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7th Meeting of the 197th Session (2017-2018)

Managing Global Challenges on a One Health Platform

Professor David J. Argyle

Professor David J. Argyle

Professor David J. Argyle BVMS PhD DECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS
European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Oncology
William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies
Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Head of School
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 30th April 2018, at 7pm

Over the next few decades, we will face a number of distant global challenges around food production and health. Traditional approaches need to be challenged and a more holistic approach to these challenges needs to be taken that bridge animal health, human health, agriculture, the environment and social science. For future planetary health we will require solutions for healthy food production and ways to combat significant threats such as antibiotic resistance. In this lecture I will explore developing a “one health” approach to global challenges, the role of the veterinarians in leading this and how interdisciplinarity will shape the support required for an ever-increasing world population.

David Argyle is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Glasgow. He gained his PhD in Immunology and Oncology from the same department. He has served as a clinical academic for the Universities of Glasgow, Wisconsin-Madison and Edinburgh. He is currently the William Dick chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He is also deputy head of college for The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meetings.
There is a hearing loop in the meeting room and ramped access to the building is available.
Members of the Public are welcome to attend.

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161