7:00 AM07:00

Oklahoma Veterinary Conference 2019


7:00-7:50 am / One Health: The Ties That Bind

The health of humans, animals, and environments are interconnected in ways we are just starting to fully understand. These shared health threats (e.g., infectious zoonotic pathogens, environmental degradation, and pollutants) along with their potential solutions will be fully realized by using a transdisciplinary—holistic—approach. This is One Health. In this talk, we will discuss the why, what, where, how, and who of One Health with emphasis on the role of veterinarians within the growing One Health movement.

10:00-10:50 am / Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals on Wildlife and Humans

In recent years the impact that environmental toxins with endocrine disrupting capabilities, or the endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs), have on the health and reproductive fitness of humans and other animals has become increasingly appreciated.  These EDCs are found in a wide range of products from drugs, pesticides, consumer products (e.g., tin cans and receipt paper), industrial by-products and pollutants, and all types of plastics, including microbeads. Using data from studies that the author has conducted on bisphenol-A (BPA)—probably the most well-known EDC—showing its impacts on turtle sex and behavior, insight into how EDCs are threatening both wildlife conservation and human health will be shared.

11:30- 12:20 pm / Conservation for the Private Practitioner

Veterinarians working in private practice may be on the front line of conservation.  Through a “CPR” approach using effective communication, programs, and resources, it is private practitioners that may help to advance conservation initiatives. Specific ways in which private practitioners contribute may include 1) conservation outreach and education; 2) understanding and sharing exotic pet issues; 3) wildlife rehabilitation programs; 4) livestock-companion animal-ecosystem interface health issues; and 5) applying a One Health approach to ensure human health at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and people. Using examples, we will explore this CPR approach and how to advance wildlife conservation through your hospital.

2:00- 2:50 pm / Turtle Conservation is One Health 

Using the speakers 20+ years of conservation and health studies of turtle species on land and in rivers and oceans, including studies of box turtles and river turtles in Missouri, leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, and giant tortoises in the Galapagos, we will explore the conservation and health challenges threatening turtle species today. In the presentation, we will look at how veterinarian medicine may be applied to help with the conservation of turtle species. Additionally, how this veterinary work should be viewed from a One Health perspective since the threats to turtles are also threats to environments, humans, and animals alike.

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UGA 2018-2019 Signature Lectures: One Health in the Age of the Anthropocene
2:00 PM14:00

UGA 2018-2019 Signature Lectures: One Health in the Age of the Anthropocene

From wild forest elephants in Gabon and maned wolves in Bolivia to giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands, Deem has built a career connecting the health of wildlife to people through One Health, an approach that recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. She is an award-winning epidemiologist, wildlife veterinarian and conservationist.

Where - University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Building 2, Room 100


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10:00 AM10:00

One Health: One Solution for Wildlife Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

In this talk, Dr. Deem will provide an overview of the One Health initiative. She will discuss the conservation and public health challenges that threaten animal health and human livelihoods in Galapagos. She will also show how a One Health approach may help to minimize these challenges. Using past and current projects from Galapagos, she will provide examples of how scientific One Health studies may be used for animal, environment, and human health.     

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TEDx Gateway Arch: Think Well
12:00 PM12:00

TEDx Gateway Arch: Think Well

Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD is an elephant aficionado with major wildlife veterinary and epidemiology chops — chops as in 100+ articles, 25 book chapters and research in 30+ countries. Even if you’ve yet to dip into her prolific zoological explorations, you can catch her world-renowned ideas that bind human, animal and environmental health.

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6:00 PM18:00

Wildlife Health Day Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine in the Anthropocene Epoch

The lecture will focus on the current challenges of the 21st century: minimizing the loss of biodiversity, feeding 7.6 billion people without causing too much harm to the planet, and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change on animal health. The lecture will be from the perspective of a wildlife veterinarian and her 20+ years of working on free-living wildlife health issues and with zoo collection animals at AZA accredited zoos. Dr. Deem will share stories from her work with elephants in Asia and Africa, turtle species from all over the world, and disease issues at the livestock–wildlife interface. Dr. Deem will also showcase what a veterinarian starting out can do for One Health.


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Healthy People and Wild Places at the MNRC 2018 Conference
10:15 AM10:15

Healthy People and Wild Places at the MNRC 2018 Conference

A Zoo Veterinarian's Perspective on One Health and a Discussion of Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals on the Health of Wildlife and Humans

In this talk I will present a perspective on Wildlife and Human Health interaction (One Health) while exploring the shared impacts from environmental endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) in both people and wildlife.

For more information on this workshop visit http://www.mnrc.org/uploads/One_Health_Workshop_2_1220.pdf

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to Feb 9

North American Veterinary Conference

The NAVC Veterinary Conference 2017

February 4-8, 2017 (Exhibits 5-8)
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West Concourse • Orlando, Florida

Hope to see many of you at NAVC.  I give 4 talks covering many aspects of One Health / conservation medicine.

Tuesday February

7th 8:00-9:15 AM Elephants in the Room: Conservation of large Bodied animals

1:45-2:35 PM Saving the World One Turtle at a Time: Galapagos to Box Turtles

4:15-4:35 PM Conservation for the Private Practitioner

Wednesday February 8th

9:15-9:55 AM Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals in Wildlife Specie


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One Health: The Tie That Binds
2:00 PM14:00

One Health: The Tie That Binds

  • Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Deem will share stories from her career as a wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist. Sharon has worked as a One Health practitioner during the past 25 years, and in as many countries, to ensure healthy animals and healthy people. Sharon will provide background on the how and why of the current conservation and public health challenges in this age of the Anthropocene. More importantly she will share how working across disciplines, and in a One Health approach, we may find solutions to challenges ranging from climate change and the loss of biodiversity to zoonotic pathogens that threaten plant, animal and human health.

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