One Health News & Events
Don't miss our most recent faculty profile, our report on One Health at the University of Guelph, details on upcoming One Health conferences and events, and our YouTube seminar series. That and much more in this week's newsletter!
G20 High Level Independent Panel Calls for a One Health Approach
In their new report, the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, called for increased funding of the World Health Organization and One Health to bolster global and national capacities for pandemic preparedness and rapid response.
The report identifies four major gaps in pandemic prevention and preparedness - infectious disease surveillance, resilience of national health systems, global capacity to supply and deliver vaccines, and global governance - and calls upon the international community to finance measures to plug these gaps.
Given the zoonotic nature of many viruses, the report also calls for a One Health approach to surveillance that includes animal health and veterinary services as well as robust surveillance and detection networks.
New! Faculty Focus Article
We have been busy writing Faculty Focus articles about faculty across our campus. Check them out!
Dr. Andrew Hamilton-Wright
Improving Clarity of Health Diagnostic Tools
Medical professionals are experts at reading numbers from health diagnostic tools, but what do all the figures really mean?
Diagnostic tools are designed to recognize a certain set of patterns in the signals they’re measuring. But they don’t give information about the underlying biological state causing the signals.
Dr. Andrew Hamilton-Wright, School of Computer Science, is working to fix this disconnect and enhance the information that health diagnostic tools can tell medical professionals about patients’ conditions.
Read about how One Health is related to his research here.
Free Student Registrations for ISTAS21
The Ontario Veterinary College via the One Health Institute is sponsoring 20 University of Guelph students to attend the upcoming virtual 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS21) which will include a moderated panel discussion on One Health informatics. This session is Saturday, October 30th at 9:15am.
ISTAS21 is cohosted by the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo and will take place October 28-31.
If you are a University of Guelph student and you are interested in attending ISTAS21, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The complementary registrations will be available on a first come, first served basis up to a maximum of 20 students.
NEW! University of Guelph One Health Report 2021
The University of Guelph's One Health Institute is pleased to present a report on the third anniversary of the One Health Agenda, a bold campus-wide initiative to harness and enhance our university's capacity in One Health.
Together we are building a comprehensive One Health research platform, and equipping graduates with much-needed competencies to participate in and lead interdisciplinary One Health teams. These teams work towards solutions for our most complex problems at the intersection of human, animal, plant and environmental health—to Improve Life.
The full report is available to view or download on our website.
WHO Assembles One Health Expert Panel
The World Health Organization (WHO) and three other partners have created a High Level One Health Expert Panel of 26 international experts from 23 countries. The Panel will assess emerging health crises arising from the human-animal-ecosystem interface, identify research gaps and provide guidance on the development of a long-term strategic approach to reducing the risk of zoonotic pandemics, and an associated monitoring and early warning framework.
The panel includes Dr. Dominique Charron who is Vice-President of Programs & Partnerships for the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Charron holds a PhD in epidemiology and a DVM from the University of Guelph.
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Upcoming One Health-related Conferences
One Welfare World first annual conference is September 15-16, 2021. This virtual conference will highlight the One Welfare Framework, and how One Welfare is relevant in the context of the COVID Pandemic.
Global Conference on Climate Change is September 16 to 18, in person in London, UK. This conference will address the multidimensional aspects of the climate change problem and present solutions.
2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society is October 28-31. This virtual symposium will include a moderated One Health informatics panel discussion on Saturday, October 30th.
WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate Change is November 6-7, 2021 in Glasgow, UK. The aim of the conference is to call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to drive a green, healthy and resilient recovery from COVID-19.
7th World One Health Congress is November 7-11, 2021 in Singapore. The theme of this hybrid event is 'Integrating Science, Policy and Clinical Practice: a One Health Imperative Post COVID-19'.
One Health Affiliated Faculty List
Are you a University of Guelph faculty member who conducts research that is One Health-related?
Please check out our One Health affiliated faculty list for a list of campus faculty who have self-identified as One Health researchers.
We are currently updating this list and if you would like to be added, please send a photo along with your research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you like to be removed from this list, or if there are faculty on this list who are no longer at the University of Guelph, we would like to know that too. Thank you!
Discover Our Faculty Focus Articles
We have been focusing on the broad range of One Health research taking place at the University of Guelph by profiling faculty in departments across campus. Check out our most recent Faculty Focus articles below.
Dr. Jeff Wichtel, Dean, OVC - Moving One Health from the Field to the Classroom
Dr. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies - Novel Immune Therapy May Hold Promise for Human and Canine Cancer Patients
Dr. Robert Hanner, Integrative Biology - Preventing and Exposing Fish Fraud with Advanced Biotechnology
Dr. Rozita Dara, Computer Science - Preventing Future Pandemics using Social Media and Search Engines
Dr. Heather Murphy, Pathobiology - Kids' Health Improves with UV-treated Well Water
Dr. Brandon Gilroyed, Environmental Sciences - What is the Right Way to Deal with Livestock Mortaility?
Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Population Medicine - Local Health Informatics Expert Making a Global Impact
Dr. Andrew Bailey, Philosophy - Consciousness Defies Every Form of Measurement, says Professor
Plus more on our Faculty Focus page!
Missed one of our events? No problem. Find out more about past events below and on the One Health website & YouTube channel.
The One Health Seminar Series on YouTube
Past One Health seminars are available to watch on our YouTube channel. Recordings will be updated and uploaded here. Enjoy!
Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, Food Science (Mar. 26, 2021) - Salmonella Syst-OMICS: Applying the One Health Approach for Improved Food Safety
Dr. Daniel Gillis, School of Computer Science (Mar. 11, 2021) - One Year, One Health
Dr. Kathyrn Fair, School of Environmental Sciences (Feb, 26, 2021) - Physical Distancing, School/Workplace Closure & COVID-19 Disease Burden: How Many Lives did We Save?
Dr. Emily Denstedt, Wildlife Conservation Society, Laos (Feb. 12, 2021) - Wildlife, Wild Places, and Spillover: Insights from the Field
Dr. Cate Dewey, Population Medicine, OVC (Jan. 29, 2021) - Pigs, Poverty and Epilepsy
Dr. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering (Nov. 18, 2020) - How Experimental Psychology Can Help Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Jennifer Provencher, Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada (Nov. 4, 2020) - Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health
Dr. Robert Hanner, Integrative Biology (Oct. 21, 2020) - The Role of DNA Barcoding and Environmental DNA-based Biomonitoring in Support of a One Health Agenda
Drs. Deb Stacey and Theresa Bernardo (Sept. 23, 2020) - The Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A New Addition to One Health Data Resources.
Check the University of Guelph's COVID-19 website for regular campus-wide updates.
Remember to check out our News page and our events calendar for up-to-date listings of webinars, conferences, and symposia of special interest to our U of Guelph community.
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