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Important One Health Meeting - Los Angeles, California (USA) - Saturday, January 29, 2011 - Thursday, January 20, 2011

Last Notice:  Important One Health Meeting - Los Angeles, California (USA) - Saturday, January 29, 2011

 

“Zoobiquity” – A Species Spanning Approach to Medicine

 

"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. ……"

http://www.cme.ucla.edu/courses/event-description?event_id=1897389


Lessons from the Netherlands - [Demonstrates Need for One Health approach] - Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lessons from the Netherlands - [Demonstrates Need for One Health approach]

“With more than 4,000 people falling ill since 2007, the Netherlands is experiencing one of the world's worst outbreaks of Q fever. A zoonotic disease (meaning it can be transmitted from animals to people), Q fever can cause sickness and even death in humans. The Dutch struggle to address the ongoing outbreak can be instructive in terms of how to improve the handling of public health crises, and the rest of the world would do well to learn from their experience. … … … … Building these bridges will require leadership, financial incentives, joint educational programs, shared conferences, and other efforts that introduce an interdisciplinary way of thinking. The Dutch response to the Q fever crisis not only shows that new steps must be taken to better protect public health, but also demonstrates how important an integrated approach, like One Health, will be in the future.”

PLEASE READ ENTIRE ARTICLE by clicking on the link below:

http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/columnists/laura-h-kahn/lessons-the-netherlands

 

Permission Granted to post January 11, 2011 by Mindy Kay Bricker, Senior Editor, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago, IL 60637 (USA)

 


North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program, January 17, 2011 - Saturday, January 15, 2011

Last Reminder: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program

 

 January 15 – 19, 2011—Orlando, Florida (USA)

 

*A “One Health” program section is planned for Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Marriot Hotel Crystal Salon G1 and requires conference registration: 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.

 

A special One Health evening session is planned for Monday January 17th, 2011 from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. at the Gaylord Hotel in the Sun C ballroom (no conference registration required) where conference attendees and others can meet and hear brief One Health presentations by prominent One Health advocates/supporters; the theme will be how One Health practice can help our communities respond to natural and man made disasters:

 

·                         Cecil B. Wilson, MD - President of the American Medical Association (AMA)

·                         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

·                         Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA).

 

Drs. Conti, Blackmore and Sherin are members of 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."

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*Important:  Please see Blog about the NAVC One Health symposium posted January 8, 2011 by Donald F. Smith, DVM, Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (USA).  Dr. Smith will give the opening keynote address at 8:00 a.m. on the history of One Health and present the closing talk on future initiatives and opportunities for One Health at 4:30 p.m.

 

http://veterinarylegacy.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-health-symposium-at-north-american.html

 

Permission to post granted 1/9/2011 by Dr. Smith.


Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Express Support for One Health - January 11, 2011 - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Express Support for One Health

 

On January 11, 2011, the prominent Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) expressed their support for One Health to the One Health Initiative website team from their Executive Director, Dr. Jan Vaarten via Francesco Proscia, MSc, Veterinary Policy Officer from Brussels, Belgium in the following message:

 

 

 “ … Subject: request to be added on The “One Health/One Medicine” Supporter List

    

It is my pleasure to let you know that the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), would like to be added to “One Health/One Medicine” Supporters List.

   

The FVE was founded in 1975 and it represents 46 national veterinary organizations across 38 European countries and 4 international Sections, each of which represents key groups within the veterinary profession:

 

Practitioners (UEVP), Hygienists (UEVH), Veterinary State Officers (EASVO) and Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry (EVERI). Our task is to unite and represent the whole veterinary profession, across Europe. Our aim is to create the right conditions for the veterinary profession to carry out the tasks society has conferred on us: to care for animal health, animal welfare and veterinary public health.  We strive to ensure that our role and contribution is known, understood and valued by everyone, including the general public through to European Institutions, global organizations but also from the farmers associations and individual animal owners. For further information, please visit

[LINK: http://www.fve.org/]

   

In light of our tasks and strategy, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe would like to ask you considering adding FVE in the "One Health/One Medicine" supporters list.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if further questions would remain.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

   

Yours sincerely,

 

Jan Vaarten, DVM, Executive Director

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) … ”

 

Note: Message from FVE also posted on website Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php as an attachment.

