(June 12, 2012 Stillwater, OK) – Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, will present “The Global Express: Coping with Disease Threats in an Interconnected World” at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Annual Fall Veterinary Conference on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in Wes Watkins Auditorium on the OSU Stillwater campus. Sponsored by the veterinary Class of 1963 Distinguished Lectureship, the public is welcome to attend Brown’s keynote address at no charge.
Brown’s presentation will focus on trade, traffic, emerging and zoonotic diseases and the important role veterinarians play in keeping the public healthy and animals disease free. She is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Brown earned her B.Sc. in Animal Behavior from McGill University and her DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She completed a combined residency/PhD in Comparative Pathology at the University of California at Davis and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DACVP).
She was an assistant professor of pathology at Louisiana State University briefly before joining the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Plum Island. Here, as Head of the Pathology Section, she specialized in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of transboundary animal diseases. Brown joined the University of Georgia in 1996.
Brown is interested in infectious diseases of food-producing animals, emerging diseases, and international veterinary medicine. She has published or presented more than 250 scientific papers and has testified to the U.S. Congress on issues involving agroterrorism.
The veterinary conference runs from September 27 – 28, 2012. More than 600 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, faculty, staff and students are anticipated to attend.
In addition to continuing education seminars, alumni are encouraged to return for class reunions for those graduating in a year ending in “2” or “7.” On Thursday evening, veterinary students will be hosting live and silent auctions to raise scholarship dollars during the OSU Cowboy Roundup, a conference favorite for all attendees, alumni, staff, faculty and students. Entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass band Highway 51. This year’s Cowboy Partner Sponsors to date are Bayer Animal Health, Hills Pet Nutrition, Merial, and Pfizer Animal Health. The 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, to be named later this month, will be honored at a special luncheon on Friday, September 28, 2012.
Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 |
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma and one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.