Online Software Fair
“Thank you” to the local organising team at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) for organising an innovative and interactive online programme for the ASM Satellite Workshop 2021.
This year’s ASM Satellite Workshop was an Online Software Fair which took place on 7th June 2021.
The online software fair was organised to inform researchers and One Health professionals of new digital solutions and tools that support data generation, data integration and data analysis tasks. It is the intention that these tools could be utilised in the future for disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and/or risk assessment. The tools presented are being or have already been developed for application across all pillars of One Health, including human health, animal health, environmental health, and food safety.
The online software fair was split into two sessions. In the morning session, eight digital solutions and software tools were presented in the form of pitch presentations by members of our consortium from INIA (Spain), NIPH (Norway), NVI (Norway) and BfR (Germany). In the afternoon session, each software tool was presented in a breakout room. Delegates could join up to three breakout rooms to learn more and take part in discussions, interactive exercises and gain hands-on experience using these tools and innovative solutions, and applying them to their area of expertise. All delegates were given access to the slides and recordings after the workshop, so they continue to be inspired and benefit from the content presented.
Over 70 delegates across 29 countries worldwide registered to attend – including PhD students, junior and senior researchers, bioinformaticians, epidemiologists, and other One Health professionals.
The workshop was a big success and an exemplary demonstration in how using training opportunities is an effective way to facilitate One Health- compliant exchange of information across sectors. The event highlights the One Health EJP’s ability to bring together experts from across our European network and share tools to promote a sustainable One Health approach in the future.