One Health One Medicine Caribbean Conference
March 14 - 16, 2014

 

Commencement

Caribbean Health Issues: Humans, Animals, and Our Caribbean Environment

The 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 September 30, 2013
To register by mail, please print and complete registration form and mail to
Ms. Riba R. David
Science Hall
St. George’s University
True Blue
St. George’s
Grenada, West Indies

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Dennis Trent

Dr. Dennis TrentDennis Trent, PhD, is a professor of microbiology and immunology at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, in addition to being the Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs. Past appointments include serving as the deputy director and chief of the molecular biology branch within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, CO. Later, he headed up the Division of Viral Products for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review. Prior to UTMB, he was also director of vaccine research at Aventis Pasteur, and vice president of vaccine research at Acambis, Vaxin, and Xcellerex.

Dr. Trent earned a Master of Science in medical entomology and a Doctor of Philosophy from University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He has won the NI H Health Research Fellowship and CDC Outstanding Research and Leadership Awards, and was also a National Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Western Australia in Nedlands.

Dr. Trent is a well-known virologist who has published 111 papers since 1980 and, in total, more than 400 papers and book chapters.

 

Donald T. Simeon PhD

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. 

A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Simeon has extensive research experience, having published more than 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books and other publications. He has also made many oral presentations at international scientific and regional professional conferences.

Dr. Simeon 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.