One Health Conference

Did you miss the One Health in the 21st Century Conference? Here you will find the full conference, in addition to accepted poster presentations and more!

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. In response, 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), assembled the One Health Norwegian milieu and organized the One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference on International One Health Day (November 3). The full conference in addition to an educational One Health film and accepted conference poster presentations can be viewed below.

What is One Health?

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. View this short film to better understand the human-animal-environment interconnections that underpin different challenges and their solutions.

One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference

Below you will find the recordings from the different sessions part of the conference:

Conference Poster Presentations

Opening Session & Session 1

Opening Session

ModeratorJeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO 

SpeakersSvein Stølen | Rector, University of Oslo (UiO), Carlos Goncalo Das Neves | Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) & 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.

ModeratorHannah Jørgensen | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

SpeakersErnst Kristian Rødland | Senior Medical Officer, NIPH, Frode Forland | Specialist Director, NIPH, Øivind Øines | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), May Linn Buberg | PhD Candidate, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) & Annika Phillips | Research Program Student (and 5th year vet student), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Session 2

Sustainable food production ensuring food security and food safety

Moderator: Yngvild Wasteson | Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

SpeakersBarbara Hӓsler | Senior Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, Member of Network for Ecohealth and One Health, and Commissioner of the Lancet One Health Commission, Marianne Stenrød | Head of department & Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Gro S. Johannessen | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) & Christian René Karlsen | Researcher, Nofima

Session 3 and 4

Session 3: One Health Governance and Society

Operationalizing One Health – Communication and engagement with society and stakeholders

ModeratorÅgot Aakra | Executive Director, Division of Climate and Environmental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Speakers: Zuzana Nordeng | Senior Adviser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Cecilia Wolff | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Jørn Våge | Senior Researcher, Wildlife Health and CWD-coordinator, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) & Yogita Thakral | Doctoral Researcher, Department of Informatics, UiO

Session 4: One Health Environment and Biodiversity Loss

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

ModeratorDag O. Hessen | Professor & Head, Centre for Biogeochemistry in Anthropocene, UiO

Speakers: Carsten Ulrich Schwermer | Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Pawel Krzeminski | Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) & Mette Goul Thomsen | Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

Closing Session

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

This session includes:

  • Presentation by Keith Sumption | Chief Veterinary Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) & Director, Joint FAO/WHO
  • Round Table Discussion - One Health in the Nordic context - what is next? moderated by Christina Brux | Adviser, Centre for Global Health, UiO

  • One Health Platform Statement and Film (also presented above)

  • Q&A discussion with the audience

  • Closing remarks by Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO 

Published Nov. 26, 2021 1:31 PM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2021 10:23 AM