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NABR Webinar: “One Health and Animal Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

NABR Webinar:“One Health and Animal Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Please join us on Tuesday, April 16th, at 12:30 p.m. EST when Jerrold Tannenbaum returns to our webinar series with a presentation titled: “One Health and Animal Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” “One Health” is today the most influential organizing concept in the medical sciences. From the American Veterinary Medical Association, to the American Medical Association, to the World Health Organization, One Health is proclaimed — and virtually universally accepted — as both the primary goal of, and the underlying methodological approach used in medical and veterinary research, education, and practice.

This webinar will describe the crucial role laboratory animal research played in the development of the concept of One Medicine, the historical precursor of One Health. The discussion will review differing approaches to One Health and will discuss how biomedical animal research can be an important component of some of these approaches. The webinar will also highlight current approaches to One Health that provide challenges to laboratory animal research. These include the increasing use of privately owned animals, mainly pet cats and dogs, in clinical studies and trials. Of greater concern are approaches to One Health that diminish the importance of human and animal research that benefits human health; would require the diversion of critical resources away from animal research; incorporate concepts of “health” (such as environmental health, ecosystem health, or planetary health) that are unhelpful and may be incoherent; and include societal or geopolitical considerations that have no clear connection to science-driven biomedical research.

The webinar will examine how the biomedical research community can recognize, and counter approaches to One Health that are inimical to or threaten animal research. The discussion will suggest ways the community can support and engage in approaches to One Health that appropriately benefit people, animals, and the environment.

Registration for the webinar is available here.



April 16
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm