One Health Leadership Experience

SpeakerWhether you plan to be a veterinarian, public health nurse, environmental specialist or a physician, you will want to play an integral 
role in developing One Health — the future 
of global health care.

One Health is a global initiative that encourages collaboration among all health disciplines with the goal of attaining optimal health for people, animals and the environment.

This annual three-day workshop will introduce you to the concept of One Health. Throughout the weekend, you will interact with high-calibre One Health leaders from across North America. Group discussions and social events also give you time to meet other students from your own college as well as from other U of S colleges and schools.

The 2015 U of S One Health Leadership Experience will be held from Friday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 23, in Saskatoon, Sask.

About

What is One Health?

One Health is "the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment."

This international movement recognizes that the health of humans, animals and the environment are interconnected. 

Why is One Health critical to your careers?

  • Many infectious diseases such as rabies, tuberculosis, West Nile virus, anthrax, SARS and highly pathogenic influenza are transmitted between animals and humans. 
  • Tens of thousands of Canadians annually suffer from food- and water-borne illnesses — some with serious consequences such as renal failure — that are caused by food safety issues in the global food chain.
  • Preventable medical errors cause thousands of deaths every year — some simply due to mistakes in interprofessional communication.
  • Animals have measurable, positive effects on the health of people who are suffering from obesity, hypertension, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions.

What are the conference requirements?

Eligible attendees: Students who are enrolled in the first or second year of the following U of S programs are eligible to attend the One Health Leadership Experience:

  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Kinesiology
  • Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Arts and Science (Clinical Psychology)
  • Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Physical Therapy
  • Faculty of Social Work (University of Regina)

We also encourage graduate students in the above programs to attend the One Health Leadership Experience. 

Participation: Maximum of 200 students.

Registration fee: There is no charge for students participating in the 2015 One Health Leadership Experience.

Register

Registration for the 2015 One Health Leadership Experience is now open. Please click on the following link to complete the registration process.

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, there is no charge for students participating in the 2015 One Health Leadership Experience. 

Program

The U of S One Health Leadership Experience is a three-day event that provides plenty of opportunities for health science students to learn more about One Health from some of the world’s leading experts in the field.

It’s also the ideal chance for students from all different health disciplines to meet and explore ways in which health professionals can work together toward the goals of One Health.

Friday, August 21

Sheraton Cavalier — Sheraton Centre East

Free parking is available in Q and V lots (by WCVM) after 5 p.m. (not 4 p.m.) on Friday, Aug. 21, and throughout the weekend (Aug. 22-23).

5:00 p.m. Bus #1 departs from Health Sciences building parking loop for Sheraton Cavalier

5:15 p.m. Bus #2 departs from WCVM parking loop (south entrance) for Sheraton Cavalier

5:00 p.m. Registration desk opens at Sheraton Cavalier (Sheraton Centre East)

5:30 p.m. Cocktails — cash bar

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:25 p.m. Presentation — Dr. Wendy Elliott, Zoetis

7:45 p.m. One Health speed dating sessions

8:45 p.m. Wrap up

9:00 p.m. Bus #1 and Bus #2 depart from Sheraton Cavalier and return to U of S campus (Health Sciences building and WCVM)

Saturday, August 22

Sheraton Cavalier — Sheraton Centre East

7:15 a.m. Bus #1 departs from Health Science building parking loop and Bus #2 departs from the WCVM parking loop (south entrance)

7:30 a.m. Hot breakfast is served and registration desk is open (Sheraton Centre East)

8:15 a.m. Welcome and introduction

8:30 a.m. Speaker #1 — Peter Rabinowitz

9:15 a.m. Speaker #2 — Judith Bossé

10:00 a.m. Speaker #3 — Colin Basler

10:45 a.m. Refreshment break

11:00 a.m. Speaker #4 — Jessica Borg

11:15 a.m. Speaker #5 — Frank Cerra

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Buses #1 and 2 depart for U of S Health Sciences building

Health Sciences Building, U of S (various locations)

1:45 p.m. One Health case study introduction — Room 1150

2:00 p.m. Case study session #1 — rooms to be posted

3:00 p.m. Refreshment break (E wing foyer)

