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“Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting will be in Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011 - Friday, March 04, 2011

Reminder…

 

“Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting will be in Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011

http://www.sigtunastiftelsen.se/in+english__.html

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

Björn Olsen, MD, Professor, Senior Physician Infectious Diseases Uppsala University and University Hospital (Sweden) leads the IEE Network and is a significant One Health supporter.  Dr. Olsen also serves on the One Health Initiative website’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 

 

The One Health Initiative [Keynote Abstract]

 

John P. Woodall, PhD [Contents Manager, One Health Initiative website ProMed Outbreaks Reports http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php]

 

Co-founder & Associate Editor, ProMED-mail, International Society for Infectious Diseases, Boston, Mass. USA

 

woodall@promedmail.org

 

                Abstract:  The roots of the One Health movement go back hundreds of years, but One Health has taken on momentum recently with the recognition that most newly emerging diseases are zoonoses, introduced to humans by the accelerating destruction of habitat, which brings more people into contact with wildlife and their diseases. The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific health and environmentally related disciplines, including their students.

 

The One Health Initiative (OHI), which was founded in 2006 by Bruce Kaplan, a veterinarian, and Laura Kahn, a physician, aims to be an internet-based clearinghouse for news and discussion about the One Health movement worldwide, and to encourage the development of interchange between physicians, veterinarians and those concerned with environmental health.  Physician Tom Monath and viral epidemiologist John (Jack) Woodall have since joined the team. It has a pro bono autonomous website <www.onehealthinitiative.com>, which in February 2011 had over 8,000 unique visits from 114 countries.

 

Institutions that have given their support include the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), Global Alliance for Rabies Control, Immuno Valley Consortium, Netherlands, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, Italian Society of Preventive Medicine, New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, SAPUVETNET III, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Veterinarians without Borders, Canada and Zoonotic and Emerging Diseases, UK.

 

The OHI Advisory Board includes Björn Olsen, MD of Uppsala University Hospital. More than 500 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the initiative.


Penn State University (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science Links to One Health Initiative Website - Monday, February 28, 2011

Penn State University (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science Links to One Health Initiative Website

 

The One Health Initiative website has been notified that the Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania (USA) website for the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science is providing a reciprocal link to this website.

 

Click on http://www.science.psu.edu/alert/frontiers to access the homepage for the 2011 Frontiers of Science series, then click on the "Learning Resources" link http://www.science.psu.edu/alert/frontiers/learning-resources/learning-resources-2011 in the left navigation bar, and then scroll down to the section titles "Learning Resources pertaining to Vivek Kapur's Lecture, where you will find the link titled "The One Health Initiative."

 

Courtesy of:

 

Barbara K. Kennedy
Director of the Penn State Eberly College of Science Office of Media Relations and Public Information,
Editor of Science Journal, Advisor of the Penn State Ballroom Dance Club
520 Thomas Building, University Park PA  16802-2112


Yale School of Medicine: Yale Human Animal Health Project – A Center for “One Health” studies (USA) - Thursday, February 24, 2011

 

Yale School of Medicine: Yale Human Animal Health Project – A Center for “One Health” studies (USA)

 

The Yale Human Animal Medicine Project, at the Yale School of Medicine, is advancing on a number of fronts under the direction of program director Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH.  According to Dr. Rabinowitz these include zoonoses in general, the occupational health of animal workers, and animals as sentinels. “There is also a necessity of finding and defining the clinically important intersections between human and animal medicine”, he said.  Drs. Rabinowitz and Lisa Conti [DVM, MPH] co-edited and co-authored the landmark One Health book “Human-Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks”. http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416068372. 

 

Please read more at http://tools.medicine.yale.edu/humananimalmedicine/


A One Health in ACTION example from the 20th century - Published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), 1983;65:137 - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A One Health in ACTION example from the 20th century:

 

The short life’s history of John L. Marshall, DVM, MD (1936 – 1980) demonstrates the tremendous potential of combining human and veterinary medical knowledge.  Dr. Marshall was a prominent orthopedic surgeon (first as a veterinarian and then as a physician) who appreciated the comparative biomedical research disciplines of veterinary medicine and human medicine.


http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/reprint/65/1/137.pdf

 

Published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), 1983;65:137

 

Permission to post on One Health Initiative website was graciously granted February 20, 2011 by:

 

Beth Ann Rocheleau

Intellectual Property Manager

Rockwater, Inc.