 


Primary Pneumonic Plague, 2009, China CID 2011:52 (15 January – 185) - Thursday, January 06, 2011

Primary Pneumonic Plague, 2009, China CID 2011:52 (15 January – 185)

 

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/2/185.abstract

 

Permission to Post link granted by Mubashar Khattak, Permission Assistant, Journals.Permissions@oup.com on January 6, 2011.

 

Note: Also posted on Publications page.


1st International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium - February 6-9, 2011 - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

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

 

1st International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium

http://arssymposium.absa.org/

 

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


Make plans to attend the 1st International One Health Congress - February 14-16, 2011 - Victoria, Australia - Monday, January 03, 2011

Make plans to attend the 1st International One Health Congress

 Human Health, Animal Health, the Environment and Global Survival

 

Melbourne Convention Centre

Victoria, Australia

February 14 -16, 2011

 

 See Website for More information

http://www.onehealth2011.com/

Welcome to the 1st International One Health Congress!

For the last few years, the One Health concept has brought together experts working in the areas of animal and human disease. One Health has provided a new synthesis for veterinary medical and public health communities, particularly in the United States of America, Europe and Australia.

However, there is an urgent need and a growing interest to broaden the agenda to incorporate a truly global perspective and to consider environmental issues.

This 1st International One Health Congress will achieve these goals by focusing clearly on the risks and challenges brought about by the interactions between animal and human health and the environment.  It will consider these in the general context of the science and research being undertaken, but critically it will focus on the outcomes that need to be achieved to effectively manage the growing risks to global health.

The Congress aims to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes using the underlying science to inform and drive the process.  For the first time, it is envisaged that a global consideration of interrelated issues of animal and human health and the relationship with the environment can take the science to the policy maker and thus drive real and profound change. We see this as setting a pathway that in 10 -15 years will result in a seamless approach to infectious disease management with both the  resources and those with the skills and knowledge intimately linked with the focus clearly on delivering outcomes in a fully united way.

Selected recently as the most livable city in the world, Melbourne is renowned as a global sports capital. Melbourne and the surrounding area offers everyone something in which to delight. So our invitation goes beyond the science and thought and extends to enjoying all that Australia has to offer as a unique global venue for such meetings. We look forward to sharing this with you in February 2011.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announcement: CDC Pioneer, Arbovirologist and Entomologist, Dr. Wm. Daniel Sudia Dies - Thursday, December 30, 2010

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announcement:  CDC Pioneer, Arbovirologist and Entomologist, Dr. Wm. Daniel Sudia Dies

 

William Daniel Sudia, 1922-2010

______________________

Born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on 19 Aug 1922, resided in Decatur,

Georgia, USA, departed this life on 25 Dec 2010.

 

Dr Sudia obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, and his Masters and PhD in Entomology from the Ohio State

University. Prior to joining CDC, he worked in Malaria and Mosquito Control in the War Arenas for the US Army at Camp McCain, Mississippi.

 

A career officer in the US Public Health Service, Dr Sudia first joined the fledgling Center for Disease Control in 1951 as a medical

entomologist in the Virus-Vector Unit in Montgomery, Alabama. Hetransferred to Atlanta when the Center built its first coordinated

campus on Clifton Road in 1960.

 

It was in the late 50s that Dr Sudia worked with Dr Roy Chamberlain to design an innovative new light trap to capture mosquitoes for viral

studies. With this lightweight portable trap, Dr Sudia and his colleagues were able to increase the number and variety of mosquito

catches in the field. This achievement subsequently enabled Dr. Sudia and his colleagues to study 5 different encephalitis viruses --

eastern, western, St. Louis, California, Venezuelan -- as well as many other viruses, including Mahogany Hammock, Gumbo Limbo, and Shark

River viruses, which were new to science at the time. During the 1960s, Dr Sudia conducted major ecological studies in the Everglades

of south Florida and in Georgia. This work led to the development of standard practices of investigation which were applied in later

significant encephalitis epidemics.

 

After being named chief of the Arbovirus Ecology Laboratory, Bureau of Laboratories, Dr Sudia investigated the Venezuelan equine encephalitis

(VEE) epidemic that reached as far as northern Mexico and south Texas in 1971. His work in the field, and later in the laboratory,

identified the mosquitoes which transmitted VEEV to animals and humans. It also showed that horses, not birds and rodents as some

previously thought, were the main hosts in the VEEV epidemic cycle. When he identified a new species of mosquito during this research, Dr

Sudia named it _Culex cedecei_ in honor of the Centers for Disease Control.

