Pakistan National One Health Symposium

A One Health project focusing on zoonotic disease surveillance is being undertaken jointly by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.

To share the achievements made under this project and to develop a road map for future work in the area of zoonoses and research, a “National Symposium on One Health Pakistan” will be held on 18th November, 2013, at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad.

This symposium is being held to complement the activities of the Regional Training Program in Animal and Human Health Epidemiology South Asia: Phase 2.

The aims of this symposium are to share outcomes of the existing project, understand global One Health scenarios and to establish the One Health Hub Pakistan (OHHP) for future collaborative investigations between public and animal health institutions in the area of zoonoses, within the country as well as in the SAARC-region.


Symposium details

City:  Islamabad      
Venue: Main Auditorium, NARC, Islamabad 
Date: November 18, 2013

Programme

Time

Activity

Trainers/Speakers

8:30-9:00

Registration

 

9:00-10:00

Opening Session

Dr. Jaleel Kamran

9:00-9:05 Recitation from the Holy Quran Qari Shafqat Mehmood

9:00-9:15

Purpose of the National One Health Symposium

Dr. Khalid Naeem 
(Project Coordinator; One Health Hub Pakistan)

9:15-9:25 Welcome Address  Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan (DG, NARC)

9:25-9:45

Zoonotic Diseases: One Health Perspective

Dr. Eric Neumann

9:45-9:55

Comments from Chief Guest

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad
(Chairman, PARC)

9:55-10:00

Vote of thanks

Dr. Shahid Rafique
(Member ASD, PARC)

10:00-10:20

Refreshments

 

10:20-13:00

Technical Session-1

Dr. Aman Ullah
(Project In Charge; NARC)

10:20-10:40

Zoonotic Diseases: Animal Health Perspectives

Dr. Muhammad Afzal (FAO)

10:40-11:00

Zoonotic Influenza Control: One Health Success Story

Dr. Uzma Bashir (NIH)

11:00-11:20 Zoonotic Diseases: Public Health Perspectives Prof. Dr. Shahana. U. Kazmi (JUW, Karachi)

11:20-11:40

One Health Pakistan Project: Outcomes & Way Forward

Dr. Aman Ullah (NARC) Dr. Jaleel Kamran (NIH)

11:40-13:00

Zoonosis Surveillance Updates: Provincial Perspective

Dr. Sher Khan (DG, L&DD, KPK)

Dr. Shafqat Mehmood (L&DD, AJK) Dr. Farooq Azam Jan (PHS, Balochistan)

13:00-14:30

Poster Session, Lunch & Prayer Break

 

14:30-15:40

Technical Session-II

Dr. Khalid Naeem

14:30-15:00

One Health Hubs and Hubnet

Dr. Eric Neumann

15:00-15:40

Future Prospects of One Health Approach: General Discussion

Dr. Khalid Naeem (NARC) Dr. Jaleel Kamran (NIH)
Dr. Eric Neumann (NZL)

15:40-16:30

Concluding Session: (Award Distribution, Recommendations)