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.   



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
Joshua Glasser, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Jyoti Bhargava, Policy Lead, Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

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
Arleigh Reynolds, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Sled dog husbandry as approach to supporting transfer of traditional knowledge and resilience to at risk youth in rural 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 - 5:15 pm              Sessions 3 & 4

Dinner  6:30 pm - 9 pm Restaurant Vanha Paloasema (Kauppurienkatu 24A)

9th February  

9 am - 10:30 am              Session 5  
10:50 am - 12:00 pm     Closing discussion
Lunch 12 pm  - 1 pm            

Sessions 1-5 and Abstracts
Download the conference program
(pdf file).


Original Sokos Hotel Arina, Shopping mall Valkea 4th floor, Isokatu 25, Oulu.

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) 

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





Last updated: 30.7.2019