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Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

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The One Health Triad: Healthy People, Animals & Environment

June 19-20, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel,  Huntsville, AL

“Utilizing a One Health Approach to Achieve Zero Pharmaceutical Waste”


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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs Unit at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) and its partners cordially invite you to participate in the SerPIE One Health Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) to be held June 19-20, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama.

Contact Deanne Averette, group rooms coordinator to see if rooms are available. Ask for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System group discount.

Anyone who is having trouble finding accommodations at the Embassy Suites should try one of the optional hotels located nearby:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Huntsville Downtown
745 Constellation Place Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-512-0188

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Huntsville Downtown
714 Gallatin Way, SW
Huntsville, AL 3580
1-888-734-8503

The One Health Conference is an interdisciplinary conference that brings experts together in the areas of human, animal, and environmental health to discuss current research and Extension activities being undertaken to minimize societal and environmental impacts of PPCPs. It will offer an array of dynamic keynote speakers, presentations, exhibits, and opportunities to discuss current PPCP issues.

We are currently seeking abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations. To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link provided above to connect to the abstract submittal form.

This Conference is being hosted in partnership with the AAMU Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Department of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Tennessee State University, Kentucky State University, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), University of Illinois Extension, and the 1890 Universities Water Center.

This event is a part of the ACES’s Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (SerPIE) Initiative, which aims to achieve zero pharmaceutical waste.  Funding for the Conference is provided by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Capacity  Building Project  #230670.


Objectives of the Conference

The main objectives of the conference are to strengthen  One Health linkages and communication to achieve closer collaboration between environmental scientists, physicians, veterinarians, educators, and stakeholders to improve aspects of health for humans, animals and the environment as it relates to PPCPs.


Who Should Attend:

  • Water Quality Specialists 
  • Public Health Officials
  • Veterinarians 
  • Animal Producers
  • Physicians 
  • General Public
  • Students 
  • State & Government Officials
  • Researchers 
  • Law Enforcement
  • Environmental Scientists 
  • Extension Agents and Specialist

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"One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally,
and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants, and our environment."