For Track 4, the concept of “one health” acknowledges the mutual interdependence of human, animal and environmental health, and promotes an interdisciplinary approach.
This is a scientific response to complex and pressing global health threats linked to e.g., climate change, declining biodiversity, antimicrobial resistance, emerging and endemic infectious diseases. The track will also specifically discuss health implication of safe water and sanitation.
The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has highlighted the importance of a trans-disciplinary approach in solving a problem that like few before has challenge us at a true planetary level. The track welcomes interdisciplinary discussions and presentations. Read more about the track here.
Track 4 - Keynotes - Day 1 (28 Sept.)
Name: Gunnar Skov Simonsen
Institution: University of Tromsø, Norway
Speciality: antibiotic resistence, clinical microbiology, public health
Date: 28 Sept.
Title: AMR in a One Health perspective – Hype or reality?
Gunnar Skov Simonsen is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Tromsø and Director of the Department of Microbiology and Infection Control at the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsø, Norway. He is also in charge of NORM – The Norwegian Organization for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and editor of the yearly report on antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among humans and animals in Norway (NORM / NORM-VET). His research interests are within molecular epidemiology of AMR as well as population-based studies of host-microbe interactions in bacterial colonization and infection. He has played important leadership roles at the national and international level relating to AMR, including WHO, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Coordination Group for the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), and more.
Name: Tristan Clark
Institution: University of Southampton, UK
Speciality: Infectious diseases and general internal medicine
Date: 28 Sept.
Title: Antibiotic resistance and respiratory infections: the role of rapid diagnostics
Dr Tristan Clark is an Infectious Diseases physician and researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. His research is focussed on evaluating the clinical impact of rapid diagnostic tests for respiratory viruses and other infections.
Name: Jonna Mazet
Institution: UC Davis, USA
Speciality: global health problem solving for emerging infectious diseases and conservation challenges
Date: 28 Sept.
Jonna Mazet is active in international One Health education, service, and research programs, most notably in relation to pathogen emergence; disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people; and the ecological drivers of novel disease dynamics. Currently, she is the Co-Director of the US Agency for International Development’s One Health Workforce – Next Generation. Learn more from her UCDavis website.
- is organised by the University of Bergen (UiB) on behalf of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH)
- with enabling partners (Centre for International Health, UiB; Haukeland University Hospital; Global Health Norway, the Norwegian Research School of Global Health; and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH))
- and sponsors (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH); the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP); and Merck)
- and supported by the Research Council of Norway.
- The abstracts will be presented in a special issue of the Journal of Tropical Medicine & International Health (TMIH).