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Kansas City One Health Day

On Nov. 1, groups from around the world are celebrating a collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health called One Health. Kansas City is celebrating, too. 

Join Kansas State University, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and BioKansas for Kansas City One Health Day. The event is from 4-6:30 p.m. at
K-State Olathe and features activities about a One Health approach to bioscience topics, such as cancer treatment and research. 

The event will be livestreamed on Zoom.  

4 p.m. Registration Opens
4-5 p.m. Networking, Student Spotlights and Research Poster Displays
5 p.m. | Welcome Message
             Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO of K-State Olathe
5:05-5:20 p.m. | Overview of One Health
                           Wayne Carter, president and CEO of KCALSI
5:20-6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
                           "Threats and Opportunities for Impacting One Health in the     
                           Kansas City Region - Attacking Cancer with a One        
                           Health Approach"    
6:20-6:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO of K-State Olathe
Discussion panel

The evening features a discussion panel comprised of professionals working in the human, animal and environmental health sectors. Panelists will discuss of impact of One Health on humans, animals and the environment; the barriers and opportunities for solutions through a One Health approach; collaboration and examples of current work: and more. 

Panelists are:

- Dennis Ridenour, BioKansas, moderator 
- Tom Curran, Children's Mercy, human health professional
- Raelene Wouda, K-State, animal health professional
- Barbara Bichelmeyer, UMKC, environmental health professional
- Kelly Ranallo, RareKC, cancer survivor benefitting from One Health approach
- Laura Treml, Aratana, company developing solutions using One Health


Kansas City One Health Day is free. Registration is requested to plan accordingly for hors d'oeuvre and event space.  


What is One Health?

One Health describes the complex interrelationships between human, animal and environmental health.

One Health Day partners

• Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) 

• BioKansas