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|Subject: Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations | Friday, May 1, 2020 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM (DC Time) | Webex details - Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Subject: Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations | Friday, May 1, 2020 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM (DC Time) | Webex details
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EOC Public Event by AGF and HNP Global Practices
Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations
Friday, May 01, 2020
07:30-09:30am DC Time
How to Join:
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This event open to external participation. Please feel free to invite our counterparts, relevant government officials and development partners to join
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Vice President, Sustainable Development
Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice
Martien van Nieuwkoop
Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice
President of EcoHealth Alliance
Senior Environmental Specialist
John Paul Clarke
Senior Health Specialist
Lead Rural Development Economist
Senior Livestock Specialist
Senior Health Specialist
The World Bank’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) cordially invites you to participate in a workshop on “Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations”, jointly sponsored by the Health, Nutrition and Population and Agriculture Global Practices. As COVID-19 spreads globally, there is strong attention on how the international community supports countries responding to the public health emergency, as well as on the longer-term needs to sustainably strengthen health systems A key lesson from previous crises is the need to shift from a solely responsive approach to one that favors prevention. With 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases (and almost all recent pandemics) having their origin in animals, prevention and preparedness entail interventions outside the public health sector, including agriculture, animal productions and the environment sector. "One Health" provides a practical approach to achieve this necessary shift.
About the Key Note Speaker:
Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based organization that conducts research and outreach programs on global health, conservation and international development. Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in identifying and predicting the origins and impact of emerging diseases across the globe. This includes, among others, identifying the bat origin of SARS, the drivers of Nipah virus emergence, publishing the first global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ map Dr. Daszak is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Chair of the NASEM’s Forum on Microbial Threats.
· Opening remarks: Juergen Voegele and Muhammad Pate
· Key note: Peter Daszak (20 minutes)
· Experiences from the field: Daniel Mira-Salama, John Paul Clarke, Gayatri Acharya, Dinesh Nair and Franck Berthe (5 minutes each)
· Q & A — (30min)
· Closing remarks: Martien van Nieuwkoop
In addition, the EOC has compiled the following documents as background materials:
· World Bank, 2018. One Health Operational Framework
· World Bank, 2017. Drug resistant infections: a threat to our economic future
· World Bank, 2012. People, Pathogens and Our Planet
· World Bank, 2019. Pulling together to beat superbugs
For additional information, please contact Erika Yanick (eyanick@worldbankorg)
|One Health EJP Annual Scientific Meeting - Prague, Czech Republic - May 27-29, 2020 - Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Save the Date: Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
|The 2nd One Health EJP Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Prague on the 27th-29th May 2020! Thank you to our partners at VRI and SZÚ.
The ASM Satellite Workshop will be held on the 26th May 2020, the day before the Annual Scientific Meeting, so be sure to add this date to your diaries too. More information is available on our website.
More information about the ASM can be found at https://www.ohejp2020.com. If you would like to see the success of our 2019 ASM visit our website.#OHEJPASM2020
|Updated Status for A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment. Please make a note of it on your calendar -postponed until July 1 and 2, 2020 - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
|A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: Confronting the Resistome in Humans, Animals, and the Environment - NAID Conference March 16 & 17, 2020 - Rockville, Maryland - Saturday, December 03, 2016
|World Vaccine Congress - Washington, DC September 27-29, 2020 Washington, DC (USA) - Thursday, October 20, 2016
|One Health | One Global Environment Conference | Montego Bay, Jamaica | October 26-28, 2020 - Saturday, October 01, 2016
One Health | One Global Environment Conference | Montego Bay, Jamaica |
Our call for Abstracts for the 2nd "One Health | One Global Environment Conference" is now open for the 2020 conference is open until March 17th. Colleagues working in Environmental Health, One Health, Tropical Medicine, Veterinary Public Health, Social Sciences focusing on Human Health, Ecology, and other related disciplines are most welcome to submit Research, Panel, or Demonstration Abstracts. Submissions can be made here: http://www.onehealthconference.com/. We also would be most welcome to try to connect with any expertise the OHC or OHI may be willing to bring, share, or provide. We have a couple other plenary/keynote speaker requests outstanding than what currently shows on the website to help diversify the existing confirmed panelist. We may have an opportunity for an additional keynote speaker if these folks are not able to make it work. If you are able to share our conference information via your networks, we would greatly appreciate the support.
The conference location is Montego Bay, Jamaica. The dates of attendance with presentations will be from October 26-28.
The local host is the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors.
