"International Symposium on One Health Research: Improving Food Security and Resilience."
Galveston, Texas — April 21-23, 2024

Agenda & SpeakersInternational Symposium on One Health Research: Improving Food Security and Resilience, Galveston, Texas

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April 21-23, 2024

Sunday, April 21 ~ Premeeting

12:00-9:00PM

Registration

6:00-7:00PM

Welcome
Randall J. Urban, MD, Senior Vice President for Research, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (UTMB)
Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) UTMB
James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Food Security: The Ultimate One Health Challenge

7:00-8:00PM

Reception

Monday, April 22 ~ Day 1

7:00~12:00AM

Registration

8:30-8:40AM

Day 1 Opening and welcome message
Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) UTMB


Plenary Session 1 – The Food Industry’s perspective

Chairs: Kathleen F. Gensheimer, MD, MPH, FIDSA, One Health Initiative Advisory Board, College Park, MD and Dennis A. Bente, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UTMB

8:40-9:00AM

Mandy A. Carr-Johnson, PhD, Sr. Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, The Role of Cattle Research in a One Health Discussion

9:00-9:20AM

Jamie Jonker, MS, PhD, National Milk Producers Federation - Chief Science Officer and Vice President, Sustainability & Scientific Affairs, Arlington, VA, The Role of Dairy Research in a One Health Discussion

9:20-9:40AM

Denise L. B. Heard, DVM, MAM, ACPV, Vice President, Research Programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Tucker, GA, The Role of Poultry Research in a One Health Discussion

9:40-10:00AM

Heather Fowler, VMD, PhD, MPH, DACVPM, PMP, Director of Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, Clive, IA, The Role of Swine Research in a One Health Discussion

10:00-10:30AM

Coffee break in poster area (poster authors at their posters)

10:30-10:50AM

De Ann Davis, PhD, Western Growers, Sr. Vice President, Science
Western Growers One Health and Leafy Green Production in California and Arizona

10:50-11:10AM

Natalie Krout-Greenberg, Director, Inspection Services Division, California Department of Food and Agriculture One Health and Food Systems: Initiatives, Progress, and Opportunities

11:20-12:00PM

Panel Discussion (40 mins)

12:00-1:10PM

Box Lunches (60 mins) in poster area (poster authors at their posters)


Plenary Session 2 – Protecting Food

Chairs: Susan L F McLellan, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FASTMH, Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) & Medical Director, Biocontainment Care Unit, UTMB and Anabel Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Texas AM University, School of Public Health

1:10-1:30PM

James Stack, PhD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Plant Health: a Critical Component of One Health and the Foundation for Global Food Security

1:30-1:50PM

Galaxia A. Cortés Hinojosa MV, MSc, PhD, CertAqVet, DACVM, Director of Academic and Student Affairs and Assistant Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Marine Mammals as Sentinels of One Health

1:50- 2:10PM

Montse Torremorell, DVM, PhD, Professor & Chair College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Environmental Sampling as a Means to Identify Threats at the Interface of People, Animals and the Environment

2:10-2:30PM

Batsukh Zayat, DVM, PhD, ScD, Professor, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, World Bank OH research, The Impact of Neglected Zoonotic Parasitic Diseases on Food Security Among Nomadic People

2:30-2:50PM

Panel Discussion (20 mins)

3:10-3:30PM

Coffee break (20 mins)


Plenary Session 3 – Combatting Emerging Disease That Threaten Food Security

Chair: Steven C. Ricke, MS, PhD, Director, Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) Program Professor, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin

3:30-3:50PM

Mark R. Ackermann DVM, PhD, DACVP, Center Director, USDA/ARS-National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa;They Don’t Just Go Away:  Demands and Successes in Combating Persistent Domestic Diseases of Food-producing Livestock


Parallel Session A – Viral Disease Concerns and One Health Solutions

Chair: Heather Fowler, VMD, PhD, MPH, DACVPM, PMP, Director of Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, Clive, IA, and Montse Torremorell, DVM, PhD, Professor & Chair College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

4:00-4:20PM

Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, African Swine Fever: Can We Manage this Threat to the Global Swine Industry and the Food Supply?

4:20-4:40PM

Linda J. Saif, MS, PhD (NAM), Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio. Emerging coronaviruses, One Health Perspectives on SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Threats to Humans and Animals.

