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Programme 2017

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.

Monday 9 October

17.00 Reception

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

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

08:50 Opening Remarks

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


  • Dr. Björn Olsen, Professor, Dept. Of Medicine, Uppsala University
  • Dr. Peter Daszak, President, EcoHealth Alliance
  • 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)

10:00 Coffee-break with speed-dating

10:45 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
  • Dr. Paul Richards, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Agrarian Development, University of Wageningen
  • 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

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 October

8:30 Welcome back

8:45 Plenary Session 3, Making One Health Work


  • Dr. Pierre Formenty, DVM, Team Lead Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, Health Emergencies programme, WHO
  • 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 Workshops in parallel

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

17:00 Summit Reflections

17:15 Concluding Remarks

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

17:30 End of Summit

Contact us

  • Uppsala Health Summit
    c/o Uppsala University
  • Mail: info@uppsalahealthsummit.se