The international host is the Americas Group of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
“...One Health Conference Purpose
Environmental Health provides a critical link to protecting human health from human-to-human, vector-borne, and zoonotic diseases. The academic conference and faculty forum intends to use discussions and presentations about new surveillance techniques, diagnostics, disease prevention strategies, policies, academic curriculum design, and much more to foster networking and One Health capacity building within the environmental health community.
One Health Initiative Purpose
The One Health Initiative describes the One Health concept as "a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations." For more information on the One Health concept and other One Health events or news, please visit the One Health Initiative and/or One Health Commission websites. ...”
Jason W. Marion, PhD
Technical Chair, One Health | One Global Environment Conference
Associate Professor & Faculty Regent
Dept. of Environmental Health Science
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave., 220 Dizney Building
Richmond, KY 40475
513-317-9508 || 859-622-6343
|6th World One Health Congress Rescheduled October 30 - November 3, 2020 Edinburgh, Scotland UK - Thursday, September 01, 2016
|ARCHIVED EVENTS from March 15, 2010 to April 14... - Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Archived Events – Beginning March 15, 2010 to date …
ONE HEALTH FOCUS: March 15 - 17 National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Annual Meeting March 15-17, 2010 Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2010
Contact: Teres Lambert
One Health’s ‘What,’ ‘So What’ to Animal Agriculture
Focus of NIAA’s 2010 Annual Meeting
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—“One Health” is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals. Opening General Session speakers at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 15-17, in Kansas City, Mo., will zero in on the “What?” and “So What?” of the One Health concept as these two questions relate to animal agriculture.
“NIAA’s Opening General Session speakers will look at how the One Health initiative and strategies shift the focus from surveillance to intervention and prevention and how challenges need to be faced collectively rather than in individual silos and disciplines,” states Dr. Tony Forshey, co-chair of NIAA’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee. “When individuals leave the Tuesday morning Opening General Session, they will be up to speed about One Health and its implications for animal agriculture.”
NIAA’s lineup of Opening General Session topics and speakers include:
· “One World, One Health: The Global Food Basket,” Dr. Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
· “The Genesis of One Health: What It’s All About,” Dr. Roger Mahr, DVM, CEO, One Health Commission
· "Past, Present and Future Veterinary Service's Roles in One Health," Dr. Joseph Annelli, One Health Coordinator, USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services
· “Environmental Health: How Does One Health Fit In?”, Jay Ellenberger, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Agency
· “How Will One Health Impact Livestock Producers?”, Dr. Harry Snelson, DVM, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
· “One Health in the Real World,” Dr. Billy Clay, DVM, MS, DABVT, AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, Vetta Consulting LLC
At the conclusion of the six Opening General Session presentations, the speakers will partake in a panel discussion and address questions from annual meeting attendees.
“We’re excited to have these highly qualified individuals talk about One Health so those of us involved in animal agriculture know as much as possible about this concept that has the attention of major medical organizations and health agencies and the endorsement of more than 400 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide,” Dr. Forshey states. “One Health is underway and gaining momentum. As such, we can either become knowledgeable and involved now or we can react to its impact on animal agriculture.”
Dr. Forshey adds that species-specific discussions surrounding One Health will take place during NIAA’s species-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. Species-based committees include Cattle, Swine, Poultry, Equine, and Sheep & Goat. Each committee meeting will have its own line-up of nationally recognized speakers and species-specific topics.
NIAA’s issue-based committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will address Animal Care, Animal Health Emergency Management, Animal Health and International Trade, Animal Production Food Safety and Security, Emerging Diseases, and Animal Identification and Information Systems.
NIAA’s species committee meetings and issue-based committee meetings are open to NIAA members and non-members.
NIAA’s annual meeting will take place at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., with a block of rooms reserved at a special nightly rate of $130/room, single or double occupancy. To receive this special rate, rooms must be reserved by Friday, Feb. 12, by calling 816-474-4400 and specifying that you are with the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.
A schedule of events for NIAA’s 2010 annual meeting, meeting registration, list of NIAA committees and hotel information are available at the NIAA website: www.animalagriculture.org. Individuals are also welcome to call NIAA at (719) 538-8843.
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that unites and advances animal agriculture—the beef, dairy, equine, goat, poultry, sheep and swine industries. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work towards the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our national and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent producers, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials, and business executives.
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ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010 - Saturday, March 13, 2010
ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE Workshop 2010
Hosted by the Washington State Department of Health :: Zoonotic Disease Program
Registration is now open!
Register now for the 2010 Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Workshops. The workshops will explore a variety of emerging zoonoses and zoonoses endemic in the state of Washington with focus on prevention and control. Experience the opportunity to network with professionals who are dedicated to reducing the public health impact of these diseases.
