Registration Open for Global Health Center Biennial Conference
On Monday December 3, 2018, and the morning of Tuesday, December 4, Einstein’s Global Health Center (GHC) is teaming with EcoHealth Alliance and the Future Earth oneHEALTH global research project to host “Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers. The conference is the fifth in a series of biennial conferences offered by our GHC.
Einstein’s GHC is offering complimentary registration spaces to faculty interested in attending the conference. Register here!
One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It’s an approach to designing and executing programs and research through which a number of sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.
“Our objective is to build on the strong, high-level support there is for the One Health and Planetary Health approaches concerning how we conduct our efforts in the field,” noted Jill Raufman, associate director of Einstein’s GHC. “It’s important that we recognize the value of having interdisciplinary approaches on the ground, which often can be limited due to a range of competing priorities and a lack of awareness and involvement of certain communities.”
Because of the multidisciplinary aspects of these approaches, the global health conference is appropriate for individuals working in a variety of fields, including infectious diseases, internal medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental health, and public health. CME credits will be available, with details available on the GHC website. You’ll also find information on the day-and-a-half long schedule of speakers from organizations including the EcoHealth Alliance, NYC Department of Health, CDC, World Bank, WHO, the Center for Disease Dynamics, NIAID Office of Biodefense Translational Resources, UC Davis One Health Institute, the Goodall Institute, and Duke University.
Ms. Raufman added, “As we face significant health consequences associated with rapid and widespread environmental and anthropogenic change, the relevance of interdisciplinary approaches is gaining acceptance. The current practice of pursuing human, veterinary, and environmental health separately leads to an incomplete understanding of disease risks, resulting in missed opportunities for mitigating and adapting to threats and impacts.”
Regarding the conference’s focus, she said, “We seek to bring representatives from the different areas of practice, who often work in siloes, to discuss critical issues they each face in order to focus more attention on the One Health approach and its application to both medical school curriculum and clinical practice. We believe this approach can benefit the medical and global health communities in addressing infectious and non-infectious disease challenges, particularly as countries seek to implement One Health and other interdisciplinary approaches.”
To make the conference accessible to faculty in the Einstein/Montefiore community, the GHC is offering complimentary registration spaces. Registering is easy, using this form! For further information, please contact Jill Raufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-430-3518.
Posted on: Wednesday, November 07, 2018