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22 March 2018

The public health stream explores the human and animal health impacts of a range of diseases, interventions and wicked problems like antimicrobial resistance.

Australian Chief Veterinary Officer Mark Schipp kicks off proceedings with an update on antimicrobial resistance. Learn more about the veterinarian’s role in biosecurity and exports, outbreak modelling, Ross River virus, equine arboviruses, Q-fever, Australian Bat Lyssavirus, One Health, New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis emergency response, and the truth around raw chicken, Campylobacter and acute polyradiculoneuritis in dogs.

This year the AVPH workshop will be held from 7am on Thursday 17 May, lead by Professor Jakob Zinsstag. Professor Zinsstag is a veterinarian with a PhD in tropical animal health and heads a One Health research group in the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. He will deliver the Ben Cunneen Memorial Plenary on “One Health and its potential for integrated disease surveillance and control”.

When it comes to public health, networking is critical. This year Australian Veterinarians in Public Health are hosting a combined dinner with Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology and the Veterinary History Advisory Group on Wednesday 16 May from 7pm at El Torito.