A good reason to attend the … “One Health” Session Scheduled for the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), in Orlando, Florida (USA) Monday, January 17, 2011 www.navc.com One of the outstanding featured speakers, a noted wildlife veterinarian will be: Paul P. Calle, VMD, Dipl ACZMDirector, Zoological Health Global Health Program Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10460-1099 www.wcs.org Dr. Calle’s speech will explore ““One World One Health® – A Field Veterinary Perspective”. Dr. Calle cogently and briefly describes his One Health message as “The inextricable link between people, domestic and wild animals, and their diseases, has never been more obvious or of concern than it is today. With outbreaks of SARS, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and Ebola virus capturing the public’s attention, the concept that we only have One World and share One Health is on the front pages of newspapers around the world. The need to increase the linkages between public health, the health of domestic animals, and the health and conservation of wild animals has generated discussions and collaborations unheard of only a few years ago. This talk will present an overview of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s pioneering One World One Health® activities around the world, which include international symposia and workshops on the topic held in New York City and Bangkok, Thailand in 2004; Beijing, China in 2005; and Brasilia, Brazil in 2007 as well as ongoing global field veterinary activities to investigate diseases and their relationships to people, domestic and wild animals.” In coming months, the One Health Initiative website will feature other topics to be discussed by individual speakers in the NAVC scheduled One Health session. Private practicing veterinarians, physicians and other health scientists in the U.S., Canada and worldwide are urged to consider attending.