GCEID’s pre-congress workshop “A One Health Approach to Infectious Diseases” – Registration now open

cropped-logo-1000x288[1]The workshop (Tuesday 29 Nov – Thursday 1 Dec 2016) will be held prior to the “One Health EcoHealth Congress 2016” (www.oheh2016.org) scheduled for 3-7 December 2016.

Overview: The interwoven connections between human, animal and environmental health have always been recognised. The key concepts of One Health may be readily grasped, but designing, implementing and analysing multidisciplinary human-livestock-wildlife-environment projects has many challenges. Foremost of these is that inter-disciplinary studies often need to draw on a range of skill sets which might be specific to a particular problem. Through the use of a diverse set of recent infectious disease One Health examples, we aim to provide participants with the opportunity to learn the why and how of One Health in practice.

Workshop objectives: The objective of the workshop is to provide an introduction to the design and implementation of One Health investigations with a focus on infectious diseases, and to provide the tools for analysis of One Health data. This will be done through the delivery of:

  • One Health investigations by the people who led them
  • Tutorials on key skills required for One Health investigations
  • Participants’ experiences of doing One Health investigations

In addition, participants will be able to obtain practical advice from the workshop organisers and tutors about any One Health projects participants are planning or if they are needing assistance to analyse or write-up a project that has been completed. Note this is an optional activity.

Ideal participants: Participants should have a strong background in either public health, animal health and/or ecohealth and wish to gain greater exposure or insight into one or more of the other sub-disciplines. No prior knowledge of One Health is required. The course is equally applicable for practitioners, disease control managers, practical researchers and students.

Location: The workshop will take place at Geelong’s University Hospital Campus in Central Geelong. Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria and is well served with transport links. It is 75 km from Melbourne.

Cost: $1000 AUD before 1st October 2016; $1200 AUD after 1st October 2016

How to register: To register your attendance, please click HERE and then hit the ‘Register Now’ button at the top of the page. More information on the workshop is available HERE.

Registrations close 18th November 2016.