The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Tuesday, May 15 • 10:45am - 11:45am
How collaborative is One Health in practice?

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One Health is a no-brainer, a simple concept that should work easily. After all, we are highly intelligent and highly educated professionals. But, in the words of a learned colleague “this cross-sectoral communication and collaboration should be easy, but it’s not!”. This presentation will take a critical look at the enablers or and barriers to effective collaboration, which is the cornerstone of One Health and to explore how the veterinary profession can “do its bit”. This is important because an effective One Health response depends on good communication and collaboration. The presentation is informed by my experiences working with the Fiji Ministry of Health to develop a national One Health strategy and in Queensland helping establish a One Health network. I hope to leave the audience with an appreciation of the benefits of applying systems thinking approaches to gain better understanding of One Health problems and solutions and to stimulate some tangential thoughts.

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Simon Reid

University of Queensland
Associate Professor Simon Reid is a keen advocate of One Health, which is an emerging international field of research and practice integrating human, animal and ecosystem health to address health hazards at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. His formal training was in Veterinary... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre