Astoria, New York (PressExposure) February 08, 2011 -- This last week, Dr Claude Grandmontagne, Vet 2011 General Secretary, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon announced Stephen Michael Apatow as a corresponding member and ambassador for the Vet2011 Global Initiative. Stephen is the founder of the Humanitarian Resource Institute , Pathobiologics International and the United Nations Arts Initiative.
In 2011, all veterinary institutions will have an opportunity to organize events in their own countries to promote the veterinary profession through the Vet2011 Global Initiative. The main aim is to improve public awareness and remind policymakers everywhere in the world that:
-- The veterinary profession has been serving humankind for 250 years;
-- Modern veterinarians are not only animal doctors and animal welfare advocates, they are also key public health stakeholders because of their crucial role in:
* promoting food security by supervising animal production hygiene,
* controlling zoonoses,
* monitoring food quality and safety,
* biomedical research,
* protecting the environment and biodiversity.
In 2010, Stephen coordinated an international campaign in support of World Veterinary Day, with the theme "One World, One Health." During the last decade, as Director of Research and Development for the Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law, he has worked to encourage collaboration between the human medical, veterinary academic and professional associations in 192 United Nations member countries in cooperation with the global " One Health Initiative."
In 2006, as a keynote speaker at the Los Alamos conference "The Future of Biodetection Systems," Apatow's presentation " DNA-based Detection Technologies" spotlighted operational human-veterinary medical molecular diagnostic applications with case studies that included West Nile Virus and Pandemic Influenza. In 2002, he was presented the Award for Excellence in Outbreak Reporting on the Internet by ProMED-mail and the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Key Note Addresses:
-- The Future of Biodetection Systems: DNA Technologies Presentation, Stephen M. Apatow, Los Alamos, 2006.
-- Bioterrorism and the Biologics Industry: Stephen M. Apatow, Association for Veterinary Biologics Companies, 2003.
-- Agricultural Security and Emergency Preparedness: Protecting One of America's Critical Infrastructures:Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, 2001.
-- Impact of the Foot and Mouth Epidemic on the Equestrian Industry in the UK - A Reference Point for the US: Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, 2001.
-- International Law, Communicable Diseases and the Geopolitical Objective of Minimal Interference with World Trade:Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, 2003.
Distance Education Courses:
-- One Medicine: One Health (Zoonotic Disease) Online Course: Medicine: Instructor, Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, Pathobiologics International.
-- Foreign Animal Disease Online Course: Veterinary Medicine: Instructor, Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, Pathobiologics International.
-- International Health Regulation Online Course: Law: Instructor, Stephen M. Apatow, Humanitarian Resource Institute, Pathobiologics International.