One Health Initiative website Honorary Advisory Board Joined by President, World Medical Association


May 6, 2013 — Today we proudly announce that among the current outstanding and distinguished One Health supporter/advocates and recognized One Health  leaders, Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP has graciously agreed to serve as a participating member of the One Health Initiative website team’s Honorary Advisory Board  This Advisory Board was established December 1, 2010 and now has 28 members.


Dr. Wilson, a nationally and internationally respected physician, practices internal medicine in Orlando, Florida (USA), currently serves as president of the World Medical Association and is a past president of the American Medical Association.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 


A longstanding activist One Health leader and advocate, Dr. Wilson has worked collaboratively with members of the One Health Initiative team and the Florida State Health Department.   He gave a significant and well received One Health presentation before an audience at the January 2011 North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL.  


Among other important One Health endeavors, Dr. Wilson was instrumental in the World Medical Association (WMA) and World Veterinary Association (WVA) developing and signing an historic collaborative One Health Memorandum of Understanding in Bangkok, Thailand.  See October 13, 2012 MOU in full:


 One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH