Next One Border One Health Meeting: February 2013


2012 International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference: Expanding Collaborations to Chart a New Course in Public Health Surveillance

System showcase presentations: “Establishment of a One Health surveillance initiative in the CA/Baja CA Border Region” (Sarah Marikos, MPH) and “A binational model of collaboration for enhancing cross-border infectious disease surveillance” (Kristine Ortwine, BS)

 Poster presentation: “Raccoons in San Diego County as Sentinels for West Nile Virus Surveillance” (Sarah Marikos, MPH)

 When: December 3-5, 2012

Where: San Diego, CA


A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Cross-sectoral Solutions (Prince Mahidol Award Conference)

What: “Progress on a One Border One Health binational, multi-sectoral, collaborative system for simulating the spread of pathogens at the USA-Mexico frontier” (Rafael Villa-Angulo, PhD) and “One Border One Health: Training and Outreach Strategies for the Binational One Health Initiative in the California/Baja California Border Region” (Suzana Tkalcic, DVM, PhD)

 When: 28 January – 2 February 2013

Where: Bangkok, Thailand


One Health: Disease Diagnostics, Surveillance, and Emerging Infectious Diseases

What: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) HOPES Grant

The overall goal of this project is to develop a sustainable and STEM integrated curriculum that engages high school students in learning the scientific concepts behind commonly used molecular diagnostic tools through their participation in a real world application to public health issues facing their community. The multi-disciplinary curriculum will demonstrate the interconnectedness of human, animals, and the environment (One Health) and how animal, human, and environmental health professionals apply state-of the field molecular tools and surveillance strategies to identify, monitor and respond to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. This project is an educational partnership between the One Border One Health network, molecular biologists at the UCSD, scientists at the Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS) Program at the California Department of Public Health, the San Diego County Veterinarian and Vector Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory, and the MedTech Academy at San Diego High School.

 When: TBA

Where: San Diego High School SciTech’s MedTech Academy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, San Diego County Vector Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory

Learn More: http://www.asbmb.org/News.aspx?id=17734