The One Health Academy promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.
Our monthly events serve to unite:
- Federal governmental departments
- Non-governmental organizations
- Private industry leaders
to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.
One Health Academy meetings are dinner meetings held at the Capital Yacht Club located at 1000 Water Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with dinner starting at 6:30PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 and 7:30PM.
Our next speaker in September will be Bob Kadlec, former White House Bioterrorism Policy Director. He will be speaking September 11th and will speak about 9/11 and the state of preparedness. Please look to our event schedule as we set talks for this coming Fall.
Robert Kadlec, M.D., is a leading expert on
bioterrorism, biodefense and national preparedness with extensive experience in
the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government including
wide-ranging participation in strategy and policy development promulgation. His expertise covers the spectrum of medical
and non-medical biodefense issues and public health activities.
Dr. Kadlec served as the Special Assistant to the
President and Senior Director for Biodefense Policy on the Homeland Security
Council from 2007 to 2009. For the
2005-2007 109th Congress, he served as staff director for the Senate
Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness. In this capacity, he was instrumental in
drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazard Preparedness Act that was signed into law
in December 2006.
Dr. Kadlec spent 26 years as a career officer and
physician in the United States Air Force serving in the field alongside troops
and in several senior positions, including in the White House as a Director for
Biodefense Preparedness on the Homeland Security Council from 2002 to
2005. In this position, Dr. Kadlec was
responsible for conducting the biodefense end-to-end assessment, which
culminated in drafting the National Biodefense Policy for the 21st
He currently serves as Managing Director of RPK