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One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team joins One Health Commission Council of Advisors - Monday, February 20, 2017

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team joins One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Council Of Advisors [One Health Commission www.onehealthcommission.org]

“The Commission’s founders saw a need to involve many minds in leading its One Health work and thus created a non-voting Council of Advisors (COA). These One Health leaders are called on from time to time to share expertise and guidance to the Commission. Participants may be invited by the Board, nominated by ‘Leader’ Corporate sponsors or by choosing to get involved and support the Commission as Individuals sponsors at the ‘Leader’ level. The Commission ‘Thanks’ COA participants for sharing their thoughts and insights for advancing the One Health paradigm shift.”

SEE: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/leadership__board_of_directors/council_of_advisors/ (scroll down)


An Update on the Comparative Medical Aspects of Bartonella, Including Vector Transmission and Treatment Challenges - Feb19 2017 - Sunday, February 19, 2017

An Update on the Comparative Medical Aspects of Bartonella, Including Vector Transmission and Treatment Challenges

February 19, 2017

“CONCLUSION:
A One Health approach to this emerging infectious disease is clearly needed to define disease manifestations, to establish the comparative infectious disease pathogenesis of this stealth pathogen, to validate effective treatment regimens and to prevent zoonotic disease transmission.”

SEE: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=29963


The first International Conference “Babies and Animals: pediatrician meets vets” -Turin, Italy on April 21-22, 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017

The first International Conference “Babies and Animals: pediatrician meets vets”

Turin, Italy on April 21-22, 2017

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/177921/405574/


South Texas Tropical Medicine and Vector Borne Disease Conference - Hilton Garden Inn at South Padre Island, Texas (USA) Feb 15-17, 2017 - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

https://sites.google.com/site/southtexastropmed/overview/2nd%20Annual%20STTMVBD%20Logo.jpg?attredirects=0South Texas Tropical Medicine and Vector Borne Disease Conference

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February 15-17, 2017 to the Hilton Garden Inn at South Padre Island, Texas

 

 

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Cameron County Department of Health & Human Services, and City of South Padre Island would like to invite you on February 15-17, 2017 to the Hilton Garden Inn at South Padre Island, Texas for the 2nd Annual South Texas Tropical Medicine and Vector Borne Disease Conference.

 

 The main emphasis for this event is to promote awareness of vector borne diseases and the interdisciplinary approach involved in controlling and preventing vector borne diseases.

Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.   

      

The South Texas Tropical Medicine & Vector Borne Disease Conference is the 1st ever interdisciplinary vector borne disease specific conference relevant to the South Texas region. General sessions will include presentations on topics such as vector biology, vector control emergency management, vector borne disease pathology, epidemiology, public health, vector control techniques, laws, and regulations. Such broad& varying topics demand transdisciplinary approaches for effective prevention and control methods.

 

This conference is provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Services Region 11.

 

Local Hosts: City of South Padre Island and Cameron County Department of Health & Human Services.


Call for Papers: Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review on ‘One Health Ethics’ - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Call for Papers

Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review on ‘One Health Ethics’

Guest Co-Edited by *Zohar Lederman (Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore) and Chris Degeling (Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM); University of Sydney)

Rationale and Description:

One Health (OH) and related approaches such as EcoHealth and Planetary Health are arguably novel in recognizing the inter-relatedness of humans, non-human animals, and the environment. They explore, document, and articulate the effects of climate change and other grand-scale environmental conditions on human, animal and environmental health. Above all, these approaches stress that human health can no longer be considered in isolation from animal and environmental health. Rather, from a scientific perspective, these are inextricably linked and interdependent. Even as OH approaches are increasingly accepted at global, national and local levels of health research and practice, the ethics is lagging behind the science. OH explicitly aims to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and the environment, but few have considered the potential normative implications of such an aim. Only in the past three years have philosophers, scientists and bioethicists begun to examine ethical issues relating to this expanding science. They face the challenge of applying existing environmental ethical theories to multi-species public health problems and novel approaches to biomedical research and practice, in an era where the field of bioethics mainly shies away from such abstract theories.

As part of this interdisciplinary effort, we welcome submissions for a Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review exploring the ethics of One Health. Submissions should be 3,000-6,000 words in length, excluding references and footnotes. We invite theoretical discussions, practical implications, and empirical ethics studies that cast a wide net in an attempt to capture what the ethics of One Health may entail and signify. Submissions preferably would be interdisciplinary and/or with interdisciplinary applications.

Suggested topics include:

  • The normative tensions and concordances between OH, EcoHealth and Planetary Health
  • Normative analyses of empirical examples of OH practices
  • OH in policy and law
  • The politics and ethics of an OH approach to communicable disease risks and outbreaks
  • OH and the co-incidence of non-communicable diseases (such as type II diabetes) in human and animal populations   
  • OH, biopolitics and multispecies governance
  • Feminism, Ecofeminism and OH
  • OH and food or environmental justice
  • OH and the Anthropocene
  • OH, animal welfare and animal protection

Interested authors are welcome to send abstracts to the Guest Co-Editors in order to assess potential relevance to the Special Issue.

Submission deadline:  30 June 2017

Please submit your manuscript via the Monash Bioethics Review website here:

http://www.springer.com/philosophy/ethics+and+moral+philosophy/journal/40592

Please indicate (on the online submission form) that your submission is for Special Issue on ‘One Health Ethics’.

*Dr. Zohar Lederman [MD] is a physician One Health supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down).  This notice was provided to the One Health Initiative website February 6, 2017.


