Annual Meeting & Sixth State Environmental Laboratory Conference - May 20-23, 2012

  The Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA (USA)


Mark your calendars for the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) 2012 Annual Meeting & Sixth State Environmental Laboratory Conference on May 20-23, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA.


The theme of the meeting is “One  World. One Health.”


9:00 am – 10:30 am One World – One Health: Laboratories and their Roles in Protecting the World’s Health


The One Health concept embraces a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and

communications in all aspects of health care, for humans, animals and the environment. This opening plenary

session will explore the laboratory role in advancing this initiative, challenging members to step back and

consider how they fit into such a far-reaching approach.


At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:


• Summarize the concept of One World – One Health, and outline how this concept can be used

in a laboratory setting.


Moderator: Romesh Gautom, PhD, Washington State Public Health Laboratories

James M. Hughes, MD, Emory University [Also member of One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board and One Health Commission]

Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, One Health Solutions [Also a member of the One Health Initiative team]

Terry F. McElwain, DVM, PhD, Washington State University


The meeting will address issues related to emerging infectious disease detection, emergency preparedness, informatics, biomonitoring, food safety, newborn screening, public health policy, and global health.  There will be an exhibit hall featuring products and services for the laboratory community.


For more information on the conference, including registration fees, sponsorships and exhibits and preliminary program, visit:


Information provided by:



Manager, Corporate Relations

Association of Public Health Laboratories

8515 Georgia Ave Ste 700

Silver Spring MD 20910