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2013 One Medicine Symposium!
December 12, 2013
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are pleased to announce the Tenth One Medicine Symposium.
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December 5-6 2012
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, North Carolina
BUGS vs DRUGS:
A One Medicine Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance
A conference for physicians, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals, wildlife professionals, and federal, military, state and local disaster responders.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continue to host the One Medicine Symposium to educate and provide attendees with take-home tools that will improve and enhance preparedness for a natural or man-made disaster or infectious disease outbreak.
The ninth One Medicine Symposium focuses on the origins and impacts of antimicrobial resistance on human and animal health. This year’s agenda encourages human, animal and environmental health professionals to come together to improve awareness and understanding of the issues in a One Medicine approach.
Program Description: The One Medicine Symposium is designed to develop a thorough understanding of current uses of antimicrobials in multiple realms of treatment. It will foster and encourage intellectual objective discussion between all medical professions to improve practices and choices for use of these pharmaceuticals in more judicious and critically selective manners. It will also foster more critical discussions on procedures for disposal and degradation of pharmaceuticals to protect the environment and drinking water.
Prerequisities: Familiarity with current antimicrobial drug use within the scope of participants professional practices (human & animal). No special materials are required for this live single session program.
- Describe the "One Medicine" approach of close cooperation between human and veterinary medicine for effective management of emerging health issues.
- Identify the current status and use of antimicrobials as it relates to my own profession and the environment as a whole.
- Review current issues within the realms of our own professions of particular concern and objectively discuss the effects to the environment.