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Kansas City One Health Day

On Nov. 6, groups from around the world are celebrating a collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health called One Health. Kansas City is celebrating, too. 

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: A One Health Perspective

3-6 p.m. | Nov. 6

Join Kansas State University BioNexus KCBioKansas, the KU Edwards Campus and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Kansas City One Health Day. This year's topic is "Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events."

The event is from 3-6 p.m. at K-State's Olathe campus. 

Admission is $10 and free to students.  

Register now


Agenda and Speakers

2:45-3 p.m. | Registration


3-3:10 p.m. | Welcome


3:10-3:25 p.m. | Keynote 1
Global Impact of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Dr. Chuck Rice
University Distinguished Professor of Soil Science
Kansas State University

3:25-3:40 p.m. | Keynote 2
Local Impact of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events


3:40-4:15 p.m. | Keynote 3
A One Health Perspective on Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Human aspect
Dr. Barbara Polivka
Associate Dean of Research, Professor in the School of Nursing
University of Kansas Medical Center

Animal aspect
Dr. Ram K. Raghaven
Assistant Professor, GIS/Spatial Epidemiology
Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine

Environmental aspect
Dr. Terri Woodburn
Program Director, Professional Science Master
KU Edwards 

4:15-5 p.m. | Poster Session and Networking

5-5:45 p.m. | Panel Discussion
Climate Change Mitigation Efforts in Kansas City: What Can We Do as a Community to Make a Difference?

Panel with all speakers


5:45-6 p.m. | Poster Awards and Drawing for Prizes


What is One Health?

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

Scholarship Sponsors

If you're interested in supporting student research and excellence, contact Matt Falk of BioKansas at matt@biokansas.org

Student Involvement

Students have a chance to win a scholarship through a poster contest at Kansas City One Health Day. | Learn more