November 3, 2018, marks the third annual One Health Day, a global campaign celebrating the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. The One Health concept uses a transdisciplinary approach to recognizing and caring for the interconnected health of humans, animals, plants, and our shared environment. To celebrate One Health Day 2018, AMC will host a panel discussion with three New York City-based One Health experts; each panelist is a veterinarian AND an expert in a different One Health arena.
A Public Health Veterinarian
Sally Slavinski DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM has an impressive list of letters after her name. Dr. Slavinski is a veterinarian with specialty training in public health. As the Assistant Director Zoonotic, Influenza and Vector-borne Disease Unit in New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Communicable Disease, Sally stands at the juncture between animal and human disease in New York City. When you hear a warning about rabies in Central Park raccoons and the risk to your dog and yourself, Sally is behind that alert. She will provide attendees an overview of her role at the health department, explain the role of epidemiology and disease surveillance, and highlight the relationship between the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the animal health community.
A Veterinarian and Environmental Health
Ellen P. Carlin, DVM works for EcoHealth Alliance as a Senior Health and Policy Specialist. She is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and holds positions at Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her role on the panel is to discuss the often forgotten third point of the One Health triad, environmental ecological health. Dr. Carlin will discuss her role and contributions to understanding environmental elements of disease transmission, particularly in the context of disease transmitted between animals and humans.
A Wild Animal Veterinarian, Human and Environmental Health
Paul P. Calle, VMD, Diplomate ACZM & ECZM (Zoo Health Management) is the Chief Veterinarian and Vice President for Health Programs and the Director, Zoological Health Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), lovingly known to New Yorkers as the Bronx Zoo. The WCS does more than care for the animals in the NYC zoos; the WCS is instrumental in working on international health issues such as West Nile Virus, Ebola, and Avian Influenza. Diseases like these become global issues due to loss of animal habitats as a result of expansion of the human population and transport of disease vectors and causative agents by traveling humans.
Your pet, your world and you: expand your knowledge about all three by spending an evening with these three fascinating experts at AMC’s annual One Health Day on November 1st, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Register for free today!