World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association global One Health Conference to be held in Madrid, Spain – May 2015 See On 15th July 2014, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) had a meeting with representatives of the World Medical Association (WMA), the Spanish Medical and the Spanish Veterinary Associations. The four organizations agreed to organize a Global Conference on One Health Concept to be held on 21-22 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The Global conference will be entitled “Drivers towards One Health - Strengthening collaboration between medical and animals’ doctors”.  The conference will mainly focus on zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, natural disaster management and environmental hazards exposure to humans and animals. The Global Conference aims in bringing together Veterinarians, Physicians, Students, Public Health Officials, NGOs and others from the different world regions to learn, discuss and to address critical aspects of the One health Concept. The main objectives of the conference is to strengthen the links and communications and to achieve closer collaboration between physicians, veterinarians and all relevant stakeholders to improve different aspects of the health and welfare of humans, animals and the environment. More details regarding the conference and registrations will be published soon on WVA and WMA websites. Provided by: Dr. Zeev Noga Veterinary Policy Officer World Veterinary Association (WVA) Avenue de Tervueren 12 B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 (0) 2 533 70 22 Note: This visionary One Health conference promises to be a milestone in 21st century One Health history and 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 strongly supports, endorses and applauds it.  Furthermore, one of the distinguished members of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board is Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP – a practicing internist from Winter Park, Florida (USA), past president of the American Medical Association and a president of the World Medical Association.  In addition, among many others, the current President of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ted Cohn, DVM, is an ardent supporter of the One Health concept