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 NEW Capital Yacht Club at Channel Inn located at 660 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 around the left side of the Inn on the water front. The meetings are 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 to 7:30PM.
See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!
If you missed it, view Dr. Lucey's talk here via our recorded webcast. Thanks again to One Health Commission for facilitating this!
Our speaker on May 14th will be Dr. Will Sander. He will be speaking about From Farmer to Veterinarian: Syndromic Surveillance for Transboundary Animal Diseases. Dr. Sander is striving to be at the intersection of international sustainable development and wildlife conservation and disease management. He spent one month last fall as a volunteer veterinarian, part of a team of four veterinarians, in eastern Uganda with Veterinarians Without Borders US. Through
a USAID grant and in collaboration with African Union, they facilitated 7
workshops lasting 2.5 days each in 7 districts. The workshops were focused on
training farmers, traders and veterinarians how to better recognize symptoms in
their livestock consistent with transboundary animal diseases (i.e.
foot-and-mouth disease, Newcastle, etc.), isolate those animals and report those
signs to their district veterinary officer.
Currently, Dr. Sander is a second year American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at U.S. EPA, Office of Water/Office of Science and Technology where he looks at potential human health impacts from pharmaceuticals in water. He also is a staff wildlife veterinarian at City Wildlife, Washington D.C.'s only wildlife rehabilitation center. Dr. Sander received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Colby College, his DVM from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MPH in Global Health from Yale University. He's a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.