Friday 22 June 2018

Prof. Doug Freeman, Prof. Ab Osterhaus and Prof. John Mackenzie

The congress press briefing is open for members of the press attending the congress. Prof. Doug Freeman, Prof. Ab Osterhaus and Prof. John Mackenzie will provide an overview of the congress programme, highlighting key lectures and elaborating on major topics. The scope and objectives of the congress will be put in the wider framework of the threats of emerging and re-emeriging diseases and the challenges the world faces when addressing antimicrobial resistance. Members of the press receive detailed information about speakers' backgrounds and expertises and on how to contact them during the congress. The press briefing will not be recorded and can therefore not be shared with journalists who are not attending the congress.


Chronic Wasting Disease - lessons learned from the BSE crisis

Chair: Adriano Aguzzi, director Insitute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland


  1. First evidence of intracranial and peroral transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease into Cynomolgus macaques: a work in progress
    Stephanie Czub, Canadian Food Insprection Agency, Alberta, Canada
  2. Battling Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway: an update on management and disease development after two years on the map
    Carlos Gonçalo das Neves, Head of Food Safety & Emerging Health Threats, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway
  3. Detection of prions associated to Chronic Wasting Disease in animal blood and in association to environmental materials
    Claudio Soto, Director the George and Cynthia Mitchell Center, University of Texas/USDA, USA
  4. Investigations of Chronic Wasting Disease strains and transmission barriers
    Glenn Telling, Prion Research Center, Colorado State University, USA
  5. BSE, CWD and alternatively folded forms of the cellular 1 prion protein, PrPc
    David Westaway, Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Canada
  6. Why do we have a prion protein? 
    Adriano Aguzzi, director Insitute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
  7. No Accident: Public Policy and Chronic Wasting Disease 
    Darrel Rowledge, director Alliance for Public Wildlife, Canada

Potential impact of vaccination on antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance: the influenza case


Jorgen SchlundtNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany


  1. Quantifying the problem of antibiotic resistance 
    Joergen Schlundt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  2. The role of diagnostics and viral vaccines in reducing antibiotic resistance 
    Jaap Wagenaar, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  3. Assessing the full economic value of vaccines in reducing AMR 
    Jonathan Rushton, Professor of Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, University of Liverpool, UK
  4. Vaccination and antibiotic resistance in developing countries 
    Mishal Khan, Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, UK
  5. The influenza case: a systematic literature review on the impact of influenza vaccination on antibiotic use 
    Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany

Welcome and opening remarks by the congress organizers: Profs. Mackenzie, Osterhaus and Chad

Opening lectures:
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (video statement)
Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Jaspinder Komal, Executive Director, Animal Health Directorate, CFIA; CVO and OIE Delegate for Canada
Theo Kanellos, Director of strategic alliances at Zoetis, Ireland

One Health Day Award Winners Ceremony

Keynote address:
One Health for a Challenged World by Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, University of Melbourne, Australia

Saturday 23 June 2018

Tuberculosis: A One-health problem in underserved communities

Organized by the University of Saskatchewan


  1. Tuberculosis in underserved communities in Canada
    Vern Hoeppner, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. TAIMA TB - A partnership with Inuit to stop transmission of tuberculosis
    Gonzalo Alvarez, University of Ottawa, Canada
  3. One health and tuberculosis - comparison of M. tuberculosis and M. bovis
    Steve Gordon, University College Dublin, Ireland
  4. Novel approaches to tuberculosis vaccine development using novel animal models
    Jeff Chen, VIDO-InterVac, Canada

Chair: Rita Colwell, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA


  1. One Health as a Pillar of Policy
    William B. Karesh, Ecohealth Alliance
  2. Past, present and future of antimicrobial resistance
    Giuseppe Cornaglia, University of Verona, Italy


Changing the Future of Epidemic Response & Pandemic Prevention

Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA


  1. Shifting the response paradigm from reactive to proactive
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA
  2. Rapid response & control lessons from Ebola in DRC
    Charles Kumakamba, Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. Nipah in Bangladesh: when epidemics become endemic
    Ariful Islam, icddr,b - Bangladesh
  4. Accurately forecasting viral spread
    Nistara Randhawa, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  5. Strategy to understand new high consequence viral species
    Tracey Goldstein, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA
  6. The Global Virome Project: assessing & mitigating risk from emerging zoonotic threats
    Jonna AK Mazet, UC Davis, USA

Opportunity for congress delegates to interact with poster authors

Wine and cheese, offered by the organizers

Sunday 24 June 2018

Global Perspectives on Health and Security and the Future of Biological Threat Reduction

Organized by the Weapons Threat Reduction Program, Global Affairs Canada and the One Health Platform

Trevor Smith, Global Affairs Canada

Maurizio Barbeschi, head of the WHO, Health Emergencies Programme


  1. Zoonotic disease outbreaks: natural infection or deliberate release? A quick review of the likely threats for pandemics or deliberate release
    Rebecca Katz, Co-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, USA
  2. With IHR and the GHSA, are we prepared for public health emergencies including deliberate release?
    Maurizio Barbeschi, Health Security Interface Lead, WHO, Health Emergencies Programme
  3. Biological threat reduction strategies
    Keith Hamilton, Scientific and Technical Department, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), France

