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Summit on Animals, Public Health & Ethics Webcast

December 9-10, 2015
​Feinstone Hall (E2030)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The summit was broken down into six different sessions for this webcast: openining, sessions 1-4, and the closing. Each webcast is linked (YouTube video) in the agenda and also in a summary below. Only those speakers who wanted to make thier talks available for public access will be included in the webcast. Please feel to watch it all the way through, fast forward, rewind,or replay any part you'd like. If you run into any issues, please conatct Jamie DeRita (jderita1@jhu.edu)

Webcast Summary

  1. Openining Keynote Address by Andrew Rowan, DPhil
  2. Session 1: Animal models for human disease
  3. Session 2: Food animals and public health
  4. Session 3: Infectious Diseases at the Animal-Human Interface
  5. Session 4: Ethics of the human use of animals
  6. Summary and Closing Remarks by Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH

Agenda

Day 1

8:30
Welcome – Meeting organizers

8:35
Keynote Address: Andrew Rowan, DPhil
Animals and public health: Extending Osler’s 19th century vision and ethics into the 21st century
Watch webcast for the Openining Keynote here.

9:20
Welcoming remarks
Laura Morlock, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Antony Rosen, MBChB, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

9:35 
Session 1: Animal models for human disease
Dara Kraitchman, VMD PhD and Joanne Zurlo, PhD (co-chairs)
Watch webcast for session 1 here.

9:40
Brian Berridge, DVM, PhD – Modeling pharmacology and safety in animals- A translational dilemma

10:05
Elaine Ostrander, PhD – Comparative studies of naturally occurring cancers in dogs – Relevance to human cancer.

10:30 – 10:45 
Break

10:45
G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD – Canine companions as a model for brain tumor research

11:10
Joseph Garner, PhD – Animal models or animal patients? Improving translation and reducing attrition by bringing animal studies in line with best practice in human studies

11:35
Panel Discussion

12:00
LUNCH (provided)

12:45
Session 2: Food animals and public health
Meghan Davis, DVM, PhD, MPH and Alan Goldberg, PhD (co-chairs)
Watch webcast for session 2 here.

12:50
Jess Fanzo, PhD – Global animal source food production and consumption:  Inequities, injustices and future sustainability

1:15
Lance Price, PhD – Quantifying the true public health burden of antibiotic use in food-animal production

1:40
Ellen Silbergeld, PhD– Circles of hell: animal welfare, worker safety and food safety

2:05
David Fraser, PhD – Animal production: agrarian, industrial or professional?

2:30
Panel Discussion

3:00 – 3:15 
Break

3:15
Session 3: Infectious Diseases at the Animal-Human Interface
Andrew Pekosz, PhD and Meghan Davis, DVM, PhD, MPH (co-chairs)
Watch webcast for session 3 here.

3:20
Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD – Why human and animal health are inextricably linked

3:45
Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD - Shifting the diagnostic paradigm for undiagnosed illnesses – Low-tech lessons emerging from the wild

4:10
Amy Vincent, PhD– Influenza A virus in pigs and people and the relevance of the swine model for influenza research

4:35
Al Montgomery, DVM– Regulatory aspects of zoonotic diseases: a FDA perspective

5:00
Panel Discussion

5:30
Reception (Wall of Wonder)

Day 2

8:30
Session 4: Ethics of the human use of animals
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH and Joanne Zurlo, PhD (co-chairs)
Watch webcast for session 4 here.

8:35
Bernard Rollin, PhD – Beyond pain: Controlling suffering in laboratory animals (via recording)

9:05
David DeGrazia, PhD – Several conditions for morally responsible animal research

9:35-9:50 
Break

9:50
Hal Herzog, PhD – Animals, ethics and moral consistency: Unraveling “Rowan’s Paradox”

10:20
Tom Beauchamp, PhD – Moral status and animal rights

11:00
Panel Discussion

11:30
Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH - Summary and Closing Remarks
Watch webcast for the Summary and Closing Remarks here.