One Health: World Health Through Collaboration," is scheduled in conjunction with this year's World Food Prize events and is free and open to the public. ...


Please read more:  http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/sep/onehealthlecture



Roger Mahr, One Health Commission, 515-294-0572, rkmahr@onehealthcommission.org  

Tracy Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, 515-294-4602, traef@iastate.edu  

Dan Kuester, News Service, 515-294-0704, kuester@iastate.edu

World Veterinary Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, October 10-14, 2011


The World Veterinary Congress, being held in South Africa for the first time, is being organized by the World Veterinary Association and the South African Veterinary Association. The venue for the Congress is the International Convention Centre in Cape Town. The Congress offers a multidisciplinary array of themes and topics, within which One Health concepts feature prominently. The overall theme of "Caring for Animals: Healthy Communities" sets the scene for 12 separate scientific streams in more than 15 parallel sessions over the four Congress days. A number of pre- and post- Congress tours and workshops are planned, and a full accompanying persons program is also available. The major sessions include Production Animals and Wildlife, Small Animal, Exotic Animal, Animal Welfare, Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Nursing, Complementary Veterinary Medicine, Practice Management and Veterinary History. Sessions will be hosted by (for example) the University of Pretoria, the OIE, the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, and the World Veterinary Dental Congress. See www.worldvetcongress2011.com or contact Ms. Petrie Vogel worldvet2011@savetcon.co.za for more details.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Contact: Katie Ambrose

October 18, 2011                                            719-538-8843                                                                                                                                       katie.ambrose@animalagriculture.org

  Symposium to Meet Identified Need for More Information Regarding Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production

 Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 18, 2011)—When consumers were asked in a nationwide survey to identify the Top 5 topics they want more information about related to where their food comes from , “how antibiotics are used” made their list. When farmers and ranchers were asked which Top 5 topics were most important to educate consumers about, they identified “the effect of pesticides, fertilizers and antibiotics in food.”

 This survey undertaken in August by Ketchum Global Research Network and Braum Research on behalf of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance underscores the importance of consumers, farmers and ranchers all having access to accurate, science-based information about antibiotics use in food animal production.

 These individuals—plus anyone else wanting to increase their knowledge of antibiotic use in food animal production—are in luck, as a national symposium devoted to this precise topic is on tap for Oct. 26-27 in Chicago.

 “Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose,” hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, will focus on four key areas:

·         The use of antibiotics in food animal production

·         Human health implications relative to antibiotic use

·         Understanding and communicating the risks associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in livestock

·         Identifying additional research needs regarding how and to what extent antimicrobial resistance develops in humans and animals

 “We’re going to look at antibiotic use in food animal production from all angles,” states Dr. Len Bull, chair of the symposium planning committee.  “This is not a black-and-white issue. It’s one where we need to delve into the gray areas as well and see what science tells and shows us.

 “While I realize that this topic can be quite polarized, I think we each can learn from the presenters and each other. The symposium is designed to be a dialogue, so symposium registrants can ask their burning questions and hear the answers from the experts.”

 The symposium will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, O’Hare, Chicago, Ill., beginning at 3:00 p.m. Oct. 26, and wrapping up at 3:00 p.m. Oct. 27. The symposium immediately follows the 2011 Food System Summit, Oct. 25-26, hosted by the Center for Food Integrity at the same venue.

 Details of presentations and registration information for the symposium are available online at www.animalagriculture.org.

 The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that unites and advances animal agriculture—the beef, dairy, equine, goat, poultry, sheep and swine industries. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work toward the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and animal well-being. Members of NIAA include livestock producers, producer organizations, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials, and agribusiness executives.

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2011 World Veterinary Year Panel Examines One Health—The Future [October 19]


A panel of administrators and leaders in veterinary health and biomedical sciences will examine “One Health—The Future” in the closing lecture of World Veterinary Year 2011 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) Auditorium.

Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will lead the discussion on the global “One Health Plus” initiative. Dr. Alan Sams, executive associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Dr. T. Samuel Shomaker, the Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean of Medicine and vice president for Clinical Affairs with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, will join in the discussion. Presenters will explore the links between animal, environmental, and human health, focusing on how critical collaborations will shape solutions to health problems of the future.

