Presented by Dr. Jenifer Chatfield
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
The ACVPM is offering one hour of RACE approved continuing education to its membership and to members of partner organizations. The topic "Tuberculosis In Captive Wildlife" will be presented by Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM. NAFV has partnered with ACVPM to provide free access to this webinar for all NAFV members.
This webinar is being presented by the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine (ACVPM) and is being made available to NAFV members through a CE partnership.
Presented by Dr. David Hsi
Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm EST
Food-safety regulatory agencies are often tasked with oversight of a broad range of food commodities. For these agencies to regulate multiple commodities effectively, they need to develop policies and allocate resources that consider the varying magnitudes of the risk of illness that each of the commodities poses to the broad population of consumers. Process modeling is used in risk assessment to estimate the likelihood of illness by modeling contamination of raw foods, the microbial dynamics of pathogens between production and consumption, and dose-response relationships for the pathogen to estimate the risk and total number of illnesses for a specific commodity. Nevertheless, these models are usually unique to each commodity and constructed using different models and data sources, which can produce estimates that are difficult to compare. An alternative approach is presented that stems primarily from public health data. It uses simple methods to estimate various risk metrics simultaneously for multiple pathogens and commodities. This alternative approach is used to compare multiple risk metrics for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry for both Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7. The implications of the different risk metrics are discussed with respect to current regulatory efforts in the United States.
Dr. David Hsi is a Veterinary Epidemiologist with USDA APHIS Veterinary Services CEAH Surveillance Design and Analysis (SDA) in Fort Collins, CO and has been with the group since 2015. He received both his DVM and MPH from the University of Florida in 2014. Dr. Hsi is also an epidemiologist on the VS National Incident Management Team (NIMT) Blue, and has deployed in support of CA vND 2018, FL NWS 2017, and IN HPAI 2016. Prior to joining APHIS, Dr. Hsi was a Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian (SPHV) with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Denver District.
Presented by Dr. Christine Jost
Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT
Every year disasters like drought, floods, earthquakes, and war impact livestock keepers and fisherfolk around the world. USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is mandated to respond to emergencies by saving lives, reducing human suffering, and reducing social and economic impacts. Since 2009, best practices in livestock-related disaster assistance have been defined by the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS). These standards provide a means to design, implement, and evaluate livestock interventions while providing rapid assistance to protect and rebuild the livestock assets of crisis-affected communities. Likewise, best practices for responding to crises affecting fisherfolk were first defined by the food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance in 2013.
Because animal health emergencies of international concern (AHEIC) fall under the mandate of FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), responding to livestock disease outbreaks is not covered in LEGS. Instead, in 2011 the FAO developed the Good Emergency Management Practices (GEMP) guide widely used by veterinary services. This session will review LEGS standards for destocking, veterinary support, ensuring feed supplies, provision of water, shelter and settlement, and restocking, introduce the GEMP prepare, prevent, detect, respond, and recover cycle, and introduce best practices in fisheries and aquaculture emergency response.
These best practices have enormous influence on the types of livestock-related interventions that OFDA supports. During this session an analysis of livestock and fisheries interventions supported by OFDA will be presented. In support of the development of best practices, OFDA supports targeted operational research. Examples that will be presented during this session include market-based approaches to the delivery of veterinary services, developing optimal vaccination strategies against Rift Valley Fever; early detection of transboundary animal diseases, and saving pastoral lives through child-nutrition livestock interventions during drought.
A One Health Approach to the Marine Environment: The intersection between human health, aquatic animal health and marine ecosystem health
Presented by Dr. Janet Whaley
Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the surface of this planet and less than one percent of all the water on Earth is fresh. The human population relies on the marine environment to sustain our way of life and economy including, but not limited to, energy production, transportation of goods and people, recreation and tourism, conservation of species and habitats, and nutrition and food (farmed or harvested). The marine environment is integral to the state of our climate and to our day-to-day weather. All of these activities are dependent on the ability of the marine environment to maintain equilibrium and resiliency. A One Health approach is a way to not only assess risks and impacts of human activity, but can be applied in planning for future uses. One example that could benefit from a One Health approach is implementation of a new Executive Order, Promoting American Seafood Competiveness and Economic Growth, where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will evaluate and establish ten Aquaculture Opportunity Areas by 2025. Aquatic animal health, ecosystem health and public health should all be considered in this effort. Veterinarians could undoubtedly play a major role by providing oversight and advice to policy makers and farmers of the marine environment.
