On Saturday, October 25th, 2008, Dr. Ron DeHaven, Executive Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) opened the plenary session of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)annual meeting with a presentation entitled:  "The AVMA One Medicine Initiative--Overview and Opportunities.  This keynote talk was followed by several papers on antimicrobial resistance.

Reported by:

Craig N. Carter, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVPM

Director and Professor, Epidemiology
Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
College of Agriculture

College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
1490 Bull Lea Road
P.O. Box 14125
Lexington, KY  40512-4125