This inaugural One Health One Medicine Caribbean Conference is an undertaking of St. George’s University and based on the philosophy that "One Health, One Medicine" is the convergence of human, animal, and ecosystem health. All animal species including man are interrelated. Veterinary or medical knowledge gained in one species benefits the others.
Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. St. George’s provides a unique environment and opportunity with the School of Medicine (SOM), School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM), all in one location.
Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically-advanced facilities of a world-class institution.
The University’s over 11,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. Over the past three decades St. George’s University has earned a worldwide reputation as a leading international center for medical education and a beacon of academic excellence.
St. George’s University is located at the southern part of Grenada; spread over 42 acres in a vibrant seaside location, in this lovely tropical island. The combination of a Caribbean environment and the excellent academic center of St. George’s University will provide participants with unique opportunities for collaboration, exchange of ideas, education and innovation.
REGISTRATION CLOSES October 12, 2012
Submit forms by fax or email to: (473) 439–1845 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Submission is July 13th, 2012
Professor Maria G. Guzmán MD, PhD, DrSc is recognized as a renowned dengue expert by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization (WHO), Tropical Research and Training Program (TDR), and the European Commission (EC) and other prominent bodies. She has developed an international dengue training curriculum and currently serves as the Coordinator of RELDA, a network of dengue laboratories in the Americas, and as co-chair of the Dengue Reference Group (TDR/WHO).
Her more than 30 years in the field has led to important contributions on a wide range of dengue-related issues, articles, panels and patents. Her work has influenced the field as demonstrated by her work on pathogenesis, the diagnosis and the epidemiology of dengue, and the improvement of the virological diagnosis of the disease both in Cuba and internationally. Dr. Guzmán is the Head of the virology department at the Tropical Medicine Institute Pedro Kourí (IPK), in Havana, Cuba and has been invited to edit several journals and speak at numerous conferences.
She is a member of the Cuban Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), and Director of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Viral Diseases. Dr. Guzmán is a member of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative’s Americas Dengue Prevention Board, and the director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the study of dengue and a member of merit of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Third World Academy of Sciences
Dr. Donald T. Simeon, a citizen of Trinidad & Tobago, is the Director, Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC), a position he has held since his appointment in 2002. He was educated at the University of the West Indies receiving his PhD in Nutrition and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London attaining a Master of Science in Medical Statistics. He is a chartered Statistician and Fellow with the Royal Statistical Society of the United Kingdom as well as a registered Public Health Nutritionist in the Nutrition Society of the UK. He has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of the West Indies.
He is a Board Member of the Geneva-based Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Dr. Simeon is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the International Biometric Society Network for Central America and the Caribbean and the Management Committee of the Essential National Health Research Council of Trinidad and Tobago. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. He is also a member of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionist and Dietitians, American Society for Nutritional Sciences and International Biometric Society – Network for Central America.
He has extensive research experience as evidenced by the publication of over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books/encyclopedia and other reports. He has also made many oral presentations of research findings at international scientific and regional professional conferences.