 

In addition to his research, Dr Sudia served as CDC consultant to field and laboratory studies being conducted by the Ministries of

Health in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico and Ecuador.

 

He also consulted on arboviral research with Public HealthLaboratories in California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,

Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Maryland and

New Jersey.

 

For his accomplishments, Dr Sudia received the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Superior Achievement Award in 1972, and the

USPHS Commendation Medal in 1978.

 

He was also awarded the prestigious United States Public HealthService Medal for his work in "developing and applying standard

methods for large-scale investigations of arbovirus outbreaks in the US." In the presentation, the vital role his and Dr Chamberlain's

light trap played in these investigations was acknowledged.

 

Throughout his 37 year career, Dr Sudia wrote and co-wrote more than 80 scientific papers based on his ecological and laboratory studies,

as well as field and laboratory manuals on the study of arboviruses.  In 1988, the journal Mosquito News (now named The Journal of the

American Mosquito Control Association) named his and Dr Chamberlain's paper on their light trap a Classic Paper for being the 2nd most cited

entomological paper in the history of the publication.

 

Dr Tom Monath, a subsequent chief, Arbovirology Unit, Bureau of Laboratories, CDC, Atlanta, and director, Division of Vector-borne

Infectious Diseases, CDC, Ft Collins Colorado, asserts Sudia "is widely recognized by all arbovirologists as one of the great

entomologists whose work laid the foundations for many of the principles of the discipline of arbovirus transmission. He also had a

wonderful sense of humor and equanimity. I can never remember him getting truly upset even when things were difficult, and he always saw

the positive and funny side of a problem. He had a remarkable fund of knowledge that I drew on as a young scientist getting into the field.

He will be greatly missed."  [Thomas P. Monath, MD, is a member of the One Health Initiative website team]

 

Dr Sudia retired from CDC as scientist director in 1984. In retirement, he was as accomplished in his avocations as he was in his

vocation. He designed and built furniture, crafted stained glass windows and amassed one of the largest collections of barbed wire east

of the Mississippi. He is best known, however, for his intimate photographs of birds.

 

Dr Sudia was preceded in death by his beloved wife Margueritte Elizabeth (Polly) Delony. He is survived by his daughters, a grandson,

brother Dr Theodore Sudia and sister Dorothy Sudia Evancho and many nieces and nephews.

--

Communicated by:

ProMED-mail

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[Dan will be fondly remembered by friends and appreciated by colleagues each time they place CDC light traps in the field, use

chill tables to sort arthropods captured in them and work with the viruses that he discovered. - Mod.TY/JW]

 

A ProMED-mail post

<http://www.promedmail.org>

ProMED-mail is a program of the

International Society for Infectious Diseases

<http://www.isid.org>

 

Date: Tue 28 Dec 2010

Source: AS Turner & Sons, Decatur, Georgia, USA, with permission from

the family [edited]

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“White-Nose Syndrome: Something is killing our bats” - Tuesday, December 28, 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

“White-Nose Syndrome: Something is killing our bats”

This serious ecosystem threat to bats can indirectly threaten aspects of life for farmers, loggers and homeowners.  Bats ingest billions of insects (bugs) thereby helping to diminish the use of more pesticides for protecting trees, crops and other concerns.

http://www.fws.gov/WhiteNoseSyndrome/?sid=ST2010122203289


Reminder: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program January 17, 2011 - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reminder: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) – 2011 (USA) - ONE HEALTH Program

 January 15 – 19, 2011—Orlando, Florida (USA)

 

A “One Health” program section is planned for Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Marriot Hotel Crystal Salon G1 and requires conference registration: 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.

 

A special One Health evening session is planned for Monday January 17th, 2011 from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. at the Gaylord Hotel in the Sun C ballroom (no conference registration required) where conference attendees and others can meet and hear brief One Health presentations by prominent One Health advocates/supporters; the theme will be how One Health practice can help our communities respond to natural and man made disasters:

 

·                         Cecil B. Wilson, MD - President of the American Medical Association (AMA)

·                         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

·                         Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH - Director, Orange County (Florida) Health Department (USA).

 

Drs. Conti, Blackmore and Sherin are members of 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."


 
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