Workshops at Uppsala Health Summit 2017
TACKLING INFECTIOUS DISEASE THREATS 10 – 11 OCTOBER
Prevent, Detect, Respond with a One Health Approach
As always, Uppsala Health Summit is dedicated to establishing a dialogue on how to implement knowledge gained from research and innovations. In seven workshops, delegates will discuss particular aspects of how to drive the One Health agenda further in order to manage the threats from infectious diseases.
In seven workshops, we will explore different aspects of methods and tools to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats, the dilemmas associated with their implementation and how to overcome them.
Zoonotic Diseases in Livestock – Mitigating Risk Behaviour
The focus of this workshop is how to contribute to long lasting reduction of human risk behaviour to prevent transmission of zoonotic infections among livestock to humans, using Brucellosis in Tajikistan as a case study.
Empowered and Resilient Communities – A Need for New Perspectives
As the Ebola outbreak of 2014 showed the world; To prevent and manage infectious disease outbreaks we need functioning health systems, but also the participation of the people who are most affected. This workshop will explore how to improve conditions for bottom-up community engagement for better prepardness and response.
DETECT AND RESPOND:
Fast and Affordable Diagnostics. How Do We Get There?
In this workshop we will identify bottlenecks and discuss who should take the lead in developing, validating and providing modern diagnostic tools. What incentives are there for venture capital and business to invest in this sector and what will be the role of not-for-profit and government-supported stakeholders? How can we accelerate this development to make emerging diagnostic tools for the future?
Drivers and Constraints in Modern Typing Tools for Detection of Food Borne Infections
With the advanced techniques in place; how to move towards more effective One Health coordination and implementation. In this workshop, we will identify hurdles within regulation and practice, with the goal to provide a list of recommendations on how to unlock the potential of existing typing tools for food borne disease.
Which Priorities Count?
Empowering Scientific Capacities for Locally-Relevant and Sustainable Solutions
While the greatest burden of infectious disease is born by low and middle income countries, many important research priorities do not get the attention they deserve. The goal of this workshops is to produce guidelines for further empowering local and national researchers and institutions to identify and prioritize locally relevant infectious disease research agendas.
Innovation and data-driven decision in health surveillance
How do we achieve data-driven decision making? What are the challenges and opportunities in using innovation to produce rapid, accurate and actionable data in for One Health surveillance (animal, human and environment).
New Vaccines and Medicines: Monitor Safety in Emergency Situations
An increasing number of new drugs and vaccines against infectious diseases are being developed primarily for use in situations where access to drug regulatory infrastructures is either limited or strained, due to the emergency of the situation. How can we assure a reasonable minimum for monitoring safety? And what is a 'reasonable minimum'?