Conservation medicine has emerged as a new interdisciplinary field to address the complex challenges of health and ecological issues. It represents an approach that bridges multiple disciplines and the integration of knowledge among disciplines. Conceptually, conservation medicine is the connection between the fields of human health, animal health and ecosystem health, which is also known as One Health. ASCM takes the responsibility to bring awareness of the importance of One Health or conservation medicine to the local community each year during the annual meeting. The ASCM One Health Educational Workshop is held with support from the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) since 2014. This year in Phnom Penh, we will have zoo and wildlife medicine lectures on top of the conservation topics to give better exposure to the students, veterinary school members, and local veterinarians.
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Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto, DVM, MS, Ph.D, APVet.
Prof. Bambang is a veterinary pathologist and Head of the Division of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB University), Indonesia. He is very active in national and international veterinary professional organizations. At the moment he is the Secretary-General of FAVA. He is a former president of the Asian Society of Veterinary Pathology (ASVP), while at present he is the President of Indonesian Society of Veterinary Pathology (ISVP). He has more than 75 paper publications. Besides active in the professional veterinary associations, he is also the Director of Animal Health Professional Certification Agency (LSP Keswan) under the National Professional Certification Body (BNSP) The Republic of Indonesia.
Laboratory of Wildlife Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Currently, Toshio Tsubota is the professor at Hokkaido University since April 2007. His major is zoo and wildlife medicine, and primary field of research is reproduction and ecology/physiology on bears and other wildlife. He is the president of the Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and Japan Bear Network currently. His publications include ‘Bears in Japan –Biology of Hokkaido Brown Bears and Japanese Black Bears-‘ (University of Tokyo Press), ‘Biology of Mammals 3 –Physiology of Mammals-‘ (University of Tokyo Press) and ‘Reproductive Biology of Mammals’ (Gakuso-sha).
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Currently the Director of Veterinary Services, Ocean park Hong Kong. Full time Zoo veterinarian since 1993, 1993 to 2004 in Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, 2005 to present at Hong Kong Ocean Park.
Pam Whiteley BVSc MS MANZCVS BTeach ACCM CF
After graduating BVSc from The University of Melbourne, Pam Whiteley worked with farm animals and pets and was then the first Veterinarian at a zoo for Australian Wildlife (Healesville Victoria, Zoos Victoria). She did a Masters research on the effects of contaminants on immune function and disease resistance in migratory birds with the US National Wildlife Health Center and the University of Wisconsin and worked at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory. In 2008, with colleagues from the Melbourne Veterinary School, Pam started Wildlife Health Victoria: Surveillance (WHV: S) to investigate disease in mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic disease, in Victoria. Pam is an active member ASCM, the Wildlife Disease Association, and Wildlife Health Australia.
James K. Chambers DVM, PhD, DJCVP
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
James Chambers graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University in 2010, and joined the faculty of Veterinary Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 2011 as an assistant professor of Veterinary Pathology. As a neuropathologist, he continues research on the comparative study of degenerative, neoplastic and aging-associated changes of the nervous system. He also engaged in general diagnostic pathology of various animal species.