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 2016 U of S One Health Leadership Experience will be held from Friday, Aug. 26, to Sunday, Aug. 28, 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 welcome 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)
  • School of Environment and Sustainability 
  • Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Law

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 2016 One Health Leadership Experience.

Register

Registration for the 2016 One Health Leadership Experience is now open.

Questions? Please email ohle.info@usask.ca

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 disciplines to meet and explore ways in which health professionals can work together toward the goals of One Health.

Program Itinerary (subject to change)

Friday, Aug. 26
Evening activities are based at the Sheraton Cavalier in downtown Saskatoon

  • 5:00-5:50 p.m.: Buses depart from U of S campus for downtown Saskatoon (please see bus schedule below)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Cocktails — cash bar (Sheraton Centre East)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Sheraton Centre East)
  • 7:15 p.m.: Welcome
  • 7:25 p.m.: Evening presentation — Dr. Nicole DeFraeye, Zoetis
  • 7:45 p.m.: Researcher "speed dating" sessions
  • 9:00-9:45 p.m.: Buses depart from downtown Saskatoon to U of S campus (please see bus schedule below)

Saturday morning, Aug. 27
Morning activities are based at the Sheraton Cavalier in downtown Saskatoon

  • 7:00-7:20 a.m.: Buses depart from U of S campus for downtown Saskatoon (please see bus schedule below)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Hot breakfast (Sheraton Centre East) and registration
  • 8:15 a.m.: Welcome
  • 8:30 a.m.: Speaker #1
  • 9:15 a.m.: Speaker #2
  • 10:00 a.m.: Speaker #3
  • 10:45 a.m.: Break
  • 11:00 a.m.: Speaker #4
  • 11:45 a.m.: Speaker #5
  • 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.: Buses depart from Sheraton Cavalier to U of S campus

Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27
Afternoon activities are based at the Health Sciences building, U of S  

  • 1:45 p.m.: OHLE case study introduction
  • 2:00 p.m.: Case study session #1
  • 3:00 p.m.: Refreshment break
  • 3:30 p.m.: Case study session #2
  • 4:30 p.m.: Plenary report/discussion

Saturday evening, Aug. 27
Evening activities are based at St. Thomas More College, U of S

  • 5:15 p.m.: Adjourn — walk over to Choices (café), St. Thomas More College
  • 5:30 p.m.: Reception
  • 6:30 p.m.: One Health trivia
  • 7:30 p.m.: Wrap up

Sunday, Aug. 28
Morning activities are based at the Health Sciences building, U of S

  • 8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.: Leadership presentation
  • 9:30 a.m.: Speakers' panel — One Health leadership
  • 10:10 a.m.: Leadership session instructions
  • 10:15 a.m.: Refreshment break
  • 10:30 a.m.: Leadership session
  • 11:30 a.m.: Wrap up

Shuttle Bus Departure Schedule (Aug. 26-27)

Friday afternoon, August 26 — U of S campus to Sheraton Cavalier

  • 5:00 p.m.: Bus #1 departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 5:10 p.m.: Bus #1 departs from Health Sciences building loop
  • 5:15 p.m.: Bus #2 departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 5:25 p.m.: Bus #2 departs from Health Sciences building loop
  • 5:30 p.m.: Bus #1 (return) departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 5:40 p.m.: Bus #1 (return) departs from Health Sciences building loop
  • 5:45 p.m.: Bus #2 (return) departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 5:55 p.m.: Bus #2 departs from Health Sciences building loop

Friday evening, August 26 – Sheraton Cavalier to U of S campus

  • 9:15 p.m.: Bus #1 departs from Sheraton Cavalier
    • First stop at Health Sciences building and second stop at WCVM south entrance loop
  • 9:30 p.m.: Bus #2 departs from Sheraton Cavalier
    • First stop at Health Sciences building and second stop at WCVM south entrance loop
  • 9:45 p.m.: Bus #1 (return) departs from Sheraton Cavalier
    • First stop at Health Sciences building and second stop at WCVM south entrance loop

Saturday morning, August 27

  • 7:00 a.m.: Bus #1 departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 7:10 a.m.: Bus #1 departs from Health Sciences building loop
  • 7:15 a.m.: Bus #2 departs from WCVM south entrance loop
  • 7:25 a.m.: Bus #2 departs from Health Sciences building loop

Saturday afternoon, August 27

  • 1:30 p.m.: Both buses depart from Sheraton Cavalier and stop at Health Sciences building loop

Speakers

William Hueston
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Global Leadership Programs
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Minnesota

David Fisman
Professor, Division of Epidemiology
Dalla Lanna School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Mumford
Human-Animal Interface, Department of Global Capacities, Alert and Response
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Stacy Holzbauer
Career Epidemiology Field Officer
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health

Donna Jenkins
Founder, Zachary's Paws for Healing

L. David Dubé
Concorde Group Corp. 

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.

Survey

One Health Leadership Experience Impact Assessment Survey

The One Health Leadership Experience (OHLE) weekend has become an annual back-to-school event at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), and this year's conference will be the fifth such interprofessional gathering.

The objective of this survey is to obtain feedback from past participants of the OHLE (2012-2016) on their perceptions about One Health on campus and how the OHLE weekend has had an impact on attitudes to One Health.

Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey and enter to win a free iPad! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S3NMN9P

Thanks very much for your input and support!

Dr. Cheryl Waldner, Professor
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan (306-966-7168, 
cheryl.waldner@usask.ca)

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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.