Global Development Symposium 2012 

May 6-9, 2012 | Ontario Veterinary College

LadiesatIlindiwWhiteLeghornresized.jpgUnderscoring the "Critical Links between Human and Animal Health" the Global Development Symposium explored interdisciplinary approaches to improving public health and food security while empowering communities for lasting change. The symposium brought together social, environmental, medical and veterinary scientists with policy makers, students and community members who had an interest in positive global development.

A total of 141 abstracts were accepted (80 oral presentations, 27 pitches for progress, 34 posters). They covered a variety of themes and represented fourteen countries (Afghanistan, Canada, China, United Kingdom,

, India, Kenya, , Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and USA).
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Theme 1: Global Public Health

Theme 2: Food Security and Health

Theme 3: Empowering communities
for change

  •  Ecosystem approaches to health 

  • Research to action to policy 

  • One Health

  • Educating the next generation of leaders

  • Wildlife and Feral animals

  •  Sustaining communities

  • Market Integration

  • Adding value to family agriculture

  • Women and children

  • Climate change and health

  •  Outcome assessment: qualitative and quantitative

  • Stakeholder consultation

  • Learning and sharing

  • Participatory Research, Monitoring and Evaluation