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 | PhD Neuroscience, former director for Alaska Arctic Policy, special adviser for climate to Governor Walker

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 (30min)


10:50 a.m. — Quality, Safety and Security of Air, Water, and built infrastructure

Keynote: Dave Barnes | Water and Environmental Research Center, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, UAF, USA

Keynote: Aaron Cooke |architect/project manager, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 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 change 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 (1:15min)

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
- Zoonatic Diseases


1:30 p.m. One Health education and science communication

Keynote: Marit Honerod Hoveid | professor, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, 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 post-secondary 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 a away in which lay audiences can understand them.   Strategies for understanding and improving these discrepancies will be presented in this well as the importance of properly communicating science-related topics among all populations of people.

2:50 p.m. — Coffee Break (30min)


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: Presentation of the movie feature "Attla"