The 17th-28th August 2019
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
To be confirmed
What is the aim of the One Health EJP Summer School 2019?
The One Health concept recognises that human health is tightly connected to animals and the environment. Multiple reports have highlighted the need for ‘One Health’ interventions towards the delivery of better health outcomes across each of the health domains. In other words, One Health actions must contribute value over and above the status-quo traditionally characterised by isolated or domain-specific approaches.
Am I Eligible?
Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD Students and researchers from both within the One Health EJP consortium and external to the consortium are eligible to apply for the Summer School. Applications should have experience in a relevant health related field.
More information coming soon.
Our Confirmed Speakers
Prof. Wim H. M. van der Poel
Prof. Wim H.M. van der Poel, DVM, PhD, is senior scientist at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and special Professor of ‘Emerging and Zoonotic viruses’ at Wageningen University. He is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Research Consortium for Animal Health and member of the Project Management Board of the European Joint Program One Health (One Health EJP). He also coordinates the EPIZONE European Research Group, the network on epizootic animal diseases research. The research work of Prof. Van der Poel involves at least three main areas: New and emerging viruses, Infection and epidemiology of zoonotic viruses, including hepatitis E virus, and ‘Global One Health’.
Jean-François Guégan is a theoretical ecologist and ecological parasitologist interested in the ecology, evolution and policy-decisions on human zoonotic infectious diseases and their host vectors or reservoirs. He obtained his Ph.D. in parasite ecology and epidemiology in 1990 from the University of Montpellier (France), and did a post-doc in 1990-1991 at Exeter University in Great Britain. In 1991, he was hired as a junior researcher at IRD, the French Institute for Research on Sustainable Development. As a full-tenured Research Professor, with the highest rank in France, he led during 16 years a research group on Dynamics of Systems and Infectious Diseases in the joint national team called UMR MIVEGEC at Montpellier. He recently joined INRA to develop a OneHealth research approach based on his previous professional experiences. He has worked on cholera, pertussis, measles, avian flus and West Nile virus through an integrative research perspective. He is now particularly involved in research on the neglected emerging tropical disease, Buruli ulcer in Africa and southern America, being an expert for WHO, and more generally on the theoretical relationships between biodiversity, climate change and emerging infectious diseases. As part of his duties at IRD and INRA, JFG is also an adjunct Professor at Montpellier University where he is teaching a course on global environmental change and health, and a Professor at EHESP, the French School of Public Health, where he is also teaching Planetary Health and is a track leader for courses on Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, an Erasmus Mundus Excellence in European Education training from both the EHESP’s Master of Public Health and EuroPubHealth. Guégan is also a scientific adviser for the global research project oneHEALTH from the U.N.E.P. FutureEarth programme. He is responsible for the writing of up to 160 international scientific papers, 11 hard-books and up to 150 international conferences. As a former fellow of the French High Council for Public Health, he (co)-led different French national reports on Climate Change and Health, Adaptation to Climate Change, and Emerging Infectious Diseases: research actions and planning. He is responsible for organizing an annual research action Seminar, called School of Val-de-Grâce’s Seminar, on emerging infections to improve sensitization of political leaders and civil society actors on societal risks associated with these new emerging threats. He has been the PI or co-Pi of 14 national and international grants, 9 of which on the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Prof dr Henk Hogeveen
Professor Animal Health Management at the Business Economics group of Wageningen University. Being raised on a dairy farm, Henk Hogeveen graduated as MSc from Wageningen Agricultural University in 1989. He wrote MSc theses on the field of Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics. From 1989 until 1994 he worked as associated researcher at the Department of Herd Health and Reproduction of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, where he received a PhD in the field of mastitis diagnosis. After a short employment at the former Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering in Wageningen, he started as a scientific researcher in the field of herd health and management at the Applied Cattle Research Institute in Lelystad (nowadays part of the Wageningen UR Livestock Research), followed by a position as cluster manager welfare, health and milk quality at that institute. Since 2001, Henk Hogeveen is working in academia, currently as personal professor at the chair group Business Economics of Wageningen University and the Department of Farm Animal Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University His teaching activities are mainly directed at economics of animal health, agricultural business and veterinary business in BSc, MSc and PhD courses. His research activities are focused on the management of animal health. Within that field he has developed a special interest for the support of decisions on animal health using economics in a one health framework.
Henk Hogeveen is, amongst other memberships, member of the IDF Standing Committee Animal Health and was chairman from 2008-2012. He has more than 150 peer reviewed scientific publications in highly ranked international journals and besides that many publications in scientific proceedings and trade journals. He is a frequently asked speaker on conferences.
Mart de Jong
Mart de Jong is a Professor at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. Mart’s areas of expertise include population biology of infections, mathematical biology and statistical methods and he has a keen research interest in modelling and quantifying transmission of infectious agents and the effect of interventions on that. His current research interests include host heterogeneity (including multi-host systems and host genetics) and the role of the environmental phase of infectious agents during transmission. Mart teaches Modelling Biological Systems BSc Biology and Managing Infections and Diseases in Animal Populations MSc Animal Science.