Congress Schedule

Schedule overview

This is a PRELIMINARY Congress Schedule which will be updated regularly. All displayed times are in SAST.

Thu 19 Sep 2024
17:00 - 20:00
Registration desk open REG-01
Registration desk - Ground Floor
 
Fri 20 Sep 2024
08:00 - 09:30
Special Pre-Congress Partner Session organized by CGIAR: Closing OH Initiative and Presentation Bushmeat report SPC-02
Auditorium 1
Special Pre-Congress Partner Session organized by Africa CDC: Tackling Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Through One Health Approaches in Africa SPC-01
Auditorium 2
08:00 - 18:00
Registration desk open REG-02
Registration desk - Ground Floor
10:00 - 11:00
PLE
Plenary Opening PLE-01
Auditorium 1

Session info

A word from the global One Health Community founders and passing the baton from Singapore to Cape Town

  • Prof. John Mackenzie, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prof. Ab Osterhaus, TiHo, Germany
  • Prof. Linfa Wang, Duke Nus Medical School, Singapore
  • Prof. Marietjie Venter, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Dr. Misheck Mulumba, Africa One Health Network, South Africa

An opening word from:

  • South African delegate TBC
  • FAO, WHO, WOAH and UNEP TBC

Opening keynote lecture - H.E. Dr. Jean Kaseya, Africa CDC - The importance of OH for the African continent

11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment Break RB-01
Ballroom East and lounge
11:30 - 13:00
11:30 - 12:10
12:10 - 13:00
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Towards 2030: One Health strategies to achieving Neglected Tropical Disease goals in sub-Saharan Africa SPI-09
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch LUN-01
Ballroom East and lounge
14:00 - 15:30
14:00 - 14:40
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Feed and food security and safety SPI-02
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
14:40 - 15:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Animal vaccination for better One Health outcomes SPI-10
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
15:30 - 16:00
Refreshment Break RB-02
Ballroom East and lounge
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 16:40
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Balance between One Health sectors and disciplines SPI-03
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
16:40 - 17:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Innovating One Health Policy and Governance for Global and Local Action SPI-11
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
17:30 - 19:30
Poster networking session and light refreshments POS-01
Ballroom East and lounge
 
Sat 21 Sep 2024
08:00 - 09:00
Special Morning Session organized by Women for One Health: Integrating Diversity and Equity in One Health SMS-01
Auditorium 2
SPI
Science Policy Interface - One Health and the Law: Existing Frameworks, Intersections and Future Pathways SPI-12
Ballroom West
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Unlocking One Health's Potential: A Session on Expanding Research and Practice SPI-13
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
09:00 - 09:45
Keynote lectures PLE-KEY-01
Auditorium 1

Session info
  • Prof. Apollinaire Djikeng, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 
  • Prof. Linfa Wang, Duke Nus, Singapore
  • Prof. Marietjie Venter, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
09:45 - 10:30
PLE
Plenary session - The One Health Joint Plan of Action: regional and country level implementation PLE-02
Auditorium 1
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break RB-03
Ballroom East and lounge
11:00 - 12:30
11:00 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) and its regional and country level implementation SPI -14
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
12:30 - 14:00
Special Plenary Session: organized by Global Affairs Canada PLE-SPS-01
Auditorium 2
Lunch LUN-02
Ballroom East and lounge
14:00 - 15:30
14:00 - 14:40
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Climate Adaptation, and the perspective of indigenous people SPI-05
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
14:40 - 15:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - The burden of zoonoses: exploring and measuring the impact of disease from a One Health perspective SPI-16
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
15:30 - 16:00
Refreshment Break RB-04
Ballroom East and lounge
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 16:40
SPI
Science Policy Interface track - Civil society and community engagement SPI-06
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
16:40 - 17:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - IDRC's Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE): How countries in Africa and Latin America are responding to infectious diseases using coordinated One Health approaches SPI-17
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
17:30 - 19:30
Poster networking session and light refreshments POS-02
Ballroom East and lounge
 
Sun 22 Sep 2024
08:00 - 09:00
Special Morning Session organized by the World Bank SMS-02
Auditorium 2
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Exercise COHESION – A One Health cross-border tabletop exercise to improve preparedness, response, and resilience to health emergencies in the Mandera Triangle through policy and political processes SPI-23
Ballroom West
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Co-creating solutions to implement biosecurity policy frameworks to achieve One Health outcomes SPI-18
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
09:00 - 09:45
Keynote lectures PLE-KEY-02
Auditorium 1