Tuesday, March 16
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Big Bend Community College
Friday, March 19
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Labor and Industries Building
Register Online :: Agenda and Directions
Registration is free. Register online at the Washington Public Health Training Network (WAPHTN) Web site, https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/waphtn/class.asp.
For more details about the workshops, see http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/zoo/workshop.htm which includes agenda, location, and driving directions.
If you experience difficulties registering, please contact the Washington State Department of Health – Zoonotic Disease Program at email@example.com or Cyndi Free at 360.236.3384.
Public Health - Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Washington
Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010
Symposium to examine emerging MRSA threat - Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - March 20, 2010
Columbus, OH - On Saturday, March 20, 2010 experts in infectious diseases and on MRSA in animals will convene a day-long symposium to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging health problem. Health workers are aware that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they may be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and may not know that animals can transfer the pathogen to humans.
Experts at the symposium will present a description of this pathogen and of other Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci, as well as offer a summary of their epidemiology and their impact on humans and animals. The symposium is targeted to both human health professionals and animal health professionals. This "One Health, One Medicine" approach to studying this pathogens offers a broader understanding of the impact of the diseases in the human health setting as well as veterinary setting.
The two featured keynote speakers are Dr. Scott Weese, recognized internationally for his work on MRSA in animals, and Dr. Paul Morley, an infectious diseases control expert. Dr. Weese will provide a worldwide MRSA update; Dr. Morley will describe handling MRSA cases to decrease the risk of diseases transmission in veterinary settings.
Registration for the symposium is available at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Veterinary Continuing Education. On-line registration requires establishing a log-in name and password. Cost for the full day meeting is $60 ($35 for students). Registration can also be mailed or faxed. A downloadable PDF of a brochure is also available. For more information and links to both methods of registration, please visit the Office of Veterinary Continuing Education web site.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation among veterinary schools according to the 2008 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." The college includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Hospital is a comprehensive specialty referral center for veterinary practitioners and is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, with more than 30,000 large and small animal patients each year. In addition, the college operates a nationally-recognized large animal ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, OH and a Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. More information about the College of Veterinary Medicine.
UC DAVIS – School of Veterinary Medicine
One Health Project
'Frontiers in One Health Series'
Alonso Aguirre DVM MS PhD
Vice President Conservation Medicine Program Wildlife Trust
Wrote the book: Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice
The role epidemiology and the MPVM play in One Health
One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health - Monday, March 29, 2010
One Health: Improving Global Health by Building Bridges Between Human and Animal Health
Tuesday, April 6th @ 4:30pm - 016 Robertson Hall – Princeton, N.J. (USA)
Sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing
The One Health concept seeks to integrate human, animal, and ecosystem health in order to improve health for all species. Two leaders in the international One Health movement will present their work.
v Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
v Thomas Monath MD, Medical Virologist, and Partner, Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.
Dean Hendricks has been leading the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine since January 2006. She is the founding director of the Veterinary Clinical Research Center and holds a secondary appointment as a professor of the Department of Medicine in UPenn’s School of Medicine. She earned her VMD and PhD from UPenn in 1979 and 1980, respectively. She has a BS in biology and psychology from Yale University.
Dr. Monath received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He served in the US Army for 24 years in the uniformed services, and between 1973-1988, he was the Director, Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO and from 1989-1992, Chief, Virology Division, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has received numerous awards and served as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from 2004-2005.
If you are interested in learning more about One Health please browse the One Health Initiative website at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com.
If you have questions about the Forum, please send me an email.
Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP - lkahn@Princeton.EDU
Program on Science and Global Security
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
One Health Academy Guest Speaker and Dinner – Washington, D.C. (USA)
April 8, 2010 at 6 P.M.
Guest speaker - Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Retired)
Founding Director of the Institute for Homeland Security and
Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
“Colonel Randall Larsen educates, enthralls, and inspires as he talks about leadership during troubled times. Colonel Larsen, the national security advisor at the Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy (Grand Central Publications, 2007). In addition, he is the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the movie, A Good War—the incredible true story of leadership that led to one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievements of all time. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the National Speakers Association. Since 2002, he has served as a CBS News consultant/on-camera analyst, and as co-host of a weekly, one-hour show on Federal News Radio in Washington DC.
Colonel Larsen’s articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Business Week, and Ripon Forum. In 2007, US News & World Report, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Times carried in-depth profiles on Colonel Larsen. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television including: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Jim Lehrer News Hour, Fox News Channel, Larry King Live, and Oprah.
Please come and join us in conversation with Colonel Randall Larsen and our other colleagues in and outside of the beltway.”
The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant. You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the names of any guests attending or just go to our website at www.onehealthacademy.org. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until Apr. 5th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn, DVM at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only).
