Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking

 
 

Upcoming Events

One Health Congress
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 15-18, 2015
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Other Sources
One Health Initiative
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One Health Commission
Get more information and resources here

OUR MISSION

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!

Next Speaker

Our speaker on February 12th will be Dr. Daniel Lucey. He will be speaking about Fighting Ebola in Freetown and Monrovia: Past-as-Prologue. Dr. Lucey is an Infectious Disease and Public Health physician who worked in Freetown, Sierra Leone in August, 2014 and in a Doctors Without Borders ("MSF") Ebola hospital in Monrovia, Liberia October 3rd - November 14th.

At the beginning of April 2014, he drafted a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Ebola Virus Disease with two colleagues because of the concern that the initial World Health Organization (WHO) report on Ebola in late March noted possible involvement of the Guinean capital of Conakry. These FAQs were sent out April 15th via the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) to hospitals across the USA. On July 30th and September 10th, he sent e-mails to health organizations and colleagues advocating comprehensive, standardized, coordinated training sessions on Ebola-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Before this first-ever outbreak of urban Ebola, Dr. Lucey traveled to other global outbreak areas each year since 2003 to exchange information about emerging infectious diseases with international colleagues. Such disease outbreaks included SARS (China and Toronto), H5N1 bird flu (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt), pandemic H1N1 influenza (Egypt), MERS (Jordan, UAE, Qatar), Nipah virus (Bangladesh, Malaysia), Anthrax (Russia, China), and H7N9 bird flu (China).

Dr. Lucey teaches global infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center. He previously worked as an Attending Physician and researcher at the NIH, was Chief of Infectious Disease at the 900-bed Washington (DC) Hospital Center, and served in the US Public Health Service and in the Air Force. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Medical School, trained in Medicine at UCSF at the start of the AIDS epidemic, and completed his ID Fellowship and MPH at Harvard. 


Details

There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at onehealthacademy@gmail.com 

 

CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for this year's meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com and we will POST IT to our website.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHAIf you have the "know how"on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Tom McGinn at tom.mcginn@dhs.gov.




 
 
 
 
 
 

One Health Academy – advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring, and networking