4:40-5:00PM

David Swayne, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV (USDA, retired), The Changing Global Role of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza on Agricultural, Environmental, and Public Health

5:00-5:20PM

Lindsay R. Gabbert, MPS, Microbiologist, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, Office of Innovation & Collaboration, Greenport, NY, From Lab to Lairage: Development of Science-backed Solutions for Control and Recovery from Transboundary Animal Disease Outbreaks.


Parallel Session B – Bacterial Disease Concerns and One Health Solutions

Chair: Mandy A. Carr-Johnson, PhD, Sr. Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Littleton, CO, and James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

4:00-4:20PM

Qijing Zhang, BVsc, MS, PhD, Iowa State University - Campylobacter: A view Through the One Health Lens

 

Jessica Labonté, PhD, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Using Molecular and 'Omics’ Approaches to Understand Oysters Ecology, Health, and Food Safety

4:40-5:00PM

Steven C. Ricke, MS, PhD, Director – Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) Program Professor, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Salmonella Ecology and Pathogenesis in Poultry: Impact on One Health

5:00-5:20PM

Hung Nguyen-Viet, MSc, PhD, Co-lead of Animal and Human Health program &  Lead, CGIAR Initiative on One Health, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, One Health & Food Systems research from CGIAR


Parallel Session C – Other Microbial Concerns and One Health Solutions

Chair: Denise L. B. Heard, DVM, MAM, ACPV, Vice President, Research Programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Tucker, GA, and Teck Hock Toh, MBBS, FRCPCH, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

4:00-4:20PM

Noelle Noyes, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, Can we Manage Microbial Populations for Improved Livestock Animal Health, Productivity and Resiliency?

4:20-4:40PM

Gustavo Hernandez Vidal, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dean and Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Discuss USDA NIFA study, Surveillance for Novel Coronaviruses on Livestock Farms, Mexico

4:40-5:00PM

Conor Schlick, PhD, Lead Data Scientist, MITRE, Washington, DC, R&D to Support DHS Protection of the Food and Agriculture Critical Infrastructure

5:00-5:20PM

Teck Hock Toh, MBBS, FRCPCH Professor, Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia, One Health Emerging Infectious Disease Research Near the Equatorial Jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia

Tuesday, April 23 ~ Day 2

7:00~9:00AM

Registration

8:30~8:40AM

Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, Professor, UTMB
Day 2 announcements

 


Plenary Session 4 – Food Security – invite speakers to address other food security topics:

Human food security, animal food security; environment issues in food security; government One Health or food security work; international food productions; social determinates of food security, and public communication

Chair: Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; and Matthew Dacso, MD, MSc, FACP, Chair ad interim, Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases, UTMB

8:40-9:00AM

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder, One Health Initiative, A One Health Perspective on Food Security, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Climate Change

9:00-9:20AM

Dennis A. Bente, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UTMB, Anti-tick Vaccines for Livestock as One Health Approach to Protect Human Health

9:20-9:40AM

Anabel Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health, College Station, TX, The Invisible Workforce: What Have We Learned from Health and Well-Being Initiatives among Agricultural Workers in Texas?

9:40-10:00AM

John Gibbons, MS, PhD, (Texas Tech Univ) How best to engage the next generation of OH researchers, Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine One Health Sciences: Engaging the future

10:00-10:20AM

Coffee break (20 mins)


Plenary Session 5 – Promoting One Health Food Security Research in the Future

Chairs: David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP, Associate Professor, Depart of Environmental & Occupational Health, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and Gustavo Hernandez Vidal, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dean and Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Discuss USDA NIFA study

10:20-10:40AM

Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, Professor, UTMB, Introduce Poster Winners

10:40-11:10AM

Six poster winners each give three min PowerPoint summary of their research

11:10-11:40AM

Panel: Symposium Summary & Where Do We Go from Here?
James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Kathleen F. Gensheimer, MD, MPH, FIDSA, One Health Initiative Advisory Board, College Park, MD, and
Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, & Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) UTMB

Adjourn

Please register as soon as you can such that we can plan to accommodate you in the Symposium.  Written requests for registration refunds must be postmarked on or before March 21, 2024. Cancellations submitted on or before March 21, 2024, will be refunded less a $75 meeting cancellation fee for Professional registrations and $25 for trainee registrations. No refunds will be made after March 21, 2024. Refunds are not given for no-shows. Registration substitutions from the same institution are accepted. All fees will be reimbursed if the program is cancelled.

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