OHEJP Dissemination Workshop: Lessons learnt and legacy of the One Health EJP

One Health EJP Dissemination Workshop Series

4th Dissemination Workshop: Communication, education and training, and science to policy translation. Lessons learnt and legacy of the One Health EJP


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Online as webinar recordings

What is the One Health EJP?

The One Health EJP is a European collaboration across the fields of public health, animal health and food safety. Funded under Horizon2020, the One Health EJP brings together 43 institutions across 22 European countries, and the Med-Vet-Net Association. Since 2018, the One Health EJP funded 30 research projects, in which partner organisations come together to work across sectors and borders, tackling issues in the field of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging threats. The common aim is to improve the detect-prevent-response capacity of European countries. The One Health EJP will end in September 2023, and this Dissemination Workshop will be our final online event prior to the programme’s conclusion.

What is the purpose of the Dissemination Workshops?

The Dissemination Workshops inform on One Health EJP solutions created in response to stakeholder needs, fostering the link between stakeholders and the consortium. Previous Dissemination Workshops targeted policy and decision makers at the national, European, and international level (reports available here). This workshop instead is dedicated to all those who would like to set up One Health initiatives, encouraging them to learn from the experience of the One Health EJP.

What is the 4th Dissemination Workshop agenda?

The 4th virtual One Health EJP Dissemination Workshop focuses on the interaction with stakeholders to translate science into policy, the impact of the education and training activities, and strategies used for effective dissemination of One Health solutions. Online presentations are given by the members of the One Health EJP Science to Policy Translation (WP5), Education and Training (WP6), and Communications Teams.

Through this workshop, One Health EJP consortium members provide examples of successful strategies and lessons learnt, with the objective of inspiring all those working in this field or setting up new One Health initiatives and increasing the impact of One Health activities in Europe. This is an important legacy of the One Health EJP.

Sessions include:

  1.  Welcome and introduction.
  2.  Education and training: Training a new generation of One Health scientists.
  3.  Communication and dissemination: How to reach One Health audiences.
  4.  Interactions with stakeholders: targeted dissemination, support, and advocacy. The example of the One Health EJP.
  5.  Final round table discussion.

Full details on the briefing agenda flyer.

How can I access the workshop?

Sessions of this workshop are pre-recorded and freely available for viewing, as webinars. The videos can also be viewed individually as stand-alone, short seminars. They are now available to download using this link.

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One Health EJP Dissemination workshop Session 1
One Health EJP Dissemination Workshop session 2
One Health EJP Dissemination workshop session 3
One Health EJP Dissemination workshop session 4
One Health EJP Dissemination workshop session 5

Our Speakers

Dr. Pikka Jokelainen

Pikka Jokelainen (DVM, PhD, Adj. Prof.) is Head of Section and leads the Secretariat for Infectious Disease Preparedness at Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her professional interests include One Health, endemic and emerging zoonoses, preparedness for infectious threats, international cross-sectoral collaborations, and science-policy interfaces. She has published over 100 scientific publications.

Pikka is a Member of the Project Management Team of One Health European Joint Programme (One Health EJP): Deputy Leader of Work Packages on Coordination of Joint Research Projects and on Science to Policy Translation. Moreover, she is Co-Chair of One Health sustainability module, and was the Leader of the international multidisciplinary TOXOSOURCES Joint Research Project consortium.

Prof. Roberto La Ragione

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Roberto La Ragione graduated in 1995 and then went on to study for a postgraduate degree in veterinary microbiology at the RVC. In 1996 he moved to the government Veterinary Laboratories Agency (in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London) to undertake a PhD on the pathogenesis of E. coli in poultry. In 2005 Roberto was appointed Head of Pathogenesis and Control at the APHA and in 2010 he was appointed Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Surrey.

