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BC One Health and Zoonoses Symposium

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OHZoonosesSymposium2023_agenda_FINAL (002).pdfAbout the Symposium

The BC One Health and Zoonoses Symposium is a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network, and learn about issues at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. The Symposium program offers a broad range of topics that are relevant to professionals from a variety of disciplines. The agenda for this event will be made available closer to the date and will be posted on this webpage and handed out at the registration desk.


2024 BC One Health and Zoonoses Symposium

This year's session will be held on November 20, 2024 at the Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre and will also be available by Online Webinar for participants who wish to view remotely.  Registration will open Fall 2024.

Reserve your seat 

To attend in-person at the Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre  or via online webinar register Fall 2024.

Program of events - coming Fall 2024

The Symposium is made possible with the financial support of the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.


Shannon Russell, BC Centre for Disease Control and Michelle Coombe, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Talia Strang and Doris Leung, Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System and Andrea Osborn, Community for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases

BC Trappers - A Valuable Resource Tool When Studying Animal Health Issues 
Tim Killey, BC Trappers Association 

Hanna Oltean, Washington State Department of Health

Xiaocong Guo, UBC 

Ellen Boyd, UBC 

Gigi Lin, Canadian Poultry Consultants Ltd 

Kaylee Byers, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Videos from the 2019 Zoonoses Symposium

Human Rabies case in BC 

Paul Hasselback, Island Health


Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak associated with exposure to feeder rodents in BC 

Amalia Plotogea, Public Health Agency of Canada


Comparison of antimicrobial resistance trends between companion animals and humans in BC (presentation not available) 

Laurel White, Simon Fraser University


Washington State zoonoses update 

Hanna Oltean, Department of Health, Washington State


Trends in passive tick surveillance in BC 

Part one

Part two 

Eva Weingartl, BCCDC and Jason Nguyen, Simon Fraser University


Anthrax: animal health investigation and public health response 

Brian Radke, Ministry of Agriculture and Jong Kim, Northern Health Authority


Detection of Asian Giant Hornets on Vancouver Island, BC 

Jane Pritchard, BC Ministry of Agriculture


Chronic wasting disease surveillance in BC 

Cait Nelson, BC Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNORD)


Bovine tuberculosis investigation in BC 

Nancy de With, BC Ministry of Agriculture; Bob Cooper, Canadian Food Inspection Agency


Human trichinosis case in BC from bear meat 

Pam Rydings, BC Interior Health Authority; Amanda Anderson, BC Interior Health Authority

 

Videos from the 2018 Zoonoses Symposium

Disturbance and disease: A spatiotemporal approach to assess forest disturbance events and Cryptococcus gattii occurrences on Vancouver Island

Emily Acheson, UBC


Brucella canis and imported dogs

Carrie Flint, IDEXX Laboratories


Zoonotic pathogens in fish

Michael Pawlik, BC Ministry of Agriculture


Zoonoses update from Washington State

Hanna Oltean, Washington State Department of Health


Canine influenza in Ontario

Maureen Anderson, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


Salmonella Enteritidis: whole genome sequencing from farm to fork 

Marsha Taylor, BCCDC


Bats: Source of the next pandemic or clues to treating deadly viral diseases? 

Vikram Misra, University of Saskatchewan


Setting the stage: Climate change and health 

Craig Stephen, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative


Case study 1: Cyanobacteria in recreational water 

Eleni Galanis, BCCDC 


Case study 2: Wildfires – impacts on livestock health and production  

Chris Zabek, Ministry of Agriculture


Case study 3: Winter is Coming – Winter Tick Surveillance in BC 

Helen Schwantje, Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Videos from the 2017 Zoonoses Symposium

Sylvain Lother, PGY5 Infectious Diseases Fellow, UBC

Ann Britton, Ministry of Agriculture

Doris Leung and Kelsi Jessamine, Community Vet Outreach

Hanna Oltean, Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology,
Washington State Department of Health

Kaylee Byers, University of British Columbia / Canadian Wildlife Health Centre

Natalie Prystajecky, BC Centre for Disease Control

David McIver, Metabiota

Case study: Norovirus in oysters
Eleni Galanis, BC Centre for Disease Control
Theresa Burns, Centre for Coastal Health
Charmaine Enns, Island Health
Natalie Prystajecky, BC Centre for Disease Control
Jackie Plamondon, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Lorraine McIntyre, BC Centre for Disease Control

Marine mammal zoonosis: should you be concerned?
Martin Haulena, Vancouver Aquarium and Joseph Gaydos, Sea Doc Society
Dionne Sanderson, First Nations Health Authority


 

Videos from the 2017 Zoonoses Symposium

Sylvain Lother, PGY5 Infectious Diseases Fellow, UBC

Ann Britton, Ministry of Agriculture

Doris Leung and Kelsi Jessamine, Community Vet Outreach

Hanna Oltean, Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology,
Washington State Department of Health

The Vancouver Rat Project: The impacts of a common rat control method on the carriage of Leptospira interrogans by urban Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Kaylee Byers, University of British Columbia / Canadian Wildlife Health Centre

Salmonella Enteritidis: whole genome sequencing from farm to fork
Natalie Prystajecky, BC Centre for Disease Control

David McIver, Metabiota

Case study: Norovirus in oysters
Eleni Galanis, BC Centre for Disease Control
Theresa Burns, Centre for Coastal Health
Charmaine Enns, Island Health
Natalie Prystajecky, BC Centre for Disease Control
Jackie Plamondon, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Lorraine McIntyre, BC Centre for Disease Control

Marine mammal zoonosis: should you be concerned?
Martin Haulena, Vancouver Aquarium and Joseph Gaydos, Sea Doc Society
Dionne Sanderson, First Nations Health Authority






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