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CQ-Roll Call Forum: The Connection Between Animal and Human Health


Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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CQ-Roll Call Group Forum: The Connection Between Animal and Human Health


With more that one thousand diseases recognized in humans and 60% of those diesases classified as zoonotic in nature-or having the ability to move between species, keeping animals healthy has never been more important.  This session will explore the crucial connection between animal health and humans. 

Discussion topics will include:

• What are the current trends in animals (livestock, pets and in the wild)? From a public health perspective, what's the most troubling trend associated with animal health?

• How are federal agencies protecting consumers from animal-health related diseases? How do producers and veterinarians protect the public from spreading zoonoses between the populations?

• Do veterinarians have the appropriate tools to control and prevent disease in animals? If not, what are the obstacles? Are they scientific, political, technical or structural?

• Is there a connection between human drug resistance and animal antibiotics?


8 am                      Breakfast reception

8:15 am                  Welcome Remarks

8:30  am                 Keynote

  • The Honorable Fred Upton (R-Mich.), US House of Representatives
8:45  am
  • The Honorable Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), US House of Representatives

9:15 am                  Panel:

  • Dr. Ron DeHaven, American Veterinary Assocation
  • Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Greger, Humane Society International
  • Dr. Jennifer Greiner, National Pork Producers Council
  • Dr. Scott Hurd, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

10:30 am                 Adjourn

Please arrive early as seating will be limited.

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Charlie Palmer Steak
101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-2133

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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