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Summer School on Global One Health

Mon 27 August 2018 until Fri 31 August 2018, Wageningen, The Netherlands


Towards a Global One Health: an interdisciplinary lens to explore synergies, trade-offs and pathways for food systems transitions.
How does your research contribute to/interact with/impact Global One Health.

Aim of the course 
The health of people, animals, plants and their environments are closely connected. This short course on Global One Health (GOH) aims to foster interdisciplinary thinking on the cutting edge of agricultural production, the food supply chain and nutritional and public health outcomes (human, plant and animal) in the framework of a food systems approach. Using an academically rooted food systems approach, synergies and trade-offs between scientific disciplines, such as social, environmental, microbiological, animal, plant, epidemiological disciplines, will be explored. Also the role of public and private stakeholders in the food system (farm to fork) will be discussed.

Course design 
This one-week summer course consists of lectures, data practicals, group discussions and networking. The course will build on insights form social, biomedical, plant, animal, health and environmental sciences.
Participants 
We welcome: Higher education and research: MSc, PhD-students, postdocs, researchers and teachers. Professionals: research & development, advisors, consulting, technical, support and public policy people both from industry and research centres.

Programme topics 
  • Overview of food systems, processes and actors, by faculty, sectors and stakeholders; including cases illustrating processes and actors at the micro-, meso- and macro-level. 
  • Impacts on nutritional and public (human, plant and animal) health, social, environmental and economic sustainability. 
  • Debate with public and private stakeholders on global One Health. Balancing multiple sustainability outcomes in the social, ecologic, economic and health domain. 
  • Filling research gaps, advancing methodology, enabling research infrastructures, data stewardship.

Course lecturers 
Prof Pieter van ‘t Veer, WU (Nutrition, public health and sustainability) 
Prof Wim van der Poel, WUR (Global One Health) 
Prof Fred de Boer, WU (Wildlife Resource Ecology) 
Dr. Alexandre Caron, CIRAD (Health ecology Wildlife-Domestic animals interface) 
Dr. Aurelie Binot, CIRAD, Qualitative Research Principles and Methodology, Social Sciences) 
Dr. Christian Ducrot, INRA, (Animal Health Microbiology, AMR)
Prof Jean-François GUEGUAN, INRA, (animal Health, One Health)
Prof. Mart de Jong, WU (Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology) 
Prof. Henk Hogeveen WU (Animal Health management) Research and teaching staff from WUR, Agreenium and EJP One Health

Course flyer and poster 

Course programme
Practical information
 Organised by Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Agreenium, France and the EJP One Health
 Course organizers 
Prof.  Wim van der Poel, WUR 
Dr. Vincent Baron, Agreenium 
Sylvie Vareille (DVM),Agreenium 
Prof. Roberto LaRagione, EJP One Health Support: Graduate School WIAS, Wageningen 

Course fee 
 WIAS PhD candidates: €100,- 
PE&RC, WASS, VLAG, WIMEK PhD candidates: €200 
Agreenium, EJP One Health PhD candidates: €200 
All other PhD candidates: €400 
Postdocs and other academic staff WUR/Agreenium/EJPOneHealth: €400 
External participants: €600 
NB: fees include materials, lunches, tea, coffee and one course dinner Registration Registration is open till 30 July 2018.

 Registration is open until July 30, 2018.