Education Events All events 9718 NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting May 17 2019

About the event

With great pleasure, we invite you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) with 'complex systems' as main theme.

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About the event

We invite all researchers from our Partners and Associates that are involved in all the NCOH Strategic Research Themes. We particularly encourage young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) to join this meeting and present their work. The event is free of charge but registration is required.



The event is free of charge but registration is required register here


Theme: Complexity & One Health

Pre science meeting

8.30 – 9.45 NCOH Board Meeting (location: Colloquiumkamer 1)
8.30 – 9.45 Young NCOH Masterclass on Complexity Science (location: Hippocrateszaal)
Ingrid van de Leemput MSc, WUR

Main meeting (location: Auditorium)

10.00 – 10.20 Welcome
prof. Heiman Wertheim, chair Radboudumc Center for Infectious Diseases 
prof. Paul Smits, dean medical faculty, Radboudumc
NCOH update from Board chair with input from all partners

10.20 – 11.05 Keynote: One Health in tackling infectious diseases in LMICs
prof. Peter Horby, University Oxford
11.05 – 11.50 Keynote: Complexity and resilience
Ingrid van de Leemput MSc, WUR
11.50 – 12.30 Start interactive poster walk (location: foyer Auditorium and central hall)
Digital poster walk with short 5 min presentations by scientists. In two rooms with all themes mixed for cross fertilization

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (location: foyer Auditorium)
13.30 – 14.00 Conclusion interactive poster walk
14.00 – 15.00 NCOH Theme meetings in parallel (4 rooms)
AMR – Auditorium
EID - Hippocrateszaal
SFW - Majoor A
HWE - Majoor B

15.00 Refreshments
15.00 – 16.00 Young NCOH pitch competition (location: Auditorium)
16.00 – 16.45 Insect decline over past decades, impact on one health
Prof. Hans de Kroon, Radboud University
16.45 – 17.00 Wrap up
17.00 – 18.30 Drinks and snacks (location: foyer Auditorium)
Also announcement of the NCOH Pitch Prize and Poster Award

Location Radboudumc Nijmegen

Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein 15
6525 EZ Nijmegen


Enter building at: Radboud Auditorium

Confirmed speakers / organising committee

Confirmed speakers
Peter Horby, professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Oxford. He leads the Epidemic Research Group Oxford (ERGO), which is engaged in an international program of clinical and epidemiological research to prepare for and respond to emerging diseases that may turn into epidemics or pandemics.
Hans de Kroon, professor of Plant Ecology, Radboud University. His research focuses on how plant traits, plant interactions and plant life histories contribute to the success of plant populations and their coexistence in plant communities. Recently De Kroon received a lot of attention for his work in analyzing long-term trends on insect abundance, together with colleagues from the Ecological Society Krefeld.

Organising committee

This symposium is organised by the NCOH Executive Board:

Prof. Heiman Wertheim, Radboudumc
Prof. Dick Heederik, Utrecht University (chair)
Prof. Marc Bonten, Utrecht University Medical Center
Dr. Arjen van de Giessen, RIVM
Prof. Andrea Gröne, Utrecht University
Prof. Ludo Hellebrekers, Wageningen University and Research
Prof. Jeroen den Hertog, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Prof. Menno de Jong, Academic Medical Center
Prof. Marion Koopmans, Erasmus Medical Center
Prof. Ed Kuijper, Leiden University Medical Center
Dr. Annemarie Rebel, Wageningen University and Research
Prof. Gilles van Wezel, Leiden University



About Netherlands Centre for One Health

Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases. NCOH commits to create durable solutions for this major challenge by bundling world-leading academic top research in the Netherlands in the area of One Health.

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About Netherlands Centre for One Health

This virtual science-driven institution focuses its efforts on four complimentary Strategic Research Themes.
The four NCOH Strategic Research Themes are complimentary and interactive. They focus on studying the interactions and connections between human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental health in pursuit of durable solutions to grand societal challenges requiring a One Health approach.

Global Solutions to One Health challenges

The NCOH addresses four major global One Health challenges from the combined One Health perspectives of public, livestock and wildlife and ecosystems health. The Strateging Research Agenda is organised in four themes: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Emerging Infectious Diseases Preparedness (EID), Smart and Healthy Farming (SHF), and Healthy Wildlife and Ecosysteyms (HWE)


NCOH Partners

NCOH brings together academic research institutes in the Netherlands that are active in One Health research together with other leading parties to forge an open innovation network with the capacity to take joint responsibility for finding answers to global One Health challenges. Current full partners:
Utrecht University (UU)
Utrecht University Medical Center (UMCU)
Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC)
Leiden University (LU)
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Academic Medical Center (AMC)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Maastricht UMC+

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