One Health Leadership Experience
A special opportunity for students enrolled in U of S health science colleges
August 22-24, 2014
Whether 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 2014 U of S One Health Leadership Experience will be held from Friday to Sunday, August 22-24, 2014. Download the conference's schedule (updated August 18, 2014).
AUGUST 9 UPDATE: Registration for the 2014 U of S One Health Leadership Experience is now closed. We have received the maximum number of registrants (200) by the deadline of Friday, August 8, 2014.
If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, please send the following information to Myrna MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Your first and last name
- Your college/school and your program year
- Your mailing address
- Any food restrictions or allergies
We can't guarantee that a conference spot will open up, but if any student withdraws before the conference date (Aug. 22-24), we will contact the first person on our waiting list (in order by date received).
Our lineup of confirmed speakers includes:
- Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Professor, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions Professor, Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Director, One Health Center of Excellence for Research & Training Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
- Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Deputy Branch Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch
Coordinator for Enteric Zoonoses and One Health; Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED)
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
- Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSc, CCMEP
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Colleen Anne Dell, PhD
Research Chair in Substance Abuse
Professor, Department of Sociology and School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan
Senior Research Associate, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Ottawa, Ont.
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Why is this workshop 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.
- Eligible attendees: First- and second-year students enrolled in the U of S Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Kinesiology, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Arts and Science (Clinical Psychology), Western College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Public Health and School of Physical Therapy; and the University of Regina's Faculty of Social Work.
- Participation: Maximum of 200 students.
- Registration: No charge for participating students.
- Zoetis Canada
- Western College of Veterinary Medicine
- U of S Council of Health Science Deans
For more information, please contact:
t/f: 306-225-4479 • Cell: 306-291-9950
2013 One Health Leadership Experience: Resources
Several of the PowerPoint presentations given during the 2013 workshop are available online:
- Dr. Mark Raizenne, director general of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases: PowerPoint presentation
- Dr. Andrew Maccabe, executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
- Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): PowerPoint presentation
- Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): PowerPoint presentation
- Rick Yount, executive director, Warrior Canine Connection, and service dog (Huff)
2012 One Health Leadership Experience: Resources
The One Health leaders who gave PowerPoint presentations during the workshop have graciously allowed the U of S to provide copies of the presentations online. Please click on the following links to download the presentations:
You're also welcome to listen to podcasts of the One Health leaders' presentations that are available through the WCVM (please note: due to technical difficulties, Capt. Montalvan's presentation is not available as a podcast).
Additional One Health Presentations