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This report of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ 2006 Foresight Project, developed under the leadership of an AAVMC Steering Committee, drew on the experience, imagination, and energetic participation of more than 95 participants from across the United States and Canada. The environment of veterinary medicine is one of profound(More)
Arthritis and arthralgias are noted in up to 95% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but they are typically responsive to immunosuppression and are often transient [1]. The arthritis of SLE is characterized by a non-erosive inflammatory arthropathy (Jacouds Arthropathy); however, in the knee joint osteonecrosis can occur, leading to(More)
The need to devote more human resources to veterinary public practice to cope with escalating threats to biological security, public health, and economic prosperity, while also addressing societal value changes, has been widely recognized and supported. Most envisage increasing the numbers of veterinarians in government employment. Why not at least combine(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of the National Smallpox Vaccination Program was to vaccinate a cadre of healthcare workers and first responders who could care for smallpox patients in the event of an attack. METHODS Using a convenience sample of health departments (n=49) and hospitals (n=60) in five states, we conducted a telephone interview between July 2003 and(More)
Maps are metaphors. Metaphors are building blocks in the construction of knowledge. They are the bridges we use to connect novelty or new experience to what we already know. We call this connection learning. When we learn, we successfully match (map) patterns received through our senses to patterns already stored in our memory. In my work I explore the(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of the National Smallpox Vaccination Program was to vaccinate a cadre of healthcare workers and first responders who could care for smallpox patients in the event of an attack. METHODS Using a convenience sample of 36 health departments and 34 hospitals in California, we conducted a telephone interview between July 2003 and April 2004(More)
Emergency responses require the coordination of first responders to assess the condition of victims, stabilize their condition, and transport them to hospitals based on the severity of their injuries. WIISARD is a system designed to facilitate the collection of medical information and its reliable dissemination during emergency responses. A key challenge in(More)