Uppsala Health Summit

Tackling Infectious Disease Threats, 10 - 11 October 2017

 - Prevent, detect, respond with a One Health approach

Despite considerable advances in global health, infectious diseases continue to pose a major threat. Around 70 per cent of all new diseases are zoonotic. This calls for a framework that moves away from narrow vertical interventions towards one that brings together social, economic, eco-system expertise with human and veterinary health.  

Uppsala Health Summit will convene in dialogue on how to meet the threats of infectious diseases by applying an integrated One Health approach to global and local management.

The plenum program and workshops take place at Uppsala Castle 10 - 11 October. All delegates, speakers and organizers are cordially invited to a reception at Uppsala Art Museum the evening before, 9 October, when the museum is open exclusively to the Summit delegates.

Program 9 - 11 October 2017

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 

Reception at Uppsala Art Museum, in Uppsala Castle, starting at 17h00. Meet and greet with delegates, speakers and organizers.

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

8:00 Registration opens at the ground floor of Uppsala Castle

08:45 Welcome by Professor Anders Malmberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University, Chairman of Uppsala Health Summit Steering Committe.

08:50 Opening Remarks by Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Government of Sweden.

09:00 Plenum Session 1, Emerging Disease Threats, their Global Drivers and One Health

Speakers:

  • Dr. Björn Olsen, Professor, Dept. Of Medicine, Uppsala University, "Pandemics- an inevitable consequense of humans predatory behaviour"
  • Dr. Peter Daszak, President, EcoHealth Alliance “The beginning of the end of the pandemic era”
  • Dr. Maria K. Lapinski, Professor, Department of Communication and Michigan AgBio Research, Michigan State University, Director, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Health, Environment, and Risk Communication Center (HERCC): Connecting Social Science Research to One Health Challenges

10:00 Coffee-break with speed-dating

10:45 Workshop Session including lunch (app 12:00 -13:00)

Workshops in parallel

15:00 Coffee break with speed-dating

15:45 Plenum Session 2, Zoonotic Disease Threats: Prevent, Detect, Respond 

  • Dr. Eric Fèvre, Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health: "Lessons from integrated One Health research in Kenya'
  • Dr. Paul Richards, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Agrarian Development, University of Wageningen "Three lessons for One Health from the Upper West African Ebola epidemic"
  • Frouke de Groot, Policy Officer Animal Health, Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Dr. Beth Ann Griswold Coller, Molecular Biologist, Executive Director, Global Clinical Development, Merck and Co. The journey of the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola Vaccine

17:00 Workshop Conclusions presented in plenum

17:30 End of day 1.

19:00  Delegate Dinner at Norrlands Nation, one of Uppsala's historical student clubs.

 WEDNESDAY 11 OCT

8:30 Welcome back

8:45 Plenary Session 3, Making One Health Work

Speakers:

  • Dr. Pierre Formenty, DVM, Team Lead Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, Health Emergencies programme, WHO "Global outbreak response and R&D: a country based strategy and One Health framework"
  • Dr. Timothy Bouley, Global Health and Environmental Specialist, World Bank
  • Dr. Johanna Takkinen Head of Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Programme, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC
  • Dr. Bassirou Bonfoh, Professor, Director, CSRS, ASPIRE-ONE Afrique Consortium

10:00 Coffee break and speed-dating

10:45 Workshop Session including lunch (app. 12:00-13:00)

15:00 Coffee-break

15:30 Conclusions from workshops presented in plenum

16:15 Plenary Session 4, Implementing Lessons Learned - Future priorities

  • Dr. Hannah Akuffo, Senior Researcher Advisor and Programme Manager, Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA
  • Dr. Charlie Weller, Head of Vaccine Programme, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr. Jim Gallarda, Senior Program Officer - Diagnostics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: "Where do we go from here? Two futures…"

17:00 Summit Reflections

17:15 Concluding Remarks by Professor Marianne Elvander, Uppsala Health Summit Programme Committee Chair, Former State Epizootiologist, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden

17:30 End of Summit