sábado, 13 de novembro de 2010

Zoonoses: Understanding the Animal Agriculture and Human Health Connection

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The connections between zoonotic diseases, animal agriculture and human health was the focus of an international, multi-disciplinary symposium, organized by Farm Foundation, NFP.  The symposium was Sept. 23-24, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C. Zoonoses are transmissible diseases shared by humans and animals.

The symposium was targeted to the broad cross-section of professionals involved in the prevention and management of zoonotic diseases—public health officials, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, agriculture producer groups and media representatives, particularly those responsible for health, science and agricultural coverage. 

The recent H1N1 outbreak is one in a long series of disease outbreaks that has raised questions about the relationship between the diseases, agricultural production systems and human health,” says Farm Foundation, NFP Vice President Sheldon Jones.  “An understanding of the risks and interactions is critical tohealth professionals working with humans and animals, policy makers and regulators.  This symposium was designed to help build a systematic knowledge of those relationships.”

Conference presentations are presented here:
Thursday, September 23Opening Keynote Address
Chair: Dr. Juergen Voegele, The World Bank

Zoonoses Coupled To a Highly Connected, Complex World
Dr. Kevin Walker, Michigan State University
Communication Challenges Connecting Scientists, Public Agencies and the MediaChair: Trudi Boyd, FD Americas Public Affairs/Animal Health Institute
Animal Production PerspectiveDr. Dave Harlan, Cargill Inc.
Health Issues and Social NormsChair: Dr. Ann Marie Kimball, University of Washington

Connecting Technology and Social Communication
Dr. Katherine Waters, University of Minnesota
Local is Global- Animal-Human Syndemics and Social Responsibility in Global Health ResearchDr. Bonnie Buntain, University of Calgary
An International Perspective: The Situation in PakistanDr. Amena Hasan, Business for Social Progress
LuncheonChair: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Harvard School of Public Health
Keynote Address:
Dr. Stephan Monroe, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control
Challenges for Effective Information Flow Chair: Urban Lehner, DTN/Progressive Farmer
Governance ConnectionsChair: Charles Stenholm, Olson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz
Matching Resources to Specific Diseases—Current & FutureDr. John Clifford, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Friday, September 24Chair: Dr. H.L. Goodwin, University of ArkansasThe Emergence of Human Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Insights for Guiding Public Policies and Action Planning 
Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA School of Public Health
Issues Facing Regulators, Industry and ScientistsChair: Dr. Tammy Beckham, Foreign Animal Zoonotic Disease Center, Texas A&M University
Action Plan for Public Policies, Health Systems and CommunicationChair: Dr. Juergen Richt, Kansas State University Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases
Bridging the Gaps: Science, Policy and MediaDr. David Brown, Washington Post
Investment Strategies for Addressing ZoonosesDr. Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University
Addressing the Needs of a Changing World Chair: Dr. Neil C. Conklin, Farm Foundation, NFPDr. Wayne Allard, former U.S. Senator
The Sept. 23-24 symposium was organized by Farm Foundation, NFP with support provided by:
USDA Economic Research Service 
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council
USDA Agricultural Research Service
National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense at Texas A&M University
American Farm Bureau Federation
CHS Inc.
Hormel Foods
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Farm Credit
Kansas State University Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic
 Animal Diseases
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd.
Elanco Animal Health
Pfizer Animal Health
Wells Fargo Bank
Progressive Farmer
American Veterinary Medical Association
U.S. Animal Health Association
National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials

Registration is $350.  
For college and graduate students there is a special student registration fee of $200. Registration can be completed online, or by printing out the registration form, and returning it with payment to: Symposium Registration, Farm Foundation, 1301 W. 22nd Street, Suite 615, Oak Brook, IL 60523. 

Hotel rooms
Symposium participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  Contact the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street NWWashingtonD.C., (202) 582-1234 or 800-233-1234, or by goingonline


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