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Zoonotic Disease Conference

  • Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA (map)

This is a great opportunity to mingle with environmental public health professionals from across the state, and listen to the knowledge they have to share on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.

Attend in person or via webinar. Register for in person attendance here. Register to attend via webinar here.

For more information, including a packet with driving directions, go to the conference website.

8:00    Conference Check-in

8:45    Welcome

9:00    Implementing One Health--A Ray of Hope for the Future :: Keynote Speaker Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director One Health Commission

10:00    Break

10:15    Zoonotic Highlights :: Washington State Department of Health

11:00    ZD and the FBI, Why We Care! :: Speaker Dione Massolini, Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Seattle FBI

12:00    No-host Lunch and Poster Session

1:00    Brucella canis: Update and Guidance for Washington :: Speaker Minden Buswell, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Reserve Veterinary Corps Coordinator and Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Agriculture

1:30    The Real Deal about Raw Milk: State Laws and Case Studies :: Speaker Susan Shelton, Public Health Advisor, Food Safety Program, Washington State Department of Health

2:30    Break

2:45    Army Veterinarians and Public Health :: Speakers Katheryn Hanson, Major, MEDCOM PH-P United States Army and Mary Pico, Captain United States Army

3:15    West Nile Virus Genome Project :: Speaker Amy Salamone, Molecular Analyst, Zoonotic Disease Program, Washington State Department of Health 

3:45    Tick-borne Relapsing Fever - San Juan County :: Speakers Hanna Oltean, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist  and  Elizabeth Dykstra, PhD, BCE, Public Health Entomologist  Zoonotic Disease Program, Washington State Department of Health 

4:15    Closing Remarks and Evaluation The agenda and information on how to register will be posted in spring. Until then, please check out last year's workshop presentations.