One Health Ecohealth 2016

Welcome message from the conference organizers:

It is with great pleasure that we update you on progress on the first Congress to bring together the global One Health and EcoHealth communities for One Health EcoHealth 2016. Our program is now 90% complete and we encourage you to check it out here

The Congress will be a ‘meeting of the minds’ for researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working towards more integrated approaches and effective responses to complex global health challenges. We think our program brings together a formidable array of outstanding science, knowledge and expertise and will excite anyone committed to innovation and better ways of working in global health management.

We have attracted prominent speakers from diverse scientific backgrounds and had an overwhelming response to our call for papers and posters. We are ‘blown away’ with the quantity and quality of submissions and thank everyone for their contributions.

From the outset we have focused on gender equality – and will continue to do so as we hone the final program.

We therefore warmly invite you to participate in what will be an amazing, rich global forum for learning, networking and collaboration. You will interact with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and with a common interest in protecting and promoting public, animal and ecosystem health.

More than 1,000 experts will gather to deliver 9 plenary presentations, 200 oral presentations and 780 poster presentations. The science, ideas and thinking draw on diverse expertise from more than 60 countries.

Following the Welcoming Ceremony on Saturday 3 December, plenary sessions will be held each morning of the next four days focusing on specific themes:

  • Creating a healthier world
  • Food and nutrition systems – feeding our world safely and sustainably
  • Responding to emerging diseases and invasive species
  • Integrating science, policy and action.

Across these themes, the many presentations will consider pressing global issues associated with climate change, food and water security and antimicrobial resistance. They will address zoonoses, environmental sustainability, education, the benefits and impacts of One Health and EcoHealth approaches, and all forms of health – population and environmental health, Indigenous health, ecosystem and ecological health, ocean health, domestic animal and wildlife health, the social, cultural and ecological determinants and dimensions of health – and much more.

There will also be symposium and discussion panels on hot topics such as:

  • Ecological Health, biodiversity loss and the future of planet earth
  • The Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN)
  • Non-communicable diseases and the energy rich food system
  • Education into Action: Building One Health Capacity in Asia
  • Strengthening biosecurity systems
  • One Health in Action: What’s Working and Why?

Daily special events will encourage networking and learning – about One Health, EcoHealth and Melbourne as a destination to visit and explore.

There will be a welcome reception, Congress dinner, guided early morning city and river walks, a PechaKucha for students, opportunities to speak with Indigenous Elders and breakfast talks. Pre-Congress workshops are also on offer in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Geelong.

We hope that you can join us for what will be an exciting Congress program in Melbourne.  Selected recently as the most livable city in the world, Melbourne is renowned as a global science and cultural capital. Melbourne and the surrounding area offer everyone something in which to delight.

We look forward to meeting you in December 2016.

Learn more about One Health EcoHealth 2016. 

10th World Rabies Day, September 28th

September 28th, 2016 will be the 10th annual World Rabies Day. There are several exciting plans in the pipeline for this milestone in the event’s history and – of course – we look forward to hearing your plans too.

As you may know, one of the outcomes from the Global Meeting in December was a target of 2030 for the elimination of human deaths from canine rabies (a goal that will save the lives of countless animals too). Building on this outcome, the theme for World Rabies Day 2016 is
Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.

You can find free downloadable logos in multiple languages and branding (like the image at the top of this email) for your documents and materials here

There are ideas, checklists and guidelines to organising an event here

And improving knowledge either to support your event or as part of your event has never been so easy with our free online courses, available here

Rounded Rectangle: World Rabies Day 2016 - Event Resources

A new way to register
Registering an activity takes five minutes and multiplies the impact of what you’re doing by making sure people outside your immediate network know about it.

As previously, you can register on our website here

Or – new for 2016 – you can register by creating a Facebook event. (Instructions on how to create a Facebook event are here – you’ll need a Facebook account to do this.)
If you opt to register via Facebook please make sure you

  1. Invite @Global Alliance for Rabies Control to your event (so Facebook notify us and we can include your event in the total number of events), and
  2. Tag the event #WorldRabiesDay (so other people can find you and to build momentum behind the hashtag).

We will then register the event on our website and send you the link to your event page. This process aims to make sure all events are accounted for and shown on the event map (and only shown once!).

Regrettably, we cannot financially support individual events, but we are here to offer guidance, suggestions and connections where we can, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

Stay tuned…
As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, there is more in the pipeline and we will be in touch soon with updates. We look forward to sharing them with you – and we look forward to sharing your World Rabies Day events with the world.

Let’s keep pushing for elimination by 2030 by making #WorldRabiesDay 2016 the best so far.

Warm regards,
Liz Davidson
Global Community Engagement – GARC

P.S. If you already know what you’re doing, event registration is now open

Free Webinar June 28, 2016: One Health Approach for Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis

Free Webinar June 28, 2016: One Health Approach for Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis

Webinar on taenia

The One Health Commission is proud to support and share announcement of a free webinar: A One Health Approach for Elimination ofTaenia solium Taeniosis/ Cysticercosis

Webinar Date & Time: June 28, 2016 @ 9-11am EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of Taenia soliumtaeniosis/cysticercosis, its epidemiology, impact on human health and economic burden. One Health challenges for detection and treatment as well as opportunities for combating cysticercosis will be discussed.

Click here to register

Speakers will include subject matter experts A. Lee Willingham, BSc, DVM, PhD, Andrea Winkler, MD, PhD and Maria Vang Johansen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. EVPC.

While it is open to the public, medical, veterinary and public health professionals will especially benefit from attending this FREE webinar.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the life cycle and transmission of T. solium 
  2. Become aware of the parasite’s societal impacts
  3. Become familiar with the social determinants of T. solium infection
  4. Understand the linkage between cysticercosis and epilepsy/other neurological problems
  5. Become aware of challenges for case detection and management in resource limited endemic areas
  6. Become familiar with available and needed diagnostic and surveillance tools

Annual Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM)

SVEPM 2016

Early registration deadline: 1 February 2016

Poster deadline: 15 February 2016

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) is a European non-profit society of epidemiology researchers, animal health scientists and economists, and veterinary public health specialists, who gather at annual meetings in different European countries. The organizers are expecting to approximately 200 participants at Elsinore.

The conference has a highly praised format with workshops on hot topics, in-depth oral presentations on advanced topics within the field and a large number of high quality posters encouraged by the society’s high quality standards.

The conference offers excellent networking opportunities and includes events for young scientists to boost their early career development. We have chosen the venue Konventum in Elsinore to nurture maximum benefits of the conference networking opportunities for the participants, because this venue will host all of us under one roof throughout the conference.

Two experienced researchers, risk managers or decision makers within animal health or public health are invited as keynote speakers to draw the big lines on recent and future developments within the field.

View full details on conference website:

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