Physician and Veterinarian Jointly Present “Introduction to One Health” at Canadian Family Medicine ForumDr. David Fisman, a physician and Dr. Erin Leonard, a veterinarian presented an introduction to One Health at the Family Medicine Forum, in Toronto, Ontario on November 15, 2012, entitled Enhancing Family Health Connections in Clinical Practice – A One Health Approach (sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada). Please see power point presentation PDF: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/FMFpresentationdfenglish.pdf. French translation Courtesy of David N. Fisman, MD, MPH: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/FMFpresentationdffrancais.pdf The Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is the largest meeting of family health practitioners in Canada, including family medicine clinicians, teachers, researchers, residents and students and is co-hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the CFPC’s Sections of Teachers and Researchers. This year’s FMF was attended by over 4000 delegates. The objectives of the One Health session were: to understand the One Health approach and how it can apply to and improve family medicine practice; to recognise clinical situations and utilise strategies for implementing One Health in family medicine; and to appreciate that the health of families is intimately connected to the human-animal-ecosystem interface. This session served as a means to highlight the importance of One Health in clinical practice, and to engage family medicine practitioners in Canada. The session was reported to have gone “extremely well,” and was attended by over 30 family physicians, students and residents. Information provided by: Erin Leonard, DVM, PhD (candidate) Tel:(613)952-2014 Fax:(613)946-7528 Veterinary Epidemiologist / Épidémiologiste vétérinaire Environmental Issues Division / Division des enjeux environnementaux Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases / Centre des maladies infectieuses alimentaires, environnementales et zoonotiques Public Health Agency of Canada / Agence de la santé publique du Canada 8th Floor / 8è étage, Room / Salle 846B, Édifice Jeanne Mance Building 200 promenade Eglantine Driveway, Tunneys Pasture / Pré Tunney Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9 Address Locator:1908B firstname.lastname@example.org and *David N. Fisman, MD, MPH Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto and Department of Medicine North York General Hospital (Canada) *Dr. Fisman is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.