The One Health Academy Staff
About One Health Academy:
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy that promote interdisciplinary collaboration among veterinary medicine, human medicine, health professionals and the agricultural industries with the goal of promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection. The One Health Academy monthly events serve to unite several Federal governmental departments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry leaders to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.
If you have any questions or would like more information about One Health Academy, please feel free to contact Drs. Tom McGinn, Annamaria Castiglia and Vito Delvento, Event Coordinators, email@example.com.
Florida Veterinary Medical Association 81st Annual Conference
April 9-11, 2010
FVMA website: www.fvma.com
Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa, Florida (USA)
ZOONOSES – A joint presentation by:
Sunday April 11, Room 8 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Jenifer Chatfield, DVM and Danielle Stanek, DVM, MPH
Florida State Department of Health
· Zoonotic Influenzas, H1N1 and Beyond
· One Health: Floods, Fires, and Pestilence – Are you and your clients prepared?
· Emerging Zoonoses and Zootoxins for the Florida Practitioner
· Feline Zoonoses: How you can help protect your clients
8th Annual Scientific Conference
|Archived Events from April 14... - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Archived events from April 14...
Seminar on Contemporary Public Health Issues
D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH
Once the greatest killer but still a threat
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Room G101 HPNP Building
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida (USA)
Dr. Henderson is a Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC and a Professor of Public Health and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Dean Emeritus and Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a Founding Director (1998) of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. From November 2001 through April 2003, he served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and, later, as the Principal Science Advisor, in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Henderson’s previous positions include: Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (1990-93); Dean of the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (1977-90); and Director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign (1966-77).
In 2002, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is the recipient of the National Medal of Science; the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal; and the Japan Prize, shared with two colleagues. Dr. Henderson is a Member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In June 2009, Prometheus books published a new book by Dr. Henderson entitled Smallpox: Death of a Disease. It is a personal account of the challenges, obstacles and disasters faced by an intrepid international program in achieving the global eradication of smallpox. Dr. Henderson is Coeditor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. Additionally, he has authored more than 200 articles and scientific papers, 31 book chapters, and is coauthor of the renowned Smallpox and Its Eradication (Fenner F, Henderson DA, Arita I, Jezek A, and Ladnyi ID. 1988. Geneva: World Health Organization), the authoritative history of the disease and its ultimate demise.
Mary Peoples-Sheps, DrPH
Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
PO Box 100182
Gainesville, FL 32610-0182
CQ-Roll Call Group Forum
April 26 - 28, 2010
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center
Thirteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research
3rd Sample Prep - Sample Preparation for Virus, Toxin & Pathogen Detection & Identification
May 6-7, 2010
Sample Prep is an internationally recognized event for experts in sample preparation for detection and identification of viruses, toxins and pathogens, and will address the important phases of sample preparation including collection, concentration, lysis, target extraction and transfer to analytical identification tools. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Raymond P. Mariella, Jr., Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Mariella will discuss continuous-flow microfluidics for sample preparation including the use of standing-wave ultrasonics and variations of electrokinetic manipulations.
One Health Academy – Washington, D.C., May 13, 2010
Guest speaker: Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Michael R. Taylor, J.D.
“Don't forget to RSVP for One Health Academy's next meeting May 13 at 6PM at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.
We are excited to have as our guest Mike Taylor.Deputy Commissioner for Foods.
Michael R. Taylor, J.D., is a nationally recognized food safety expert and research professor at George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services.In his role as Deputy Commissioner he is responsible for implementing new laws aimed at preventing outbreaks. Come meet our new Deputy Commissioner and learn about his plans for the future of our nations food safety.
The cost of the special evening is $15 per person and includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking. Drinks can be purchased with a credit card at the club. There is parking on the street or under Phillips restaurant. You can access directions at http://www.capitalyachtclub.com/" www.capitalyachtclub.com or Google Maps. The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU. Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org" with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come first serve basis. We contract food based on the number of R.S.V.P.'s and we guarantee the caterer payment based on this number. Cancellations may be made until May 9th. If you must cancel after this date, please send the $15 dinner fee to Tom McGinn at 1000 Water Street, SW, #26, Washington, DC 20024. Otherwise, payment is due at the door the night of the event (cash, money order, or check only).
This will be a meeting you will not want to miss.
Looking forward to your participation.