One health economics for healthy people, agriculture and environment - World Bank Blogs - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

One health economics for healthy people, agriculture and environment

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SEE: https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/one-health-economics-healthy-people-agriculture-and-environment


Baylisascaris larva migrans Circular Available (A One Health Zoonotic disease issue...) - Monday, February 06, 2017

Baylisascaris larva migrans Circular Available (A One Health Zoonotic disease issue...)

 

“We are pleased to announce the availability of a recently published monograph on Baylisascaris larva migrans, written by *Dr. Kevin Kazacos (Professor Emeritus, Purdue University) as Circular 1412 of the U.S. Geological Survey series on zoonotic diseases. This circular encompasses several decades of his research on this parasite, and covers various aspects of Baylisascaris as a cause of animal and human disease. The circular is 122 pages long, with 10 topic highlight boxes, 24 tables, and numerous color figures and photographs. We hope that you find it useful in your work. Dr. Kazacos has indicated that you are free to distribute this circular to others.

.pdf copies of the circular may be downloaded from the following web address:

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1412

[Direct link to PDF: https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1412/cir1412.pdf]  

Soft-cover paper copies of the circular are available on request from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, by contacting Gail Moede-Rogall at gmrogall@usgs.gov or the following address. Request USGS Circular 1412, Baylisascaris larva migrans.”

Provided by: 

Gail Moede-Rogall

USGS National Wildlife Health Center

6006 Schroeder Road

Madison, WI 53711

*Kevin R. Kazacos, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Parasitology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is a prominent veterinarian supporter of One Health http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down).


Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations - Friday, February 03, 2017

Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations:

 

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth

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American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

http://www.avesociety.org/


2017 NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on World Food Production [A One Health issue...] - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Subject: 2017 NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on World Food Production [A One Health issue...]

 

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For Immediate Release

Contact:  Katie Ambrose                                                         katie.ambrose@animalagriculture.org

January 31, 2017                                                                                                           719-538-8843, ext. 14

 

 Globalization of Food Production: A Win-Win Future Environment with Obstacles and Opportunities - NIAA 2017 Annual Conference Announces April 3-6 Agenda

NIAA News Release, January 31, 2017---NIAA Annual Conferences always address cutting edge issues facing food producers and the industries, agencies and organizations supporting them. “The National Institute for Animal Agriculture can be counted on for level headed, timely, technical leadership on concerns to both consumers and producers and their impact on their day-to-day lives,” says John Saunders, CEO & Chairman of Where Food Comes From, Inc., and Chair of the NIAA 2017 Annual Conference Planning Committee.

This year’s upcoming NIAA Annual Conference will focus on understanding the challenges of the globalization of food production. This year's theme, "US Animal Agriculture’s Future Role in World Food Production:  Obstacles & Opportunities," goes beyond the implications of import and export, trade negotiations and political concerns, to include how animals are treated and resources are used world-wide.

“2016 has been an interesting year in many respects,” says Saunders. “Trade, finances, feed, pathogens like avian flu and PEDv … all are issues which not only impact a species, but have regional and global implications.”

The April 3-6 Annual Conference will feature discussions and presentations recognizing that disease traceability, feed issues, hormone and antibiotic use, GMO's, animal welfare, and sustainability influence world herd health, while market-driven value added programs and financial trends impact productivity here at home.

“All of it intertwines in the globalization of food production,” continues Saunders. “There are great food producers around the world, and consumers in the U.S. have food from everywhere coming in to their homes.” U.S. producers deliver protein products to consumers in multiple international destinations.

Where once there was an interest and motivation for regulated standardization of animal health and feed, today’s more consumer-driven marketplace brings value-added programs and verifiable standards for which the end user will pay an increased price. World-wide regulation, perhaps a difficult model to implement, may prove a less robust concept than market-driven standards, where producers comply with programs which enhance marketing and trade.

No matter what the issue, there is always more than one side of the story. NIAA excels in bringing together stakeholders for productive discussions which include alternate perspectives, opinions and experiences for the advancement of animal agriculture.

Following the 2017 Annual Conference, an added day on April 6th will feature a workshop themed “Animal Care Standards – How Laws, Company Commitments, and Public Perception Have Changed the Landscape” which will concentrate on animal welfare and well-being, with presentations and panel discussions on standards, legislation, and a vision to the future.

The NIAA Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Columbus Hotel Downtown, Columbus, OH. An Ag Tour of area industries will be available as a pre-conference tour on April 3rd.  NIAA Species Committees, Issues Councils and Leadership meetings will also be highlighted.  For registration, agenda information and speakers, go to the NIAA website, www.animalagriculture.org.

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing proactive solutions for animal agriculture—the aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, goats, poultry, sheep and swine industries—and provides continuing education and communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work towards the eradication of disease that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.

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One Health concept highlights collaboration as key to preventing and fighting disease - U.S. Department of Defense Health Agency Jan. 24, 2017 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

One Health concept highlights collaboration as key to preventing and fighting disease

http://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2017/01/24/One-Health-concept-highlights-collaboration-as-key-to-preventing-and-fighting-disease

From:

U.S. Department of Defense Health Agency - http://www.health.mil/dha  

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS by:

  • Implementing shared services with common measurement of outcomes;

  • Enabling rapid adoption of proven practices, helping reduce unwanted variation, and improving the coordination of care across time and treatment venues;

  • Exercising management responsibility for joint shared services and the TRICARE Health Plan; and

  • Acting as the market manager for the National Capital Region (NCR) enhanced Multi-Service Market, which includes Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH). ...


 
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