28 Apr 2014

5th Scientific Meeting

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Nordic One Health Conference - Interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance

The Swedish research councils FORMAS and Vetenskapsrådet supported our Fifth Scientific Meeting on One Health.

Group photo.

The snow began to fall just as we prepared to take this group photo in front of the Friibergh mansion. Click on the image for a larger version (opens in a new window).


A summary from one of the group discussions was uploaded 21st of April 2014 (Group 2, day 2: Nordic cooperation, see attachment below).


Invited key-note speakers

Robert Skov, MD, Statens Seruminstitut, Denmark. Head of unit for Infection Control. Specialist in Clinical Microbiology. Coordination of consultantcy on surveillance of antimicrobial usage and resistant bacteria and infection control.

Merete Hofshagen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, head of section for Veterinary public health. Veterinarian with a PhD in microbiology. Experience from surveillance, data collection and reporting concerning zoonoses and antibiotic resistance both nationally and internationally. Lately in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Antti Oksanen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Research Professor, DVM, Production Animal and Wildlife Health Research Unit. Working in parasitological projects aiming to improve food safety and animal welfare from the view point of ecology, epidemiology and diagnostics.

Josef Järhult, MD, PhD, Section of Infectious Diseases, Uppsala University hospital, Sweden. Research on resistance in influenza viruses in aquatic environments and the importance of surveillance of wild birds.

Roel Coutinho, MD, Professor in Epidemiology and Prevention of infectious diseases especially in the human-veterinary domain at the University of , Utrecht, The Netherlands.





Day 1, 19 March

Eva Haxton and Anna Lindberg.

Principal organizers of the meeting: Eva Haxton (left) and Anna Lindberg.


Arrival and coffee


Name tags.


Opening words


Björn Olsen.

Björn Olsen, One Health Sweden, opened the meeting

Karin Artursson.

Karin Artursson, One Health Sweden, chairperson the first day


Antimicrobial resistance in the environment

Josef Järhult, Uppsala University Hospital


Prevalence study of West‐Nile virus in collared flycatchers

Tanja Strand

Tanja Strand, Uppsala University


Bivalves as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance in the environment

Jakob Ottosson.

Jakob Ottoson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala


Hidden Markov Models highlight Influenza A Virus immunity processes in a wild reservoir species

Alexis Avril.

Alexis Avril, Linnaeus University, Kalmar


Lunch and networking



Presentation of the 3rd International One Health Congress in Amsterdam 2015

Roel Coutinho, University of Utrecht


One Health in Northern Fennoscandia

Antti Oksanen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Helsinki


Swedish moose is frequently infected by Hepatitis E virus and may act as potential viral reservoir for zoonosis

Jay Lin.

Jay Lin, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala


Coffee and group discussions on the following topics:

  1. Zoonotic viroses (for example influenza A)
  2. Vector borne infections (such as lyme borreliosis, rickettsiae, dengue virus, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever)
  3. Gastrointestinal pathogens (Campylobacter, Salmonella, Yersinia)
  4. Antimicrobial resistance (ESBL, VRE, MRSA )

Group discussion.




Campylobacter in Norwegian poultry – results from 13 years of surveillance

Merete Hofshagen.

Merete Hofshagen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo


High occurrence of E. coli producing ESBL and pAmpC in Swedish broiler production despite minimal usage of antimicrobials and limited overlap with human clinical isolates

Stefan Börjesson.

Stefan Börjesson, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala


Characterization of Campylobacter jejuni isolates of ST-677 CC originating from different sources

Marja-Liisa Hänninen, University of Helsinki


Zoonoses in Humans and Domestic Animals in Cambodia, A Cross Disciplinary Approach

Kristina Osbjer

Kristina Osbjer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala


Check in

Checking in.


Refreshments and poster tour





Day 2, 20 March



One Health Sweden - Cooperation with the US

Lotta Berg.

Lotta Berg, One Health Sweden


Livestock an important reservoir for resistance

Robert Skov.

Robert Skov, Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen


Characterization and comparison of Escherichia coli O145 from sheep and humans

Camilla Sekse.

Camilla Sekse, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Trondheim

10.15-10.30 Ecology from farm to fork of microbial drug resistance and transmission (EFFORT)

Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte.

Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte, Technical University of Denmark, Soeborg


Coffee and group discussions on the following topics:

  1. Research in developing countries
  2. Nordic cooperation
  3. International One Health Congress, Amsterdam 2015
Coffee table.
11.30-12.00 Final words and good bye

Lotta Berg.

Lotta Berg, One Health Sweden, chairperson the second day.

The meeting in progress.

For more photos, see the slide show (top-right).

Venue: Friiberghs herrgård (near Uppsala/Örsundsbro, Sweden). Click here to see a map (opens in a new window).

One Health Sweden would like to thank the Swedish Research Council, VR and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, Formas for funding.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 09:00 to Thursday, 20 March, 2014 - 12:00