2nd OHCEA One Health Conference

Oct 2, 2015 | Archived news

The 2nd OHCEA International One Health Conference will be held in Kampala, Uganda at Speak Resort Munyonyo on 16-20 November, 2015.

The 2nd OHCEA International One Health Conference brings science and policy together aiming at the early recognition and control of emerging (infectious) diseases, now and in the years to come. It focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration involving human, veterinary and eco-health disciplines, other life sciences, social sciences, and informatics. The One Health approach is needed to ensure an improved and sustainable human and animal health and is key to improve monitoring, analysis and prevention of novel global threats posed by re-emerging (infectious) diseases and food safety hazards.

The scientific focus of this Conference will be on how science can help in preventing emerging and re-emerging (infectious) diseases; with a specific side meeting dedicated to the Ebola crisis and Biorisk Management in Africa. Simultaneously, side meetings will be organized to bring established key scientists working in the respective One Health areas together with policymakers, businessmen, funders, governors and International One Health organizations.

Theme and Sub Themes

Theme: “Strategic Approach to Global Health Security through One Health Innovation: Vision 2035”.

Sub themes:

  • Emerging Diseases: Pathogens and their Interface
  • Lessons learnt from Ebola and MERS- Coronavirus outbreaks
  • Emerging pathogens (Terrestrial, aquatic and air)
  • Vector borne pathogens
  • Environmental Pollution as a predisposing factor
  • Immuno- toxicology, antibiotic and antiviral resistance
  • Innovative Multidisciplinary Intervention Strategies
  • Clinical Research on emerging diseases
  • Innovative communication strategies/data collection systems
  • Improved diagnostics and scientific techniques to combat health threats
  • Innovative translation methods of research to policy and community: success stories
  • Case studies of policies and practices that reduce risk
  • Emerging Pandemic Threats Preparedness and Response
  • The role of the One Health Work Force
  • Transforming the current and future workforce
  • Engaging stakeholders in pandemic preparedness: from communities to corporations
  • National, Regional and International One Health platforms
  • Novel Case studies/ Innovations
  • Mitigation and preparedness for emerging threats
  • Human pandemic preparedness
  • To find out more details visit the conference website: Click here

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