The coronavirus pandemic resulted in our Communication and Media workshop being an online event, hosted on 5th-6th October 2020.
The workshop boasted leading communication experts in public health, with a specific focus on food safety and risk assessment, and included training delivered by a former TV News broadcaster, presenter and reporter who is an expert on media performance and media interviews.
The organisers and speakers delivered a high-quality course consisting of theoretical and practical elements of communication to over 35 delegates from 18 countries. Delegates were from various career stages, including bachelor’s students, masters students, PhD students, early career post-doctoral researchers and doctors of human and veterinary medicine.
The delegates represented all pillars of One Health, including veterinary medicine, human medicine, biological sciences, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, infectious diseases, microbiology, mathematics, social sciences, economics and communications. Bringing together people from across disciplines made this workshop truly cross- disciplinary and highlighted the advantages of a One Health approach.
The comprehensive workshop programme provided delegates with the opportunity to learn from experts about risk communication, EU communication campaigns, and the coordination of communication activities and strategies related to public health and food safety risks.
The attendance of delegates from diverse backgrounds allowed for interesting collaborative discussions and for knowledge and experiences to be shared.