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Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases

MRSA in Animals: an emerging Public and Animal Health problem.
(Everything you need to know about MRSA in animals…and more!)

Date & Time

3/20/2010 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM


The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Hospital Auditorium
601 Vernon Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210


Office of Veterinary Continuing Education: (614) 292-8727


This Symposium will summarize the current knowledge of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animal populations and its impact on human health. This event has been designed to target both human and animal health professionals and students, in addition to other public health personnel frequently confronting MRSA associated health issues among the populations they serve. This one-day Symposium will provide the attendees a broad picture of the MRSA scenario in animals, beginning with a description of this pathogen and of other Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci. Using a “One Medicine, One Health” approach, the Symposium will continue with a broad discussion summarizing the epidemiology of these pathogens and their impact on humans and animals. To conclude, a description of the current problems associated with MRSA in different animal species will be addressed by various clinical and epidemiology experts in the field.

This Symposium will feature two keynote speakers. Dr. Scott Weese is recognized internationally for his work on MRSA in animals, and will provide an update on the global MRSA situation. Dr. Paul Morley is an infectious diseases control expert who will describe the appropriate management of MRSA cases with the goal of decreasing the risk of zoonotic and nosocomial disease transmission in veterinary settings.

This conference has been approved for 7.5 CE hours by the AAVSB-RACE Board and the Ohio Board of Sanitarian.

Full conference agenda and details can be viewed on the conference brochure at the bottom of the page. Registration includes conference instruction, notes, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis and may close prior to March 5, 2010, if the course is filled. You may cancel your conference registration at any time prior to March 5, 2010, and receive an 80 percent refund of the course fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after March 5, 2010. There are no refunds for no shows. If the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Veterinary Continuing Education (AAVSB RACE Provider # 421) is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) to sponsor Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) courses for veterinary practitioners. This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 7.5 AAVSB RACE™ hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


All Other Participants: $0.00
Student: $0.00


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