OneH2024 - 12-14 June 2024 - Saint-Brieuc (France)
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The One Health Challenges to tackle infectious diseases

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Institut Pasteur

Welcome in the section "AUTHORS ZONE" !


Abstract submission is now open !

Last Call Deadline for submission of abstract extended : 07th of December 2023.


And many thanks for your contribution.

The Scientific Committee of One H 2024.



1. OneHealth effects of changes

Chairpersons to be determined

In a One Health perspective, the impact of climate change, biodiversity loss, habitat destruction, and human activities is crucial as they are interconnected and have profound implications for human, animal, and environmental health. Climate change leads to environmental disruptions, biodiversity loss weakens ecosystem functioning, habitat destruction increases the risk of zoonotic diseases, and human activities contribute to these challenges. Understanding these connections is vital for developing integrated strategies to protect and promote the health of all living beings. Mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity and habitats, adopting sustainable practices, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration are essential steps in addressing these interconnected challenges.

The aim of this session is to discuss the impact of climate change, biodiversity, habitat destruction and human activities :

  • On the emergence or re-emergence of infectious diseases / vector- borne diseases / foodborne diseases 
  • In humans or animals 
  • Involving interactions between farm animals- Human populations- environment


2. Enhanced integrated surveillance

Chairpersons to be determined

Enhancing integrated surveillance in a One Health perspective is crucial for early detection of disease outbreaks, understanding disease dynamics, assessing public health risks, developing early warning systems, promoting collaboration, and implementing a holistic approach to health management. By monitoring and sharing information across sectors, it becomes possible to identify emerging diseases, assess risks, and develop effective prevention and control strategies. Integrated surveillance supports the implementation of a One Health approach, acknowledging the interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health.

Communications addressed to this session should deal with how to better integrate and/or coordinate our surveillance systems in animal health, human health and/or environment for infectious diseases


3. One Health solutions

Chairpersons to be determined

There are several effective and practical One Health solutions to manage infectious diseases. Key approaches include strengthening surveillance systems, promoting cross-sectoral collaboration, encouraging One Health research, enhancing communication and education, implementing vaccination and disease control measures, and addressing environmental factors. These solutions involve improving disease detection and response, fostering collaboration among sectors, conducting interdisciplinary research, promoting public awareness, implementing preventive measures, and considering environmental influences. Flexibility and adaptability are important when implementing these strategies to tailor them to specific diseases and local contexts.

Communications addressed to this session should present concrete examples of successful One heath stories in the field of infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases and/or foodborne diseases


4. Risk perception, communication and management

Chairpersons to be determined

In a One Health perspective, risk perception, communication, and management are vital for effectively addressing the complexities of infectious diseases. Understanding stakeholder perspectives and conducting risk assessments facilitate a clear understanding of potential health impacts and uncertainties. Effective risk communication involves clear and accessible messaging, collaboration, and tailoring approaches to different target groups. Integrated risk management approaches consider the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, including surveillance, vaccination, and ecosystem conservation. Preparedness and adaptive management ensure timely response and continuous improvement. By integrating these elements, stakeholders can collaborate, engage communities, and implement comprehensive strategies to address infectious diseases holistically.

Communications addressed to this session should deal with sociological issues as regards risk perception, communication and transdisciplinary risk management for a One Health approach.


5. New tools to meet OneHealth challenges

Chairpersons to be determined

Meeting One Health challenges requires the development and implementation of new tools and approaches. These include integrated surveillance systems, advanced molecular diagnostics and genomic sequencing, One Health information sharing platforms, predictive modelling and data analytics, behavioral and social science research, One Health education and training programs, and fostering innovation and technology transfer. These tools enhance our ability to detect and respond to disease outbreaks, understand disease dynamics, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and address the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. Continued investment in research, infrastructure, and capacity building is crucial to effectively tackle emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and environmental threats in a holistic and sustainable manner.

During this session, novel and alternative methodologies will be explored by concrete examples in data collection/management/analysis and other tools in the perspective of meeting One Health challenges

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