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
For more info, click here


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.

Next Speaker

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 century.   

He currently serves as Managing Director of RPK Consulting LLC.  



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 


NEW WEBMASTER: Will Sander, DVM, MPH, DACVPM has agreed to help in keeping the website, e-mail list, and meeting announcements current. Will is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted by U.S. EPA with broader interests in developing country health and wildlife conservation. Feel free to use onehealthacademy@gmail.com for any problems, concerns, or suggestions.

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