Global One Health: Past, Present and Future

In our globalizing world with changing life-styles and new disease threats, safeguarding health in the broader sense is an important challenge. Join the discussion at the Global One Health symposium 24 October 2019 in Wageningen.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Thu 24 October 2019 12:30 to 17:00

Venue Gaia, gebouwnummer 101
Room 1 & 2

Involving all disciplines

To improve our approaches towards preventing diseases, our research communities and policy makers are more and more convinced that we need to consider all kinds of interactions. Interactions between human health, animal health, plant health and the environment, and including climate change, food safety and security, social changes, economic development and trade etc.

This requires novel more intensive interaction between scientific disciplines. The Wageningen University & Research (WUR) Global One Health research theme started in 2015. Since that year we have produced a number of interesting research outputs, but we are also facing important new challenges.

Registration is closed

Program outline

During this symposium we aim to present and discuss research outcomes and work on further development of approaches to tackle new and emerging global one health issues. 

12:30-12:40 Opening Marcel Zwietering/ Wim van der Poel
12:40-14:00 Outcomes ’Global One Health’ Research theme 2015-2018 (20 min per topic)
“Midge gut microbiome” Leo van Overbeek
“Risks livestock manure” Björn Berendsen
“SocioEconomic factors Emerging zoonoses” Manon Swanenburg
“Effect of chronic endotoxin exposure on respiratory health of broilers” Annemarie Rebel
14:00-14:20 Break, poster viewing
14:20-15:50 Workshop ‘Social Nature of Global One Health’ Marcel Verweij, Caro-Lynn Verbaan, Shanice Campbell
- Presentation of the results of interviews with project leaders (10 min)
- World Cafe (65 min)
- Future steps (15 min)
15:50-16:10 Break, poster viewing
16:10-16:30 Pitches Outcomes Global One Health research theme 2015-2018 (5 x 3 min)
“Improving health and environmental sustainability of European diets using a benchmarking approach” Sander Biesbroek
“The Role of mosquito coinfections in Zika” Sander Koenraadt
“Modelling synergies of human and environmental health” Jeroen Groot
“The role wildlife in the dispersal of AMR” Nico van den Brink
“Reduction of Obesity and Related Diseases by Targeted Nutritional Treatment” Harry Wichers
16:30-17:00 Wrap up, Discussion ‘Future of ‘Global One Health’ research’ Marcel Zwietering/ Wim van der Poel and Policy maker, Ministries of Public Health and Agriculture
17:00-18:00 Drinks, poster viewing