Co-sponsored by Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library (MSL) and the CVM, the lecture series celebrates 250 years of veterinary medical education as part of the worldwide veterinary community. Previous lectures in the series examined veterinary history through period postcards and the global impact of veterinarians and veterinary education.

The campus community is invited to the panel discussion followed by a reception. Limited parking is available in Lots 30D and E. For more information, contact Sandy Samford at ssamford@library.tamu.edu

22nd International Conference on Rabies in the Americas


October 16-21, 2011 – San Juan, Puerto Rico




Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)


Symposium: One World, One Health, One Medicine - Boston, MA (USA)

Friday, October 21, 2011: 2:15 PM-4:15 PM



Symposium on Human Rabies Prevention and Control

On Saturday, October 22, immediately following the Rabies in the Americas Conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Puerto Rico Dept. of Health will host a free Symposium on Human Rabies Prevention and Control at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Symposium will also be broadcast via live simultaneous Webinar.


The full-day rabies symposium will consist of presentations from rabies experts and will feature discussions on rabies pathogenesis, current methods for rabies diagnosis in animals and man, rabies epidemiology and policies, rabies exposure risk assessment, and rabies pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis administration based on current recommendations.


There is no cost to attend and continuing education credits will be offered. However, space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Click here for more information and to register.


Those unable to attend the meeting at the Caribe Hilton can participate remotely via Webinar. Click here to register for the Webinar.



International Conference on Global Health and Public Health Education



25 – 27 October 2011



The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Global Health and Public Health Education



English with Simultaneous Interpretation in Putonghua




CUHK School of Public Health and Primary Care

NIAA Symposium
October 26-27, 2011 · Chicago, Illinois
“Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: 
A Dialogue for a Common Purpose

As of
October 4, 2011

**Chicago is on Central Daylight Time.  All times listed are CDT.**

The use of antibiotics in the production of food animals elicits polarizing opinions across the media today as consumers become more aware and interested in the way their food is produced.  While livestock producers have realized that significant animal illness can be avoided by the use of antibiotics, consumers are being told that any use of antibiotics leads to a lower effectiveness of antibiotics in humans. 


Although there have been several debates and discussions on this issue, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is planning a national forum in which experts in animal agriculture, researchers in the area of livestock health, and experts in human health will come together to develop a dialogue with the common purpose of sharing fact-based information about the use of antibiotics in the sustainable production of food.

Symposium Moderator:  Dr. Scott Hurd, Associate Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and former Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA/Food Safety Inspection Service


Wednesday, October 26


3:00 p.m. —   3:25 p.m.

Welcome and Purpose of Symposium



Dr. Scott Hurd, Associate Professor, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and former Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA/Food Safety Inspection Service

·         The presence of a hazard creates concern, but concern is not risk.

·         Human health risk requires sufficient exposure that will result in actual harm.

·         The causal chain for antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacterial food borne risk assessment includes 1) AMR bacteria are selected in the food animal as a result of antimicrobial use, AND, 2) humans ingest sufficient AMR bacteria present in the relevant food product from treated animals, AND, 3) disease which causes the patient to seek medical care and treatment with an antibiotic to which the bacteria is resistant that results in an adverse health outcome.

·         Acceptable risk is difficult to determine but should include public benefits of alternative practice.

·         Risk management interventions at various points along the causal chain are intended to minimize and contain AMR foodborne bacteria to ensure public health and food safety.

·         An expected outcome for the meeting are action points for NIAA, stakeholders and consumers to contribute positively to NIAA goals.


3:25 p.m. —   5:30 p.m.

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production and Human Health



A Clinical Pharmacologist’s View of the Interaction of Antimicrobials and Bacteria in Food Animals

Dr. Mike Apley, Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology

·         Attempting to define “subtherapeutic”

·         Selection pressure:  We talk as if this is a black and white concept.

·         Evaluating effects of antimicrobial use in food animal populations:  The numerators are easy.

·         Antimicrobial resistance surveillance:  Looking for a guidance in temporal associations.



The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Health
Dr. Robert Flamm, Director of Antimicrobial Development, JMI Laboratories

·         Bacterial resistance threatens the utility of antimicrobial agents.

·         Scientific and government efforts have been implemented to preserve and encourage the discovery of new agents.

·         Bacterial resistance rates continue to climb worldwide with the escalation as well as the types of contributing genes.

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