Curtin University, Australia, Co-founder One Health Platform Foundation, Co-chair 6th World One Health Congress
Lisa Boden University of Edinburgh, UK
Co-chair 6th World One Health Congress
Andrew Peters University of Edinburgh, UK
Till Bachmann University of Edinburgh, UK
Neil Anderson Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Susan Welburn Zhejiang Edinburgh Institute, CN
Simon Doherty Queen’s University Belfast, President, BVA
David Argyle School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK
Julie Fitzpatrick Director of the Moredun Research Institute, University of Glasgow, UK
Liz Grant University of Edinburgh, UK
Sheila Voas CVO Scotland
Catherine Calderwood CMO Scotland
Chloe Kippen University of Edinburgh, UK
Jen Middleton University of Edinburgh, UK
Eileen Wall Scotland's Rural College, UK
Brian McCloskey Chatham House London, UK
Eleanor Riley Roslin Institute, UK
Ross Fitzgerald Roslin Institute, UK
Bruce Kaplan One Health Initiative
Alasdair Cook University of Surrey, UK
John Nkengasong Africa CDC
Roberto La Ragione School of Veterinary medicine, Surrey, UK
Sarah Cleaveland University of Glasgow, UK
Dan Haydon University of Glasgow
Stephen Wyllie Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
Co-founder One Health Platform Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating globally and putting an enormous strain on medical and other front-line health and community services everywhere. It seems very wrong and irresponsible for us to continue to plan on holding the 6th World One Health Congress in Edinburgh in June, and potentially place you and all our delegates at risk of infection.
The #WOHC2020 Organising Committee has therefore decided to re-schedule the Congress, and now plans to hold it from 30 October to 3 November 2020 instead, ending most appropriately on the annual One Health Day. We hope you will all remain safe and well in the intervening period, and we look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for an exciting and informative 6th World One Health Congress on 30 Oct-3 Nov 2020.
We are planning extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and are specifically welcoming abstracts with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management.
The Congress will take place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), the same venue as initially planned. All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation will remain in the programme unless the authors notify us that they wish to withdraw.
New important dates:
early bird registration till 18 September.
abstract presenter registration till 4 September.
late breaker abstract submission deadline is 18 September.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates on our website.