One-day 'One Health' Symposium

@JCU One-day 'One Health' Symposium

One Health Symposium

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

The College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science is holding a Symposium on One Health. This one day symposium will showcase some of the work currently being undertaken at JCU, explore areas where JCU can contribute to One Health, particularly in the Tropics and Northern Australia. It will also look towards future research, partnerships and research translation opportunities.

Not sure what One Health is, then this is an opportunity to learn more and engage in this important space. Think it might have something to do with your work, then come along and share your thoughts, experience and ideas. Looking for an area to research, come along and hear about what needs to be done. Want to be part of a bigger research collaboration then this is an opportunity to work across a range of disciplines.

Who should come?

If you have a set of skills which can be applied to solving One Health problems then we would like to see you at the Symposium, this might include:

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Eco-health
  • Surveillance skills
  • Health promotion
  • Molecular (including molecular epidemiology)
  • Environmental sciences
  • Animal health
  • Human health
  • Social sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Health systems
  • Health economics


Tuesday 31 May 2016


Commencing 8.30 am and Finishing at 4.45pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.


Veterinary and Biomedicine Precinct – Room 097-106 (TSV) & E002-111 (CNS)


Please RSVP by Thursday 26May 2016 for catering purposes to Sandra Hughes


Tuesday 31 May 2016

Building 97 Room 106 Townsville 

Building E002 Room 111 Cairns

08:30-08:40     Welcoming – Bruce Gummow

08:40-0:8:50    CPHMVS One Health Vision Maxine Whittaker (Dean)

Paper Session 1 – Peter Chenoweth

8:50-09:05       Paper 1 - One Health – Separating facts from fiction – Bruce Gummow

09:05-09.20 Paper 2 – One Medicine, One Health and at least One Communications Issue: Understanding Health Information Seeking – Lynne Eagle

09:20-9:35       Paper 3 – One Health approaches to animal conservation – Lee Berger

9:35-9:45         Paper 4 – One Health and the management of zoonoses: when veterinarians look after human health – Diana Mendez

9:45-10:00       Question and Discussion Forum

10:10-10:30    Morning Tea

10:30-11:30    FirstOneHealth CE Session–Systems thinking to tackle challenges in implementing One Health solutions Maxine Whittaker

Paper Session 2 – Sue Devine

11:30-11:45      Paper 5 - One Health concepts in undergraduate veterinary public health teaching at JCU - Leo Foyle

11:45-12:00     Paper 6 – Assessment of One Health in resource challenged countries using lessons learnt from policy and implementation flaws in preparedness for Avian and pandemic influenza in Zambia – Chrisborn Mubamba

12:00-12:15     Paper 7 – One Health: optimising complex problem solving in health and food security - Lee Skerratt

12:15-12:30     Paper 8 – Mnisi community programme – Estelle Venter 12:30-12:45         Question and Discussion Forum

12:30-13:30     Lunch

Paper session 3 – Brenda Govern

13:30-13:45    Paper 9 – MHC studies and wildlife conservation from a One Health perspective – Tiffany Kosch

13:45-14:00    Paper 10 – Molecular profiling reveals a complex interplay between a fungal pathogen and its amphibian host – Alexandra Roberts

14:10-14:15    Paper 11 – A One Health approach towards conservation of the endangered snow leopard Panthera unica – Carol Esson

14:15-14:30    Paper 12 – Models that predict risk of Hendra virus transmission from flying foxes to horses – Gerardo Martin

14:30-14:45    Paper 13 – A One Health study on conservation and zoonoses of Lumholtz’s tree- kangaroo – Amy Shima

14:45-15:00     Question and Discussion Forum 

15:00-15:15   Afternoon Tea

15:15-16:30     One Health at JCU brain storming session This session will be open discussion to build a concept note on One Health@JCU – Bruce Gummow

16:30-16:45     Wrap up