ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO BACTERIAL ZOONOSES OF PUBLIC HEALTH INTEREST

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Date(s) - 21/10/2019 - 23/10/2019
9:15 am - 2:00 pm

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Venue: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU – Campus Adamstuen

Application deadline: September 15th 2019

This course will review the microbiology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of the most common bacterial zoonotic pathogens in Norway. In addition, the course will introduce the use of modern genetic methods in surveillance, outbreak investigations and research relevant to public health, food safety and veterinary medicine. The course is intended for PhD students in the field of biology, but Master students and Postdoctoral fellows are welcome as well.

Preparatory work: Course participants are expected to bring and present an A2 (420mm x 594mm) poster describing their current research project and the reason for choosing this course.

Maximum numer of participants: 14

Course credit: 2 ECTS

Please sign up for the course here.

 

Organizers:

Ann-Katrin Llarena, DVM PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo

Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo

 

Program:

Monday 21.10.2019:

 9.15-10.15 Welcome, introductions and poster presentations 

10.20-11.05 Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD 

  •  One Health quiz 
  •  Introduction to One Health, One Health drivers and One Health organizations at national and international level. 
  •  Discussion 

11.15-12.00 invited speaker (to be announced) 

The value of Global One Health Studies 

12.00-13.00 Lunch 

13.00-15.00 Ann-Katrin Llarena, DVM PhD 

Food-borne diseases: Introduction to specific bacterial zoonoses of food safety relevance in Norway, their epidemiology, pathogenicity and use of modern methods of detection and typing in public health and food safety. 

  • Campylobacter 
  • Yersinia enterocolitica 
  • Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) 
  • Salmonella enterica 

15.15-16.00 invited speaker (to be announced) 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 

16.15-17.15 Introduction to group exercises/cases. 

Cases will be designed as real life scenarios, like disease and outbreak investigations, tracing of pathogens and implementation of preventive measures and will involve some bioinformatics analyses. Snacks/drinks will be provided. 

20.00 Dinner 

Tuesday 22.10.2019:

9.00-10.00 Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD 

Zoonotic bacteria transmitted through environmental pathways: Introduction to specific zoonotic bacterial pathogens, their epidemiology, pathogenicity and use of modern methods of detection and typing in public health and food safety. 

  • Tularemia 
  • Leptospirosis 

10.15-11.00 Ola Brynildsrud, DVM PhD, Norwegian Institute of Public Health 

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing in tracing the global expansion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

11.15-12.00 Patrick Munk, MSc PhD, National Food Institute Technical University of Denmark 

Antimicrobial resistance in the age of metagenomics 

12.00-13.00 Lunch 

13.00 Continue with group exercises/cases, preparation of presentations for tomorrow 

18.00 We will meet at “Fangene på fortet” to challenge each other and have some fun together, followed by dinner. 

 

Wednesday 23.10.2019:

9.00-13.00 Group presentations, discussions and reflections 

13.00-14.00 Wrap up and lunch