OSU vet med symposium invite 2011

Oregon International Veterinary Students’ Association invites you to the first annual “One-Health-One-World Service” Symposium, April 8 – 10, 2011. The mission of this symposium is to promote the value and explore the potential of health professionals and students in international service, with a focus on veterinary medicine.

Today, there is an ever-increasing awareness that animal health, human health, and the environment are intimately linked. This is evident in the collaboration of the AVMA and the American Medical Association (www.onehealthinitiative.com) and in our own school with the alignment of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Health and Human Sciences into the Division of Health Sciences.

As a veterinarian, you may not choose to work in internationally, but your clients and the general American public will expect you to have a working knowledge of current global health issues and this is a great way to get started toward that goal!

Speakers will include:

      Dr. Richard Bachman – The evolution of international service, grassroot effects, and the philosophiles of service

      Dr. Christi Champlor – “Compassion without Borders”: The innerworkings of a non-profit international medicine program

      Jen Busick – Integration of the Peace Corps and Veterinary work

      Dr. Thomas Graham – Veterinarians Without Borders and Post-conflict restoration of food security, zoonotic disease control and value chain development in Liberia

      Dean Cyril Clarke – One World – One Medicine – One Health: Educating veterinarians to serve a global community

      And more!

 Find out more, and register HERE: www.oregonstate.edu/groups/ivsa/symposium.htm

 A full schedule of speakers and topics is available on our website. If you have questions, please feel free to email IVSA at oregonivsa@gmail.com and we hope to see you in April!