ProMED Editor Urges Attendance at Upcoming 2013 “International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance” (IMED)    Lawrence C. Madoff, MD, Editor of ProMED-mail is urging the One Health community and all others to “recognize the importance of and consider attending the IMED 2013 meeting, coming up in February in Vienna and co-sponsored by ProMED (along with HealthMap, ESCMID [European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases] FAO [Food Agricultural Organization], OIE [World Organisation for Animal Health], ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] and EcoHealth Alliance).”  The IMED meeting is scheduled to be held in Vienna, Austria, Feb 15-18, 2013.     Dr. Madoff says, “This will be the fourth IMED and it is a uniquely one health meeting where the attendees have been nearly equally divided between the human and animal health realms and most sessions contain talks of interest across species lines. Most of the ProMED staff have been able to attend past meetings (although funding is uncertain this year).”     Dr. Madoff, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an infectious disease public health physician, is a widely recognized One Health leader, supporter and advocate.  He currently serves on the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board     For more information about the IMED meeting, please see      NOTE: The One Health Initiative Autonomous Pro Bono team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ *Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH concurs with Dr. Madoff’s recommendation.      *Dr. Woodall is a co-founder and associate editor of ProMED-mail, the outbreak early warning system online of the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. He became the contents manager/editor of the ProMED-mail section in the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath One Health Initiative website in February 2009.