(AVEPM) Schwabe Symposium at CRWAD

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"The whole is not only more than but very different than the sum of its parts "
A Symposium Honoring the Professional Legacy of Dr. Yrjo T. Grohn

AVEPM Symposium Program

The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM) is pleased to announce the program for the 2013 Schwabe Symposium honoring the lifetime professional achievements of Dr. Yrjo Grohn. This symposium will be held in Chicago on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, just prior to the opening of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases.  CRWAD Program. Please make plans to join us for this important event. 

No registration or fees are required to attend. All are welcome.

Make your hotel sleeping room reservation under the CRWAD group name to get the special CRWAD group rate at this link.

Further information about the Schwabe Symposium will be posted at the AVEPM website.

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Program– Schwabe Symposium, Sunday, December 8, 2013, Chicago Marriott Hotel, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

"The whole is not only more than but very different than the sum of its parts"

11:30 am – Light buffet lunch for attendees

12:30 pm – Introductory Remarks by Annette O’Connor

12:35 pm – Setting up the table by Yrjo Grohn

12:45 pm – Title: “Starting from the bench – Prevention and control of foodborne and zoonotic diseases.”
Martin Wiedmann, Professor of Food Science, Cornell University

1:20 pm – Title: “From the bench to modeling – At the interface between empirical and theoretical approaches in epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Renata Ivanek, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M

1:50 pm – Title: “In modeling – Where are we and where are we going?
Cristina Lanzas, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Tennessee

2:20 pm – Break and Refreshments

2:55 pm – Title: “Back to the real world – Connecting models with data.
Ynte Hein Schukken, Professor of Epidemiology and Herd Health, Cornell University

3:30 pm – Title: “Does it pay? - From biological models to economic optimization .”
Anders Ringgaard Kristensen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Keynote address:

4:05 pm – Title: “Progression to multi-scale models and the application to food system intervention strategies.
Yrjo T. Grohn, Professor of Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

4:50 pm – Closing comments

6:00 – 8:00 pm CRWAD Researchers Reception and Poster Session I, Viewing


The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented annually by the AVEPM. Previous recipients include Drs. Calvin W. Schwabe, Robert K. Anderson, James H. Steele, S. Wayne Martin, Clive C. Gay, David W. Hird, Hollis N. Erb, Preben W. Willeberg, Dale Hancock, and Ian Dohoo. The Schwabe Award honors lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine.

The 2013 honoree is: Dr. Yrjo Grohn, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Schwabe Award bronze

Dr. Grohn has enriched the veterinary epidemiology arena with cutting-edge research demonstrated by a large number of publications, many of which are frequently cited. He is widely known for his pioneering work on mixed models and dynamic programming. A recent publication in one of the Nature journals signifies the importance and international recognition of his research. To support his research, Dr. Grohn has received continuous USDA funding, while at the same time holding a major NIH grant in the area of Public Health. Dr. Grohn has been a highly regarded educator in a series of workshops on modern epidemiological methods that have been taught throughout the world. Recently, he was bestowed the honor of presenting the Gareth Davis Lecture at the foremost European veterinary epidemiology society. Through numerous publications, presentations and courses over his career of more than 20 years in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine, Dr. Grohn’s research and teaching have advanced veterinary epidemiology. Dr. Grohn has served on over 30 PhD committees and supervised numerous postdoctoral research fellows.


For additional information about AVEPM and the Schwabe Symposium please visit the AVEPM web site.

Please visit the CRWAD web site for more information about the CRWAD conference which is an exceptional showcase for veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine, and other animal health related topics.

In order to ensure that you receive the CRWAD special group sleeping room rate, participants should place their hotel sleeping room reservations at the following custom site by no later than November 8:
CRWAD Group Rate Sleeping Room Reservations Web site.