One-Health Learning Track
In a groundbreaking move, WVC is thrilled to present a specialized track that transcends traditional boundaries.
Uniting Human and Veterinary Medicine
For the very first time in WVC's history, we are offering One-Health Continuing Education (CE) sessions that hold significance not only for veterinarians but also for healthcare professionals. Alongside our CE sessions, we are pleased to announce the inclusion of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, making this a unique and valuable learning opportunity for all healthcare practitioners*.
*subject to change
What is WVC?
Hosted at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, WVC is Viticus Group's premier veterinary conference.
For more than 96 years, we've hosted attendees seeking cutting-edge learning experiences, complemented by Vegas-style entertainment. Additionally, our expansive 345,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall provides endless opportunities for networking and discovering innovative solutions.
Viticus Group has collaborated closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop this new One Health Learning Track exclusively for WVC.
Deputy Director of CDC’s One Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Speaker for Mink, Manatees, & Mule Deer: How Investigations of SARS-CoV-2 Spillover Events Illustrate the Importance of a One Health Approach
Veterinary Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Speaker for Don’t Eat CRO: What Veterinarians Should Know About Carbapenem Resistant Organisms and Why They Should Care
Health Scientist (Epidemiologist), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Speaker for Cat’s Out of the Bag: Veterinary Implications of Sporotrichosis
Mink, Manatees, & Mule Deer: How Investigations of SARS-CoV-2 Spillover Events Illustrate the Importance of a One Health Approach
10:00 – 10:50 AM
Mandalay Bay L
Speaker: Colin Basler, DVM, PhD, Deputy Director of CDC’s One Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: Dr. Basler will give an overview of One Health and how a One Health approach was implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Don’t Eat CRO: What Veterinarians Should Know About Carbapenem Resistant Organisms and Why They Should Care
11:00 – 11:50 AM
Mandalay Bay L
Speaker: Allison James, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: Carbapenem resistant bacteria cause serious infections in humans that are resistant to most, if not all available antibiotics. Increasingly, CRO’s have been identified in companion animals and a few reports have confirmed transmission between humans and animals. This talk will provide an overview tailored for veterinarians about these pathogens, including decoding the terminology, human and animal epidemiology, and highlight some of the key outbreaks in veterinary facilities in the U.S. The presentation will end with a summary of what veterinarians can do to prevent transmission and detect infections, including infection prevention and control activities in their practice, recommendations for their clients, and a discussion of available CDC and public health resources.
Cat’s Out of the Bag: Veterinary Implications of Sporotrichosis
12:00 – 12:50 PM
Mandalay Bay L
Speaker: Samantha Williams, MPH, Health Scientist (Epidemiologist), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: Sporotrichosis is an implantation mycosis caused by Sporothrix species that affects human and animals. Veterinary professionals have been directly impacted by the recent global increase of feline-transmitted sporotrichosis, primarily due to the emergence of S. brasiliensis and its rapid spread in South American and other countries; further complications have resulted from detection of growing antifungal resistance among feline cases. Although zoonotic transmission is rare from S. schenkii, the primary etiologic agent in the United States, reports of feline-transmitted sporotrichosis have risen, and veterinary providers are among the most at-risk of infection. Increased awareness and early detection of sporotrichosis in a veterinary setting are essential to treat feline cases and prevent human acquisition and spread. This presentation will discuss the veterinary implications of sporotrichosis and the importance of a One Health approach for effective prevention and control measures.
Drug-Resistant Ringworm: Stopping the Spread
2:00 – 2:50 PM
Mandalay Bay L
Speaker: Jeremy Gold, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: Dermatophytosis (also called ringworm, tinea) is a common infection of the skin, hair, or nails that affects both humans and animals. Over the past decade, cases of severe and antimicrobial-resistant dermatophytosis have increased in the U.S. and abroad. This presentation will discuss the emergence of the novel, frequently antimicrobial-resistant dermatophyte Trichophyton indotineae and other concerning dermatophyte fungi, with a focus on actions needed to address this growing public health concern.
Viticus Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Viticus Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
General Sessions: Kristen Bell
Presented by Boehringer Ingelheim
Viticus Group and Boehringer Ingelheim are proud to present a WVC keynote lunch with Actress, Philanthropist, Producer Kristen Bell.
CE-Conference Badge and RSVP required..