PS Don't forget to visit our website at www.onehealthacademy.org”
Annamaria Castiglia, DVM, PhD
One Health Academy Coordinator
The Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Towards One Health:
Multiple Disciplines Working Together for Optimal Health of People, Animals and the Environment
May 29-30, 2010
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
This year’s conference is organized by the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph. A conference schedule is now available on our website:
CAVEPM 2010 is pleased to feature plenary presentations from leading experts from Canada, the United States and Denmark. Don’t miss out! Registration closes on May 27, 2010: www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/cavepm/page/registration.cfm
The theme for Day 1 (Sat., May 29) is: One Health: People, Animals and the Environment. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. David Fisman, University of Toronto, and Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Pan-American Health Organization. Dr. Fisman’s presentation will focus on the human health aspects of “One Health”, and Dr. Bernardo’s presentation will focus on the challenges of “One eHealth”. A Day 1 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Wayne Martin.
The theme for Day 2 (Sun., May 30) is: Veterinary Aspects of Public Health:
Animal Health and Welfare. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. Jens Frederik Agger, University of Copenhagen, Dr. Jørgen Westergaard, ADC-Consult, and Dr. David Pearl, University of Guelph. Dr. Agger and Dr. Westergaard will give a joint presentation about the control of infectious animal diseases in Europe. Dr. Pearl will discuss the role of epidemiologists in disease surveillance in the 21st Century. A Day 2 wrap-up presentation will be given by Dr. Ian Dohoo.
For more information about the conference, please visit our website:
The CAVEPM 2010 Organizing Committee
PhD Candidate, Epidemiology
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
59th Wildlife Disease Association Annual Meeting
May 30 – June 4, 2010
“For the first time, the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) International Meeting will take place in South America. The 59th annual meeting will be held 30 May – 4 June 2010 in the heart of Iguazú Falls. A perfect mixture of wild nature and cultural heritage awaits you, so mark your calendars now and we will ensure that you experience all the wonders Iguazú has to offer.”
This year’s theme is Ecosystem health in the neotropics: a growing challenge.
Who should attend and/or submit abstracts?
Wildlife biologists, wildlife managers, veterinarians, epidemiologists, ecologists, parasitologists, pathologists, microbiologists, or anyone interested in the management of wildlife health.
The brand new, five-star Amerian Hotel is located a stone's throw away from the Three Borders Landmark, the international limit between Argentina, Brasil and Paraguay. The Amerian Hotel is a little over 18 km from Iguazú International Airport and some 15 km from Iguazú Falls. As well, it is 2 km from International Bridge Neves which takes you to Foz do Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, both barely 12 km away. With ample and cozy bed rooms overlooking the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, the Amerian has promotional pricing for Meeting attendees.
- Address: Av. Tres Fronteras 780 (y Costanera) (3370), Hito Tres Fronteras, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones.
- Phone: (03757) 423766. Fax: (03757) 423766. Dial prefix 54 if calling from abroad.
Book your room before 27 January 2010 and enjoy the following special discounts
1. Double Standard Jungle view: U$D 100 + 21% TAX
2. Double Standard River View: USD 110 + 21% TAX
3. Additional roll away for double bedroom: U$D 40 + 21% TAX
Check out other lodging alternatives
Information provided by:
Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine
Director and Professor Emeritus Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
One Health Academy dinner meetings are
every second thursday of the month
at the Capital Yacht Club 1000 Water Street,SW,
Washington D.C. 20024 .
On JUNE 10, 2010 … ONE HEALTH ACADEMY WELCOMES
The Mythical Interagency
"After 17 years in the field as an NGO provider, I [Dr. Lawry] decided I should write a book called "How to Build an Interagency". The first chapter will be "How Not to Build An Interagency". From Rwanda to Haiti, I have seen renditions of interagency growth, bumbles, mis-steps, success and absolute failures. NSPD-44 requires Interagency coordination (not defined as per who is part of this elite organization); but it is not a step-by-step guide on how to ACTUALLY meet that directive. The USG frequently checks the block by have an "Interagency" email list but who actually meets regularly or shares office space? I will challenge us to re-look at Interagency bumbles and see where and how mistakes could have been avoided and where success actually happened despite our best efforts to squelch participation."
There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you
register early.The cost of the evening is $15 per person and
includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing email@example.com"
with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are
accepting replies on a first come first serve basis.
You can access directions at www.capitalyachtclub.com
The nearest Metro station is L'Enfant Plaza or Waterfront-SEU.
Please note, the entrance to the Capital Yacht Club is directly behind
Phillips and Jenny's Asian Fusion restaurants, facing the Potomac River.
If you have any questions about this event or future events you
can contact us at ONEHEALTH ACADEMY @GMAIL.com.
16th Biodetection Technologies - Technological Responses to Biological Threats
June 17-18, 2010
Biodetection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care. More than 140 leading organizations from around the world convened in Baltimore for last year’s conference. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Michael V. Walter, BioWatch Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Walter will discuss lessons learned from technological problems, the current status of BioWatch Gen-3 sensor-type technologies, and plans for Gen-4 advanced systems.