3:30 p.m. Case study session #2 — rooms to be posted

4:30 p.m. Plenary report/discussion — Room 1150

5:15 p.m. Adjourn. Walk over to St. Thomas More College

St. Thomas More College (cafeteria)

5:30 p.m. Reception — complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

6:30 p.m. One Health trivia night

7:30 p.m. Wrap up

Sunday, August 23

Health Sciences Building, U of S (various locations)

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast (E wing foyer)

9:00 a.m. Presentation — Dr. Susan Shaw, College of Medicine (Room 1150)

9:30 a.m. Speakers' panel — One Health leadership (Room 1150)

10:10 a.m. Leadership session instructions

10:15 a.m. Refreshment break (E wing foyer)

10:30 a.m. Leadership session (rooms to be posted)

11:30 a.m. Wrap up (Room 1150)

Speakers

Judith Bossé
Assistant Deputy Minister, Earth Sciences Sector
Natural Resources Canada

Peter Rabinowitz
Associate Professor
University of Washington School of Public Health

Frank Cerra
Former Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair
Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota

Jessica Borg
Coordinator, Animal Assisted Activities Program
Department of Integrative Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Colin Basler
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wendy Elliot
Director, Commercial Alliances
Zoetis Canada

Susan Shaw
Assistant Professor and Chair, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Gregory C. Gray
Professor, Medicine and Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute

Casey Barton Behravesh
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Deputy Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Kate Hodgson
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Colleen Anne Dell
Research Chair in Substance Abuse and Professor, Department of Sociology and School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
UCLA Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California (Los Angeles)
Co-author of Zoobiquity

Mark Raizenne, Director General, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Public Health Agency of Canada
Presentation

Andrew Maccabe, Executive Director
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Marguerite Pappaioanou, Liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presentation

Casey Barton Behravesh, Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Deputy Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presentation

Rick Yount, Executive Director, and Huff (service dog)
Warrior Canine Connection

Brian Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Presentation

Mark Raizenne, Director General, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Public Health Agency of Canada
Presentation

Lonnie King, Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University
Presentation

Andrew Maccabe, Executive Director
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Presentation

Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday (service dog)
Author, speaker and advocate

Partners

The U of S One Health Leadership Experience is grateful for the generous support of its key sponsors:

Zoetis Canada

Zoetis

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.

Zoetis believes the development of sophisticated tools and technologies to protect companion animal health and to support livestock farming can have a significant positive impact on public health and the global supply of safe and affordable food.  Animals and humans share many diseases. Providing solutions for newly emerging infectious diseases in animals helps to protect the health of humans.

Zoetis has supported the U of S One Health Leadership Experience since the student conference was established in 2012.

WCVM

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and a key member of Canada's veterinary, public health and food safety networks. More than 450 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the internationally-recognized veterinary college that includes a veterinary medical centre, a provincial diagnostic laboratory and large-scale research facilities.

One Health is an integral part of the veterinary college’s education, research and clinical programs. The WCVM is the lead organizer for the U of S One Health Leadership Experience.

u of s

U of S Council of Health Science Deans

The mission of the U of S Council of Health Sciences Deans is to enhance the capacity for high quality health care. The council meets this goal by enabling the education of a new generation of health care practitioners with skills in interprofessional health care and health promotion, promoting excellence in interdisciplinary health research and sharing in outreach and community engagement. The council’s members include leaders of all health science colleges and schools on the U of S campus.

The U of S Council of Health Science Deans has supported the U of S One Health Leadership Experience since the student conference was established in 2012.

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Resources

U of S One Health Club

The U of S One Health Club’s members are U of S students who are interested in collaborating for the health of people, animals and environment – the One Health Initiative. The club’s activities and projects bring together students from different colleges to have inclusive collaboration. If you are interested in becoming involved, visit the One Health Club website or join its Facebook group.

University Library: One Health

The U of S University Library One Health guide is a resource for all those interested in One Health — the global movement to better understand the interactions between animal health, human health, and ecosystem health. For more information, visit the University Library website.

Graduate Certificate in One Health

The U of S offers a graduate certificate in One Health to students who are registered in the College of Graduate Studies and Research in a thesis-based master’s or PhD program. The program, which consists of six credit units, is to be completed during full-time enrolment during a one-year period. For more information, visit the U of S Course and Program Catalogue.