The Animal Determinants of Emerging Disease (ADED) Seminar Series


ADED Seminar Series organized by the Centre for Coastal Health


  • Dr. Michael Drebot is the Director of the Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens division at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.  He is also cross appointed as an Associate Professor within the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba.  Dr. Drebot conducts basic and applied research on emerging vector-borne and rodent-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile, California serogroup and hantaviruses. He will present on “Emerging mosquito-borne viruses: At home and abroad.”
  • Dr. Joel Hutcheson is a Research Scientist at the Centre for Vector-borne Diseases, National Centre for Animal Diseases, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Lethbridge, Alberta. He joined the CFIA in January. He has worked (in reverse chronological order) as a veterinary entomologist for the National Veterinary Services Laboratories, USDA-APHIS, in Ames, Iowa; as a faculty member and post doc at Colorado State University; and as a doctoral student at the US National Tick Collection in Statesboro, Georgia.  He has more than 30 years of experience working with ticks, mites, and/or other ectoparasites of medical/veterinary importance and their associated disease agents. Dr. Hutcheson will present on “The Asian longhorned tick – In the US and Coming to Canada.”

The U of S Centre for Applied Epidemiology will host a presentation and dial-in line from the WCVM for the ADED Rounds.

The ADED Seminar Series provides a forum for integrating animal ecology and veterinary medicine with medical microbiology and public health expertise to focus on non-human determinants of disease emergence. These seminars help to link and integrate people, evidence and opinion to develop a single coherent view on disease emergence and the appropriate public health response to that emergence.

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Event Details

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WCVM 2102


Dr. Sarah Parker