See additional Recent and Past News items on the Commission’s One Health News webpage.
Who’s Who in Students for One Health (SOH)
World Bank Work Group Document Released
Despite the potential impact of viral threats, the world remains unable to predict when, where, or from what species the next emerging virus will break out. The Global Virome Project (GVP) is an innovative 10-year partnership to detect the majority of our planet’s unknown viral threats. http://www.globalviromeproject.org
Learn more about the ‘Link’. See the February 2018 LINK- Letter
Created by the U.S. National Link Coalition, this newsletter is a monthly report of news on The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. Why is this a One Health issue? Because where animals are being abused, the people sharing those environments are also at risk of being abused and learning to abuse. That’s the ‘Link’. https://goo.gl/ewkVCF To subscribe to The Link-Letter (free) contact email@example.com
The OH-SMART mapping tool was developed to assist agencies in coordinating effective outbreak response planning. OH-SMART gives people from different disciplines a practical way to apply business process improvement and participatory leadership methods to their multi-sectoral system. It has also been used for “After Action” outbreak response, Multi-sectoral Preparedness and Response Planning, and Developing One Health Teams. The University of Minnesota and USDA have facilitated OH-SMART workshops to support One Health systems strengthening in over 30 US states and 12 countries. https://goo.gl/5ywrx
In February, 2018 the One Health Unit of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva), in collaboration with Professor Jakob Zinsstag of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, published a description of the first global ‘flipped’ classroom in One Health that was conducted in Geneva and Basel in July 2017. This innovative MOOC (massive open online course) gathered 12 Swiss and international learners to work in interdisciplinary teams on specific public/global health challenges at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. They were supported by experts from academia and international organisations (e.g. World Health Organization). A novel project-based learning and research model arising from MOOCs was successfully created, which offers opportunities for global education and research addressing real world challenges utilising a One Health approach.” https://goo.gl/yWBZqH See a short video about the MOOC. https://goo.gl/t5gsjj
The U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) has launched a new large-scale Environmental Health Matters Initiative to work across disciplines and sectors in developing lasting solutions to improve health today and for generations to come. Though not mentioned in this announcement, it is hoped that the NASEM will include animals, both wild and domestic and their impact on the environment and environmental impacts on them, in its considerations. https://goo.gl/XkR5vC
The One Heath Commission (OHC) is using citizen science and crowd-sourcing tools to collect important data from the public about disease and health issues occurring in pet dogs and cats that can serve a sentinels for diseases and environmental exposures.
As of December 17, 2017 a total of 1,611 surveys had been completed. You can view results so far (https://goo.gl/AtoRVg ) and listen to an interview on Pet Life Radio (https://goo.gl/vUd8Tu) by Dr. Bernadine Cruz of partner EPA’s Dr. Megan Mehaffey about the survey. https://goo.gl/vUd8Tu
Start Planning your One Health Day 2018 Event NOW….
OH Day Events can happen any time during the year…..and don’t forget to register yours on the OH Day website to get on the map!
See additional Events, Past, Present and Future, on the One Health Commission’s Events webpage
April 5, 2018 Symposium: Global One Health Research, the Future
Wageningen University and Research (WUR) Center, Wageningen, Netherlands. Hosted by WUR in cooperation with Nanjing Agricultural University, China, and University of California, Davis, USA. Internationally many research institutes are active in the field of One Health or Global Health, often working from just a few disciplines. In a globalizing world with changing life-styles, global One Health research needs to combine efforts of multiple research disciplines to improve health of humans, animals and plants by using an integrated systems approach. This symposium will show innovations that can improve cooperation between researchers and different stakeholders. https://goo.gl/E9FYxH. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29- May 2, 2018 3rd International Conference on One Medicine, One Science (iCOMOS)
Twin Cities, Minnesota. Hosted by the University of Minnesota. A global forum on science and policy at the interface of the environment, agriculture, and medicine. Explore new ways to solve pressing health issues, facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, and promote science’s role in influencing public policy at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment. #ICOMOS2018 https://goo.gl/cDYt9w
June 16, 2018
Montreal, Canada. For more information and registration visit the course website. https://goo.gl/jNeQ5w
September 7-8, 2018 7th World Congress of Clinical Safety (7WCCS)
Bern, Switzerland. Hosted by International Association of Risk Management in Medicine (IARMM)
Whilst we all recognize the importance of the practice of risk management sciences… it is essential to integrate interdisciplinary research in such fields as political economics, administration studies, sociology, environmental science, ecology, behavioral science, information science, education, ethics, epidemiology and statistics, not just to develop technologies to implement government policies and countermeasures. Abstract deadline April 30.
