Davis Concert Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks 

8 a.m.  —Registration is open

9 a.m. — One Health Policy and Data Management

Keynote: Nikoosh Carlo | founder an chief strategist, CNC North Consulting

Presentations within these two highly important and multidisciplinary areas show the common challenges as well as the opportunities that are unique within One Health. The way in which data is collected and managed will play a significant role in the development of One Health approaches to policy formation and implementation. These relationships are of particularly important and sensitive when data acquisition and policy formation involve community stakeholders.


10:20 a.m. — Coffee break (30 min)


10:50 a.m. — Quality, Safety and Security of Air, Water and Built Infrastructure

Keynote: Aaron Cooke architect/project manager, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska, USA

This session will focus on air quality and water security issues observed throughout circumpolar communities. Infrastructure costs, climate change and other influences will be examined through a One Health lens.
Many circumpolar North communities are facing extreme environmental changes, such as warming, precipitation swings, thawing permafrost and erosion. Infrastructure construction in the circumpolar North must consider not only a rapidly changing environment but also designs and materials that meet the needs of the communities while minimally impacting the animals and environment they live with and depend upon.


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

- One Health in Education
One Health and Policy
- One Health Science Communication
- Water Safety and Security
- Zoonotic Diseases


1:30 p.m. — One Health Education and Science Communication


Marit Honerod Hoveid | professor, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Halvor Hoveid | professor, Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Education and communication is the foundation for development and success. These speakers will discuss how a One Health approach can be integrated into the K-12 and postsecondary education system to support students throughout the circumpolar North. Science communication doesn’t stop in school, and scientists are often challenged to communicate their findings in ways that lay audiences can understand.   Strategies for understanding the challenges and improving communication will be presented in this session. Speakers will also discuss the importance of properly communicating science-related topics among all populations of people.

2:50 p.m. — Coffee break (30 min)


3:20 p.m. — Impacts of Climate Change on One Health Issues

Keynote: John Walsh | chief scientist, International Arctic Research Center, UAF, USA

The interdependence of human, animal and environmental health leads to all of these being significantly affected by climate change. This session will explore the impact of climate change on the people and animals of this region with an eye on mitigating problems and preparing adaptive responses to current trends.

4:45 p.m. — End of presentations

4:45-6:30 p.m. — Poster session in the multilevel lounge in the Wood Center

5-6:30 p.m.  Side meeting | Indigenous circle dialogue

6:30 p.m. — Cultural event