4th Zoonotic Disease Symposium, September 6-8, 2013
About the Symposium
The recent formation of the One Health Commission reflects the need to integrate medical, veterinary, and environmental knowledge to promote true Global Health. The Veterinary Public Health Association of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to support this goal through the fourth annual Zoonotic Diseases Symposium, to be held at the College from September 6-8, 2013.
We truly hope that students will take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers in the health sciences. Students should come out of this weekend not only with a better understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals, but also with an appreciation for the necessity of partnerships between all health professionals in preventing and treating zoonoses and handling disease outbreaks.
This symposium is open to students currently obtaining their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing and Master of Public Health degrees, as well as undergraduate students that are interested in pursuing medical and public health studies, thereby allowing for a true "One Medicine" approach to this important issue. Lectures will address emerging zoonotic diseases and their increasing importance to each of these professions. Integrated activities will foster skills in outbreak response and traceability, and will emphasize the value of inter-disciplinary cooperation. It is hoped that students will gain a further understanding of the role that such professionals can play in mitigating emerging disease in our rapidly changing world.
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