The One Health Day Conference is a collaboartive event by the JVMA and the Caribbean College of Familiy Physicians Jamaica Chapter (CCFP-J) held annually in celebration of One Health Day (November 3). It's aim is to build and strengthen the ties of collaboration between human and veterinary medicine and allied health and environmental disciplines in Jamaica.
2nd Annual JVMA-CCFP-J
ONE HEALTH DAY CONFERENCE
Nov 3, 2019: The second hosting of the One Health Day Conference, a collaborative effort between the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) and the Caribbean College of Family Physicians Jamaica Chapter (CCFP-J) was held at the Alhambra Inn on November 3rd 2019. It proved to be a wonderful event, with over 100 attendees spanning the human and animal medical and environmental spheres and a multi-disciplinary cast of 13 local and international speakers, the room came alive with riveting conversation revolving around the intricate ties between the environment, human and animal medicine.
Exhibitors such as the National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA), Hi-Pro Farm Supplies, Cari-Med/Purina, Recharged Distributors, Medicanja, Heritage Education Funds International and T. Geddes Grant/Poen Ophthalmics mounted booths which were available for viewing throughout the day with well-qualified representatives making presentations during the program.
Session 1 delved into climate change and was led by natural resource specialist Dr. Alicia Hayman and physician Dr. Owen James. Dr. Hayman focused on the unprecedented and unpredictable effects of climate change on all sectors of Jamaica and the Caribbean region in disturbing detail, leading to a call to action by health professionals and individuals.