Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


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2nd Annual One Health Day! 
November 3, 2017

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The 4th International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI),
Doha, Qatar,
Nov 7-9
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 Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal Public Health (PENAPH), 
Khon Kaen, 
January 10-12, 2018, 
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click here. 
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3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science,
Minneapolis, MN,
April 29-May 2, 2018.
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 The 5th International
One Health Congress, 
Saskatoon, Canada, 
June 22-25, 2018, 
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Previously Recorded External Webinars
Blue Ribbon Study Panel, Agrodefense: Challenges and Solutions,
Kansas St. University,
Jan 20, 2017.
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Routine ListServs/Webinars
One Health Commission;
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Monthly CDC Zoonoses and One Health Updates;
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email ZOHUCall@cdc.gov
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Other One Health Resources

One Health Initiative
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One Health Commission
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The One Health Academy promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.

Our monthly events serve to unite:

  • Federal governmental departments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Private industry leaders

to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.


One Health Academy monthly meetings are networking meetings held at the Capital Yacht Club at District Wharf (800 Wharf St SW). The meetings are typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with social hour starting at 6:15PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 to 7:30PM.

To register to attend a talk, please visit the RSVP page.

If you would like to become a member of the One Health Academy, please send an email to onehealthacademy@gmail.com with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email address 
  • Areas of interest 



With our new location, our meetings will have a new format! We will NOT be serving dinner since there are now a lot of restaurants around the Wharf. Instead, we are only asking for a $5 cover charge and will have social hour starting at 6:15PM where you can order drinks from the bar. We will have our speaker start at 7:15PM. 

Bar area is on the 2nd Floor, Meeting room is on the 1st floor.


   Please join us for our next speaker!!

November 9th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM 

At the NEW Capital Yacht Club at the


Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner

will be presenting:

 For One Health and Global Health Security Success: Every Country Needs an Emergency Operation Center

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is Abt Associates’ senior global health security advisor. In this role he works
with colleagues at Abt to address such questions as: How does a government strengthen and sustain its
core public health capacities, as demanded by the International Health Regulations? What counts as a
global health security concern? In the context of governance of global health, how to distil and translate
lessons learned from other programs?

Gavin has more than 20 years of technical experience in infectious disease surveillance and response. He
has worked on these issues with U.S. and international governments, United Nations agencies, and the
private sector in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. He is an assistant professor in the
Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and has appeared on
CNN, BBC, Canada CTV, Australia ABC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise in global
health threats.

Prior to joining Abt, Gavin served as director of global disaster response for the Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine at Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. He was
the team leader to Nigeria and Liberia for Ebola outbreak response activities while serving as global
projects manager for Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, and he worked in Afghanistan and Iraq
with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Cooperative Biological Engagement Program as a consultant
to CRDF Global and Landell Mills.

After serving 12-years in the Australian and British militaries, he was selected by the U.K. Department
for International Development for the Associate Professional Officer Scheme. He learned epidemiology
as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Office at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
was a Global Health Fellow at USAID.

Gavin holds a Master’s of Public Health with a focus on epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health and a Master’s of Science in Wild Animal Health, Emerging Infections, and
Zoonotic Diseases from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He has a Veterinary Science degree from
The University of Queensland in Australia and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.



Dont forget to head over to our SPOTLIGHT page to learn more about some exciting people, topics, resources, or events relevant to the world of One Health!    






For previous meeting recordings, please visit our Meeting Calendar and click on the hyperlinks for those talks. Thanks to One Health Commission.

As always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, concerns, and/or speaker suggestions at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!





There is a 50 person limit for each meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at onehealthacademy@gmail.com 




CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for 2016 meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com and we will POST IT to our website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHAIf you have the "know how"on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Tom McGinn at tom.mcginn@dhs.gov.


One Health Academy – advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring, and networking