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The Center for One Health Illinois at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana is planning a lecture series in the spring of 2013 to bring awareness to issues with human, animal, and environmental dimensions.

Four lectures are planned, two of which will be offered in the Chicago area as well as in Urbana. The two-hour events will consist of brief presentations from 4-5 panelists in the first hour, followed by questions and discussion with the audience.

 

Of Pugs, Pigs, and Pandas: Animal Welfare at Home, Farm, Lab, and Zoo

May 21, 2013, Urbana, IL
May 22, 2013, Brookfield, IL

This session will cover various animal welfare topics for livestock, research animals, companion, and zoo animals.

Speakers and Topics
Dr. Mark Ernst, State Veterinarian, Illinois Department of Agriculture: State regulatory issues

Dr. Janeen Salak-Johnson, University of Illinois College of ACES: Livestock welfare issues

Dr. Sheilah Robertson and Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane, American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Tom Meehan, Veterinarian, Brookfield Zoo: Zoo animal welfare

Dr. Vickie Jarrell, University of Illinois College of ACES: Research animal welfare issues

The Raw Facts: Food Fads, Fears, Fables, and Safety

April 16, 2013,The College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
April 17, 2013, Brookfield, IL
This session will cover raw diets for people and pets, unpasteurized dairy products, and food safety regulations.

Speakers and Topics
Dr. Michael Miller, University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition: Nutrition and safety outbreaks

Steve DiVincenzo, Dairy Program Manager/Director, Illinois Department of Public Health: Laws and Safety

Dr. Jen Burton, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Benefits of Raw foods

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Epidemiology of dairy

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Health Risk or Hype: Emerging Diseases You Should Care About

March 7, 2013,The College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

This session will cover risks associated with tick-borne diseases, Hanta virus, West Nile virus, whooping cough, tularemia, plague, antimicrobial resistance, and include a presentation of science and health info and how it's portrayed in the media.

Speakers and Topics
Dr. Robert Palinkas, University of Illinois McKinley Health Center: International infectious disease threats

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Tularemia, plague, and SARS like viruses

Dr. Christine Hoang, Assistant Director of the Division of Scientific Activities, American Veterinary Medical Association: Antimicrobial resistance

Dr. John Wirtz, University of Illinois College of Media: How outbreaks are portrayed in the media

> Watch the 360 lecture capture of this presentation

Marijuana, Monsters, and Milk: Public Health Perspectives

marijuana leafJanuary 24, The College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

This session will cover a range of topics including marijuana legalization, energy ("monster") drinks, antimicrobials in milk and meat, bottled water, vaccinations, and cell phones.

Speakers and Topics
Dan Linn, Executive Director, Illinois NORML: Marijuana Research and Policy

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Energy (“monster”) drinks and heart diseases, cell phones and cancer studies

Awais Vaid, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District: Vaccination safety, rabies, and gastroenteritis

Dr. Jack Herrmann, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine: Antimicrobials in milk and meat, safety of bottled water, hand sanitizers

> Watch the 360 lecture capture of this presentation

 

Locations

Urbana sessions will be held at the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building at 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL.

Chicago sessions will be held at the Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513
Enter through the south entrance, by the high school, and proceed to the Discovery Center.

Full directions are available for download here.

Time

Sessions will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Registration

Please note that no registration is required. We encourage you to join us for these events and bring a friend.

Sponsored by:

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Global Health Initiative
Illinois Natural History Survey
McKinley Health Center
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