Dr. Whaley serves as the lead veterinarian across three different offices within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS): the Seafood Inspection Program, the National Seafood Inspection Laboratory, and the Office of Aquaculture. She provides subject matter advice and guidance on a variety of aquaculture health and seafood safety issues agency wide. Dr. Whaley is passionate about the ocean environment, and having grown up in Miami and the Florida Keys, she has devoted her career to solving marine and other environmental problems. Dr. Whaley has successfully led mission-critical projects and groups in both the public and private sectors. She has managed two national programs to include the NMFS Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services Aquaculture Health Program. Further, she has also led a cross-functional/cross matrix team of experts in the private sector to assess the ecological impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dr. Whaley serves in leadership roles on committees and executive boards for various professional organizations and including the AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials, American Association for Fish Veterinarians, America Fisheries Society Fish Health Section, the Interagency Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Working Group and the International Council for Exploration of the Seas Working Group on Pathogens and Disease of Marine Organisms. Through these experiences, she has developed her skillset and scientific approach to encompass the One Health concept recognizing the interconnectedness of animal, human, and ecological health. She is applying the One Health approach to help solve many of the challenges in the marine environment and to support NOAA’s “Blue Economy” initiative that focuses on U.S. food security and global seafood competiveness.
Presented by Dr. Bruce, S. Seal
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Microbial food safety is a continuum of production from the farm, to the processor and finally the consumer. Genomic approaches can potentially provide on-farm strategies to reduce bacterial pathogen levels during food- animal production and used to develop alternatives to the commonly used antibiotic growth promoters to prevent transmission of antibiotic resistance through the food chain. Consequently, bacteriophage and bacterial genomics can provide alternatives to commonly used antibiotics.
Approaches include nucleic acid sequencing of bacteriophage genomes to identify potential bacterial species-specific lytic proteins to control bacterial pathogens. Furthermore, utilizing genomics techniques lysins have been synthesized with multiple lytic activities and increased thermal resistance. Bacterial genomics can also be used to identify autolysins for specific bacterial pathogens and for identification of potentially new probiotic bacteria that could also be utilized during food-animal production.
Presented by Mr. William S. Parker & Dr. Pascal Hudelet
Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Mr. William S. Parker (Boehringer Ingelheim North America Veterinary Health Commercial Operations Head) and Dr. Pascal Hudelet (Boehringer Ingelheim Global Veterinary Public Health Technical Head) will present on the challenges of enabling governmental and non-governmental organizations to prevent and control reportable animal diseases having global public health impact.
Mr. Parker, a native of North Carolina, brings more than 43 years of animal health industry experience to Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. He began his career in 1977 with Merck Chemical Division of Merck & Co., Inc., the forerunner of Merck AgVet. Roles at Merck, Merial and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health have included field sales, sales operations, product management, head of sales training, sales management, marketing management, head of the North America Swine business unit for Merial and head of the North America Veterinary Public Health business unit for Merial and BIAH. Mr. Parker has a BS in Agriculture with emphasis in animal science from the University of Georgia, an MBA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Newark and an MS in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Atlanta and is the proud father of four children and grandfather to fifteen grandchildren.
Dr. Pascal Hudelet holds the position of Head of Global Technical Service at The Veterinary Public Health Center of Boehringer Ingelheim. He leads a team of scientific experts who provide scientific support and service to institutional and private customers, both for vaccine use and antigen bank management. Dr Hudelet is a graduate from the Lyon Veterinary School, France (1996), followed by specialization in epidemiology at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. He has 20 years industry experience at Merial then Boehringer-Ingelheim, based first in Athens, GA, then in Lyon, France. He held several positions in R&D, where he managed the development of vaccines against Bluetongue and Foot and Mouth Disease. Dr. Hudelet is based in Lyon, France.
