Join us in Wellington for One Health Aotearoa - A Symposium on Infectious Diseases on 22-23 March 2016.

This symposium aims to provide scientists and policy makers with an opportunity to share information and ideas on current research in the field of infectious disease.

The One Health Aotearoa - A Symposium on Infectious Diseases is co-hosted by the University of Otago, Massey University and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, under the 'One Health Aotearoa' umbrella.

About One Health Aotearoa

One Health Aotearoa is an alliance between researchers working at the interface between human, animal and environmental health.

One Health Aotearoa brings together scientists working in a wide range of disciplines of relevance to the control of diseases of humans and animals; including both wildlife and domestic animals. It recognises the fact that many of our most important diseases, both globally and within New Zealand, are transmitted between animals and humans (the zoonoses) and many of the tools and techniques required to treat, prevent and control diseases generally (i.e. not just zoonoses) are equally applicable to both human and veterinary medicine.

One Health Aotearoa also recognises the importance of interdisciplinary and translational research, as well as comparative approaches that cut across traditional boundaries, such as comparative pathology and medicine. The disciplines of relevance include: microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, microbial genetics, mathematical modelling and evolutionary modelling, all of which will be represented at this symposium.

Symposium Programme

One Health Aotearoa - A Symposium on Infectious Diseases will be held at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington campus.

2016 Symposium Programme

Download the programme for One Health Aotearoa - A Symposium on Infectious Diseases

Date Session topic

22 March 2016

9.55am - 6.00pm

Foodborne and enteric disease
Pathogen evolution
Prevention, policy, social responsibiity and communication
Open session and proferred paper

23 March 2016

8.30am - 4.15pm

Modelling transmission dynamics
Responding to emerging infectious diseases
Anti-microbial resistance - new research, strategies for management and control
Interfaces in epidemiology
One Health - the big picture
Meeting close

Plenary Speaker

Martyn KirkAssociate Professor Martyn Kirk from The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia will give a plenary lecture on the global burden of foodborne infection.

Invited Speakers

Dr Julia Gog (University of Cambridge, UK) Prof Michael Baker (University of Otago, Wellington)
Prof John Crump (University of Otago) A/Prof Patricia Priest (University of Otago)
A/Prof Adrian Cookson (AgResearch) Prof John Mackenzie (Curtin University, Australia)
Dr Patrick Biggs (Massey University) Dr Debbie Williamson (University of Otago and ESR)
Prof Paul Gardner (University of Canterbury) Dr Mark Thomas (Auckland University)
Dr Tim Vaughan (Auckland University) Dr Shirley Crawshaw (Ministry of Health)
Peter Griffin (Science Media Centre) Dr Mark Bryan (Vet South/NZ Veterinary Association)
Dr Scott Gallacher (Ministry for Primary Industries) Dr Pippa Scott (University of Otago, Christchurch)
Dr Susan Jack (University of Otago) Dr David Wilkinson (Massey University)
Dr David Hayman (Massey University) Dr Jackie Benschop (Massey University)
Dr Richard Hall (ESR) Prof Simon Kingham (University of Canterbury)
Dr Xochitl Morgan (University of Otago) Dr Peter Jolly (Massey University)
Dr Carolyn Gates (Massey University) Prof David Murdoch (University of Otago, Christchurch)
Prof Mick Roberts (Massey University) Prof Nigel French (Massey University)
Prof John Potter (Massey University) Dr Siouxie Wiles (Auckland University)
Prof Greg Cook (University of Otago) Prof Paul Klenerman (University of Oxford,UK)

Map of the University of Otago, Wellington campus

The organising committee

Members of the organising committee are Prof Nigel French, Prof David Murdoch, Dr Debbie Williamson, Prof Michael Baker, Dr Pippa Scott and Dr David Wilkinson.

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