8 Apr 2013

IEE Annual Scientific Meeting 2013

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The fourth ASM took place 19-20 March 2013 at Aronsborg. The theme was Vision and cooperation in International One Health work on a global level. The program and some of the presentations are available here.

We thank all the speakers and participants for your contribution to the meeting!

Group photo, Aronsborg. Photo: Staffan Tamm.
Group photo of the participants in the snow at Aronsborg.
You can click on the image to enlarge it. Photo: Staffan Tamm.


During the meeting the IEE network's name was changed to One Health Sweden. There was also a panel discussion - What is One Health? - with four researchers (Tanja Strand, SMI; Johanna Lindahl, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Mahre Löhmus, National Veterinary Institute and Josef Järhult, Uppsala University) and group discussions on different topics.

Antibiotic resistance: the discussion was mainly focused on environmental factors contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance.
Viral airborne infections: mainly a presentation of the persons in the group and their interest in the field.
Enteric pathogens: water was a common area of interest for the people in the group.
Vector borne diseases: SNÄFF is an existing network on ticks, but there was also an interest for one on mosquitos. “Myggnätet” (the mosquito net) was later formed. Please, contact us if you want to be a part of that mailing list.

There was also a discussion on One Health Sweden in the future. Some comments:

The scientific meeting

  • An important meeting for the network.
  • Difficult for students to pay for the meeting in the future. Grants for students?
  • More time for networking (for example poster sessions), but also lectures.
  • Miss the medical part of One Health
  • Invite also teachers.
  • Find companies that want to contribute to the meeting.

Research pubs

  • Very good. Less cost than a big meeting, but lots of networking for younger people.
  • Not accessible for people outside Uppsala. Possible at other places?
    Everybody can arrange a research pub in their home town and inform about it on the web site.

Web site

  • E-mail list is wanted to be able to send information to each other.
  • Forum for everybody to add information?
    That is possible if you are logged in – “Forums” under “Member Menu”.
  • Possibility to find the members interest in the field, searching for key words?
    Member profiles under “Member Menu”. Today specified in Species and Diseases, not possible to search for key words.

An inquiry about One Health Sweden, past and future, will be sent out!

Some of the speakers:

Carol Rubin, DVM,MPH, Ass. Director for Zoonoses and One Health, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA. Bio here and here.
"The status of One Health in the US and among International Organizations"

Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati, Dr. M.D. PhD. Pathologist, Associate Prof. Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
"Driving forces behind One Health capacity building in Greece"

Henrik Lerner, Ph. D. in Thematic studies of Health and Society at Linköping University and biologist.
"The wider concept of health. What is One Health and how is it related to other concepts of health?"
Henrik is currently lecturer in Practical Philosophy at Linköping University. His research focuses on philosophy of medicine and veterinary medicine, especially with regard to concept and theory formation. He also analyzes knowledge formation within conservation biology and field ornithology. His Ph. D. thesis was The Concepts of Health, Well-being and Welfare as Applied to Animals (2008). Among the recent papers are Lerner & Hofmann, Normality and Naturalness: A comparison of the meanings of concepts used within veterinary medicine and human medicine, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32: 403-412 (2011) as well as Lerner et al., Veterinary surgeons’ attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide: an empirical study of Swedish experts on euthanasia, Journal of Medical Ethics 37: 295-298 (2011).

One Health Sweden would like to thank the Swedish Research Council, VR for funding.





Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 10:00 to Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 12:00