8 a.m. — Registration and coffee | Great Hall
8:30 a.m. — Opening remarks
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.
Location: Davis Concert Hall
8:40 a.m. — Keynote: John Walsh | chief scientist, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Climate change in Alaska: Impacts on health
Climate change has impacted Alaska in subtle ways, ranging from the state's vegetative landscape to patterns of land use and even land ownership. In this presentation, we will highlight several major climatic trends in Alaska over the past 50 years, including the trends of extreme events that are among the most consequential manifestations of climate change. The most notable impacts fall into several categories, including effects of warmer temperatures on invasive species and harmful algal blooms; effects of longer drier summers on air quality through wildfire smoke and road dust; and increases in hazards associated with thinning ice, thawing ground and flooding.
Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below
Environmental change is reflected in marine wildlife health
A systematic pan-Arctic analysis of rain on snow and extreme precipitation events
and their impacts on human-environment systems
Tracking Arctic coastal changes through a collaborative network of northern Alaska
coastal Indigenous communities
Exploring the effects of Arctic fox ecology on rabies epidemiology in northern Quebec
using a spatially explicit, individual-based model
Reindeer herding and coastal pastures: Adaptive responses to interacting changes
Using Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to understand the stressors that affect muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus)
in a rapidly changing Arctic
Vector-borne nematodes in the future Arctic
Questions and answers
Location: Davis Concert Hall
Emerging themes from the conference
This session offers a platform to exchange ideas on One Health themes emerging from the conference. The session will begin with introductory remarks from an invited panel of speakers to spark a discussion with participants on circumpolar One Health perspectives and insights gained during the conference. We envision these discussions to build on conference session themes and expand beyond them to generate new insights for One Health research and collaborations from local to circumpolar scales.
We welcome all participants to join this interactive wrap-up dialogue session of the One Health, One Future conference.
A panel discussion moderated by Tuula Hollmen, University of Alaska Fairbanks
12:15 p.m. — End of formal programing for most attendees
NOTICE: Location change to Wood Center ballroom
12:15-1 p.m. | Lunch will be provided for people that have registered
1-2:30 p.m. | Operationalize One Health — Where do we go from here?
The purpose of this session is to take stock on progress towards circumpolar One Health cooperation under the Arctic Council project, One Health, One Arctic (2015-present), and to identify plans for a sustainable future of the One Health network moving forward.
Participants from all Arctic Council member states and permanent participant organizations are invited to offer views on ways that the knowledge sharing, exercises and joint investigations embodied in the project can remain robust, regardless of future Arctic Council activities.
This session will be deliberative and nondecisional.
2:30 p.m. — End of conference