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IL: Midwestern University to Host Innovative One Health Conference

September 17, 2015

by Office of Communications

As one of the trailblazing institutions to adopt the philosophy of One Health, Midwestern University is offering a full-day exploration into this revolutionizing idea. At its foundation, the One Health concept recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The One Health initiative aims to unite the efforts of physicians, veterinarians, research scientists, and others to gain additional insights into the complex interrelationships between global biodiversity, sustainability, and public health.

Midwestern University is hosting a full-day conference on One Health on Thursday, October 8th on the Downers Grove Campus. At the conference, expert pairs of physicians and veterinarians will jointly explore the topics of obesity, osteochondritis dissecans (a condition that develops in the joints), epilepsy, and pneumonia in both humans and animals. In addition, keynote speaker Patricia Olson, D.V.M., Ph.D., consultant, will present her work on One Health research. The conference is open to physicians and veterinarians, researchers, and interested community members who wish to expand their knowledge of One Health. Information about the scheduled speakers, cost of attendance, and registration can be found at

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