May 7- June 8, August 12-17, 2018 – One Health International Summer Course 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark, Organised by University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark, Deadline for application: 1 April 2018, https://goo.gl/94wdtb
7 May – 8 June 2018: 5-weeks internet-based module ….plus 12 – 17 August 2018: One week on-campus module
Massive Online Open Course (MOOC): Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface
Created by University of Geneva. Available year round on Coursera, a new class starts every 4 weeks, upcoming start dates are March 19, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9. https://goo.gl/uFCiNR
The Global Health Program is a collaborative team of experts in wildlife and conservation medicine, ecology and public health who work together to address wildlife health concerns, investigate disease at the human/wildlife interface, and conduct international training programs in an effort to build intervention and response capacity worldwide. See for Summer 2018:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
DVM or equivalent, Research experience preferred, Full-Time 3-year, start between June and September 2018. The successful candidate will work with ICM and WCI staff and be responsible for furthering the mission of the ICM to take a holistic (One Health) approach to research on wildlife, public health, and sustainable ecosystems to ensure healthy animals and healthy people https://goo.gl/D9voH3
Arizona State University, Temple, Arizona, USA
Work with education researchers, other postdocs and staff to develop education resources for the field of evolutionary medicine, including EvMedEd and EvMed Review and perform research on education strategies for evolutionary medicine. The ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine is a world leader in this area. https://goo.gl/oCP5qF
*Did you miss it in 2017? Special Open Access One Health issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society* One Health for a changing world: zoonoses, ecosystems and human well-being
Cunningham A, Scoones I, Woods J, (Eds). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2017;372(1175). DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0162. 2017 June 5.
Rüegg SR, Nielsen LR, Buttigieg SC, Santa M, Aragrande M, Canali M, Ehlinger T, Chantziaras I, Boriani E, Radeski M, Queenan K, Bruce M, Haesler B, Front. Vet. Sci., 2018 March 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00023
Positioning Animal Welfare in the One Health Concept through Evaluation of an Animal Welfare Center in Skopje, Macedonia , Radeski M, O’Shea H, De Meneghi D, Ilieski V, Front. Vet. Sci., 2018 January 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2017.00238
Franc KA, Krecek RC, Häsler BN, Arenas-Gamboa AM, BMC Public Health BMC series, 2018, 18:125 2018 January 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-5016-y
Seltenrich N, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol 126, Issue 1, 2018 Jan 19. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP2391
Rüegg SR, et. al, Front. Vet. Sci. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00023
de Castañeda RR, Garrison A, Haeberli P, Crump L, Zinsstag J, Ravel A, Flahault A, Bolon I, One Health, Volume 5, June 2018, Pages 37-39, ISSN 2352-7714
Operational framework for strengthening human, animal and environmental public health systems at their interface, Le Gall FG, Francois G, Plante CA, Berth FCJ, Bouley T, Seifman, RM, Karesh WB, Machalaba CC, January, 2018. Washington, D.C., https://goo.gl/zSUJF3
Zinsstag J, Crump L, Winkler MS, Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz., 2017, 36 (2), 671-680, August 2017
Farone T, published Feb 2018 on the One Health Commission’s Narratives of One Health in Action https://goo.gl/HZTdPA
Padda H, Niedbalski A, Tate E, Deem SL, Front. Vet. Sci., 2018 February 26. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00022
Berrian AM, Smith MH, Rooyen J, Martinez-Lopez B, Plank MN, Smith WA, Conrad PA, One Health, Volume 5, June 2018, Pages 9-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.11.002
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