Note: Permission is not transferable.  License to use this material from this site by any commercial organization will require securing formal permission.  Inquiries from third parties requesting permission to use the material are directed to JBJS http://www.jbjs.org/.

 


Outstanding One Health-One Medicine Program: Unique Program Facilitator at University of Missouri (MU) - USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Outstanding One Health-One Medicine Program: Unique Program Facilitator at University of Missouri (MU) - USA

 

 

Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS is the One Health/One Medicine Program Facilitator at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (USA).  She says, “My interest area is comparative oncology, but as the new Provost-appointed facilitator for the One Health/One Medicine initiative at the University of Missouri, my job description now includes fostering collaboration between investigators in all areas of one health/one medicine.  I have dual faculty appointments at the College of  Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine and a keen interest in promoting awareness of the value of translational and transdisciplinary efforts that bridge human and animal health.” 

 

It was pointed out to Dr. Henry about a formerly posted ‘One Health in ACTION’ University of Missouri News item on this website Wednesday, June 3, 2009 entitled “Orthopedic Surgeons (a veterinarian and physician) Research Creative Hip and Knee Replacements for Dogs and Humans Together”:

 

Veterinarian James “Jimi” Cook, DVM, PhD, a University of Missouri-Columbia college of veterinary medicine professor of orthopedic surgery and physician B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery college of medicine have collaborated for over seven years on efforts to create hip and knee replacements without using commonplace biomechanical metal and plastic materials.  The technique being developed by Dr. Cook for dogs initially, involves use of laboratory grown tissue (cartilage) that can be molded into replicas of joints that require replacement.  Drs. Bal and Cook are concomitantly developing a process whereby a similar process can be adapted for humans.”

 

Dedicated to all parameters of One Health/One Medicine, she noted, “In my opinion, Drs. Cook and Bal, and their colleagues epitomize the value of translational research.”

 

Dr. Henry serves as a professor of oncology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine.  Her cancer research activities focus on comparative models of human disease, including canine bone, bladder and prostate cancer and on biomarker discovery and applications for cancer screening and diagnosis.  She earned a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) and master’s degree (MS) from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.  Dr. Henry was on the faculty at Washington State University before coming to MU in 1997.  http://www.missouri.edu/mizzou-advantage/one-health-one-medicine/index.php

 

 

As previously reported, Robert V. Duncan, PhD, Vice Chancellor for research at the University issued the following One Health endorsement to the One Health Initiative website on Tuesday February 8, 2011.  Dr. Duncan is also a professor of Physics at the University.

 

“The University of Missouri (MU) is fortunate to have a very strong program in One Health, with many of our leading physicians and veterinarians working closely together in the development of new approaches to cancer research, innovative new approaches to orthopedic medicine, and efforts to detect and respond to new disease threats, to name just a few.  Our complement of interdisciplinary centers, such as our Research Reactor, which produces more radioisotopes for medicine than any other reactor in the United States, to forefront research in in-vivo visualization and characterization of microcirculation, to our forefront role in the development of numerous transgenic animal models for medical studies that provide a national resource, MU is dedicated and capitalized to support One Health as a leader in all aspects of this discipline.” 


ProMED One Health Publications & “Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting will be in Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011! - Monday, February 14, 2011

ProMED One Health Publications

              

The One Health Initiative website has offered its national (U.S.) and international readers a unique One Health view since February 2009.  A co-founder and associate editor of ProMED-mail www.promedmail.org, Jack Woodall, PhD, has diligently managed the contents of the our website’s special Home page tab called “ProMED outbreak reports” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php.

 

Dr. Woodall says, You are also encouraged to visit the latest ProMED postings at www.promedmail.org daily, 7 days a week.  Readers who have anything to add to any of these postings are encouraged to send an e-mail to promed@promedmail.org.

 

In addition, the One Health Initiative website encourages readers to express their views about this section or any others posted with e-mails to kkm@onehealthinitiative.com.    If any writer wishes to have their One Health opinions posted, please indicate this on your e-mail.  It will be considered for posting ASAP, dependent upon content and space available.  No anonymous comments will be acceptable for publication(s).

