One Arctic - One Health Conference 2019

February 7-9, 2019, Oulu, Finland

One Arctic - One Health Conference 2019 is an integral part of Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship program and is open to scientists, students, policy makers, businesses and all other interested stakeholders.

The science sections will focus on all the multidisciplinary themes of One Health approach - health of environment, wildlife, domestic animals and humans - from social aspects to technological solutions.

Active participation by indigenous peoples is highly appreciated. One Health enhances participatory community-based approaches for identifying and responding to health and well-being issues in communities which take into account traditional and local knowledge.

The Call for Abstracts for the One Arctic - One Health Conference 2019 is open until December 31, 2018.       

The participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Coffees, lunches and dinner in the program are included.
Please, fill in the registration form here by January 18, 2019.

Original Sokos Hotel Arina, Oulu (Isokatu 25, 4th floor). To get to the conference rooms you can find information here.

Program  (updated 10th January 2019):

7th February

AHHEG meeting 8:30 am - 1 pm

Registration starting at 10 am

Lunch 1 pm - 2 pm

Opening session starting at 2 pm  (Chair: Antti Oksanen, Finnish Food Authority)
Welcome words:
René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Finland) 
Reid M Creedon, Arctic Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State (USA)

Keynote speech:
Heikki Henttonen, Nature Resources Institute Finland: Biome specific zoonotic epidemiologies

Coffee break  3 pm - 3:30 pm

Keynote speeches:
Khaled Abass, University of Oulu: Contaminants in Arctic human populations
Tuula E. Hollmén, University of Alaska Fairbanks: One Health approach toward Arctic community resilience in Alaska 
Emily Jenkins, University of Saskatchewan: Emerging infectious disease issues at the One Health interface in the northern North America

Icebreaker 5 pm - 6 pm

8th February       
Registration starting at 8:30 am

9 am - 12 pm            Sessions 1 & 2                   
12 pm - 1 pm            Lunch
1 pm - 5 pm              Sessions 3 & 4
6 pm - 9 pm              Dinner

9th February  
Registration starting at 8.30 am

9 am - 10:30 am       Session 5  
10:30 am - 12 pm    Closing session
12pm  - 1 pm             Lunch

Click here to see the program for the sessions 1-5.

Guidelines for presenters can be found here.

Practical Information:

Travel information (flight and train connections, how to get to the city center from the airport, Oulu map and tourist information)  

For the conference participants there are special priced rooms in Original Sokos Hotel Arina. See more information here.

Further information:
Heli Niittynen, email: heli.niittynen(at)        





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