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Please note this is historical information about a previous year's conference.

ISDS One Health Symposium - Challenges and Solutions to Implementing One Health

Post-Conference note:

2018 was our inaugural year for the addition of the One Health Symposium. Recognizing a growing interest in the connections between public health, animal health and environmental health, this one-day event was launched to provide added content and expert speakers to our traditional offerings. With presenters including keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP, from Princeton University, (pictured), Dr. Baba Soumare, DVM, PhD,MSEpi from the United Nations FAO and presenters from industry, CDC, and the USDA, attendees were treated to an intensive day of learning unavailable in other settings.

As you review the program below, please plan to attend our second One Health Symposium at our 2019 Conference in San Diego.

January 30th, 2018, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida

ISDS is pleased to expand our One Health tracks from the Annual Conference into a full-day symposium with leading experts presenting on One Health disciplines. This conference is geared for practitioners in veterinary medicine, environmental and public health fields whose success relies upon expertise in cross-disciplinary best practices of One Health. The conference theme of addressing challenges to implementation of One Health will run through the day's presentations.


The morning sessions will include a keynote address from One Health expert Laura Kahn, MD plus three update presentations from CDC, USDA and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

The afternoon will feature three panels on Antimicrobial Resistance, Overcoming One Health Barriers, and Food Security. Each panel will feature three experts, each of whom will give a brief presentation and then participate with an audience Q&A session.


Below is the program schedule for the One Health Symposium. As with any conference, it is subject to minor changes. This page will maintain the most current information on the program and speakers.


Coffee breaks and lunch are included in the registration fee.

One Health at the ISDS Conference

The ISDS Annual Conference offers a robust track of One Health presentations and posters which will all be scheduled for the day immediately following the One Health Symposium. Attendees to the One Health Symposium are encouraged to consider staying at least one extra day to attend the start of the ISDS Conference. See information on discounts below.

Special Discounts

All persons attending the One Health Symposium will be eligible for a discount on either one-day or full conference registration rates for the ISDS Annual Conference. Full-time students and persons from Developing Countries (see list) also enjoy deep discounts from standard registration rates for any combination of conference registration.


ISDS welcomes support from corporate sponsors who wish to be associated with the advancement of our One Health agenda. We offer opportunities for sponsorship of individual sessions, plus meals and social events. Please go to the Sponsor Page or  contact Mark Krumm to express interest.

One Health Surveillance Community of Practice

The Symposium is being organized with the support of the ISDS One Health Surveillance (OHS) Community of Practice and its members. For more information about the group and how to join the OHS CoP, visit the OHS group page.

Contact Us


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Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 - 0880
Email: syndromic@syndromic.org


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