Chair: Peninah Munyua, CDC Kenya


  1. WHO and One Health
    Michael Ryan, World Health Organization
  2. The Convention for Biological Diversity and One Health
    Cristina Romanelli, Convention for Biological Diversity
  3. Human retroviruses in underserved communities – their origins and disease entities
    Damian Purcell, University of Melbourne, Australia​​​​​​

Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Resource-Poor, Marginalised and Under-Served Communities: Challenges in Infectious Disease Control

Martyn Jeggo, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australia

Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization


  1. Where we left off: main conclusions of the 2014 International meeting on the control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases
    Mike Ryan, World Health Organization
  2. Combatting Neglected Zoonotic Diseases at the human/animal interface: an overview
    Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany
  3. Challenges and opportunities to preventing and responding to outbreaks of helminth/bacterial/viral infections in livestock
    Vivek Kapur, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  4. Need to acquire community support to implementing effective control programmes
    Helen Scott-Orr, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: assessment, preparedness and eradication


Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization
William B. Karesh, EcoHealth Alliance


  1. Introducing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases / The threat of an Influenza Pandemic
    Ab Osterhaus, RIZ Hannover, Germany
  2. Livestock as a tool for economic development and the challenges of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
    Nick Juleff, Senior Program Officer Animal Health portfolio, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  3. Risk reduction of health emergencies and impact of climate change on health: implications of relevant international frameworks
    William B. Karesh, EcoHealth Alliance
  4. Strengthening global biological security
    Trevor Smith, Senior Program Manager, Biological & Chemical Security, UNSCR 1540 Implementation, Global Affairs Canada
  5. Community-based surveillance for early detection of EID
    Letrak Srikitjakarn, Participatory One Health Disease Detection (PODD)
    Esron Karimuribo, Enhancing Community Based Disease Outbreak Detection and Response in East and Southern Africa (DODRES)
  6. Health emergency challenges from the animal health pharma perspective
    Theo Kanellos, Director of strategic alliances at Zoetis, Ireland
  7. Health emergency challenges from the human health pharma perspective
    Brian Lesser, Lifecycle Leader, Genentech, USA
Monday 25 June 2018

Chair: Tracey Goldstein, One Health Institute UC Davis, USA


08:00 - 08:30
The importance of adjuvants in the vaccine design for the effective control of transboundary and emerging infectious diseases
Mahesh Kumar, Senior Vice President, Global Biologics Research at Zoetis

08:30 - 09:00
The scientific and economic rationale for the Global Virome Project
Peter Daszak, President EcoHealth Alliance

09:00 - 09:30
Blockchain and Implications for One Health
Alasdair Cook, University of Surrey, UK

09:30 - 10:00
Indigenous Wellness
Carol Hopkins, National Native Addications Partnership Foundation (NNAPF)


John Mackenzie, Curtin University, Australia

Emma Clare Hobbs, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Session programme:

  1. Coronavirus bio-surveillance of the insectivorous bats at the Matlapitsi cave in the Limpopo province, South Africa
    Marike Geldenhuys-Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  2. Zika Virus Surveillance at the Animal-Human Interface in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, 2017-2018
    Stephanie Salyer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US
  3. Avian-origin PB1 gene confers selective advantages to 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus RNA transcription and replication
    Fangzheng Wang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  4. Learning form an evolutionary host: IRF3 signaling is critical to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus propagation in big brown bat cells
    Arinjay Banerjee, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  5. Anti-viral activity of HDAC6 against influenza A virus mediated via suppression of viral RNA polymerase subunit PA
    Yong-Sam Jung, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 
  6. Rapid and sensitive molecular detection of viruses, bacteria, and parasites without sophisticated laboratory equipment
    Joanne Macdonald, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia 

Prof. John Mackenzie, Prof. Ab Osterhaus and other key contributors to the congress will share the main outcomes on aspects of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. They will inform attendees about the development of a “White Paper” - established during the congress. The White Paper will provide in-depth descriptions of the major One Health challenges and threats. It will openly state what is going wrong on a societal level, what is lacking and what the gaps are in order to make the world a safer place when it comes to One Health issues. The White Paper will come with a clear call for actions, a roadmap that describes what needs to be done - better and more. 


Led by Peter Daszak, Editor-in-Chief of the journal EcoHealth, and President of EcoHealth Alliance.

The writeshop covers how to strategically write and publish high-quality scientific research in a peer-reviewed journal. The inside-editorial perspective of the manuscript submission, review, and publication process will be shared with attendees. Topics covered include Impact Factors, Open Access, and H Index as well as a brief, systematic break-down of the components of a scientific publication from the Introduction to Acknowledgments. Attendees of the writeshop will participate in a short exercise in drafting an abstract. The format of the writeshop is informal and questions are encouraged throughout. EcoHealth journal Editorial Board Members including Review Editors and Reviewers will also be in attendance.

Limited number of seats available. To secure your seat, send an e-mail with your details to registration manager Elina Martin at [email protected].

An extensive programme of guided excursions to a variety of natural, cultural and historical settings will be offered to congress participants. Excursions are not included in the registration fee and hence need to be booked and paid separately. All information is now available via the registration page of this website.