Speaker Treasure Trove at 2nd International Conference on One Medicine One Science, April 24-27, 2016 – University of Minnesota (USA)   Ann Bancroft and will be the noon speaker at the conference on Tuesday, April 26. She is the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South Poles. She has recently traveled the length of the Ganges River as part of multi-year enterprise to thoughtfully explore water use through the lens of rural and urban communities. She will bring an unique personal perspective to “Water at the Interface of Health, Economics and Environment” as she takes the audience on a journey exploring the Arctic and Antarctic, and the Ganges River from source to sea, and illuminates the impact of climate change on polar icecaps and fresh water issues facing our planet.   Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, is well known for calling attention to the changing epidemiology of foodborne diseases, the association of tampons and toxic shock syndrome, hepatitis B transmission in health care settings, and HIV infection in healthcare workers. He is an international leader for preparedness before pandemics occur and on the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations. His plenary presentation, Turning Science into Policy; Minimizing Chaos and Maximizing Impact, will emphasize the critical role of science in making sound health policies for animals and humans. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Council of Foreign Relations, and the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity.  Note: Dr. Osterholm is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board Arthur Caplan, PhD, is a medical ethicist and philosopher renowned for key public policy contributions to establishment of U.S. national policies in human tissue and organ procurement, blood safety, and compassionate use. His presentation on “Ethics of Personalized Medicine Versus Public Health, will explore the dilemma of public funds distribution for health investments that provide individual benefits to the few versus potential benefits for the many. Dr. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City and the head of the ethics program in the Global Institute for Public Health at NYU.  Elaine Ostrander, PhD, is best known for genetic studies of the domestic dog that offer unique opportunities for solving human health conditions and fundamental biological problems. Her presentation on The Science behind Personalized Medicine: Mapping Complex Traits and Diseases, will present foundational knowledge showing how medical research in the canine benefits both dogs and humans. Dr. Ostrander is chief of the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH.  She has won multiple awards including the American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award, Burroughs Welcome Award for Functional Genomics, Asa Mays Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards for both her prostate cancer and canine genetics work, and in the 2013 Genetics Society of America Medal. Adam Berger, PhD Presentation title: US President’s Precision Medicine Initiative—HHS Overview Adam Berger is a Senior Fellow in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. His primary interests focus on policy issues relating to translational medicine, including the development of drug, diagnostic, and clinical and public health applications. He will present an overview of the U.S. President’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Dr. Berger has facilitated numerous public policy discussions and reports on application of genetic and genomic technologies to medical practice.  He is the recipient of the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Arden Pope, PhD, Dr. Pope’s seminal economics research on health impacts and costs of air pollution resulted in the current U.S. laws and regulations governing clean air. As one of the world’s most widely cited and recognized experts on the health effects of air pollution, his presentation on air pollution, health and policy is a must-hear for all air breathers. He is the Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University and was a Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. His awards include the Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize from the American Association for Aerosol Research and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science & Technology, Honorary Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award. Provided by:  Michael Murtaugh, PhD, Professor Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences University of Minnesota (USA) 612 625 6735 iCOMOS