Events

Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets: A One Health Approach

Start Date: 11/09/2016
End Date: 11/11/2016
Place: Emory Conference Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Organization: One Health Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Centre for Disease Control



WSAVA and CDC to Host Ground-breaking Symposium on
Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets


The One Health Committee of
the
World Small
Animal Veterinary Association
(WSAVA) in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) is partnering on  a
symposium entitled “Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets: A
One Health Approach
” at the Emory Conference Centre in Atlanta, Georgia,
USA, from 9-11 November 2016.
The One Health concept
recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and
the environment, requiring interdisciplinary teams to address today’s One
Health challenges.

At the event, co-speakers
from veterinary and human medicine will explore the relationship between
obesity and disease in humans and pets, together with the societal costs,
behaviour and psychology of obesity.   Co-speakers
will also discuss One Health-focused initiatives which can be used as potential
solutions to the growing obesity crisis in people and pets.

The Symposium will be
chaired by Professor Michael Day, Chairman of the WSAVA’s One Health Committee
(OHC).  "Obesity in pets and people
is a significant challenge facing the global One Health programme.  We
hope our symposium will lead to doctors and veterinarians working together to promote
a world in which regular activity, a balanced diet, and healthy weight are part
of every family and their pet’s life," Professor Day said.
He added:  "The WSAVA OHC is excited to host this
major new initiative to mark the conclusion of our Phase II activities at the
end of 2016.  We are very grateful for the
support of our existing sponsors for this event:  Clinicians’ Brief, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars
Pet Care and Nestlé Purina.”

For more information
or to register, please visit: 
https://www.wsava-obesity.com/


The
World
Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
 is an umbrella organization
representing 158,000 veterinarians globally through 96 member associations.  The WSAVA’s One Health Committee promotes the
unification of the medical and veterinary professions through the establishment
of collaborative ventures in clinical care, surveillance and control of
cross-species disease, education, and research into disease pathogenesis,
diagnosis, therapy and vaccination.

For further information, please contact:
Rebecca
George, George PR
Tel:
01449 737281/07974 161108

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