Latin-American Research and Education Consortium (Fall 2019)

The College of Osteopathic Medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Global Health at Michigan State University (MSU) will be hosting the second Latin-American Research and Education Consortium this upcoming month of September.

At the Institute for Global Health our main objective is to develop collaborative, multidisciplinary teams that can approach complex health issues not only in our community, but worldwide. Addressing local and global factors that impact the optimal health and well-being for humans, animals, and the environment is our priority.

This conference brings together like-minded organizations and specialty researchers to focus on areas – agriculture, veterinary, genetics, natural science, nursing, apiculture, among others- that compound the one health concept to create some discussions on the direction and growth of global health research for the nation and the world in the upcoming decades.

The expected outcomes from this consortium will be to build the basis for the Virtual Tropical Medicine Institute, identify funding sources between Latam and US that will be open to contribute to the research projects discussed through the workgroups and present a plan for future endeavors.

The consortium will be hosted on campus at Michigan State University from September 11th to September 15th, 2019. There will be a 2 days conference on Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th at MSU Union building, follow by a Spartan Spirit Experience on Saturday, September 14th at the football game tailgate, for our out of town guests.

One Health is defined as the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem and that’s what attendants will work throughout the Consortium.