Co-chairs: Emily Jenkins (University of Saskatchewan)
Kayla Buhler (University of Saskatchewan)
Cécile Aenishaenslin (Université de Montréal)
Laine Chanteloup (Université de Lausanne)
Susan Kutz (University of Calgary)
Filip Rakic (University of Calgary)
This year, we have three primary themes addressing challenges and solutions at the human/animal/environmental interface: 1) established and emerging infectious diseases at the human-animal interface (i.e. rabies, food and water-borne parasites, vector-borne diseases, SARS-CoV2) (Chairs Emily Jenkins and Kayla Buhler); 2) maximizing benefits while minimizing risks in the human-companion animal relationship (i.e. dog population management, bite prevention, and mitigating risk of zoonoses) (Chairs Cécile Aenishaenslin and Laine Chanteloup); and 3) building northern capacity for monitoring and mobilizing Indigenous and empirical perspectives on One Health (Chairs Susan Kutz and Filip Rakic). As One Health is by nature highly collaborative and requires diverse skill sets and perspectives, we anticipate participants from a broad range of disciplines, community members, and Indigenous knowledge holders. To this end, we will combine presentations and roundtable discussions, and strongly encourage innovative approaches capitalizing on the distributed nature of a virtual conference.