Welcome to Toronto - 20th WCDM
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20TH World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) - June 20 - 23, 2010
Join us as we celebrate 20 Years of Progress.
WCDM has a unique line-up of industry experts ready to discuss the progress of past, present and future trends that as an industry we need to prepare for.
This four day conference will offer new ideas and approaches that will help build solutions for a global community.
* specialized education * training for all levels of disaster management * gain valuable contacts * discover new products and services.
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August 8 – 10, 2010
International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man
PO Box 757040
202 West Ridge Research Bldg.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
One Health 2011 Congress program Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended by 1 Week ONLY!
Submissions will now close 5pm (AEST) 14 September 2010
Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:30am - 6:00pm
One Health Symposium: People, Plants & Animals
Scheman Building, Benton Auditorium
The Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series
Sponsored by Healthy Food Action and The IATP Food and Society Fellows
Co-sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Keep Antibiotics Working
Join us for the first webinar in the series:
Superbug, Super Problems: Agricultural Antibiotics & Emerging Infections
September 16, 2010
11 am-12 noon PDT/12 noon-1 pm MDT/1-2 pm CDT/2-3 pm EDT
The new scientific consensus is that routine, unnecessary use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry contributes significantly to a costly epidemic of antibiotic resistance. One result is the emergence of new infections with farm links, including Salmonella resistant to multiple drugs (including the critical cephalosporins), resistant E. coli, and MRSA.
- James Johnson, MD, IDSA representative and noted E. coli expert, University of Minnesota
- Maryn McKenna, journalist and author of SuperBug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
- Gail Hansen, DVM, offering a veterinarian's perspective on the need for new federal policy and why health professionals ought to weigh in, Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
Preliminary announcement for the ninth EWDA conference on the Dutch island of Vlieland:
“Healthy wildlife, healthy people”
13-16 September 2010
Zoonotic wildlife diseases threaten not only wild animals, but through these also domesticated animals and humans. Emerging infectious diseases are known to arise for 75% from the animal reservoir, in which wildlife plays an important role. The conference central theme, the interface between wildlife and public health, bridges animal and human health. It will be of great interest for people from many different disciplines, ranging from both public health professionals and wildlife diseases specialists, to ecologists, biologists and epidemiologists.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Some tentative data:
second call, website open for early bird registration and abstract submission
June 1st, 2010
deadline for abstract submission
June 1st, 2010
late bird registration
September 13, 2010
September 14-16, 2010
ninth EWDA conference
The European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of information on wildlife diseases and their management. Through the provision of opportunities for networking, collaborative research and training we seek to raise the profile of wildlife disease research and management.
September 20-21, 2010
2nd annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
Topic: “Interdisciplinary Science in Global Health: Formation and Transformation”.
Please visit http://www.cugh.org for more information.
University of Washington, Seattle
A One Health Symposium and Panel are in the Planning Stage
To be announced later…
Information Provided by:
Merel Langelaar, DVM, PhD
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (LZO)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
P.O. Box 1 (postbak 63)
3720 BA Bilthoven
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMAC) Conference in San Diego Accepts First Workshop on ONE HEALTH Sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) - Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m.
This is the first workshop sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) at a medical conference with the intention of promoting One Health. LGVMA can get the 'early bird' conference prices through September 4. Please request a registration form from firstname.lastname@example.org. (4 day fee is $395 and 1 day is $125.) The workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3-4 p.m.
To register, go to www.glma.org/annualconference.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Conference
September 22-25, 2010
Presentation Proposal from LGVMA:
The Veterinarian: the Other Member of the Health Care Team
Ken Gorczyca, DVM
Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML
Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH
This panel discussion will review the history of veterinary medicine including the evolution of the LGBT veterinary community and the intersection of the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic. We will present current updates on the health benefits of animal companionship and review risks and current recommendations on pet-associated zoonotic disease prevention for immuno-suppressed populations. We will finish the discussion with insights into the One Health Initiative (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/), which is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.
1. Understand health benefits of animal companionship and current prevention recommendations for pet-associated zoonotic disease.
2. Understand how the veterinary profession and the AIDS Pandemic overlap- from chimpanzees, toxoplasmosis and community service.
