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School of Population and Public Health: Dr. Karen Bartlett
February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
One Health lens to the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii – Planetary Health Network Lunch Seminar
There is growing recognition that in order to solve the world’s most “wicked” problems, we have to work trans- and interdisciplinary and come to a more holistic understanding of the systems that surround us.
But have you ever wondered what taking an interdisciplinary approach actually looks like in a real life scenario?
Come join us for our Planetary Health Network Lunch Seminar (co-hosted by the Healthy Cities Network) to hear about applying a One Health lens to the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii.
Special speaker: Dr. Karen Bartlett (Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC).
Wednesday, Feb 13 from 12pm to 1pm at SPPH room B104 (2206, East Mall).
In early 2000, medical microbiologists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists were becoming aware of a new disease stalking Vancouver Island, BC. The causative organism, Cryptococcus gattii, had not been seen before in BC, nor the range of potential hosts. What could link environmental factors, dolphins, llamas, dogs, cats, and humans? A multidisciplinary team was needed to discover the public health implications of this new disease. This seminar will explore concepts of interdisciplinary work and a holistic approach to health – “One Health” – and how we eventually came to understand and develop a public health response.