WAHVM 2014 – Call for Papers

The call for papers is now available for the 41st International WAHVM Congress, which will be held at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, 10-13 September 2014. The two conference themes are ‘the history of One Health’, and ‘war, animals and the veterinary profession.’ Papers and posters are invited on these and other topics relating to the history of animal health and veterinary medicine. Please submit an abstract using the form at www.veterinaryhistorylondon.com. The deadline is 31 Jan 2014. Students are particularly encouraged to participate, and bursaries are available for them.

Keynote speakers are:

Professor Donald Frederick Smith, Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: ‘The Three Parts of One Health’

Dr Hilda Kean, Ruskin College, Oxford: ‘Animals in wartime Britain: The Home Front’

The meeting is generously sponsored by: The Wellcome Trust, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Knowledge, Society for the Social History of Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Kings College London, University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

More information at www.veterinaryhistorylondon.com

41st International WAHVM Congress

The 41st International WAHVM Congress will be held at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom in September 2014.

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The two themes for the conference will be:

History of One Health

To include: the history of zoonotic diseases, comparative medicine, veterinary public health, antimicrobial resistance, the animal as experimental model, veterinary-medical relationships, examples of particular individuals and institutions that exemplify the One Health Approach, recent history of One Health.

War, Animals & the Veterinary Profession

To include: the use of animals in warfare, their acquisition, training, transport, breeding, and their management in health and disease. The wartime roles of vets in military settings, agriculture, and general protection of animal health and welfare.
The relationship between war and the development of veterinary knowledge and institutions.

Contact:
info@veterinaryhistorylondon.com
abigailwoods@yahoo.co.uk