Scientific Programme Committee on One Health Science
RIZ Hannover, Germany, Co-founder One Health Platform Foundation
Melbourne Veterinary School, Australia
Curtin University, Australia, Co-founder One Health Platform Foundation, Co-chair 6th World One Health Congress
Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Australia
Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases and Surveillance (SACIDS)
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
University of Pretoria, SA
Georgetown University, USA
University of Massachusetts, USA
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
UC Davis, USA
William B. Karesh
University of Glasgow, UK
The Pirbright Institute, UK
University of St. Andrews, UK
University of Edinburgh
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Zhejiang Edinburgh Institute, CN
Public Health England
Global Affairs Canada
Grant D. Stentiford
Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, UK
Roslin Institute, UK
Katinka de Balogh
Gregory C. Gray
Duke University School of Medicine, USA
USDA APHIS veterinary services
The University of Edinburgh/The Roslin Institute, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health
Royal Veterinary College, UK
Pierre Van Damme
University of Antwerp, Belgium
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating globally and putting an enormous strain on medical and other front-line health and community services everywhere. It seems very wrong and irresponsible for us to continue to plan on holding the 6th World One Health Congress in Edinburgh in June, and potentially place you and all our delegates at risk of infection.
The #WOHC2020 Organising Committee has therefore decided to re-schedule the Congress, and now plans to hold it from 30 October to 3 November 2020 instead, ending most appropriately on the annual One Health Day. We hope you will all remain safe and well in the intervening period, and we look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for an exciting and informative 6th World One Health Congress on 30 Oct-3 Nov 2020.
We are planning extra sessions on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and are specifically welcoming abstracts with an emphasis on: pathogenesis and clinical manifestations / virology and epidemiology/ intervention strategies / clinical and outbreak management.
The Congress will take place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), the same venue as initially planned. All registrations will be transferred to the new dates and all abstracts that have been accepted for presentation will remain in the programme unless the authors notify us that they wish to withdraw.
New important dates:
early bird registration till 18 September.
abstract presenter registration till 4 September.
late breaker abstract submission deadline is 18 September.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates on our website.