 

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“Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology (IEE Network)” 2nd meeting will be in Sigtuna, Sweden, 15-16 March, 2011!

http://www.sigtunastiftelsen.se/in+english__.html

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

Björn Olsen, MD, Professor, Senior Physician Infectious Diseases Uppsala University and University Hospital (Sweden) leads the IEE Network and is a significant One Health supporter.  Dr. Olsen also serves on the One Health Initiative website’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.


1st International One Health Congress – Australia – February 14-16, 2011 - Starts tomorrow, Monday February14 - Sunday, February 13, 2011

1st International One Health Congress – Australia – February 14-16, 2011

 

 

http://www.onehealth2011.com/email/index11.html

 


University of Missouri (USA) Vice Chancellor for Research Issues Strong One Health Endorsement - Thursday, February 10, 2011

University of Missouri (USA) Vice Chancellor for Research Issues Strong One Health Endorsement

 

Robert V. Duncan, PhD, Vice Chancellor for research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (USA) issued the following One Health endorsement to the One Health Initiative website on Tuesday February 8, 2011.  Dr. Duncan is also a professor of Physics at the University.

 

“The University of Missouri (MU) is fortunate to have a very strong program in One Health, with many of our leading physicians and veterinarians working closely together in the development of new approaches to cancer research, innovative new approaches to orthopedic medicine, and efforts to detect and respond to new disease threats, to name just a few.  Our complement of interdisciplinary centers, such as our Research Reactor, which produces more radioisotopes for medicine than any other reactor in the United States, to forefront research in in-vivo visualization and characterization of microcirculation, to our forefront role in the development of numerous transgenic animal models for medical studies that provide a national resource, MU is dedicated and capitalized to support One Health as a leader in all aspects of this discipline.” 


CEO of “One Health Commission” Announces Establishing Headquarters at Iowa State University (USA) - Tuesday, February 08, 2011

CEO of “One Health Commission” Announces Establishing Headquarters at Iowa State University (USA)

 

Please see press release at http://www.onehealthcommission.org/news.html

 

To see CEO, Dr. Roger Mahr’s announcement letter, please view Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php attachment.


American Medical Association (AMA) President Posts AMA Website Blog about One Health - Thursday, February 03, 2011

American Medical Association (AMA) President Posts AMA Website Blog about One Health

 

 Dr. Cecil B. Wilson, AMA President posted the following blog on the American Medical Association website on January 28, 20011:

 

 Click below to read or see Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php with attachment.

 

We are in it together

Posted at 1/28/2011 8:56 AM CST

Physicians and veterinarians—as healers—have a lot in common, whether our patients walk on two legs or four. And our patients share a lot of diseases in common, whether they talk, bark, moo, oink, purr…or whinny.

I was reminded of this when I participated on a panel last week in Orlando with another physician and two veterinarians at the North American Veterinary Conference. We were talking about opportunities for interdisciplinary action in association with the “One Health Initiative,” which the AMA supports. 

This is a movement also supported by the One Health Commission of which the AMA is a member. The commission was formed in 2009 to forge collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific disciplines.

Here’s why it is important for this interaction:

• Sixty percent of the nearly 1,500 infectious diseases now recognized in humans are caused by pathogens that have an animal vector.
• Three of every four newly emerging human infectious diseases originate in animals (zoonotic).
• Many zoonotic diseases pose increasing threats to the human race (Ebola, Lassa fever and the Nipah, Hendra and
Marburg viruses).
• Pollution and environmental contamination affect human and animal health.
• Many drugs and most medical devices are tested and refined in animals before use in humans.
• Humans, animals and the environment also intersect at farms, slaughterhouses and processors.
• Monitoring animal health has led to the discovery that environmental contaminants, such as lead or mercury, can be unhealthy for humans.

We are in it (this world) together, whether man or animal. And sharing information and science through collaboration between the veterinary and medical professions benefits us all.

Editor's note: To comment on this post, send us an e-mail.

Permission to post on the One Health Initiative website granted January 31, 2011 by Cecil B. Wilson, MD, President of the American Medical Association


 
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