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International Symposium for One Health Research

Guangdong Province China with its dense populations of domestic animals and man, has suffered from a number of recent zoonotic disease outbreaks including SARS and most recently, the H7N9 avian influenza A virus.  Guangdong also suffers from complex environmental problems and antimicrobial resistant pathogens.  

In an effort to promote the interdisciplinary research necessary to approach such complex problems, public health, veterinary health, and environmental health professionals from multiple Chinese institutions are embracing the concept of One Health in Guangdong Province.  With this interdisciplinary approach in mind, these investigators along with researchers from Duke University are organizing an International Symposium for One Health Research.  The Symposium will be held November 22-23, 2014 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. 

The Symposium will bring together researchers from across China, as well as from neighboring countries such as Bhutan, India, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, and Vietnam.

Participants will present their One Health research along specific themes (food security, zoonosis, environmental science, antimicrobial resistance, wildlife ecology) and also promote One Health research among students through a One Health Student Research Competition.

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