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Goddard Forum - Advancing One Health in Pennsylvania

Advancing One Health in Pennsylvania: Zoonotic Disease Challenges is the theme for the inaugural Pennsylvania One Health Forum on August 18, 2018, in Hershey, which is being held in conjunction with the Keystone Veterinary Conference. The forum is sponsored by the Goddard Chair and Endowment at Penn State in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania One Health Task Force.

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August 18, 2018, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Where

Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 Hershey, PA 17033

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Advancing One Health in Pennsylvania: Zoonotic Disease Challenges is the theme for the inaugural Pennsylvania One Health Forum on August 18 in Hershey, which is being held in conjunction with the Keystone Veterinary Conference.  The forum is sponsored by the Goddard Chair and Endowment at Penn State University in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania One Health Task Force.

VETERINARIANS, PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIANS, ECOLOGISTS, WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS  AND ANY PROFESSIONAL WITH AN INTEREST IN THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANS, ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Not familiar with One Health?  More information is available at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/about.php and for Pennsylvania, http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Animals/AHDServices/diseases/one_health/Pages/default.aspx

This inaugural meeting is a special 1-day event that we hope will bring together stakeholders to share knowledge, find common ground, and define actions to coordinate gains in human, animal, plant and environmental health in Pennsylvania and beyond.  Welcoming remarks from the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Agriculture will open the session and special plenary speakers include physician and author Dr. Laura Kahn from Princeton University, USDA APHIS Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jack Shere, Dr. Peter Hudson, Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University and Dr. James Holt, chair of Pennsylvania’s One Health Task Force.

You’re cordially invited to learn more about our One Health initiative and add your voice and ideas to a discussion of the most pressing One Health issues challenging Pennsylvania.

Registration is now open.  The registration fee of $90 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, breaks and a social time following the meeting.  Register asap; attendance will be limited to the first 100 registrants.  

To receive additional information please contact Goddard Chair Calvin DuBrock at cwd5328@psu.edu.

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