December 12, 2013
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, North Carolina
Pesticides from All Sides:
A One Medicine Approach to Pesticides
A conference for physicians, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals, wildlife professionals, and federal, military, state and local government partners.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services host the One Medicine Symposium to educate and provide attendees with information and take-home tools that will improve collaboration across professional disciplines and enhance preparedness for natural and man-made disasters or infectious disease outbreaks.
Program Description: This year, the Tenth One Medicine Symposium will focus on the history, regulation, current uses, and impact of pesticides related to human, animal, and environmental health. The program is designed to encourage human, animal, and environmental health professionals to come together to improve awareness and understanding of the topics from a One Medicine perspective and to foster objective, intellectual discussion across disciplines.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with current pesticide use within the scope of participants professional practices. No special materials are required for this live single session program.
- Describe the history, regulation, and current status of pesticide use as it relates to people, animals, agriculture, and the environment.
- Describe the intended and unintended effects of pesticides on humans, animals, and the environment.
- Discuss how the “One Medicine” concept of close cooperation between the human, animal, and environmental health disciplines relates to the uses and effects of pesticides.