Selected presentations & training conducted

Rabies awareness, prevention, and education. Sierra Leone, 2010.

Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. One Health. Nov. 2010

Presenter and panelist: Institute on Science for Global Policy. Emerging and persistent infectious diseases: focus on surveillance. Warrenton, VA, Oct. 17-20, 2010. Surveillance for livestock diseases that impact food security and food safety.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, Mobile Education Team, Little Rock, AR. Subject matter expert on agroterrorism. April 19, 2008.

Trainer, West Virginia State Animal Response Team Training, Charleston, WV. Protecting animal and public health: emerging zoonoses and Zoonotic bioterrorism diseases. Dec. 10, 2006.

Infusion Nurses Society Annual Meeting, 2006, Reno, NV. Bioterrorism. May 6, 2006.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, Mobile Education Team for Urban Areas, Atlanta, GA. Subject matter expert on agroterrorism. Nov. 17, 2005.

Visions in Veterinary Medicine Conference, Ames, IA. Paw and order. Full day panel on zoonotic and liability issues for practitioners. Panel member. Oct. 15, 2005.

Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2005 Grand Round Series. Import and the risk to agriculture. Aug. 25, 2005.

Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Train the Trainer Program. Preparedness issues: animal and human health. Topics: Emerging zoonoses, BSE and vCJD. Aug. 24, 2005.

55th annual Diseases in Nature Conference, College Station, TX. Import and the threat to agriculture. June 3, 2005.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Mobile Education Team, Olympia, Washington. Subject matter expert on agroterrorism. May 9, 2005.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Mobile Education Team, Cheyenne, WY. Subject matter expert on agroterrorism. Oct 20, 2004.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Mobile Education Team, Columbus, OH. Subject matter expert on agroterrorism. Oct. 8, 2004.

Agroterrorism: repercussions to our society – a 3 day national workshop. Sponsored by AgrowKnowledge at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA. Risk of agroterrorism. July 14, 2004.

National Environmental Health Association, 2004 conference, Anchorage, AK. National bioterrorism awareness and zoonotic disease education Program. May 12, 2004

Lead facilitator and education materials developer for Veterinary Response to a Bioterrorism Attack. Batesville, Gulfport, and Jackson, MS. Training seminar on biological, chemical, and radiological training for the Mississippi State Animal Response Teams. Emphasis on zoonotic potential of agents. Veterinary and emergency response workers. Offered three times in 2004.

Iowa Region 1 CDC Emergency Preparedness Conference, Ames, IA. Agroterrorism, bioterrorism: outcomes and impacts. April 27, 2004.

2004 Iowa Public Health Conference, Ames, IA. Zoonotic agents on bioterrorism: Understanding the impact of human and animal health. March 31, 2004.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 104th Penn Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Five separate topics: Agroterrorism: Need for awareness. Terrorism, Offensive BW Programs, and Agriculture. Nipah and Rift Valley fever. National Animal ID Program. Radiological threats to humans and animals. March 12, 2004.


American Public Health Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. National bioterrorism awareness and zoonotic disease education program: Resources and materials. In conjunction with the University of Iowa, Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness. Nov. 18, 2003.

United States Animal Health Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA. Agroterrorism Awareness Education. Presentation was part of a half day training program for veterinarians on agroterrorism and bioterrorism put on by the Center for Food Security and public health. Oct. 11, 2003.

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds, Ames, IA. Zoonotic agents of bioterrorism: Understanding the impact on human and animal health (physicians, nurses, physician assistants, EMTs, others). Sept. 24, 2003.

Iowa Food Security Conference, Des Moines, IA. The risk of agroterrorism to Iowa. Put on by Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Dept. of Inspection and Appeals, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Sept. 15, 2003.

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, Ames, IA. The role of the veterinary practitioner in public health. Sept. 12 2003.

Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Train the Trainer program. Zoonoses and Bioterrorism. Aug. 25, 2003.

American Veterinary Medical Association annual conference, Denver, CO. CFSPH Bioterrorism awareness education: zoonotic disease training efforts. July 22, 2003.

Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, 7th annual meeting, Iguassu Falls, Brazil. CFSPH Bioterrorism awareness education: zoonotic disease training efforts, emerging/exotic disease education efforts, and other Center activities. June 26, 2003.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist/National Association of Public Health Veterinarians annual meeting, Hartford, CT. Two presentations to on National Bioterrorism Awareness Education program by CFSPH. June 21-22, 2003.

Decatur County Public Health, Decatur, IA. Agroterrorism. June 12, 2003.

Iowa Emergency Management, Des Moines, IA. Center for Food Security and Public Health activities. April 30, 2003.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Atlanta, GA . Bioterrorism Awareness Education: zoonotic disease training. April 23, 2003.

Outreach Institute for Veterinary Medicine and Rural Community Development, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University,. Bioterrorism Awareness: Protection of Human and Animal Health. Audience: veterinarians, emergency management, local law enforcement, and extension. March 13. 2003.

Center for Food Security and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Zoonotic Disease Training for Veterinarians, Train-the-Trainer program, Orlando, FL. Co-Coordinator, contributor, education materials developer and trainer for Bioterrorism Awareness Education Symposium, 8 hrs., 125 attendees (veterinarians from 46 states and Puerto Rico). Continuing education credits offered. U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona, Keynote speaker. Jan. 17, 2003.

Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2002 Grand Rounds Series. Agroterrorism. Dec 17, 2002.

CASE Media Fellowship, College of Veterinary Medicine/Greenlee School of Journalism, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Agricultural Bioterrorism: Addressing America’s concerns: animal disease outbreaks and their impact on society. A two day scientific seminar for journalists. April 2002.

Greater Des Moines Veterinary Association, Des Moines, IA. Bioterrorism, Zoonoses, and the Private Practitioner. March 2002.

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, Des Moines, Iowa. Agricultural Bioterrorism and the Role of Law Enforcement. Attendees were law enforcement from various agencies of Iowa. Feb 2002.

Crop Insurance Research Bureau, National Annual CIRB meeting, Palm Springs, CA. Agricultural Bioterrorism and the Crop industry. Jan. 2002.

Iowa Farm Safety Council Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA. Agricultural bioterrorism: addressing America’s concerns. Aug. 2001.

The 2001 Midwest Regional Pre-Veterinary Symposium, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Healthy people: the role of the veterinarian in public health. June, 2001.

Workshop on the Public Health Importance of Brucellosis, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Panel member and advisor for 3 day workshop on brucellosis. Brucellosis surveillance, 25 min, 110 attendees. Sponsored by the government of Mongolia and the World Health Organization, 1999.

Lutheran Memorial Hospital, Des Moines, IA. Public Health Aspects of Dog Bites (physicians/residents), 1999

Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA. Public health importance of Cryptosporidium. Feb. 1998.

University of Arizona, School of Renewable and Natural Resources, Tucson, AZ. Zoonotic Hazards of Field Work (faculty and students), 1997.