Scientific Focus

Prevention at the source is key in controlling (infectious) diseases that have a growing impact on humans, animals and their ecosystems. The 3rd International One Health Congress will therefore focus on how science can help in preventing emerging and re-emerging (infectious) diseases. Through a special Science – Policy interface policy makers and international organizations may translate the latest scientific advancements into preventive measures.

The scientific program will be organized in three sessions, each covering a specific range of topics in relation to Prevention at the source.

SCIENTIFIC THEMES

SESSION I – EMERGING DISEASES IN A CHANGING WORLD: PATHOGENS AND INTERFACE
Pathogens and predisposing factors at the human-animal interface
Early response by clinician and veterinarian

Terrestrial, aquatic and aerial pathogens

Pathogens and predisposing factors in the food chain

Environmental pollution as a predisposing factor

Immuno-toxicology and infectious diseases

Antibiotic and antiviral resistance: medical vs veterinary drivers

Biodiversity and emerging pathogens

Novel technologies: from molecular to modelling

SESSION II – DRIVERS OF EMERGENCE

From zoonoses to pandemic

Ecological and evolutionary drivers of disease emergence

Climate and emerging pathogens. Will this affect population of spanish flies.

Ecosystems and wildlife in pathogen emergence

Comparing pathogenesis from natural to spill-over hosts

Human behavior and disease emergence in humans and animals

Demographics in humans and animals

Comparing drivers in different continents: from poverty reduction to global connectivity

SESSION III – INTERVENTION STRATEGIES

Cost-benefits of intervention strategies

Rapid intervention strategies: from SARS to MERS

Intervention strategies and benefits of modelling

Ongoing international projects on the chain of emergence