Presented by Barb Porter-Spalding, DVM
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET
Dr. Porter-Spalding will provide an update of ASF behavior and global impact, and on preparedness activities conducted by industry, state and federal responders.
Dr. Barbara Porter-Spalding is a Senior Staff Officer with the USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS), National Preparedness and Incident Coordination (NPIC) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and her Masters of Veterinary Public Health from North Carolina State University in 2007. In her current position, Dr. Porter-Spalding serves as Director of the VS Training and Exercise Program. Before joining APHIS, Dr. Porter-Spalding worked in a dairy practice in Pennsylvania. After spending 2 years in Morocco in the Peace Corps, she worked with the Food Safety Inspection Service in North Dakota, joining VS as a Veterinary Medical Officer in 1998. In 2000, Barbara became a Regional Epidemiologist in Raleigh, NC working on issues in poultry, swine, traceability and foreign animal disease investigations. She served on the Swine Commodity Staff prior to joining NPIC.
Presented by Jeff Odle
Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET
Perception can be defined as a mental impression. Right or wrong, it is what we believe to be true in our mind. Rick Riordan once quoted, "Humans see what we want to see." A perfect example of this would be the famous analogy "Is the glass half full or half empty?" It depends on the person and how they interpret what they see. Another quote by an anonymous author states "Perception and reality are two different things." Unfortunately, on many occasions this is proven to be true.
The reality in today's global swine production industry is that African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) is a game changer. The devastating impact of ASFv on swine production across Eastern Europe and Asia has fundamentally changed how swine producing companies operate. The virus is present in over 50 countries. Losses to the global swine herd are expected to be as high as 25%, according to analysts, forecasting which is supported by the OIE. There is now an intense focus on biosecurity in trying to contain and eradicate the virus and exclude it from reaching unaffected areas. The perception some disinfectant manufacturers in the USA would like growers to believe is that their products are effective against viruses such as ASFv and FMD, even though they have not been tested using standard microbiological protocols approved by EPA against those particular pathogens. The objective of this presentation is to address some of the perceptions, or better yet the misperceptions and misrepresentations, around disinfectant chemistries being promoted in the industry which could potentially lead to an outbreak in the U.S.
Presented by Darrel Styles DVM, PhD
Wednesday December 4, 2019
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET
Dr. Darrel Styles presented this webinar to a limited audience previously. He will be available for questions at the end. This webinar was intended to examine Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine prioritization in a broad manner and to identify gaps to be addressed such that both States and Tribes can better formulate their FMD Vaccination Herd/Flock Plans.
The use of emergency vaccination to respond to an FMD outbreak within a state will be approved by the Unified Command, the State (or Tribal) Animal Health Official (SAHO), and the APHIS VS Deputy Administrator acting on the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Presented by Karin Hoelzer, DVM
Wedndesday September 11, 2019
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Karin Hoelzer, a veterinarian, leads The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work on antibiotic use in animal agriculture, focusing on policies and rersearch related to the use of antibiotics in animals, foodborne pathogens, and other health risks related to the food supply.
Veterinarians play key roles in mitigating the public health threats posed by foodborne pathogens and the global emergence of antibiotic resistance. Theseu are two distinct yet related issues that both depend on farm-level interventions. Because the use of antibiotics in any setting drives resistance, it is important to be good stewards of these lifesaving resources. A variety of pre-harvest interventions have proven effective, although significant differences in physiology and industry structure among food-producing species mean that no single intervention is entirely successful at combatting all foodborne pathogens in every setting. In this webinar, I will highlight current trends, recent research, and relevant policy changes related to on-farm antibiotic stewardship and pre-harvest food safety.
