Midwestern University to Host Innovative One Health Conference
Sep 17, 2015 5:05 PM -
As one of the trailblazing institutions to adopt the philosophy of One Health, Midwestern University is offering a full-day exploration into this revolutionizing idea. At its foundation, the One Health concept recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The One Health initiative aims to unite the efforts of physicians, veterinarians, research scientists, and others to gain additional insights into the complex interrelationships between global biodiversity, sustainability, and public health. Midwestern University is hosting a full-day conference on One Health on Thursday, October 8th on the Downers Grove Campus. At the conference, expert pairs of physicians and veterinarians will jointly explore the topics of obesity, osteochondritis dissecans (a condition that develops in the joints), epilepsy, and pneumonia in both humans and animals. In addition, keynote speaker Patricia Olson, D.V.M., Ph.D., consultant, will present her work on One Health research.