Pandemic! A one health view of emerging infectious diseases

June 30 2020 Webinar

The Collaborative Working Group on European Animal Health & Welfare Research (CWG AHW-SCAR) and the Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses and its related International Research Consortium (STAR-IDAZ IRC) invites interested parties to participate in an online global interactive workshop on the role of veterinary sciences to cope with and prevent future animal and zoonotic pandemics.

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There are several lessons for veterinary medicine to be learnt from COVID-19; the key questions to be discussed in this workshop are:

  • How can research on animal infectious diseases contribute to prevent and control future human and animal pandemics?
  • How can Strategic Research Agendas in animal health be improved to prevent and respond in a timely manner to new and emerging animal diseases?


  • Hein Imberechts, CWG-AHW— Chair - Opening
  • Matteo Sabini, APRE - Housekeeping

  • Stefano Messori, STAR-IDAZ IRC/OIE - Moderator

  • Ilaria Capua, One Health Centre, University of Florida, US - COVID-19 as accelerator of multidisciplinary research approach
  • Linfa Wang, Duke-NUS Medic School, Singapore - The role of wildlife in emerging threats
  • J. Christophe Audonnet, ZAPI IMI project - ZAPI modular vaccine approach as an answer to pandemic and panzootic disease threats
  • Mark Woolhouse, University of Edinburgh, Scotland - Emerging threats: how close are we to being able to predict the next pandemic
  • Alex Morrow, STAR IDAZ / DEFRA, UK - STAR-IDAZ IRC: improving the focus of the research effort to deliver the necessary disease control tools

Roundtable with:
- Arjan Stegeman, Utrecht University, NL
- Jean-Charles Cavitte, DG AGRI, European Commission
- Hein Imberechts, One Health EJP / CWG AHW
- Luke O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin, IE

The discussion will be between representatives of public research institutions, pharmaceutical industry and government to encourage the exchange of innovative ideas, possible actions to support a public-private-partnership approach, new tools for financial support, the definition of strategies to be implemented in the short term to give a new direction to the SRAs in animal health through collaboration between the different actors.

This event is supported by DISCONTOOLS and AnimalhealthEurope

Please pre-register here as places are limited. 

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