Ya parece que el mundo cultural veterinario del planeta empieza a moverse, lo que nos permite, a su vez, disponer de noticias que ofrecer a quienes nos frecuentan.
Así pues, al igual que la noticia de pasados días, dentro de las actividades de la Red de Humanidades Veterinarias se ha promovido la realización de diferentes seminarios vía web, cuyos temas serán: «Animales, pandemias y salud global», así como «Investigación de la COVID-19,¿con o sin animales?»
Más información a continuación, Y NO OLVIDÉIS REGISTRAROS PARA PODER ACCEDER:
Registration is open for the first two of the six episodes of the free webinar series on Animals, Climate Change and Global Health that is co-organized by Charlotte Blattner (University of Berne, Switzerland), Eva Meijer (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands) and myself. Our event website is animalsclimatehealth.com
The first webinar on Animals, Pandemics, and Global Health will take place on September 18th, 2020, 12-2:30pm EST.
We will explore how human use of wild and domestic animals for food, together with environmental destruction and habitat loss, leads to an increase in zoonotic diseases with high potential to turn into epi- and pandemics. We will discuss the consequences for global human and animal health and wellbeing, including: What role does industrial animal agriculture play? How can we prevent the future development of zoonoses that may turn into epi- and pandemics?
Speakers: Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM (NutritionFacts.org), Mia MacDonald, M.P.P. (Brighter Green), Astra Taylor (Documentary filmmaker and writer); Moderator: Jan Dutkiewicz, Ph.D. (Harvard Law School)
Enormous efforts from scientists around the world are furthering our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection, in order to develop new, or identify existing, treatments. In the second session, we will use SARS-CoV-2 as an example to discuss why using research methods and tools that are based on human biology is crucial to finding effective and safe treatments and cures for human illnesses. Key questions include: Which non-human animals are currently used to find treatments for SARS-CoV-2? Why are such procedures done even though it is increasingly evident that results from animal experiments are not predictive of human responses? What innovative non-animal methods are available and now used to tackle the COVID crisis? And why are we still relying on animals for safety testing?
Speakers: Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD (CAAT), Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH (Center for Contemporary Sciences), Elizabeth Baker, Esq. (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), Lindsay Marshall, PhD, SFHEA, FRSB (The Humane Society of the United States); Moderator: Kathrin Herrmann, DVM, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), PhD (CAAT)