“The One Health Initiative – Collaborative Practice”   Presented to the *USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Science and Technology Seminar Series on January 8, 2014 by Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH.   According to Jude Smedra, MS, USDA-FSIS staff officer biologist and Coordinator of the Seminar Series, “The presentation was extremely impressive explaining the details of collaborative practice … a very important part of science and in turn is a greater part of enhancing food safety and public health.”  In addition, he said “I think the question and answer session was very productive.”   Dr. Conti is currently Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (USA) and a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team.  In addition, she is a noted American public health veterinarian who co-authored a groundbreaking ‘first of its kind’ One Health book published in 2010 entitled Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks with prominent American public health physician, Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, formerly at Yale Medical School and now Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Director of Human Animal Medicine Project (USA).  Dr. Rabinowitz also serves on the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board   Please see PDF Slide presentation attached.   *The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nations commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.