It is an important distinction for Greece and its scientific community. The 6th World One Health Congress, which will be held in virtual form this year, starting on Friday, October 30 and concluding on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, participates with its own session “Asclepius – One Health”, a body based in Greece that promotes the concept (idea) and goals of One Health worldwide.
The session of “Asclepius- One Health” will be hosted in the afternoon of the first day of the World Congress.
First, among the speakers, stands the former Greek Prime Minister, President of the Socialist International and Member of Parliament for Achaia, Mr. George Papandreou who is going to refer to the principles of One Health and to the new challenges that are emerging worldwide due to the pandemic.
The speakers and the internet visitors of the session will be welcomed by the president of “Asclepius – One Health”, Mrs. Eleni Pavlidou.
The session starts at 6 pm on Friday, October 30 and will last for two hours. It includes suggestions from scientists with international reference in the field of One Health, such as the president of the Scientific Board of “Asclepius – One Health”, Dr. Theofanis Kanellos, and the president of the Panhellenic Veterinary Association, Mrs. Athina Trachili.
In addition, a few noteworthy suggestions are those of the president of the World Veterinary Association Dr. Rafael Laguens, Mrs. Anna Pappas, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Thessaloniki, Ms. Smaragda Sotiraki, Director of the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of the Institute of Veterinary Research (IKETH) of “ELGO” of nosocomial infections and microbial resistance of EODY and Mr. George Valiakos, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Thessaly.
The session will be chaired by Professor Ab Osterhaus, RIZ, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany, President of One Health Platform and Mrs. Anna Pappas.
It is underlined that the participation of “Asclepius – One Health” in the 6th World Conference is sponsored by the company Hellafarm.