Session info
  1. Dr. Chadia Wannous, Chair of QPT Secretariat

  2. Prof. Edward Holmes, University of Sydney

  3. Prof. Jomana Musmar, PACARBB,  Infectious Diseases and AMR in conflict zones

09:45 - 10:30
PLE
Plenary session PLE-03
Auditorium 1
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break RB-05
Ballroom East and lounge
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel sessions
12:30 - 14:00
Special Plenary Session: organized by Illumina PLE-SPS-02
Auditorium 2
Lunch LUN-03
Ballroom East and lounge
14:00 - 15:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - From Explainers to Solutions Journalism: How can the media shape impactful public conversations on One Health? SPI-20
SCS
One health aspects of biosecurity and biosafety SCS-22
Auditorium 1
14:00 - 14:40
14:40 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
Refreshment Break RB-06
Ballroom East and lounge
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 16:40
16:40 - 17:30
SPI
Science Policy Interface - Strengthening Urban Resilience: Integrating One Health Strategies in Local Governance SPI-22
Meeting room 1.41 - 1.44
17:30 - 19:30
Farewell networking and light refreshments RB-09
Ballroom East and lounge
 
Mon 23 Sep 2024
08:00 - 09:00
Special Morning Session organized by DAI: Pathways of Change: Using the OHHLEP Theory of Change to Guide One Health Detection and Surveillance Programs. SMS-03
Auditorium 2
09:00 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:30
PLE
Plenary session PLE-04
Auditorium 1
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break RB-07
Ballroom East and lounge
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel sessions
12:30 - 14:00
Special Plenary Session: organized by IAEA PLE-SPS-03
Auditorium 2
Lunch LUN-04
Ballroom East and lounge
14:00 - 15:30
LB
Late Breakers: novel and outstanding new One Health scientific discoveries LB-01
Auditorium 1
15:30 - 16:00
Refreshment Break RB-08
Ballroom East and lounge
16:00 - 17:00
PLE
Plenary Closing PLE-05
Auditorium 1

Session info
  • Closing keynotes: Martyn Jeggo & Yewande Alimi

  • One Health Day - event winners and One Health Day announcement 

    • Dr. Cheryl Stroud, One Health Community

  • A closing word from the conference chairs

    • Prof. Marietjie Venter, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    • Dr. Misheck Mulumba, Africa One Health Network, South Africa

  • A closing word on behalf of  the Quadripartite: Dr. Chadia Wannous, Chair of QPT Secretariat 

  • A closing word from the Founders of the global One Health Community 

    • Prof. Ab Osterhaus, TiHo, Germany

    • Mrs Clare Taylor, global One Health Community

    • Prof. John Mackenzie, Curtin University, Australia

  • Announcement 9th WOHC 2026 

 

Chairs overview

Ab Osterhaus
Co-founder global One Health Community, RIZ Hannover, Germany
Bio 
Abel Ramoelo
Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Andrew Clements
US Agency for International Development, United States of America
Bio 
Bassirou Bonfoh
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS), Cote d'Ivoire
Bio 
Brian Perry
Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, United Kingdom
Bio 
Chadia Wannous
World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), France
Bio 
Clare Taylor
Co-founder global One Health Community, Falconry Press, Belgium
Bio 
Daniel Bausch
FIND, Switzerland
Bio 
Deborah Thomson
One Health Lessons, United States of America
Bio 
Delia Grace Randolph
International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Bio 
Dominique Charron
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
Bio 
Doreen Robinson
UN Environment Programme, Kenya
Bio 
Edward Holmes
University of Sydney, Australia
Bio 
Hung Nguyen
International Livestock Research Institute , Kenya
Bio 
Ian Lipkin
Columbia University, United States of America
Bio 
Irene Naigaga
African One Health University Network (AFROHUN), Uganda
Bio 
John Mackenzie
Co-founder global One Health Community, Curtin University, Australia
Bio 
Jonathan Rushton
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Bio 
Lawrence Madoff
University of Massachusetts, United States of America
Bio 
Linfa Wang
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Bio 
Lise Korsten
Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Lucille Blumberg
Wits Health Consortium, Right to Care, NICD and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Marietjie Venter
Congress Chair, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Bio 
Marinda Oosthuizen
Research Veterinary Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Mark Rweyemamu
SACIDS, Tanzania
Bio 
Misheck Mulumba
Congress Chair, Africa One Health Network (AfOHNet), South Africa
Bio 
Natalia Cediel Becerra
Universidad de La Salle Bogotá, Colombia
Bio 
Natalie Schellack
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Nicolette Duplessis
FIDSSA, and Paediatrician Infectious Disease Specialist, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Paul van der Merwe
South African Veterinary Association, South Africa
Bio 
Peninah Munyua
CDC Kenya, Kenya
Bio 
Peter Daszak
EcoHealth Alliance, United States of America
Bio 
Robert Breiman
University of the Witwatersrand , South Africa
Bio 
Ron Fouchier
Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Bio 
Sabiha Essack
University of KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa
Bio 
Salome Bukachi
Institute of Anthropology Gender and African Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
Bio 
Shabir Madhi
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Bio 
Tivani Mashamba-Thompson
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Wanda Markotter
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bio 
Yewande Alimi
Africa CDC, One Health Unit lead, Ethiopia
Bio