U.S. One Health Commission (OHC) Sponsors Important One Health Webinar –July 13, 2016 at 11am EDT with Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP One Health can provide a safe, no judgment zone for many needed conversations surrounding our most difficult global and environmental health challenges. Yesterday [July 6, 2016] the One Health Commission was pleased to present Dr. Kahns data driven research in her webinar, One Health and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance. The first of a two-part series, that webinar saw over 200 online attendees from over 30 countries. Now that the word is out, next weeks webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Environment will likely draw even more participants. Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission https://www.onehealthcommission.org/index.cfm/37526/78598/antimicrobial_resistance_in_the_environment_part_2_of_2 Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (Part 2 of 2) 07/13/2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Title: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (Part 2 of 2) Overview: This presentation will discuss findings of widespread antibiotic resistance in the environment. Massive amounts of human and animal waste applied to agricultural fields alter the global “resistome.” Wildlife never exposed to antibiotics harbor antibiotic resistant bacteria in their feces. The Human Microbiome project has found that microbial cells outnumber human cells by an estimated 10-fold, fundamentally changing our perceptions about health and disease. Taken together, the findings of antibiotic resistance in external and internal environments suggest that human antibiotic use has altered global microbial populations in ways that we do not fully understand. We are fast approaching a post antibiotic era. This presents challenges and opportunities and will require a One Health approach to succeed. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the 21st century challenges posed by the growing human population and its increasing demands for terrestrial and aquatic animal proteins. 2. Develop familiarity with metagenomics and “The Global Resistome.” 3. Understand how open defecation jeopardizes human, animal, and environmental health. 4. Understand how application of manure to agricultural fields alters the global “resistome” and harms global health. Speaker: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Research Scholar Program on Science and Global Security Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University Dr. Kahn is a Co-Founder, One Health Initiative, http://www.onehealthinitiative.com and Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, http://www.thebulletin.org For more information, please click here.