One Health Conference

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Conference Date and Location

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Midwestern University One Health initiative logo with a palmprint, leaves, and pawprint.

About One Health

One Health is an integrative effort of multiple disciplines working collaboratively to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.  Midwestern University invites you to join expert pairs of physicians and veterinarians as they jointly explore the topics of obesity, osteochondritis dissecans, epilepsy and pneumonia. Keynote speaker Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH, Senior Officer for the Antibiotic Resistance Project for The Pew Charitable Trusts will present on this area of work. Keynote speaker Patricia Olson, DVM, PhD, consultant, will present her work on One Health research. 

Intended audience

Physicians who wish to expand their knowledge of the increasing role of One Health in their practice, including antibiotic resistance. Researchers who wish to engage with other researchers in the One Health space. Academic and private practice veterinarians interested in One Health.





8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome and Introduction Karen Nichols, D.O., M.A., MACOI, CS
9:10 am - 9:40 am Obesity
Jill Patton, D.O., Advocate Health Care
9:40 am - 10:10 am Obesity 
Jennifer Langan, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM, Zoological Medicine - University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
10:10 am -10:20 am Question and Answer
10:20 am 10:35 am  Break
10:35 am - 11:05 am Pneumonia
Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M., MS, Ph.D., University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 
11:05 am - 11:35 am Pneumonia
Craig Backous, D.O. Swedish Covenant Medical Group
11:35 am - 11:45 am Question and Answer
11:45 am - 12:15 am  Buffet Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Keynote Lecture and Lunch
-One Health Research

Patricia Olson, D.V.M., Ph.D, Consultant
1:15 pm - 1:20 pm Question and Answer
1:20 pm - 1:50 pm Osteochondritis Dissecans 
Julie Jones, D.O., Franciscan Alliance/St. James Healthcare
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm Osteochondritis Dissecans 
Michael Jaffe, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
2:20 pm -2:30 pm Question and Answer
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Epilepsy 
Thomas F. Minahan, Jr., D.O., FACOEP, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Epilepsy 
Ned Patterson, D.V.M., Ph.D., DipACVIM (SAIM), University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinical Sciences 
3:45 pm - 3:55 pm Question and Answer
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Child Passenger Safety and Cognitive DistractionsBeth Mosher, Director of Public Affairs, AmericanAutomobile Association

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This event is held in conjunction with the Ward Perrin, D.O. Clinical Refresher Course and CCOM Alumni Reunion weekend.

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