745. One Health: Issues at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface
Session: Symposium: One World, One Health, One Medicine
Friday, October 21, 2011: 2:15 PM
Room: 153ABC
This presentation is intended to engage clinicians, public health professionals and other interetsed professionals in a manner that promotes cross species and environmental factor considerations as a daily habit.  The outcomes of our communities' ability to add value to this collaboration - effectively communicating and implementing improvements - are enormous given the complexity of today's "Wicked Problems."

Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Division of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Lisa Conti serves as the Division Director of Environmental Health at the Florida Department of Health. She has been with the Florida State Health Office since 1988, and was previously the Florida State Public Health Veterinarian. She has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles on HIV/AIDS surveillance, public health, vector-borne diseases and zoonoses, and coeditor with Dr. Peter Rabinowitz of the book _Human-Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses and Other Shared Health Risks_ Dr. Conti is Chair and a founding member of the State Environmental Health Directors with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. She has been an active member of her local, state and national public health, environmental public health and veterinary medical associations for many years. She sits on the Rabies Committee of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, was an Executive Board member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and established and chaired the One Health Committee since 1995. She has been a founding member of the Florida Rabies Control and Prevention Advisory Committee. In 1997, Dr. Conti was elected to the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Public Relations representing Public Health. She is an adjunct instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Pathobiology, has taught Epidemiology at Florida State University and Anatomy and Physiology at Tallahassee Community College. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medical degree from the University of Florida, Master of Public Health (Public Health Administration) from the University of South Florida and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Math) from the University of Miami. She is a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University, Board Certified in Preventive Medicine through the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a Certified Environmental Health Professional. Dr. Conti has a wonderful husband and son who allow her to work as a clinical veterinarian on weekends.

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