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 email@example.com 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.