The Calvin W Schawabe Symposium

The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM) is pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Schwabe Symposium honoring the lifetime professional achievements of Dr. Will Hueston.
Dr. Hueston will be honored at The Schwabe Symposium hosted by AVEPM on Sunday the 4th of December, 2016 at the Chicago Marriott Hotel, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois.
The theme for the program is: “Building public-private partnerships to deliver One Health’,”
The program will provide a unique opportunity for current and future researchers to hear the insights of leading experts in One Health and successful models of public-private partnerships to delive one health outcomes.
The Calvin W. Schwabe Award recognizes lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine. The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented annually by the AVEPM. Previous recipients include Drs. Calvin Schwabe, Robert Anderson, James Steele, S. Wayne Martin, Clive Gay, David W. Hird, Hollis Erb, Preben Willeberg, Dale Hancock, Ian Dohoo, Yrjo Grohn and Roger Morris.
Will Hueston, DVM, PhD, (University of Minnesota, retired) last directed global leadership programs for the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Center in Veterinary Services Capacity Building. Professor Hueston held faculty appointments in the College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Public Health and Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Hueston’s work focused on capacity-building, public policy and risk communication with particular emphasis on global food systems. He was instrumental in expanding public health graduate education for veterinarians at UMN through a combined DVM-MPH program, an executive MPH program for working health professionals and a post-graduate residency program in veterinary public health and preventive medicine. He also has a long history of designing and delivering capacity-building programs for early and mid-career government, industry and academic professionals in collaboration with universities, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations and the private sector. His work has spanned North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Dr. Hueston began his veterinary career in dairy practice and has since worked in the public, private and academic sectors including a 6 month detail to the United Kingdom in 1991 in support of the BSE epidemiology investigations. His government experience solidified a life-long interest in public policy-making and a passionate commitment to equip veterinarians and other science-trained professionals with the skills necessary to work effectively in the policy arena where
science, politics and beliefs often collide.
Time: 1-5 PM
Speaker agenda: Coming Soon!