‘One Health AOTEAROA' Infectious Disease Research Symposium 2016

Two-day Mini-Symposium 2016

HELD 22th and 23th March


The University of Otago's The Infection Group and Health, Environment and Infection Research Unit (HEIRU), Massey University's Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC), and The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Ltd hosted a two-day symposium on infectious diseases in Wellington in March 2016.

The symposium provided scientists and policy makers from a variety of disciplines with the opportunity to share information and ideas on current research in the field of infectious disease, in both humans and animals (a One Health approach considering humans, animals and the environment).

Dates held: 22nd and 23rd March 2016
Venue: Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences campus

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Symposium Programme

One Health Aotearoa - A Symposium on Infectious Diseases held at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington campus.

Presentations from this symposium can be found here.  


DateSession topic

22 March 2016

10.00am - 5.30pm

Foodborne and enteric disease
Pathogen evolution
Prevention, policy, social responsibiity and communication
Open session and proferred paper

23 March 2016

8.30am - 4.00pm

Modelling transmission dynamics
Interfaces in epidemiology I
Anti-microbial resistance - new research, strategies for management and control
Interfaces in epidemiology II
One Health - the big picture
Meeting close

Plenary Speaker

Associate Professor Martyn Kirk from The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia gave a plenary lecture on the global burden of foodborne infection.

Invited Speakers

Dr Julia Gog (University of Cambridge, UK) Prof Michael Baker (University of Otago, Wellington)
Prof John Crump (University of Otago) A/Prof Patricia Priest (University of Otago)
A/Prof Adrian Cookson (AgResearch) Prof John Mackenzie (Curtin University, Australia)
Dr Patrick Biggs (Massey University) Dr Debbie Williamson (University of Otago and ESR)
Prof Paul Gardner (University of Canterbury) Dr Mark Thomas (Auckland University)
Dr Tim Vaughan (Auckland University) Dr Shirley Crawshaw (Ministry of Health)
Peter Griffin (Science Media Centre) Dr Mark Bryan (Vet South/NZ Veterinary Association)
Dr Scott Gallacher (Ministry for Primary Industries) Dr Pippa Scott (University of Otago, Christchurch)
Dr Susan Jack (University of Otago) Dr David Wilkinson (Massey University)
Dr David Hayman (Massey University) Dr Jackie Benschop (Massey University)
Dr Richard Hall (ESR) Dr Simon Kingham (University of Canterbury)
Dr Xochitl Morgan (University of Otago) Dr Peter Jolly (Massey University)
Dr Carolyn Gates (Massey University) Prof David Murdoch (University of Otago, Christchurch)
Prof Mick Roberts (Massey University) Prof Nigel French (Massey University)
Prof John Potter (Massey University) Dr Siouxie Wiles (Auckland University)
Prof Greg Cook (University of Otago)

 Prof Paul Klernerman (University of Oxford)

 Presentations from previous symposiums can be found here