Today’s Topic: One Medicine Symposium

by | Dec 10, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

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Pesticides and their effect on human and animal health will be the focus of the One Medicine Symposium, a one-day conference for health professionals, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. It will focus on the history, regulation, current uses and impact of pesticides related to human, animal and environmental health.

One Medicine is a concept the NCDA&CS has been involved with for more than a decade. The concept encourages human, animal and environmental health professionals to work together to improve awareness and understanding of various health topics. The department also wants to foster objective, intellectual discussion across disciplines, Commissioner Troxler says.

The department has a history of working with other agencies to deal with issues and emergencies, he says, which is exactly the type of cooperation the One Medicine approach seeks to foster.

Participants in the symposium will include doctors, nurses, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, public health professionals, environmental health specialists, agriculture professionals and wildlife professionals. The symposium is hosted by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the NCDA&CS.

Other topics covered over the years include the flu, homeland security, and the effects of globalization on human and animal health.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the 2013 One Medicine Symposium.

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