The 2023 UC Davis Education Conference on One Health for Food Safety, Agriculture, and Animal Health is scheduled to take place online, January 30 – February 10, 2023. This online conference provides an in-depth educational experience for participants to learn about the importance of applying a One Health approach to solving problems concerning food safety and security, and animal health. The 2023 winter online conference is hosted by the University of California, Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, (WIFSS), and co-hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine, at China Agricultural University, (CAU). Conference participants will interface with respected professors from UC Davis’s School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as professors from China Agricultural University and other universities around the world.
UC Davis WIFSS’s One Health conferences provide an in-depth educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students around the globe to learn about the importance of applying a One Health approach to solving specific, complex problems that arise at the interface of people, animals, and the environment.
In addition to lectures, participants will take part in team building exercises led by experienced subject matter experts and graduate students from UC Davis. Students from agricultural and veterinary colleges throughout the world will have the chance to work together on team-building activities and build friendships through problem-based learning projects.
One Health takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving specific, complex problems that arise at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment. Collaboration among professionals with diverse specializations is a necessary condition of One Health problem solving. This comprehensive online program includes lectures, multidisciplinary discussion sessions, and team-building exercises which increase the participants awareness of taking a broad approach to solving complex problems concerning the health of people, animals, and the environment. This One Health approach to solving problems is critical in promoting progress towards safer, better quality food systems and healthy animals on our planet.