One Health Conference


Join us on September 6 – 7 2019 at Marriott Marquis Houston for the 2019 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, disaster recovery, and One Health presentations from field experts. 


For more information on how to become a conference supporter, email [email protected]

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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/Disaster Recovery
  • Preparedness
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Trending Topics

The conference is designed for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, General Practitioners, Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nursing Professionals, Public Health Professionals, Epidemiologists, and Entomologists.

Global Learning Objectives:
  • Identify key animal reservoirs and vectors of zoonotic diseases prevalent locally and regionally
  • Identify sources for current information about emerging zoonotic diseases locally and regionally
  • Apply knowledge of zoonotic diseases to diagnosis, treatment and patient education
  • Recognize public health and veterinary resources for consultation and information sharing

Accreditation/Credit Statement

This continuing education activity has been jointly provided by Texas Children’s Hospital collaboratively with Harris County Public Health and Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine.

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity has been jointly provided by Texas Children’s Hospital collaboratively with Harris County Public Health and Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine. Texas Children's Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 11.5 contact hours.

Veterinarians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Certified Veterinary Assistants
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Texas Veterinary Medical Association will be approved for 11.5 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 One Health Conference Attendance
One Health Conference Attendance*

*Past six years

  • Date: 2011Total Attendance: 178
  • Date: 2012 Total Attendance: 176
  • Date: 2013Total Attendance: 194
  • Date: 2014Total Attendance: 180
  • Date: 2015 Total Attendance: 189
  • Date: 2016Total Attendance: 250
  • Date: 2017 | Total Attendance: 326
  • Date: 2018 | Total Attendance: 331

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.”