Roberto gained the FRCPath in 2010 and in 2012 was appointed the Associate Dean for Veterinary Strategy in the School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 2014 he was appointed Head of the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases and 2019 Deputy Head of School. In 2021 he was appointed Head of the School of Biosciences. Roberto is the Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists Veterinary Pathology Specialty Advisory Committee, Chair of the Humanimal Trust, a Trustee of the Houghton Trust, a member of the APHA Science Advisory Board, a member of the FSA ACMSF AMR sub-committee, a member of ESGVM, a BSI committee member and contributes to associated ISO working groups, a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology and an Associate member of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (AECVM). In 2020 he was awarded Honorary Associateship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (HonAssocRCVS). Roberto is the past president of the Med-Vet-Net Association and the Veterinary Research Club.

Roberto’s current research interests focus on AMR and understanding the pathogenesis of zoonotic bacterial pathogens. Roberto has a particular interest in the development of control and intervention strategies, including rapid diagnostics, vaccines, and probiotics for the control of pathogens such as Salmonella, Brachyspira and E. coli in food producing animals. Roberto has led a number of commercial, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, Defra, Innovate and EU projects and has published over 200 peer reviewed papers in the area of microbiology.

Elaine Campling

Elaine Campling is a professional graphic designer and has extensive experience with brand and marketing communications. Elaine joined the OHEJP Communication Team at the University of Surrey in January 2020 to complement the existing skillset within the Team with her creative specialism. As the consortium has become established and expanded, it has been essential to capitalise on this expertise by growing the audience with a strong visual brand presence: this is Elaine’s primary focus within the OHEJP consortium.

Dr. Jennifer Cantlay

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Jennifer Cantlay (BVM&S. MRCVS. GP Cert (SAM). MVetSci.) is the Digital Communications Officer for the One Health EJP at the University of Surrey. Jennifer was awarded her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and subsequently worked in small animal clinical practice for 12 years. In 2017, Jennifer relocated to Asia where she lived for 5 years and gained her MVetSci in Conservation Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, with her dissertation on the zoonotic implications of the wild meat trade in Malaysia. Whilst living overseas, Jennifer also did voluntary work with animal welfare and wildlife conservation NGOs. She returned to the UK in 2017 and conducted doctoral research in avian ecology at Royal Holloway University from 2018 to 2020. Her research focused on avian visual fields and foraging ecology and also examined the problem of seabirds’ fatal interactions with gill nets. After a period of veterinary locum work, Jennifer started her One Health EJP communications role in February 2022, and has been responsible for producing engaging content for the One Health EJP newsletters, social media platforms, website and other communications materials, within the Communications Team.

Dr. Aurore Poirier

Aurore Poirier (MSc, PhD) is a Research Fellow B in Molecular Microbiology and a Science Communication officer, for the One Health EJP, at the University of Surrey. Aurore was awarded a PhD in Microbiology and Parasitology in 2015, after completing an MSc in Biology of Plants and Micro-organisms in 2012 both at the University of Montpellier, France. Her first post-doctoral experience was in the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London (UCL), where she worked as a Research Associate on the development of a bio-medical device to treat sepsis. She joined the University of Surrey in 2018, in Professor La Ragione’s research group and, since then, has been developing rapid molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. She successively worked on a BBSRC funded project in collaboration with Brunel University London, Lancaster University and 3 Universities of The Philippines to develop a rapid diagnostics platform for the detection of bacterial and viral pathogens in broiler chickens in the Philippines; and on an Innovate UK project, for the development of a New Smart Diagnostic for Infection in collaboration with Molecular Warehouse and Shanghai University. She recently collaborated with a start-up company, Vidiia, on the development of an AI-assisted smart diagnostics platform for the detection of COVID-19. Since 2021, she has also been working for the One Health EJP, supporting the Communication team and the Education and Training work package.

Ludovico Sepe

Ludovico Sepe holds a PhD in Infection Biology from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (DE). He took part in research projects in Denmark, Germany, India and Israel. Currently, he is involved in the work package Science to Policy Translation of the One Health European Joint Programme at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). He ensures the best use of the outcomes of the consortium by establishing appropriate dissemination activities targeted towards European and international organisations, and by taking part in relevant networking activities such as consultations with stakeholders.



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