Uppsala Health Summit

Workshops at a glance

2017-03-17

TACKLING INFECTIOUS DISEASE THREATS 9 – 11 OCTOBER

As always, Uppsala Health Summit is dedicated to establishing a dialogue on how to implement knowledge gained from research and innovations.

In eight 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.

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PREVENT:

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.

Children and formal education as change agents

Children, with the support of formal education system, have the potential to ignite positive behaviour change. In this workshop, experiences from such efforts will be shared and discussed with the ambition of starting up co-operations and to set up possible pilot projects.

Bottom-up Approaches for Improved Preparedness

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 to combat infectious disease –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 the use of modern typing tools in tracing of food borne disease

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 soluions

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.

Data-driven decision making in 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).

In addition, a workshop on vaccine safety, is currently under development in partnership with the Uppsala Monitoring Centre.

Stay tuned for more updates!