Why conservation medicine should matter to the general practitioner and to government

Speaker: Iain Richards

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Why conservation medicine should matter to the general practitioner and to government


Conservation Medicine shares many similarities to One Health and was the first discipline to recognise the importance of ecosystem health as a specific concept. While much of the emphasis is on conservation activities for wildlife, there is considerable cross-over between the fields of veterinary and human medicine. Just taking the area of parasite control alone, effective, sustainable control will only be achievable by understanding the life-cycles outside the host of interest.

Learning Objectives:

 

To understand what conservation medicine is

To understand its guiding principles

To understand how it can be applied to practice

To be able to apply the concept of ecosystem health (and sickness)

To open one’s minds to an infinitely varied subject