Research seminar 20.2.2018: Introduction to holistic One Health approach using a study on antimicrobial resistance in agriculture as an example
Researcher Johanna Muurinen, PhD, of the Risk Assessment Research Unit of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira will give a lecture on transdisciplinary One Health approach using antimicrobial resistance in agriculture as an example. "One World, One health" thinking emerged at the beginning of the millennium as a result of necessary cooperation for combating global infectious zoonotic diseases. Over the past few years, One Health has evolved into transdisciplinary approach to health and wellbeing that embraces the environment as well as the relationship between humans and animals.
Growing antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest challenges the mankind has ever faced. The threat calls for a holistic approach. However, the challenge in such approach is that quite often the experts tend to have a somewhat narrow perspective, limited by their own professional expertise. The seminar will address the issue of how to expand our views and so identify possible solutions to complex health challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance.
An abstract is available as an introduction to the theme.
The seminar will be held in lecture room C111 in Evira House at Mustialankatu 3, in Viikki, Helsinki, on Tuesday 20 February 2018 from 14.00 to 16.00.
The seminar is open to all and requires no pre-registration.
The seminar is in Finnish.
For more information, please contact:
Researcher Johanna Muurinen, tel. +358 (0)50 354 5848