One Health in the 21st Century 2021

Join us for the One Health in the 21st Century conference as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform.

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Welcome! The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO), together with the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), is assembling the One Health Norwegian milieu and organizing the One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference on International One Health Day (November 3). This conference will, if permissible, be in-person at UiO, otherwise a live stream will be made available.

Conference Registration

Program

Time

Title

Speaker

8:30  Registration & Coffee/Tea

8:45

 

Welcome

Svein Stølen | Rector, University of Oslo (UiO)

8:50

 

One Health in Changing Times - pandemics, sustainability and globalization 

Carlos Goncalo Das Neves | Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) 

9:05

 

TBD Keith Sumption | Chief Veterinary Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 

9:25

 

A snapshot of The Lancet One Health Commission Andrea S. Winkler | Co-chair, The Lancet One Health Commission 

Session 1 : One Health and Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases at the interface between animals, humans and the environment – emergence, virulence and evolution, interactions, interventions, public health, etc.

Time

Title

Speaker

9:40

 

Keynote Barbara Natterson-Horowitz | Commissioner, The Lancet One Health Commission

10:00

 

Hunt One Health - a metagenomic repository promoting One Health studies

Øivind Øines | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

10:10

 

Survival of ESC - resistant E. coli from poultry in the human intestines May Linn Buberg | PhD Candidate, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

10:20

 

​​Occurrence and Impact of Coxiella Burnetii in East-African Cattle - a possible zoonotic threat Annika Phillips | Research Program Student (and 5th year vet student), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
10:30 Panel discussion
10:45-11:00 Break with refreshments and light snacks

Session 2: One Health and Food Systems

Sustainable food production ensuring food security and food safety

Time

Title

Speaker

11:00

 

Keynote

Barbara Haesler | Senior Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College and Commissioner, The Lancet One Health Commission

11:20 Comprehensive Screening Tools to Assess One Health Issues in Crop Production  Marianne Stenrød | Head of department & Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

11:30

 

Food Safety of Fresh Produce – An emerging One Health issue? Gro S. Johannessen | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

11:40

 

Bio-farming for Bioactive Compounds - project presentation Christian René Karlsen | Researcher, Nofima
11:50 Panel discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Poster Presentations (in Professorboligen)

Session 3: One Health Governance and Society

Operationalizing One Health – Communication and engagement with society and stakeholders

Time

Title

Speaker

13:00

 

One Health - setting up a risk analysis system for zoonoses  Zuzana Nordeng | Senior Adviser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
13:10 A systems approach to understand the One Health risk analysis system for zoonoses in Norway  Cecilia Wolff | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)
13:20 Is Chronic Wasting Disease Establishing in Europe with Profound Effects on Human Cultures?  Jørn Våge | Senior Researcher, Wildlife Health and CWD-coordinator, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)
13:30 Information Practices, Breakdowns, and Workarounds: AMR surveillance in India Yogita Thakral | Doctoral Researcher, Department of Informatics, UiO
13:40 Panel discussion

Session 4: One Health Environment and Biodiversity Loss

The planet, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss - challenges to global health

Time

Title

Speaker

14:00

 

Keynote Dag Hessen | Professor, Center for Biogeochemistry in Anthropocene, UiO
14:20 Expected Effectivity of Interventions at a Norwegian Wastewater Treatment Plant to Minimize AMR Emissions to the Downstream Environment Carsten Ulrich Schwermer | Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
14:30 DisPersal of Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotics in Water Ecosystems and Influence on Livestock and Aquatic Wildlife (PAIRWISE) Pawel Krzeminski | Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
14:40 Bio-farming for Bioactive Compounds – Preliminary results from screening and in vitro investigations of herb extracts Mette Goul Thomsen | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
14:50 Panel discussion
15:00-15:15 Break with refreshments and light snacks

Closing Session

Time

Title

Speaker

15:15

 

Round Table Discussion

One Health in the Nordic context - how to make it work at home?

  • Norges Bondelag
  • Conference Scientific Committee
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food (TBC)
  • Ministry of Health and Care Services (TBC)
  • Ministry of Climate and Environment (TBC)
16:15 One Health Platform Statement and Film
16:25 Closing Remarks Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO 

Conference Concept

One Health is a rapidly advancing field of knowledge and a vastly expanding network of governance that recognizes the fundamental interconnections between humans, animals, and the environment that we share, galvanizing an integrated approach to health and sustainability at the human-animal-environment interface.

Although One Health is not a new concept, it has grown in significance in recent years, emerging as a political and scientific imperative for systemic and sustainable response to the complex and pressing global health threats linked to climate change, declining biodiversity, antimicrobial resistance, emerging and endemic infectious disease, and non-communicable disease. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular, and its devastating health and economic impact especially, have underscored that the present moment is one of critical and potentially paradigm-shifting significance, in which global health and the viability of all life on our planet is at stake.

Over the course of the past decade, a number of global agencies, including the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank, have endorsed, mobilized, and advanced a number of high-level, multilateral One Health collaborations. Throughout the world, regional and national One Health institutes, political alliances, and academic and scientific networks have proliferated as well. 

Within the academic and practical One Health milieus in Norway, there is significant scientific expertise and strong political will. However, at the national level, there is a marked need to assemble, unite, and mobilize the Norwegian One Health scientific and policy environment and to harness a One Health focus across different national agendas and policies, ensuring a cohesive national One Health platform for local, regional, national, and international One Health collaborations. Please join us for this conference, as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform.

Aims

The purpose of this event is to host the first national conference assembling the Norwegian-based expertise in One Health. The aims of the conference include:

  1. mobilize the national One Health scientific and policy environment;
  2. harness a One Health focus within the national public, animal and environmental health agendas;
  3. provide an overall picture of the One Health initiatives currently underway and led by Norwegian research and educational institutions (be it in Norway or abroad);
  4. establish the grounds for a national One Health network within Norway, ensuring a cohesive foundation for collaboration locally and with other national, regional, and international One Health networks;
  5. guide One Health governance and operationalization.

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Scientific Committee

  1. Anja Lillehaug | Senior Advisor, Business Policy Department, Bondelaget
  2. Carlos Goncalo Das Neves | Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  3. Ernst Kristian Rødland | Senior Medical Officer, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
  4. Heidi Kristin Ormstad | Vice-rector for Research, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)
  5. Gunvor Elise Nagel-Alne DVM, PhD | Food Safety, Animalia
  6. Kam Sripada | Centre Manager, Centre for Digital Life Norway (NTNU)
  7. Mario Vettore | Professor, University of Agder
  8. Mary Elisabeth Taylor | Associate Professor, Arctic University of Norway UiT
  9. Mette Sagbakken | Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
  10. Siri Fjellheim  | Vice-rector for Research, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  11. Sundeep Sahay | Professor, University of Oslo (UiO)
  12. Yngvild Wasteson | Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Organizing Committee

  1. Carlos Goncalo Das Neves | Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  2. Ernst Kristian Rødland | Senior Medical Officer, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
  3. Sundeep Sahay | Professor, University of Oslo (UiO)
  4. Yngvild Wasteson | Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  5. Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo (UiO) Team

 

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Published Feb. 1, 2021 1:34 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2021 3:56 PM