One Health Symposium: "Together Against Rabies"
In recognition of World Rabies Day 2014, The University of Medical and Health Sciences (UMHS) in collaboration with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and Windsor Medical School announce the
Venue: UMHS Auditorium, University of Medicine & Health Sciences, St Kitts
Date: Thursday, September 25thTime: 6pm – 9pm [Refreshments to follow]
The One Health Symposium was well attended by approximately 80 students and faculty from all three campuses. Following the welcome and introductions given by Dr. Edwin Purcell (UMHS), speakers from both UMHS and RUSVM gave presentations.
Dr. Jennifer Huck and Dr. Pat Kelly (RUSVM) presented engaging discourses called “Dog Eats Dog: the Microbiology and Treatment of Bite Wounds in Dogs and Cats”. Next, Dr. Liza Koster (RUSVM) gave a beautiful presentation on the “Systemic Complications of Dog Bite Wounds & Management in the Canine Intensive Care Unit”. Dr. Christa Gallagher (RUSVM) followed with “When the Bite is Actually Worse than the Bark” which detailed how to manage dogs in order to prevent bites.
Dr. Alfred Roy (UMHS) then brought the animal and human perspectives together with a brilliant presentation on the “Pathogenesis of Rabies”. Topping off the evening was Dr. Jane Harrington (UMHS) speaking on the “Milwaukee Protocol: Rabies Case Treatment”.
A question & answer session followed led by members of the UMHS faculty: Dr. Mohan Kumar (UMHS) & Dr. Jagadeesh Nagagapa (UMHS), with Dr. Abayomi Afolabi (UMHS) moderating. This session was very engaging for the audience and presenters alike as more questions led to further opportunities to learn.
By 8:30 PM the closing remarks were offered by Dr. Purcell (UMHS). Refreshments followed in the Auditorium Lobby were further interaction was enjoyed between students and faculty from the respective schools.All in attendance on now in eagerly anticipation for the next St. Kitts One Health Symposium!
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