"Novel coronavirus and the correlation between human and animal health are set to be unpacked at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA’s) inaugural digital convention.

Scheduled for Aug. 20 to 22, the event will feature a special video debriefing from long-time National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director, Anthony Fauci, MD.

“We are delighted and honored to have Dr. Fauci share this update on COVID-19 and One Health with our members on the closing day of our first-ever virtual gathering,” says AVMA’s president, Douglas Kratt, DVM.

Additionally, Fauci has advised six U.S. presidents on HIV/AIDS, along with other domestic and global health issues, NAVC says. He has made significant contribution to the understanding of how HIV impacts the body’s defenses, and has been instrumental in developing treatments to enable people with HIV to live longer and more active lives.

Fauci has also authored and contributed to more than 1,300 scientific publications, including several textbooks, and has received 45 honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the U.S. and abroad, NAVC says. ...