2017 One Health Innovations Symposium: Preventing the Next Pandemic

2017 One Health Innovations Symposium: Preventing the Next Pandemic
"One Health Innovations – Preventing the Next Pandemic" In partnership with the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri and Kansas State University, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute will present a two-day symposium focused on the translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine. This program was reviewed and approved by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine program for meeting the requirements for 9 total hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine approval.CE credits are avaialble at an additional cost of for both days (9 hours); for Sunday, August 27 and for Monday, August 28.   Designed for physicians, veterinarians, and scientists interested in research and clinical studies, the two-day symposium is timed to coincide with the Central Veterinary Conference in Kansas City to leverage their target audience of practicing veterinarians.  We are pleased to present an outstanding slate of speakers and presentations focused on a theme, “Preventing the Next Pandemic.”  The One Health Innovations symposium will address the topic from two perspectives, predictive biology and vaccine platforms. The keynote presentation on One Health will be provided by Dr. Greg Gray, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Duke University.   Dr. Gray is a renowned expert in One Health and will discuss the critical importance of integrated human and animal medicine for preventing pandemics. The predictive biology segment will explore surveillance and big data approaches to help target early identification and intervention.  Dr. Tracey McNamara, the pathologist who first identified West Nile virus in the United States and Dr. Jorge Soberon will discuss disease spread using ecology and evolutionary biology.  Surveillance methods used in Africa will be presented by Dr. Jean Paul Gonzalez.  Experts using computational biology, genomic and social data will explore how we can weave all these technologies together to prevent pandemics. Day two of the research symposium will explore different vaccine platform approaches for highly pathogenic avian influenza , MERS, Zika and Ebola. Dr. Scott McVey an expert in regulatory science will discuss fast-track approaches for emerging diseases and Dr. Samuel Thevasagayam from the Gates Foundation will discuss challenges of manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Novel approaches including synthetic mRNA and interferon will also be presenting as alternatives for controlling zoonotic diseases. The symposium will conclude with a presentation by Dr. Marty Vanier of DHS with an update on the construction and planned operations of NBAF, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, in Manhattan, Kansas.

at Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th
Kansas City, United States

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