3. Understand how and when to communicate with a veterinarian as a member of the family and academic health care team.
Information provided by:
Ken Gorczyca, DVM
Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association
584 Castro Street #492
San Francisco, CA 94114
Michael Chaddock, DVM, EML
Deputy Director Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
1101 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 2005
Tel 202-371-9195, ext 14
Stephanie Venn-Watson, DVM, MPH
Director, Clinical Research
National Marine Mammal Foundation
2240 Shelter Island Drive Suite 200
San Diego, California 92106
Symposium to Examine Zoonoses, Animal Agriculture and Human Health
Sept. 23-24, 2010
Farm Foundation, NFP is leading an international, multi-disciplinary symposium on zoonoses, animal agriculture and human health. This is a unique opportunity for experts from diverse disciplines to expand understanding of the relationships between zoonoses, animal production systems and human health. The program is targeted to the multiple disciplines involved in any disease outbreak public health officials, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, agriculture producer groups, public policy makers and media representatives. The symposium will be Sept. 23-24, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.
World Response Conference on Global Outbreak (WRCGO 2010)
World Response Conference to H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza
September 23 - 24, 2010
New Year's Resolution: "One Health" Recognition and Implementation without delay. Protect and save human and animal life today and tomorrow!
Important Rabies Webinars: September 28, 2010
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are co-hosting four Webinars on World Rabies Day 2010. There is no cost to attend the Webinars but you must register for each Webinar separately, using the links provided, e.g.:
Time Zone Converter
One Health Initiative website team member Jack Woodall, PhD will present:
The One Health Initiative - Global Clearinghouse for Activities Involving Rabies and Other Zoonoses
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
invite you to join us for a series of webinars on World Rabies Day (Tuesday, September 28th).
The webinars will serve as a platform for noted leaders in rabies research, One Health advocates, professionals, students and World Rabies Day event planners from around the globe to discuss the important public health issue of rabies in their communities; including the successes and challenges to implementing effective rabies prevention and control strategies.
There is no cost to attend the webinars and you will need to register for each webinar separately. Click here for more information.
· Generating Community Support in Implementing a Rabies Elimination Program
· Engaging school-age children in the fight against rabies: The Puerto Rico experience
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The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)
for veterinarians and technicians
October 16-17, 2010
This conference will describe the importance of small animal parasites as they relate to animals and humans. The significance of parasites including the economics of correct diagnosis and treatment in practice, internal and external parasites and their relationship to animals including diagnosis and treatment, how the parasites of small animals can influence humans, and the legal ramifications of our correct diagnosis and treatment will be presented. This will be an in-depth presentation of up-to-date material and discussion of parasites in a small animal practice including heartworms, worms, ticks, fleas, bedbugs, dust mites, etc.
Registration Fee: $195
Registration includes conference instruction, 13 hours of CE credit (OVMLB approved), course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Visit our course website for more information.
or call (614) 292-8727.
For more information about course offerings, to register, or if you have questions, please visit our website: https://vetmedce.osu.edu
or call or email us
Director of Continuing Education:
Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, ACT
Dr. Sharon Deem, who is currently the Research Veterinarian at the National Zoo, and who received her PhD from our Department – Emerging Pathogens Institute (when we were Infectious Diseases) will be visiting this week, and giving a seminar entitled:
“Challenges and Opportunities for Global Conservation Medicine”
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
4:00 pm, in Lecture Hall A,
Veterinary Academic Building
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us! For those unable to attend, we will stream the lecture online at: http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/extension/aquatic/events/
Below is some current information on Sharon:
Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM, Research Veterinarian
Sharon Deem came to the National Zoo as Associate Veterinarian in August of 2002, and became Research Veterinarian in 2005. Deem leads or participates in field-based conservation projects throughout the year. Before coming to the National Zoo, Deem served as Field Veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo.
Her research interests in wildlife veterinary medicine focus on the spread of disease between domestic animals and wildlife and the health impact of environmental changes and human contact on wild species. Her research has included, among many other projects, a health-monitoring program for gorillas in central Africa, a comprehensive health assessment of captive Saint Vincent parrots in the Grenadines, an ongoing health assessment of Atlantic/Caribbean sea turtles, veterinary support for a maned wolf health assessment in Bolivia, and a telemetry study of Congo forest elephants.
Deem received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and her Ph.D. in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Florida.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, the veterinary advisor for the Jaguar Species Survival Plan, and is the Co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.
Additionally, if you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Deem while she is here, please contact Heather Daniel at email@example.com
Parasite to prevention:
Advances in the understanding of malaria
20-22 October 2010
Edinburgh Conference Centre
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
This international conference brings together leading researchers and industry representatives who will review important recent findings in parasite and vector biology, disease pathophysiology and immunology, disease treatment, prevention and control. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in key areas and initiatives that are at the forefront of malaria research.
Why Parasite to prevention?