Provided by Michael Feeley of Raymond James & Associates
Wednesday July 31, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
Mr. Michael Feeley is a graduate of University of Alabama with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Computer Science. He began his career in the financial service industry in 2008, helping Federal Employees build estate and financial plans through strategies designed to maximize their benefits. In 2012, Michael started his own company, concentrating on retirement income planning for Federal employees. There he did many of the retirement and mid-career workshops for Federal Agencies on FERS and CSRS benefits.
In 2017, Michael joined Raymond James to deliver his clients the platform, experience, and comprehensive services that Raymond James delivers. Michael currently holds his series 7, 63, 65 and Life Insurance licenses.
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Provided by Dr. Lindsey Shields
7 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET | 6 PM CT – 7 PM CT
Dr. Lindsey Shields is a board-certified preventive vmedicine veterinarian with 8 years’ experizence in international veterinary medicine and public health. Dr. Shields currently serves as the Surveillance Advisor on the Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project, a 5-year USAID funded project aimed at strengthening surveillance and diagnostic systems for infectious diseases in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Dr. Shields attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies in Animal and Poultry Sciences, and continued there for her DVM. Since graduation, she has worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Italy and Ethiopia, where she provided direct assistance to member countries for controlling zoonotic disease outbreaks and supported the development of early warning systems in East Africa. While at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, she led outbreak response activities in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and in the USA for infectious diseases including cholera, typhoid, and botulism. Most recently, Lindsey worked at the Smithsonian Institution on training and capacity building programs for emerging infectious diseases and wildlife health. Based in Washington DC, she loves to spend her weekends out hiking or biking with her husband and rescue dog Gizmo.
ABSTRACT: Over the last 50 years veterinarians have increasingly brought their expertise to wide ranging disciplines from traditional veterinary practice, to specialties like radiology, to human health research and public health. Emerging infectious diseases threaten human (and animal) populations globally, and many of these diseases are zoonotic. Veterinarians can (and should!) play a key role in mitigating the threats of zoonotic diseases. In today’s interconnected world, an outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere. Dr. Lindsey Shields will present her experiences as a veterinarian in non-traditional settings ranging from providing One Health trainings while working for the United Nations, to serving as an epidemic intelligence officer with the CDC responding to outbreaks of ebola, cholera and botulism worldwide. Join us to hear more about the many roles veterinarians can play in controlling infectious diseases both within and outside of the federal government.
Presentation: Role in Controlling Infections Diseases
Provided by Dr. Meera Chandra
7 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET | 6 PM CT – 7 PM CT
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Dr. Meera Chandra received her DVM and MPH from the University of Florida in 2018. While in school, she pursued veterinary public health opportunities by working with USDA APHIS in a poultry processing plant and serving as president of the Public Health Club. Her masters project examined the risk of vector borne diseases in Customs and Border Patrol agents and working dogs along the US Mexico border. She also completed a three month internship with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France where she worked on Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak and recovery. Dr. Chandra is currently serving as an AVMA Congressional Fellow where she works in the office of U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.). Her portfolio includes public health, animal health, and food safety.
Vector borne diseases are of increasing importance in the United States because there has been a continuous upward trend in the numbers of notifiable tick-borne disease cases. Between 2000 and 2008 the incidence of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) has risen from 1.7 to 9.4 cases per million persons which is the most drastic rise in incidence rate ever reported 1. Although reported cases have increased greatly over the past 17 years, it is believed that these estimates of tick borne diseases greatly underestimate the true number of cases1.
Vector borne diseases are not only playing an emerging role on a national scale, but they are increasing in scope and magnitude on a global scale as well. Brazil has seen cases of Brazilian spotted fever rise steadily over the past decade.1 In April of 2015, the Mexican Ministry of Health declared an epidemiologic emergency because of the high and sustained rates of RMSF observed in northern Mexico.16
The focus of this study was to highlight emerging and re-emerging diseases that are a threat to CBP agents and working dogs along the Mexican border. The diseases of concern in this area include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, Chagas disease, and Rickettsia parkeri.