One Health Conference


Join us on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2018 at Marriott Marquis Houston for the 2018 One Health Conference hosted by Harris County Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine-National School of Tropical Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital!

This conference offers a variety of relevant infectious disease and One Health presentations from field experts. 


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Hosted by:



Texas Children's Hospital

One Health: From Theory to Practice






Marriot Marquis Houston

1777 Walker St., Houston, TX 77010

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In recent years, the collaboration of human and animal medicine has advanced science and improved overall community health. Emerging diseases such as avian influenza, Ebola and Zika have highlighted the importance of collaborative/One Health* efforts between the medical and veterinary professions.

Harris County Public Health's One Health Conference brings together animal and human healthcare professionals under one roof to discuss critical and relevant One Health topics with experts in the field. We are committed to creating healthy, resilient communities by promoting and sustaining the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment by:

  • Aligning education and communication efforts
  • Creating and enhancing multidisciplinary community partnerships
  • Promoting One Health principles

  *The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.

*Conference Agenda & CE Credits

This conference will feature relevant information on:

  • One Health
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Environmental Health
  • Preparedness
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Trending Topics
Conference agenda coming soon.

This conference will be petitioning for the following:

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Up to 14 nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Texas Children's Hospital collaboratively with Baylor College of Medicine and Harris County Public Health.

Veterinarians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Certified Veterinary Assistants
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Texas Veterinary Medical Association will be petitioned for 14 continuing education hours for full attendance by veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and certified veterinary assistants.

Disclaimer: The conference is not responsible for any decrease in the number of continuing education contact hours offered at the conference due to speaker no-shows, emergencies associated with the conference space, or other emergencies outside of our control. We have made reasonable arrangements for backup speakers in the event that a scheduled speaker is unable to attend on short notice.

Past Zoonotic Disease Conference Attendance
Zoonotic Disease Conference Attendance*

*Past six years

  • Date: 2011 | Total Attendance: 178
  • Date: 2012 | Total Attendance: 176
  • Date: 2013 | Total Attendance: 194
  • Date: 2014 | Total Attendance: 180
  • Date: 2015 | Total Attendance: 189
  • Date: 2016 | Total Attendance: 250
  • Date: 2017 | Total Attendance: 326
Conference Committee Members:

Harris County Public Health:

Bonnie Chu, DVM
(Co-Chair) Veterinary Public Health

Dana Wiltz-Beckham, DVM, MPH, MBA 
(Co-Chair) Office of Science Surveillance 
and Technology

Eric Bakota, MS 
Office of Science, Surveillance, and Technology

Danielle Calhoun, MPH 
Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response

Kyndall Dye-Braumuller, MS 
Mosquito & Vector Control

Tiffany Guidry, BS 
Veterinary Public Health

Staci Lofton, JD, MPH
Office of Policy & Planning

Kerry McKeel
Office of Communications, Education & Engagement

Sherri D. Onyiego, MD, PhD
Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention

Aimee Schultze, MPH, CHES
Environmental Public Health

Samantha Solomon, BS
Veterinary Public Health

Baylor College of Medicine:

Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, DTM&H, FACP 
Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine

Kathryn M. Jones, DVM, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital:

Kimberly Childers, RN, MS, CEN, CPNP
Texas Children’s Hospital 

Audrey Wyche
Texas Children’s Hospital

Here are a few words from our past attendees:

"I am always amazed at how interesting this conference is year to year."

"Speakers are very knowledgeable and dynamic."

"Very informative, great topics, great way to reach clinicians and make CE available at no charge!"

“It’s the public health spin that makes it interesting and different.”