- Internationally renowned invited speakers and scientific committee
- All participants invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A significant number of talks will be selected from conference registrants
- Highly topical scientific program: from parasite cell biology to immunology, vaccination and control
- This event is a must-attend for all: postdoctoral research fellows; graduate students; principal investigators in academia and industry; clinical researchers working in malariology.
- Parasite and vector cell biology
- Disease pathogenesis
- Drug discovery
Immunology and vaccine development
National Meat Association (NMA) is a proud co-sponsor of the upcoming 4th National Forum on
Food-Borne Illness Litigation
October 27-28, 2010 - Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel - Chicago, IL
Feel free to download the program agenda here
REGISTER NOW AGENDA SPEAKER FACULTY DOWNLOAD PROGRAM
What is your company doing to mitigate the cost, risk and exposure associated with claims of food-borne illness?
Many experts within the industry are predicting that food-borne illness will soon become the #1 cause of litigation facing the food industry. Are you armed with your best strategies to face this rising tide of litigation? Now is the time for food companies and the lawyers who advise them, to get updated on:
- What new pathogens are infecting our food supply - and how to best trace and isolate them in the context of a food contamination incident
- How to maintain control of the corporate message and the media while preserving your relationship and reputation with the consumer and corporate stakeholders
- Selecting the best scientific/medical expert for your case - what to look for in a consulting vs. testifying expert
- The investigative priorities of government regulators - and how they will impact litigation going forward
At this conference, hear directly from key government agencies who are directly involved in public health investigations of food-borne illness outbreaks:
David Goldman, Assistant Administrator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
Jack Guzewich, Senior Advisor, Environmental Health, CFSAN, Food and Drug Administration
Arthur P. Liang, Director, Food Safety Office, Center for Disease Control
Benjamin Miller, Operations and Response Section Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Stephanie Meyer, Epidemiologist Senior, Minnesota Department of Health
William E. Keene, Senior Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division
As well as NMA-member experts Dr. Melvin N. Kramer, president of EHA Consulting Group, and David M. Theno, former Senior Vice President, Quality and Logistics at Jack in the Box, Inc.
NMA members are entitled to a $400 discount off the full price (pay $1795 instead of $2195) when using discount code NMA 1795. For more information, please call 888.224.2480 or visit us online at:
You won’t want to miss this one!
The One Health Initiative Symposium: Vaccination of Animals for Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases
American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) – 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 examples 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, member One Health Initiative Website team.
Friday, November 5, 2010 – Noon to 1:30 pm – Poster Session B
JOINT SYMPOSIUM, November 5, 2010, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium
For full details please see: www.onehealthnet.be.
Intersectoral collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions in low-resource societies
“Where medics and vets join forces”
With the financial support of the Belgian Cooperation (DGDC)
This invitation letter provides the background to the forthcoming symposium to be held in Antwerp, Belgium on November 5, 2010. This symposium is jointly organised by the Belgian Platform on Tropical Animal Health and Production (be-troplive), the Belgian Platform for International Health (be-cause Health), ITM’s Strategic Network on Zoonoses, and the Strategic Network on Neglected Diseases.
The main aim of this event is mainly sensitizing professionals on the added value of sharing knowledge and to join forces
1. Background and rationale
According to Taylor et al. (2001), who catalogued 1,415 known human pathogens, 62% are of animal origin. Some of these pathogens require the presence of infected animals or animal products to be transmitted to humans whereas others, referred to as emerging pathogens, incidentally cross the species barrier and adapt to their new human host following numerous contacts. Emerging pathogens include HIV/AIDS, SARS and a number of hemorrhagic fevers. Once established in the new host, they circulate among the population as any other disease. Zoonoses are infections that are shared by humans and animals and, more particularly, zooanthroponotic diseases (often referred to as zoonoses) are transmitted from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases might take epidemic (e.g.: rabies, Rift valley fever) or endemic forms (e.g.: brucellosis, echinococcosis). Whereas emerging and epidemic zoonoses usually attract much interest, endemic zoonotic diseases rarely give rise to collaboration between the medical and veterinary professions, especially in developing countries.
Collaboration between the medical and veterinary sectors forms the backbone of the “One Health – One Medicine” concept. This concept does not only refer to zoonotic pathogens but, more broadly, to all medical issues shared by humans and animals. Animals have long been used as models in anatomy, physiology, immunology, pharmacology and epidemiology. The emergence of drug resistance in microorganisms living in contact with humans and animals and the risk of resistance transfer from non-pathogenic to pathogenic organisms are other important “One Health” issues requiring intersectoral collaboration. Finally, medical and veterinary surveillance, diagnosis, vaccination programmes and service delivery are similarly constrained by cold chains, lack of laboratory facilities and access to the field. Sharing resources is likely to benefit both sectors.