Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Hosts 8th Annual One Health Conference

Over 300 Health Professionals Participate Worldwide

Press Release

(New York, N.Y. – November 29, 2022) The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s Ann and Charles Johnson One Health Institute and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Institute for Postgraduate Education virtually presented the 8th Annual One Health Conference: Connecting Human and Veterinary Medicine, A Comparative Approach to Infectious Diseases, from November 14th through November 17th. 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) presented veterinary and human approaches to the study and treatment of infectious diseases alongside human physicians from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Cayuga Medical Center.

One Health recognizes the connection between human and animal medicine and advocates a comprehensive approach to health and environmental problems. By building bridges between physicians, veterinarians, environmental scientists, and public health professionals, the initiative aims to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species.

Each one-hour virtual session was free to participants with up to four RACE-approved continuing education credits available to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Topics and speakers included:


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


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


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


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

“The board-certified veterinarians at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center are deeply committed to the One Health approach to medicine,” said Kathryn Coyne, President and Chief Executive Officer at Schwarzman AMC. “AMC veterinarians often collaborate with physicians and scientists at leading human healthcare institutions to help improve diagnosis, treatment, prevention and, ultimately, patient outcomes across species.”

“This One Health Conference is a pathway for veterinarians and physicians to embrace the unique similarities in shared diseases across the species and engage in important dialogue about treatment options to improve patient outcomes,” said Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP (AVIAN), Chief Medical Officer at Schwarzman AMC.

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