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One Health at the University of Guelph

Are you wondering what One Health events are happening this month? Download our monthly calendar! 

Have an event (seminar, conference, webinar, social gathering) you would like to add? See an event you would like to learn more about? Email Katherine Heyland, One Health Project Manager (heylandk@uoguelph.ca).

Pathway to Increase Standards and Competency of eDNA Surveys (PISCeS) International Conference

The University of Guelph’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), Department of Integrative Biology & College of Biological Sciences are pleased to host a second eDNA conference on May 28-29, 2020.

Academia, regulators, and industry will join in a discussion on Pathways to Increase Standards and competency of Environmental DNA Surveys. The intent is to explore and inform public policy, industry strategies and future research. 

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2020.

Submit your abstract by email to pisces@uoguelph.ca following the submission guidelines

Courses and Webinars



MAY 2020

Looking for approaches that can help you and your research or practice contribute to regenerative processes healing people, animals, ecosystems and the planet?

Discover innovative and dynamic approaches for better understanding the multiple factors which influence health – ecosystem approaches to health – with an experienced, pan-Canadian team. During this intensive course, you will learn methods for carrying out research and interventions on issues at the confluence of health, the environment and society.

COPEH-Canada Course and Webinar Series

Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls are one-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface.

March 2020 ZOHU Call

Date: March 4, 2020


  • Mammal decline, linked to invasive Burmese python, shifts host use of vector mosquito towards reservoir hosts of a zoonotic disease
  • Companion Animals and Domestic Violence as a One Health Issue
  • Psittacosis Outbreak among Workers at Chicken Slaughter Plants, Virginia and Georgia, USA, 2018

**Call for Abstracts**

The Program Planning Committee of the 2020 One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference invites interested trainees (students and post-docs) and researchers to submit poster abstracts related to all aspects of antimicrobial stewardship in Animal Health, Public Health and/or Environmental Health. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts, even for work in progress. Our aim is to highlight current research that informs antimicrobial stewardship as well as programs or knowledge translation activities that are active in this area.

  • February 29, 2020: Abstract Due Date
  • April 10, 2020: Acceptance Notification
  • May 20-21, 2020: Conference (Edmonton)

Questions? Please contact sylvia.checkley@ucalgary.ca 

One Health, One Future

  • March 4, 2020 Deadline for registration.
  • March 11-14, 2020 One Health, One Future Conference at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska


World One Health Congress

  • June 14-June 18, 2020 World One Health Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland


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