Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between Human and Animal Clinicians
When: Nov. 5, 2022
—9am to 12:30pm: Lightning Talks on One Health Challenges
—12:30 to 4pm: Med-Vet Innovation Hackathon
What: Learn about the One Health challenges faced by animal and human clinicians in addressing tick- and vector-borne diseases, which have worsened with climate change, ecosystem imbalances, and public health funding inequities. An afternoon innovation hackathon will follow the presentations.
Where: This is a free online event. Zoom info will be sent prior to the event.
Who: Animal and human health professionals, students, hackers, creators and others invested in One Health are welcome. For the afternoon hackathon, participants are invited to form teams of up to 4 people. If you don’t have a team, you can find collaborators during the hackathon.
Awards: Four winning teams will be awarded $1,000 each. Winning teams will be eligible for future solution implementation funding.
Award criteria: Awards will go to four teams with the best pitch deck solution proposals for enhancing communication between animal and human clinicians, improving health for all.
Vet/MD student honorariums: $300 will be awarded to each of the first 10 veterinary and 10 medical students who register and participate in the hackathon. Eligibility is based on date of registration, all-day participation, and proof of enrollment as a vet or medical student.
Speakers: One Health leaders from MassGen/Harvard Medical School, HHS, One Health Commission, University College Dublin School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine/Duke University, and more.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3285t6m
One Health is a problem-solving framework that strives to improve the health of all living things on the planet through collaborations between animal, plant, environmental, and human health experts.
During this event, participants will learn about and brainstorm on ways to reduce the impact of tick- and vector-borne diseases, which have worsened with climate change, ecosystem imbalances, and public health funding inequities.
The morning will include lightning talks that inform and define the challenges in tackling these problems. The afternoon will feature a hackathon where participant-deﬁned teams and challenge topics will be organized. Teams will hold initial meetings to discuss how they will tackle their hacks and present them to judges later in the year. Awards will be based on solutions presented in team pitch decks at the end of the day.
AGENDA (Subject to change)
9:00am WELCOME REMARKS
Nev Zubcevik DO
Chief Medical Officer, Invisible International
Laura Lott, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Invisible International
9:15am LIGHTNING TALKS: Why One Health is Important
- Kristen Honey, PhD*
Chief Data Scientist and LymeX Co-Founder, Office of the Assist. Secretary for Health,
US Dept of Health & Human Services *Invited, not confirmed
“The Importance of One Health InnovationX to HHS”
- Cheryl Stroud, PhD, DVM
Exec. Director, One Health Commission
“One Health for Human & Animal Clinicians”
- John Lambert, MD, PhD
Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Genitourinary Medicine at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Full Clinical Professor at University College Dublin School of Medicine; Advisory Board Member, Invisible International
“Call for international collaboration and data sharing from the clinical trenches”
- Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, PhD, MPH
Assist. Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Research Faculty and Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Pathology; Research Director, Invisible International
“Why You Should Care about Zoonotic Diseases”
10:00am LIGHTNING TALKS: Diagnostic & Treatment Challenges and Solutions
- Monica Embers, PhD
Assoc. Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine
- Elizabeth Maloney, MD
Education Co-director, Invisible International
“Barriers to human treatment: Results from a survey of clinicians”
- Erin Lashnits, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Assist. Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
“One Health Clinical Model”
10:45am PANEL: Fostering Animal & Human Health Collaborations
Moderator: Christine Green MD, Education Co-director, Invisible International
- Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center
- Steven Phillips, MD
Internal Medicine; Private Practice, author of bestselling book, CHRONIC
- Charlotte Mao, MD, MPH
Curriculum Director, Invisible International
Pediatric Infectious Disease, formerly Dean Center for Tickborne Illness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Pediatric Infectious Disease Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, PhD, MPH
Assist. Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Research Faculty and Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Director, Invisible International
- 11:30am – 12:30pm Live Q&A
12:30-1:00pm HACKATHON: Idea Pitches
1:00-3:00pm Med-Vet Innovation Hackathon breakout sessions
3:30-4:00pm Concluding Remarks/Judging/Awards
The Lovell Family Foundation, The Montecalvo Foundation, The Xefos Family, The Hewson Family
One Health Commission, Louisiana One Health in Action, Galaxy Advanced Microbial Diagnostics
MassGen/Harvard Medical School, University College Dublin School of Medicine/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Tulane University School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine/Duke University