AMC’s 8th Annual One Health Conference
AMC’s 8th Annual One Health Conference
Connecting Human and Veterinary Medicine, A Comparative Approach to Infectious Diseases
Thank you for joining us at the 8th Annual One Health Conference hosted by the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. This year, our speakers discussed human and veterinary approaches to the study and treatment of infectious diseases.
We were joined by veterinary specialists in Internal Medicine and Microbiology from the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our human physicians joined us from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Cayuga Medical Center.
- Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
- Lyme Disease
This program was approved for live attendees for up to 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
This FREE annual conference is hosted by the Ann and Charles Johnson One Health Institute and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Institute for Postgraduate Education at the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. For any questions, please email us at OneHealthConference@amcny.org.
November 14th, 2022 | Slowing the Spiral: Leptospirosis in 2022
Nahvid Etedali, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM); Service Head of Hemodialysis and Extracorporeal Therapies at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center
Margaret McCort, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Einstein College of Medicine & Attending Physician in Infectious Disease at Montefiore Medical Center
November 15th, 2022 | People, Pets, and Antimicrobial Resistant Threats
Stephen D. Cole, VMD, MS, DACVM; Assistant Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Rachel M. Bartash, MD; Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
November 16th, 2022 | Investigating Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Animals
Caroline Habrun, DVM, MPHTM; Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Enteric Zoonoses Activity team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Christine M. Salvatore, MD; Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine
*Video available upon request to registered attendees. Email us at OneHealthConference@amcny.org
November 17th, 2022 | Lyme Infection in Dogs & Humans
Patrick Carney, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Assistant Professor in Community Practice at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Douglas MacQueen, MD, MS, FIDSA; Medical Director of Cayuga Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Infection Prevention Program
Slowing the Spiral: Leptospirosis in 2022
Nahvid Etedali, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Service Head of Hemodialysis and Extracorporeal Therapies at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center
Dr. Nahvid Etedali completed both his undergraduate and veterinary training at Tufts University, obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine in 2013. He remained at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery then moved to Philadelphia, PA for a three year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine. During residency, he received specialized training in hemodialysis and therapeutic plasma exchange, obtaining certification through the UC Davis Hemodialysis Academy. After completing his residency, Dr. Etedali worked in a specialty hospital in Brooklyn prior to joining the Animal Medical Center in September of 2018. Dr. Etedali enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has particular interest in nephrology and urology, hemodialysis, and the use of plasma exchange for the treatment of immune-mediated disease.
While not in the hospital, Dr. Etedali enjoys running, listening to live music, and playing and designing board games.
Margaret McCort, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Einstein College of Medicine & Attending Physician in Infectious Disease at Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Margaret McCort is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Einstein College of Medicine and an Attending Physician in Infectious Disease at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, specializing in immunocompromised and transplant adult infectious disease.
Dr. McCort graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and stayed at UIC to complete her Internal Medicine residency. She then completed Infectious Disease Fellowship at University of Chicago, with an additional year specializing in Transplant Infectious Disease. During her fellowship, she completed a Master’s of Science in Public Health with a project focused on immune recovery after lung transplantation. In addition to various publications on preventing, diagnosing, and treating infections in the immunocompromised host, she has also authored a book chapter on leptospirosis published in The Infectious Disease Diagnosis.
Dr. McCort has a 5 yr old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Martha who is always up to date with her leptospirosis vaccine.
People, Pets, and Antimicrobial Resistant Threats
Stephen D. Cole, VMD, MS, DACVM
Assistant Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Stephen Cole is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. His research focuses on two major approaches critical to understand and mitigate the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in companion animals: (1) To characterize the clinical and molecular epidemiology of extensively drug resistant bacteria (i.e. carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) of dogs and cats and (2) To establish best educational practices in antimicrobial stewardship to promote proper use of these critical drugs.
Rachel M. Bartash, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Rachel Bartash received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Michigan. Following completion of her residency, she was an Instructor in the Department of General Medicine at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare system. She returned to NY in 2015 when she began her fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Montefiore Medical Center. During her fellowship, Dr. Bartash was an integral part of the antimicrobial stewardship program and her research focused the use of MRSA screening as a tool for de-escalation of antibiotics.
Dr. Bartash joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in November 2017 where she focuses her clinical care and research in the transplant and immunocompromised populations. She is also a member of the antimicrobial stewardship program as a representative and liaison for high-risk patient populations.
Investigating Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Animals
Caroline Habrun, DVM, MPHTM
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Enteric Zoonoses Activity team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Callie Habrun is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Enteric Zoonoses Activity team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She graduated from Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Master of Public Health in Clinical Tropical Medicine from Tulane University. Callie’s work focuses on investigating multistate enteric zoonotic and foodborne outbreaks.
Christine M. Salvatore, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Christine M. Salvatore is Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She received her M.D. in Italy at the University of Trieste, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and completed her pediatric residency in Italy at Burlo Garofolo Children`s Hospital in Trieste (Italy). After working in Italy as an attending pediatrician, Dr. Salvatore came to the United States where she completed additional pediatric training at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her interest in pediatric infectious diseases began in Italy, where she collaborated as Principal Site Investigator with the PENTA (Pediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS) and the Italian Register for HIV Infection in Children. Since then, Dr. Salvatore has been involved in several clinical trials. Clinical and translational research is one of her main interests. While at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, she also conducted basic research studying, in a murine model, treatment strategies for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections and the pathogenesis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory infections. Since at Weill Cornell Medicine she has conducted bench to bedside translational research trying to establish the effectiveness of fungal biomarkers, in particular (1->3)-ß-D-glucan, in the diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of invasive fungal infections in pediatrics. Studying the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of joint and bone infections in children is another of her interests. Demonstrating her longstanding commitment to medical education, she has given lectures to medical students, residents and medical staff on general pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric HIV, infectious complications in pediatric immunocompromised hosts and antimicrobials principles.
Lyme Infection in Dogs & Humans
Patrick Carney, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Assistant Professor in Community Practice at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Patrick Carney is an assistant professor in Community Practice at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his DVM from Cornell and completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at Oregon State University, then worked as an internist for Tufts VETS while obtaining a PhD in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. His research focuses on appropriate use and interpretation of diagnostic tests, particularly for infectious diseases and routine screening, and spends much of his research effort on helping other clinician-scientists design and analyze clinical studies. He teaches the small animal infectious disease portion of the preclinical curriculum at Cornell.
Douglas MacQueen, MD, MS, FIDSA
Medical Director of Cayuga Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Infection Prevention Program
Dr. Douglas MacQueen is an Infectious Diseases physician in community practice at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is medical director of the Cayuga Health System Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention Programs. He is tuberculosis consultant for a number of county departments of health in upstate New York. He is a faculty member in the Internal Medicine residency program at Cayuga Medical Center.
Dr. Douglas MacQueen received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a Master’s degree from University at Buffalo and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
His Infectious Diseases training in the geographic range of Ixodes scapularis allowed for research in tick and Lyme biology as well as set the stage for a clinical practice in an area of emerging tick borne infections. He removes ticks from himself, his three children, and their dog. His wife never gets bit.