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Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Food Animals Threaten Global Food Security

Date:Thursday, May 28, 2015


James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM
Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health
Executive Director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University


New diseases of food animals are emerging at an increasing rate and are spreading regionally and globally. Many of the same factors leading to emergence of human diseases are responsible for the emergence of animal diseases, and many of the animal diseases are zoonotic. The challenges of controlling emerging food animal diseases are very different in intensive animal agriculture and small holder animal production and depend upon the veterinary and public health infrastructure available. During the COCA call, participants will learn about reasons for the increasing rate of emergence of food animal diseases, some specific examples, challenges for their control, and implications for public health and food security.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Review recent examples of emerging diseases of food animals
  • Discuss reasons for emergence and dissemination of diseases of food animals
  • Describe challenges for control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic food animal diseases
  • Suggest infrastructure changes needed to improve prevention and control of food animal diseases

Call Materials

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 5/28/15: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 5/28/15
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

Accreditation Statements

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians


Additional Information

  • Contact
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

Accreditation Statements

CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

IACET CEU:The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 0 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

CPE:Image of acpe logo.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.0 Contact Hour in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-15-101-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-15-101-H04-P course category.

This program is knowledge based.

AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.2 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE Program at if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

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The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.