PDF document - ISVEE 14 Yucatan 2015



PDF document - ISVEE 14 Yucatan 2015
14th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics: Planning Our Future
Topic: One Health
Jonna MAZET, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and disease
ecology and director of the One Health Institute in the UC Davis School of
Veterinary Medicine where she focuses
on global health problem solving,
especially for emerging infectious disease
and conservation challenges. Dr. Mazet is
active in international One Health
research programs, especially disease
transmission among wildlife, domestic
animals, and people and the ecological
drivers for disease emergence. Currently,
she is the Global Director of a $175
million viral emergence early warning
project, named PREDICT, that has been
developed with the US Agency for
International Development’s Emerging
Pandemic Threats Program. She has
recently been elected to the National
Academies’ Institute of Medicine in
recognition of her successful and innovative approach to emerging environmental
and global health threats.
Topic: Climate Change
On 29 April 2015, Keynote Speaker, James HANSEN, had to cancel his
presentation because of unexpected responsibilities. The organizing committee of
ISVEE 14 is seeking for a speaker on climate change. We will keep you informed
on the status of this presentation.
Topic: Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics
Jonathan RUSHTON PhD, MAgSci, MA, is an agricultural economist who
specialises in the economics of animal health and livestock production and food
systems – interests that grew from
living and working on the family dairy
farm. He is involved in research in
the UK and Europe, and has
extensive international experience of
livestock production and the control
of animal diseases in South America,
Africa and Asia. During the global
avian influenza response he worked
at the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations
(FAO). His recent research focus has
been on the use of economics in
understanding the emergence of
pathogens from food systems and
the more general impacts of disease
at individual level and across society.
This focus embraces the need for One Health approaches in the search for
solutions to society’s disease and wider health problems. He is currently the
professor in animal health economics at the Royal Veterinary College, holds the
Norbrook endowed chair on veterinary business management, is a member of the
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health and a nonexecutive member of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England.
Topic: Epidemiology and National Veterinary Services | Team presentation by
Drs. Cristóbal Zepeda and Vitor Gonçalves
Cristóbal ZEPEDA, MVZ, MSc, PhD is a veterinary epidemiologist specializing in
risk analysis and international animal health policy. He is the Veterinary Attaché
for USDA-APHIS in Mexico City. Previously,
he worked with the Animal Population
Health Institute at Colorado State
University and USDA’s Centers for
Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH),
where he was responsible for coordinating
the activities of CEAH as a World
Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
Collaborating Center. Through his work
with the OIE he contributed to the
development of several international
standards. During his career, Cristóbal has
visited more than 60 countries in all
continents training several hundred
veterinarians in epidemiological methods
applied to disease control programs. He
has also participated in official review
teams to assess the animal health status
and veterinary services in several countries
and contributed to bilateral negotiations on the application of sanitary measures.
He has extensive international experience having lived and worked in Mexico,
Haiti, Jamaica, Scotland, Central America and the United States. He is a passionate
photographer and mountain biker.
Topic: Epidemiology and National Veterinary Services | Team presentation by
Drs. Vitor Gonçalves and Cristóbal Zepeda)
Vitor GONCALVES, DVM, PhD, is a veterinary epidemiologist specialized in
planning of animal health public policy. He worked in animal health projects in
Brazil, Africa and Europe. He is
currently an Associate Professor at
the University of Brasília, where he
coordinates the veterinary
epidemiology laboratory (EpiPlan)
and lectures on quantitative
methods as well as disease
surveillance and control. Over the
last 15 years, he has established
longstanding collaborations with
public animal health administrations
in Brazil, both for terrestrial and
aquatic animals. He has extensive
experience in bridging the gap
between the national veterinary
services and the role of universities
with regard to applied research and
training in veterinary epidemiology. His research interests are focused on
methods for surveillance of endemic and major trade diseases. He has
collaborated regularly with the OIE, participating in ad-hoc groups, notably on
epidemiology and commodity-based trade. He is Associate Editor of Preventive
Veterinary Medicine.
Topic: Animal Welfare
Aline SCHUNEMANN HOFER de ALUJA, MVZ, MSc, Dr, is professor emerita of the
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She received her veterinary
degree in Mexico and did graduate study in
Switzerland and England, and in 1962 obtained
the MSc degree from the University of
Pennsylvania, United States of America. She
has been awarded three honorary doctoral
degrees and has received national and
international recognition for her contributions
to animal welfare in Mexico. She is a pioneer in
promoting guidelines and regulations for
animal welfare. She has served as a United
Nations consultant in Europe, Asia, Africa and
South America and is an honorary member of
the International Society for Applied Ethology.
She is also a member of national and
international committees for animal welfare,
animal behavior, and standards for the
humane treatment of animals. She currently
continues her campaign to improve animal welfare standards in livestock markets
and slaughter plants in Mexico.