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One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases
American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – 59th Annual Meeting - www.astmh.org
November 3-7, 2010
Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
A symposium organized jointly by members of the ASTMH and the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) http://www.soctropvetmed.org/ deals with the broad subject of One Health.
Marriott – Room A704, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Symposium focuses on vaccines, considered the most cost effective means of disease prevention. The role of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease from animals to humans will be explored. Speakers will address exampls where vaccination in animal species (livestock, poultry and wildlife) for zoonotic disease agents is used or could be used in order to reduce the risk of human disease.
Specific examples are drawn from important human diseases cause by viral agents of animals. Speakers will address the potential for additional impact on disease risk reduction for selected vaccine-preventable diseases as well as opportunities for vaccine interventions.
· Demonstrate concrete cases where the vaccination of wildlife, livestock and poultry is being used to reduce human disease.
· Provide a One Health forum for discussing the integration of approaches that can reduce disease risk in animals and people.
Thomas P. Monath, MD, Chair – Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and member, One Health Initiative Website team
Bob H. Bokma, DVM, Co-Chair – United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Clarence J. Peters, MD – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (USA)
“Rift Valley fever: prevention of human disease outbreaks by vaccination of livestock”
Thomas Geisbert, PhD - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (USA)
“Progress in the development of vaccines against Ebola hemorrhagic fever”
Thomas E. Walton, DVM, PhD - USDA (retired), Fort Collins, CO (USA)
“Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis attenuated vaccine strain TC-83: successful application of an IND human vaccine to equines for control of major northern hemispheric epizootic and epidemic, 1969-1972.”
E. Paul H. Gibbs, BVSc, PhD - University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl (USA)
“The global eradication of rinderpest and its significance for “One World, One Health”.
Note: There will also be a One Health Initiative poster presentation by Jack Woodall, PhD, co-founder and associate editor of ProMED-mail.
Friday, November 5, 2010 – Noon to 1:30 pm – Poster Session B