Interview with One Health Leaders from Una Europa

Following the special scientific seminar on One Health Day

Following the scientific seminar organized on the One Health Day - 03 Nov 2020, it si possible to watch the interview with One Health Leaders from Una Europa

Una Europa's One Health community (UNAOH) has worked on a special scientific seminar to mark this year's rather extraordinary One Health Day, which unfortunately coincides with the peak of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"What have we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic so far?", this is the question that six scientists and their teams and colleagues form some universities within the Una Europa network asked themselves.

The seminar will be livestreamed on November 3 in the closing section of the 6th World One Health Congress hosted by the University of Edinburgh from October 30 to November 3.

"What have we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic so far?"

COVID-19 has clearly shown why the One Health approach, which focuses on the interconnectedness of humans, animals and their shared environment, is key to ensuring a healthy and sustainable future.

In their Una Europa seminar, scientists from Finland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK share their scientific insights on COVID-19 and make themselves available for a short Q&A session. Mirroring the holistic One Health approach, the session will cover the perspectives of veterinary medicine, simulation modelling, general practice, hospitals and social psychology.

Programme & speakers

Una Europa's joint seminar will be hosted and chaired by Professor Lisa Boden, co-chair of the 6th World One Health Congress and member of UNAOH.

Confirmed papers:

  • Factors driving the emergence of pathogens from wildlife – can we prevent the next pandemic? (Tarja Sironen, Associate Professor in the Department of Virology, University of Helsinki)
  • Psychological and contextual determinants of performing WHO recommended and placebo actions in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic: preliminary evidence from Poland and Italy. (Joanna Kłosowska, Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University & Katia Mattarozzi, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Bologna)
  • General practice in times of COVID-19 - challenges and lessons learned (Adam Windak, Head of Department for family medicine, Jagiellonian University)
  • Simulation modelling of COVID-19 with the Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium (Paul Bessell, Veterinary epidemiologist, University of Edinburgh)
  • How to surf the COVID waves in a University Hospital (Julio Mayol, Medical Director of the Clinical Hospital San Carlos and Professor of Surgery at Complutense University, Madrid)