One Health Science

Track 1: One Health Science

Friday 22 June 2018
Saturday 23 June 2018
Pathogen Discovery

Saturday 23 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
One Health Science

Linfa Wang, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Session programme:

  1. Plagiorchis sp. in small mammals of Senegal: an emerging food-borne trematodiasis? 
    Stefano Catalano, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  2. Zika Virus Exposure In Malaysia; A Preliminary Study On Seroprevalence Among Local Population  
    Wan Nabilatul Huda Wan Ghazali, Institute For Medical Research, Malaysia
  3. A new concept for de-novo detection of viral pathogens with adaptive diagnostics and integrated data analysis approaches results in the recent discovery of two novel viruses 
    Leonie Franziska Forth, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
  4. Novel orthobunyavirus identified in an African child with severe encephalopathy
    Arthur Wouter Dante Edridge, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands
  5. Seroprevalence of West Nile virus in wild birds in Bangladesh
    Ausraful Islam, EcoHealth Alliance, USA


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

Saturday 23 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
One Health Science

Martyn Jeggo,

Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australia

Dang Xuan Sinh,

Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research, Hanoi, Vietnam

Session programme:

  1. Recombinant techniques to address the challenges in development of assays for diagnosis and surveillance of emerging zoonotic diseases
    Felicity Jane Burt, University of the Free State, South Africa
  2. Comparison of two RdRp PCR assays for the detection of MERS related Coronaviruses
    Sininat Petcharat, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand
  3. The accuracy of pre-vaccination screening for Q fever and the extent of exposure – Bayesian latent class analysis
    Solomon Meseret Woldeyohannes, University of Queensland, Australia
  4. Reproducibility of results and performance of TB diagnostics in East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project sites in Kenya: Implication on Policy Resolution for Strategic TB Diagnosis 
    Willie Abela Githui, Kenya Medical Research Institute
  5. Development of lateral flow immunochromatographic test for multiple detection of Salmonella Species in poultry food product
    Rafik Sayed, Central laboratory for evaluation of veterinary biologics, Egypt

Social Science and Politics

Saturday 23 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
One Health Science

Jonathan Rushton, University of Liverpool, UK
Mieghan Bruce,

Murdoch University, Australia

Session programme:

  1. Antimicrobials In Society: A One Health Approach in Kampala, Uganda
    Laurie Denyer Willis, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  2. (Re)Claiming Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate – Learning from the Margins
    Corinne J Schuster-Wallace, McMaster University, Canada
  3. MAN-IMAL: An experimental One Health degree program around animal-man-food
    Francois Meurens, Oniris - Nantes Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, France
  4. Human Behavioural Research at the Animal-Human Interface: Hunting and Trading of Bushmeat in Lao PDR
    Soubanh Silithammavong, Metabiota, USA
  5. Evaluation Of One Health-Ness: Insights Into Interdisciplinary And Cross–Sectoral Integration
    Simon Rüegg, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Sunday 24 June 2018
Drivers for emerging diseases 1

Sunday 24 June 2018, 10:45-12:30
One Health Science

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

Session programme:

  1. Quantifying the health, economic, and ecosystem impacts of land-use change as a driver of disease emergence in Southeast Asia
    Allison White, EcoHealth Alliance, USA
  2. Impacts of urbanization and conversion of rainforests into large industrial oil palm plantations on the ecology of Aedes vectors in arbovirus foci, Côte d’Ivoire
    Julien Zahouli Bi Zahouli, Centre Suisse de Recerches SCientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast
  3. The use of a nationwide pig movement network to predict the spatial risk of Nipah virus outbreaks in Thailand
    Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
  4. Ecosystem Change and Zoonoses Emergence
    Barry John McMahon, University College Dublin, Ireland
  5. Identification of molecular determinants of aquatic and terrestrial morbillivirus cross-species infections
    Wendy Karen Jo Lei, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

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
Drivers for emerging diseases 2

Sunday 24 June 2018, 14:00-15:45
One Health Science

Peter Daszak ,

EcoHealth Alliance

Ottorino Cosivi,

WHO Brazil

Session programme:

  1. Leveraging viral phylodynamics to inform spatiotemporal transmission of viral infectious diseases in Africa: 2009 Influenza A/H1N1 in Africa
    Fredrick Nzabanyi Nindo, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Risk of pneumonia among residents living near goat and poultry farms
    Pim Martijn Post, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
  3. Effect of Habitat Modification on Risk of Scrub Typhus, An Emerging Infectious Disease in Bhutan
    Tandin Zangpo, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
  4. A One Health Understanding of the Rodent Meat Value Chain in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: Implications for Zoonotic Disease Risk Mitigation (Wellcome Trust VIZIONS)
    Jason Euren, Metabiota, USA
  5. Climate variability and infectious diseases nexus: Evidence from Sweden
    Mwenya Mubanga, Uppsala University, Sweden

Vaccines 1

Sunday 24 June 2018, 16:15-18:00
One Health Science

Ottorino Cosivi,

WHO Brazil

Volker Gerdts, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Session programme:

  1. A comparison of goat breeds and routes of infection as a challenge model for Rift Valley Fever Virus
    Andrea Louise Kroeker, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  2. Protective non-specific effect of rabies vaccine in humans, dogs and cattle: One Health implications
    Anne Conan, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  3. Brucellosis in the changing peri-urban dairy systems of West Africa
    Laura Ann Craighead, RVC, UK
  4. Evaluation of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in Vietnam
    Huong Nguyen, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam
  5. A systematic review of strategies for reducing missed opportunities for vaccination
    Anelisa Jaca, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

Monday 25 June 2018
Vaccines 2

Monday 25 June 2018, 10:30-12:15
One Health Science

Lorne Babiuk, University of Alberta, Canada
Teresia Maina,

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Session programme:

  1. Development of a highly pathogenic avian H7N9 influenza disease model in mouse
    Shelby Layne Landreth, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. A trial to assess the thermotolerance of an inactivated rabies vaccine
    Felix John Lankester, Washington State University, Tanzania
  3. Acceptance Of Heterologous Prime-Boost Vaccination Regimens – An Assessment
    Peter Steinmann, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  4. Identifying Genomic Predictors of Vaccine Response in Swine
    Peris Mumbi Munyaka, University of Alberta, Canada
  5. Q fever vaccine failure rate, duration of longevity of immunity and associated demographic factors in Australia
    Solomon Meseret Woldeyohannes, University of Queensland, Australia


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 


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].