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One Health Symposium, San Diego, California, January 29, 2019

The One Health Symposium, now in its second year is a full day examination of the intersections of Human, Animal and Environmental health. The theme for 2019 is:

Operational One Health: Incorporating the Environment, Economics, and Applied Practices

Breaking News. Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD to deliver Keynote

We are delighted to announce that Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director of the One Health Commission will kick off the One Health Symposium with a keynote address. Dr. Stroud is has been a leader in the One Heath discipline and has an in-depth perspective on the issues facing practitioners and policymakers.

Dr. Stroud has enjoyed professional experiences in Industry, Academic Research / Teaching, Private Veterinary Practice and One Health. Growing up in central Mississippi surrounded by cows, horses, cats, dogs and open spaces, before Veterinary School she worked in the Poultry Industry screening poultry feeds and feed ingredients for pesticide residues. After graduation from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine she worked briefly in small animal Veterinary practice before going to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a Masters and PhD in Endocrine Physiology. She was instrumental in 2010 in creation of the North Carolina One Health Collaborative, Chairing its Steering Committee for over three years and facilitating collaborative creation of an interinstitutional One Health course, One Health: Philosophy to Practical Integration of Human, Animal and Environmental Health, cross-listed at Duke, UNC and NC State and now in its 8th year of offering.

Dr. Stroud’s primary focus since 2010 has been educating, locally, nationally and globally, about One Health. She was selected as AVMA representative to the One Health Commission (OHC) in spring 2011, was appointed Vice Chair of the OHC Board in 2012 and became Executive Director of the Commission late in 2013, moving the Commission from Iowa State to the Research Triangle Park region of central North Carolina. Cheryl believes strongly in interdisciplinary collaborations and shares updates about the One Health movement with audiences around the world.


In addition to the keynote from Dr. Stroud, the day will include two panel discussions, the first on Environment, the second on Economics. The afternoon will conclude with breakouts and workshops examining real-world scenarios such as:

  • Natural Disasters
  • Zoonotic Influenza
  • Climate Change
  • Tuberculosis, and
  • Vector Borne Diseases

The program will be published as soon as possible. Until then, visit the 2018 Symposium to get a feel for the content.

Lunch is included for One Health Symposium attendees.

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


288 Grove St, Box 203
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 - 0880
Email: syndromic@syndromic.org


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