Davis Concert Hall - University of Alaska Fairbanks


8 a.m.  —Registration is open


8:50 a.m.  — Opening remarks

Larry Hinzman, vice chancellor for research, UAF


9 a.m. — Antimicrobial Resistance and Zoonotic Diseases

Keynote: Emily Jenkins | Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Climate change is a potential driver of zoonotic disease threats across the circumpolar North. The use of antimicrobials and the resultant development of resistance to them is becoming a global issue. This session will look at One Health approaches to prioritizing, understanding and managing these problems.


10:20 a.m. — Coffee break (30 min)


10:50 a.m. — Mental Health and Well-Being

Keynote: Arja Rautio | Thule Institute Research Centre, University of Oulu, Finland

This section will be used to discuss social, environmental and cultural changes that have impacted the mental and behavioral health of people in the circumpolar North, and how a holistic One Health approach may be used to address them.


12:10 p.m. — Lunch at Dine 49 in the Wood Center (1:15 min)

12:30 p.m. — Side meetings | Center for One Health Research working groups

- Data Management and Sharing/Dissemination
- Food Safety and Security
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- One Health and Built Infrastructure

1:30 p.m. — Food Safety and Security

Keynote: Vernae Angnaboogok | cultural sustainability advisor, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Alaska, USA

Many if not most of the communities in the circumpolar North are at risk of being food insecure. This is true for both small isolated subsistence communities and larger urban areas. This session will examine these issues through a One Health lens to explore root causes and seek to develop sustainable solutions.


2:50 p.m. — Coffee break (30 min)


3:20 p.m. — Chronic Disease and Cancer, Contaminant Surveillance and Bio-monitoring

Keynote: Jim Berner | science director, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Many circumpolar residents live lifestyles close to the environment. Many aspects of this lifestyle promote health, but environmental changes have also increased potential exposure to contaminants that have been associated with enhanced risk of developing cancer and chronic diseases. This session will explore what is known about these disease risks and current bio-monitoring for contaminants, and what we still need to learn about these things.


4:45 p.m. — End of presentations

4:45-5:30 p.m. — Poster session in the multilevel lounge in the Wood Center

5:30-8:30 p.m. —
 One Health, One Future reception