About this event

  • Date and time Mon 29 Nov 2021 from 9:00am to 29 Nov 2021 at 7:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Comparative Medicine, The Soulsby Foundation

If you wish to make a late booking to receive the recording of this event please click here to register by Thursday 20 January 2022, 11:55pm (GMT).

Why should those working in human health be concerned about the health of other animals and the environment? The concept of One Health, led by the RSM Comparative Medicine Section, recognises the co-dependency of both environmental factors and the health of all species, including man.

This event is designed to bring together interested professionals from various disciplines to explore One Health and have the opportunity to become engaged in One Health initiatives going forward.

Join us to delve into a range of One Health topics and foster understanding of the insights and collaboration between professionals to encourage initiatives involving one health principles.

The optional evening meeting is in association with Soulsby Foundation.

Can't make it to London for this event? You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream.

Educational objectives for the participants:

  • To know more about the specific topics featured and their relevance to the health of man animals and the environment
  • To value effective communication between multidisciplinary health professionals
  • To feel engaged in initiatives to further foster communication and collaboration

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View the programme - One Health the missing link - One Health solutions to universal problems

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr David Danson, President, Comparative Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one - Antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic Stewardship in Small Animal Practice

Dr Ian Battersby, Head of Internal Medicine, Davies Veterinary Consultants

One Health through a different prism

This session will not be recorded


Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, The Royal Veterinary College and Chair of the UK Veterinary Schools Council

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two - Zoonoses

Infections at the animal/human interface: Shifting the paradigm from rapid detection and response to prevention at the source

Professor David L Heymann, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Politics, power, and profit – developing global priorities for zoonotic disease control and addressing upstream drivers for pathogen spill over

Dr Osman Dar, Consultant in Global Health, Global Public Health Directorate, Public Health England and One Health Project Director, Global Health Programme, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs

Panel discussion - AM speakers
Lunch break

20 minute presentation of Book on Gorilla Pathology by Prof J E Cooper to the RSM Library

Session three - One Health in social and healthcare settings - initiatives and implications

Chair: Dr Martha Bower, Immediate Past President, Comparative Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

‘Health checks on tour’ – Engaging with dog owners to increase the uptake of NHS health checks

Dr Sean Wensley, Senior Veterinary Surgeon, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)

Tea and coffee break
'One Health in action' - Bringing One Health to life with practical examples

Dr Justine Shotton, President, British Veterinary Association, Veterinary Services Manager, Marwell Zoo

Panel discussion - PM speakers
Final panel discussion - all speakers
Summary and close of meeting
Drinks reception for all delegates
View the programme - Soulsby lecture

Registration and drinks reception
Welcome and introduction

Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine and Professor Humphrey Scott, Consultant Surgeon and Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

The origins of COVID-19: One Health’s most urgent challenge

Dr Richard Horton, FRCP FMedSci, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

Vote of thanks

Dr Judy MacArthur Clark, Chair,  Board of Trustees, The Soulsby Foundation

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 1:00pm on Sunday 28 November 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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