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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. 

Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance | 3-6 p.m. | Nov. 1

Join Kansas State University BioNexus KC and BioKansas for Kansas City One Health Day. This year's topic is "Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance." The event is from 3-6 p.m. at K-State Olathe and features activities about a One Health approach to antibiotic stewardship. 

The event will be livestreamed on Zoom.  

Agenda and Speakers

2:45-3 p.m. | Registration


3-3:10 p.m. | Welcome

Dr. Ralph Richardson, D.V.M., ACVIM
Dean and CEO, K-State Olathe 


3:10-3:40 p.m. | Antiobiotic Resistance — A One Health Perspective

Dr. Mike Apley, Ph.D., D.V.M., DACVCP
Frick professor of production medicine/clinical pharmacology, Kansas State University

One Health Day Presentation

3:40-4:40 p.m. | Network and Student Posters

Enjoy networking while students discuss their research posters. Judges and sponsors will select student scholarship winners.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. 

4:40-5:50 p.m. | Panel Discussion
"Antibiotic Resistance - A One Health Perspective"

Dennis Ridenour, MBA
President and CEO, BioKansas


Dr. Masako Mizusawa, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. 
Assistant professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, UMKC and Truman Medical Center 



Dr. Mizusawa graduated from medical school at Tohoku University in Japan. She completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, an infectious disease fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and a medical microbiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Mizusawa joined the faculty of University of Missouri - Kansas City/Truman Medical Center in 2017 and serves as an infectious disease attending physician, a director of antimicrobial stewardship, and a microbiology laboratory consultant.


Dr. Mike Apley, Ph.D., D.V.M., DACVCP
Frick professor of production medicine/clinical pharmacology, Kansas State University


Dr. Michael Apley is a veterinarian with a Ph.D. in physiology (pharmacology). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. His practice background includes general practice in central Kansas and a feedlot consulting/contract research practice based in Colorado. 

Dr. Apley was on the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty at Iowa State University for nine years through 2005. He is currently a professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Kansas State University. Dr. Apley works with veterinarians and producers throughout the United States concerning the use of drugs in food animals and also in the area of beef cattle health with an emphasis on feedlots. 

Dr. Apley teaches in the beef production medicine, large animal medicine, and pharmacology courses. His research interests include infectious disease, antibiotic efficacy and resistance, drug residues, and applications of drugs in food animals. In 2016, he and collaborators started a five-year study funded by the FDA which focuses on quantifying antibiotic use in feedlots and dairies. 

Dr. Apley is a past president of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. He is currently president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. In 2015, Dr. Apley was appointed as a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.


Dr. Michael T. Meyer, Ph.D. 
Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory



Dr. Michael T. Meyer received a B.S. in Geology from Western Illinois University in 1982 and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Kansas in 1987 and 1994, respectively. He has served as a research assistant and research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since 1988.  

Meyer was the Chief Research Scientist of the USGS, Florida District, Water Quality and Research Laboratory from 2000 to 2003 and is currently the director of the USGS, Kansas District Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory. The focus of his research is development of analytical methods to study the nature of organic contaminants in surface water and ground water. His primary interest is the study of “emerging contaminants,” such as pesticide degradates and pharmaceutical compounds. Dr. Meyer has initiated and participated in several field, watershed, regional and national scale studies of selected  “emerging organic contaminants” in surface and ground water. 

Collectively, these studies have had an impact on understanding of the occurrence, fate and geochemical transport processes of organic compounds that are not routinely measured. Much of his research has demonstrated that antibiotics are transported into surface and ground water from urban and agricultural sources. 

His collaborative efforts with a team of USGS scientists provided the first published documentation on the national occurrence of a wide variety of hormones, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, and other wastewater contaminants that were found in surface waters throughout the United States in 2002. This article received the USGS Shoemaker Award for Product Excellence in 2003.  Mike and his coauthors also received the Rudolph Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2003 for the most significant paper in environmental engineering, which focused on removal of antibiotics from water through conventional drinking-water processes.


Nadyne Hagmeier, R.N.
Quality improvement consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Inc. 


Nadyne Hagmeier is a licensed registered nurse with a background in infection prevention, quality improvement, risk management and post-operative urologic and general surgical nursing care. 

She has been working as a quality improvement project manager at Kansas Foundation for Medical Care for the last 15 years consulting and collaborating with hospitals and providers in Kansas on clinical quality improvement and antibiotic stewardship.

She is regularly asked to serve as a subject matter expert at various conferences based on our work with Kansas providers.


5:50-6 p.m. | Closing

Dr. Keith Gary, Ph.D.
Vice president, BioNexus KC 



What is One Health?

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

One Health Day Partners

   BioNexus KC 


Scholarship Sponsors