In the age of globalization, One Health approaches to medicine and wellness are more important than ever before. Put into practice, the One Health approach fosters collaboration among multiple, interrelated fields such as veterinary medicine, human medicine, public health, the environment, and agriculture.
Whether the challenge is controlling infectious diseases, protecting the global food supply, or improving clinical care for people and animals, the ability to work at the intersection of animal, human and environmental health is essential for solving the complex problems of an interconnected world.
With its multispecies approach and broad spectrum of biomedical activity, the profession of veterinary medicine is uniquely qualified to lead in this area.
Embracing this opportunity, the AAVMC will bring together leaders from academic veterinary medicine and related disciplines to focus on One Health in Veterinary Medical Education at the AAVMC Annual Conference in Alexandria, Va., on Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Topics will include building a One Health program, public health, alternative education models and teaching methodologies, research using interdisciplinary teams, and other practical and informative sessions centered on a One Health theme.
- Hear from people on the front lines in One Health
- Get inspired about how you can incorporate One Health principles and practices into your curriculum.
- Grapple with real-life challenges that affect animal, human and environmental health
Plus, as always, network with colleagues, share experiences and insights at the President’s Reception or other events, or attend the Admissions Workshop, where you can get the latest information related to admissions and recruitment.
The conference will be held at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, located in the exclusive Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, where Colonial architecture lends itself to unique shops and restaurants. Old Town Alexandria is where you'll find "history living at every turn" in the third oldest historic district in the nation.
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Do you want to explore downtown DC?
Just hop in a taxi or take a short ride on the conveniently located Metro train, just three blocks away.