R.R. Parker Memorial Lecture

Ralph R. Parker was the second President of INCDNCM (in 1947).  He was an energetic director of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, a U.S. Public Health Service research facility in Hamilton, Montana, was a charter member of the organization. He died suddenly in 1949. Beginning at the 1951 meeting, the conference included the "R. R. Parker Memorial Address," on a topic of general interest, for the members, in disease and to "perpetuate the memory of a leading worker in the field of interest of this organization." (source: INCDNCM Constitution, Article VI) 

2016 Dr. Nicholas Ogden, 
Director, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, National Microbiology Laboratory at St. Hyacinthe, Public Health Agency of Canada
Emerging Zoonoses: Causes, Consequences and How We can Respond

Previous R.R. Parker Memorial Addresses

2014 Dr. Robert S. Lane,

Professor of the the Graduate School, and Professor Emeritus of Medical Entomology, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley

2012 Harvey Artsob: Zoonotic Diseases: Marrying the Old with the New

2011 B. Joseph Hinnebusch,
Chief of Plague Section, National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens
Mechanisms of Flea-borne Transmission of Yersinia pesits: Some New (and Old) Questions about Plague Ecology

2010 Alan Parkinson,
Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arctic Investigations Program
Climate Change and Infectious Diseases in the North

2009 Dr. Laura Kramer,
Director, Arbovirus Laboratories, Wadsworth Center, NY State Department of Health, Albany, New York

2008 Alex R. Hoffmaster,
National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
The Diversity of Bacillus anthracis and other species harboring B. anthracis virulence genes

2007 Dr. Yosihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD,
Professor of Virology, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine 
Why Influenza Kills and Will Kill Again

2006 Dr. Kenneth Gage, PhD,
Chief of the Vector Ecology and Control Laboratory at the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Disease, CDC, Fort Collins, Colorado
Plague in Perspective

2005 Dr. Robert Webster,
Director, U.S. Collaborating Centre of the WHO for Influenza in Animals and Birds; Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Avian Influenza - an Emerging Pathogen

2004 Dr. Andrew Spielman,
Professor of Tropical Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA
Emergence & Progression of West Nile Virus in North America

2003 Dr. David Dennis, 
Former Chief, Bacterial Zoonoses Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ft. Collins, CO
What Goes Around, Comes Around: New Surprises from Old Diseases

2002 Dr. Thomas J. Marrie,
Professor & Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Q Fever - A Tale of Cats and Goats

2001 Dr. J. Keystone,
The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, ON
The Impact of Emerging Infectious Diseases on the International Traveller

2000 D. Gubler,
Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO
Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases as Major Public Health Problems in the 21st Century
1999 J.L. Goodman,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly: Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis

1998 R. Rosatte,
Senior Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, ON
Is Raccoon Rabies a Real or Perceived Threat to Human Health? Current Control Strategies for the Disease in Wildlife.

1997 F.A. Murphy, University of California, Davis, CA
Controlling Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century

1996 J. Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The Natural History of Rabies: New Perspectives from Molecular Epidemiology

1995K. Johnson, Bozeman, MT
Ebola Virus: Media Flap or True Emerger

1994 S. Ostroff, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health

1993 T.G. Schwan, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT
A Personal View of Fleas and Plague during the Last Two decades

1992 E.J. Bowmer (retired), British Columbia Department of Health, Vancouver, BC
Beware, Be Aware of Botulism—Canadian Story

1991 J. Schachter, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Chlamydiae as Respiratory Pathogens

1990 A. Barnes, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO
The Many Faces of Plague A Persistent World Health Problem

1989 W.C. Reeves, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Delights and Delusions Experienced in 50 Years of Arbovirus Research

1988 C.J. Gibbs Jr., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
The Global Occurrence of Hantavirus: The Cause of Hemorrhagic fever with Renal Syndrome

1987 L.D.S. Smith (Retired), Wenatchee, WA
Botulism: A Disease of Man and Beast

1986 J.E. McDade, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Correcting Inaccuracies in Science — A Travelogue

1985 W. Burgdorfer, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, MT
The Enlarging Spectrum of Tickborne Spirochetoses

1984 A. Ballows, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
A layman’s aid to AIDS

1983 F. Sogandares-Bernal, Department of Biology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Selection of Antigens in the Prognosis, Diagnosis, and Evolution of Parasitic Diseases

1982 J. D. Poland, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO
Where Were All the Cats? Recent and Historical Implications of Felines in Human Plague

1981 J. M. Dixon, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Observations on the Introduction of a New Vaccine

1980 W.R. Giedt (Retired), Washington Department of Health, Seattle, WA
Change—The Influence of Fortuitous Variables

1979 J. F. Bell, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, MT
The Modern Medical Alchemists

1978 R. W. Emmons, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA
California — Still a Land of Golden Opportunity

1977 T. P. Monath, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO
The Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Perspectives in Old and New Problems

1976 C. H. Drake, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Snakes Alive or Nature's Response to the Aquatic Pathogenicity of Man

1975 D.M. McLean, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Arctic Viral Ecology

1974 A.D. Hess, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO
Man, Ecosystems, and Diseases

1973 E. J. Bowmer, British Columbia Department of Health, Vancouver, BC
No title given

1972 W. McD Hammon, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
God said, 'Replenish the Earth & Subdue It

1971 R.W. Chamberlain, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Overview

1970 C.B. Philip, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, MT
Of Ticks, Tabanids, and Teleosis

1969 C.E. Dolman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
History of Yellow Fever Investigation

1968 W. G. Downs, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Problems and Pitfalls in Clinical and Laboratory Studies of Epidemics

1967 John R. Bagby Jr., Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, GA
The Role of Ecology in the World Malaria Eradication Programs

1966 A.W.A. Brown, Department of Zoology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Present Day Control of Insect Carriers of Human Disease

1965 James H. Steele, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, GA
International Aspects of Veterinary Medicine and Its Relation to Health, Nutrition, and Human Welfare

1964 J. Ralph Audy, The George W. Hooper Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Influence of Animals and Human Behavior on Communicable Disease

1963 Robert Rausch, Arctic Health Research Center, Public Health Service, Anchorage, AK
Some Holarctic Aspects of Disease

1962 J. Thomas Grayston, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Some Aspects of the Culture and Health Problems of the Orient

1961 G. Robert Coatney, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Simian Malaria in Man A New Zoonosis

1960 Malcolm R. Bow, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Alberta
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in Public Health

1959 H.J. Carlson, Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC
A Microscopic View of Microbiology in Europe – Illustrated

1958 Thomas G. Hull, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Epidemiology of Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Man

1957 Ian McT. Gowan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Wildlife in the Arctic

1956 Karl F. Meyer, The George W. Hooper Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Some Experiences in Russia

1955 H. Walter Steffens, Dean, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
The Necessity for Freedom in Research

1954 J.W.T. Spinks, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

1953 Dr. Malcolm H. Merrill, California State Department of Health
Public Health in India

R.R. Parker Memorial Address given; title and author unavailable.

1951 Dr. Victor H. Haas, Director, National Microbiological Institute, Public Health Service, Bethesda, MD
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