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.
For previous meeting recordings, please visit our Meeting Calendar and click on the hyperlinks for those talks. Thanks to One Health Commission.
Next Meeting: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Hon. Dr. Keith Martin
Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC. The group consists of 144 institutions and associations and is the world’s largest consortium of academic organizations involved in global health.
Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for Defense. In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. In Parliament he founded Canada’s first, all-Party Conservation-Environment Caucus. He created and hosted the national TV program, Beyond Politics. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.
Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country’s civil war. He has travelled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 27 times. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 160 published editorial pieces and has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio. He is a board member of the Jane Goodall Institute, editorial board member for the Annals of Global Health and an advisor for the Int’l Cancer Expert Corps. He has contributed to the Lancet Commission on the Global Surgery Deficit, is a current commissioner on the Lancet-ISMMS Commission on Pollution, Health and Development and is a member of the Global Sepsis Alliance.
Dr. Martin will be speaking about "The OneHealth-Global Health Nexus- Opportunities for Impact."
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